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    Knee pads

    Ok so I know some jokes will be coming buy I'm in need of knee pads. I'm doing 95% commercial refrigeration and am getting what my doctor calls a second knee cap. It's excruciating. Does anybody have some recomendations. Please help!!!! Does anybody have any other ideas? I considered a pad like a gel mat that I would bring to each call and set down to work on.

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    Gel knee pads with sturdy straps...Depot or Sears. Extra velcro on hand when the straps start to go. I seldom pick up my tools without first putting on my knee pads.

    There is no shame - just avoid turning to face male customers or coworkers while on your knees...or say things like "I'm happy today because I have my gel knee pads on."

    Or whistle show tunes...

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    You can get the ones built in but it sounds like its too late

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    http://www.johnstonesupply.com/store...ep?pID=W89-883

    Buy 2.

    You can kneel on them, lay on them, and use on a milk crate or bucket to sit on.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 76olds View Post
    http://www.johnstonesupply.com/store...ep?pID=W89-883

    Buy 2.

    You can kneel on them, lay on them, and use on a milk crate or bucket to sit on.
    You can try but I wouldnt bother with mats made by anyone else.
    I used some cheap ones for years but nothing has been as comfortable or has held up as long as that one (Mine's branded by Kuny's)

    I also wear 5.11 Tac-lite Pro pants that have a knee pad pocket on the inside. I've actually stuffed two of their thin neoprene pads in each leg and you can still hardly tell they are there. The best part is they never slip and there's no strap to irritate the back of your leg.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 76olds View Post
    http://www.johnstonesupply.com/store...ep?pID=W89-883

    Buy 2.

    You can kneel on them, lay on them, and use on a milk crate or bucket to sit on.
    X2

    I have two of these on my truck. Why fuss with uncomfortable pads you wear?

    I carry one of these mats with me on almost every call. Grab it with the same hand as my Veto XL.

    Along with saving knees on tile floor, it keeps you dry on wet or dirty floor, you can lay on it, etc.

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    Mascot leidra Pants with built-in knee pad pockets. The best work pants hands down.

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    Quote Originally Posted by cavalieri85 View Post
    Ok so I know some jokes will be coming buy I'm in need of knee pads. I'm doing 95% commercial refrigeration and am getting what my doctor calls a second knee cap. It's excruciating. Does anybody have some recomendations. Please help!!!! Does anybody have any other ideas? I considered a pad like a gel mat that I would bring to each call and set down to work on.
    I have a pair of cow hide leather pads lined in a double layer of "horse blanket" material. They are over 15 years old (Uncle gave them to me a few years back).

    I have tried velcro straps but they stretch out in a very short time. Y leather pads have buckled straps to hold them to my legs. They stand up to anything I have kneeled on so far.

    The plastic pads I had cracked in a short time after the the velcro stretched out.

    Sears is where Uncle bought them several years ago.
    Hope this helps.

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    http://www.fluidforms.com/patella_t/...nal/index.html

    Take a look at these, there pricey but well worth it.

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    I use these.When I actually use kneepads

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    I like the lerida Mascot pants. I have about 10 pair. Some are a few years old. I use my older pants for dirty installs or oil service. I keep my newer pants for regular service and when i know i'm going to working a a very clean home. I probalby have way more then 10 because i still have a few that are in the packaging.

    http://www.repconnw.com/index.php?pa...k=1&Itemid=109

    I don't know how i worked with out knee pads before. I've gone home to get my knee pads if i happen to forget to put them in the pants before i leave for work. Out of all the brands i like Mascot the best. They seem to be the most well made out of Skillers and Blaklauder brands i have tried.

    PS: They do go on sale...i wait for that time then load up on them.

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