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- From: "Paul Meyer" <PMeyer(--nospam--at)HASimons.com>
- Date: Tue, 5 Oct 1999 10:56:00 -0700
Title: RE: Steel in very cold temperatures
Also, avoid company-issued safety boots with steel toes. I built an island 5 miles offshore of Prudhoe Bay in December and January of 1973. This involved 12 hour shifts outside in pitch darkness at -60 deg. F. Another engineer and I drove sheet piling by climbing up the diesel pile driver trestle and manually squirting ether (automobile starter fluid) ahead of each stoke of the hammer. The steel toes acted as heat sinks, and I ended up with no feeling whatsoever in my feet for almost three months.
Stan R. Caldwell, P.E., in Sunny Dallas, Texas
Home of the Stanley Cup Champions
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