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06-26-2009, 06:44 AM #1
How many of you wear knee pads? My knees are taking a beating, is there an easy to wear knee pad or other answer? Would appreciate your input.
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06-26-2009, 07:12 AM #2
Not sure what you mean by "easy to wear". I wear knee and elbow pads in the crawlspace. Knee Pads and Tactical Protection Equipment from Alta Industries
I thought about having knee pads sewn into my crawl suit, but never got around to it.
Department of Redundancy Department
06-26-2009, 07:15 AM #3
06-26-2009, 08:22 AM #4
Yep, the Petella-T works wonders.
You have not lived until you have had fluid drained and a steroid shot in the knee!
Scott Patterson, ACI
Spring Hill, TN
06-26-2009, 10:34 PM #5
Up here in Oregon we do a lot..... A LOT of crawl spaces. Pretty much every house some weeks. I've found the foam soft knee pads work the best. The hard shell ones are just too hard and get caught and ripped off too much while going over pipes and ductwork. I burn through a set of 'softies' every couple years but they work great overall.
In a related situation.... I had a really bad back a few years ago - so bad I ended up having surgery. While my back was bad I got in the habit of squating rather than bending and did it so much I partially messed up one of my knees. 4 or 5 sinks per house, decks, bottom edge of siding X 2 houses a day is a lot of squating. I got some very comfortable volleyball knee pads and wore them under my jeans for a few months. It works great. My knee (and my back) feels better so I don't wear them much but if you're having problems it works great.
I've often joked that I must be in the wrong line of work when a good pair of knee pads makes my job easier
06-27-2009, 02:56 AM #6
I had both knees operated on during my (carry-ten-studs-at-a-time) framing years. Gel knee pads are the only way I can go under a house.
07-02-2009, 12:07 AM #7
For what it's worth, might be worth a try.
Joe Klampfer RHI
Pacific Home Inspections