Sick--anyone Tried A Humidifier?

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Pianoman's Comment
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I'm fighting a cold or something right now. The last couple nights when I shut down and turn on the bunk heater my throat restricts and I can't sleep because I can't breathe very easy. I've been coughing a lot but I think what might be causing this is the dryness. Has anybody tried keeping a small humidifier on board? I'm afraid of causing mold. Is there something else that might help?

Charlie Mac's Comment
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I could see a humidifier causing trouble. If not mold...you don't want moisture in your instrument panels.

Try Vick's. If your not down with rubbing it on your chest...I've gotten a dust-mask & smeared the inside with it. You retain the humidity you breath out & the Vick's helps congestion.

Pianoman's Comment
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Thanks Charlie, I've never heard of Vick's. I'll give that a shot. I noticed it's got menthol in it though, and that usually seems to help me.

How's it going btw man?? We've missed you around here! You still doing your shuttle run?

Charlie Mac's Comment
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Thanks Charlie, I've never heard of Vick's. I'll give that a shot. I noticed it's got menthol in it though, and that usually seems to help me.

How's it going btw man?? We've missed you around here! You still doing your shuttle run?

Yeah buddy! I'm doing great, thanks for asking. 😊

I pop on now & again...usually just reading. It's (finally) getting cold...so I'm growing out my "trucker beard". Did no-shave November & decided no stopping! Gonna try to do a "yeard" (beard for a year). 😁 IMG_20161120_125441.jpg

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Pianoman's Comment
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Haha nice man! Man I've been so busy trucking I completely forgot about no-shave November. shocked.png

Glad to hear things are going well. I could probably get on a shuttle here in Denver but I don't like sitting still for 10 hours a day haha. Local and Walmart stuff is more fun.

Jonathan T.'s Comment
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Somebody told me to run the AC with the heat on if I had a problem drying out with the heater. Haven't tried it yet but it may be worth a shot

ChickieMonster's Comment
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I'm having horrible problems with drying out while running the heater. Wonder if barely cracking one of the bunk windows would help?

I was looking at humidifiers earlier but I didn't think about moisture in the instruments. Let me do some digging and asking around and I'll get back to you.

Pianoman's Comment
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Somebody told me to run the AC with the heat on if I had a problem drying out with the heater. Haven't tried it yet but it may be worth a shot

Thanks. Swift doesn't want us idling all the time but I might try that if I need to.

Pianoman's Comment
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I'm having horrible problems with drying out while running the heater. Wonder if barely cracking one of the bunk windows would help?

I was looking at humidifiers earlier but I didn't think about moisture in the instruments. Let me do some digging and asking around and I'll get back to you.

Thanks Chickie. Cough drops worked well enough I was able to get to sleep but I woke up this morning hardly able to breathe. I think Vick's might help but it is just dry in the cab in general anyway.

Old School's Comment
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Here's a little trick that works for me. In the winter, when I'm using the bunk heater, I take my "crock" out of my "crock pot" and put about a half gallon of water in it. I set it on the floor with a folded towel underneath it, near the vent where the heater blows. Then I aim my bunk heater vent at the side of the clay pot which slowly converts the water to steam, but not in excessive amounts. I've done this for several years now without any damage to my truck, and it keeps my air passages from drying out so bad.

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