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What type of rain gear is best?

Discussion in 'DIRECTV Installation/MDU Discussion' started by Soulweeper, Oct 22, 2012.

  1. Soulweeper

    Soulweeper Icon

    Jan 9, 2005
    That may sound like a stupid question, but I'm new to installing, summer is over, and working in the rain is inevitable. I'm a painting contractor, transitioning over to this field, or at least supplementing my income with it, in this slow economy, but anyway...never really "worked" in the rain. I have a heavy Carhartt rain suit that I use when I pressure wash a house, but it's thick and cumbersome, but good enough for pressure washing. I know it's not ideal for this type of work.

    I'm sure many of you have tried different things to find what works best, so I'm hoping for suggestions. I'm assuming there is good lightweight gear out there that doesn't hinder work/movement, so any suggestions greatly appreciated. I'm just north of the SF bay area, in California, FWIW.

    Thanks in advance!
  2. west99999

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    May 11, 2007
    Try to work inside while it rains. If it is just light rain then just a regular rain suit works to keep you dry. If it is heavy rain you might as well go home if it is raining all day.
  3. Soulweeper

    Soulweeper Icon

    Jan 9, 2005
    Yeah, that's kind of what I was thinking. Not that I'm afraid to get wet, but at some point, it seems that it would be senseless to try and do an install in a downpour, but then I'm new to this, so have no idea where most guys draw the line.

    Plus, I just started doing installs for Viasat (WildBlue), and there isn't a whole lot to once you get inside. One cable, and a modem. Once inside, with nothing going wrong, it takes a half hour at the most.
  4. jdspencer

    jdspencer Hall Of Fame

    Nov 7, 2003
    Maybe the type of rain gear that golfers wear would work?
    Light weight and allows them to swing the club.
  5. ndole

    ndole Problem Solver

    Aug 26, 2009
    I always used a mid priced poncho. The cheap ones will rip.
  6. west99999

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    May 11, 2007
    You will not pass QOI check in the rain (heavy) anyway. Go home:lol:
  7. Lord Vader

    Lord Vader Supreme Member DBSTalk Club

    Sep 20, 2004
    Galactic Empire
    I have found that being totally naked is a big help, because that way one doesn't have clothing made to be much heavier because of being soaked by the rain.
  8. dsw2112

    dsw2112 Always Searching

    Jun 12, 2009
    I hope you don't live near me :lol:
  9. Jodean

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    Jul 17, 2010
    im kinda liking the directv 4in 1 jacket, works great, repels water like gortex

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