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Old 07-23-2009, 06:29 PM   #21 (permalink)
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Yeah the only problem I am having with my little lumbar support things is that they slide into the crack of the seat and I have to pull it up every time, I need to think of a way to keep it from doing that. I thought of the gel pack Idea too but I never tried it b/c I didn't know if it would just be too cold and I don't want to get my seats wet. Maybe a small fan that runs off a 9 volt or something back there would be nice?
I tried another gel-pack without the "bandage" covering and it does sting. It's very cold. I will monitor to see if I get a lower-back rash, but at this point it's still worth it to me. When I get to work I don't fell sticky.

It does make the seat a bit wet, but it's a context thing for me. It was already getting damp from sweat, so "condensation wet" is fine with me. And I am using it when it's hot, so it evaporates quickly.

I have a 12V DC/5 AMP bilge pump fan I could use, but it's too noisy at 5 AMPs. I'd need to use it at a lower amperage (I have a DC motor controller for that too). I might give that a whack.

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Old 07-28-2009, 01:02 AM   #22 (permalink)
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those look nice but they don't do anything for butt sweat though.
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those look nice but they don't do anything for butt sweat though.
Hmmm, my friend actually said he gets "amazon a**" driving, I don't get butt sweat driving, I must be lucky or something
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I like this original seat support idea. No a/c + vinyl upholstery = a sometimes nightmarish drive. Like today when it's cloudy, forecast for rain, way humid, and 95* out.
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those look nice but they don't do anything for butt sweat though.
When I use the gel-pack on my back, I think it helps because of convection. Ha ha, I don't have proof of this, so this is literally a "butt dyno" moment!!!!!!

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I like this original seat support idea. No a/c + vinyl upholstery = a sometimes nightmarish drive. Like today when it's cloudy, forecast for rain, way humid, and 95* out.
Yeah its the same way here sometimes, but usually more like high 80s or low 90s
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Stopped at CVS today and looked for one, they didn't have any
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Stopped at CVS today and looked for one, they didn't have any


There are similar ones in "As Seen On TeeVee" stores, but they usually cost the magic $19.99.

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Good thinking! But...Tyler isn't special enough to have one of those. Kind of an odd city I live in...we have a lot of holes in our retail (and entertainment) lineup for a city of 100k. we have tons of CVS's though, so I'll try another one whenever I happen to be near one.
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Cool (literally and figuratively). The gel pack worked, but it still kept sinking into the crease of the seat, which I didn't like. I am going to have my Mom make a little pouch with straps that I hang from the headrest. It will allow the pouch to hang without sinking into the seat. That way, the webbing will protect the gel pack, and the gel pack will not get wedged into the seat. Everybody wins!

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Here it is :



And here it is installed :



Works like a charm. Gel Pack won't sink into the seat. There will always be a risk that I will burst the gel pack at some point, but I think the risk is diminished, and I can line the pouch with a plastic bag to mitigate the mess.

Thanks Mom!

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