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Heater makes ya Thirsty

Discussion in 'Chevy Trucks' started by meinerie, Dec 12, 2011.

  1. meinerie

    meinerie Junior Member
    Messages: 16

    Probably a dumb question, but one I don't have the answer to. When the heat is on, you get very thirsty in the 94 Sierra. This is the only vehicle that has ever done this to me and others... Any idea why and maybe a way to stop this from happening other then keeping plenty of water by your side...ussmileyflag
     
  2. mnglocker

    mnglocker Senior Member
    Messages: 923

    It's drying the air your breath. Try keeping a window cracked and use the vent to take in outside air. And keeping plenty of water by your side is a great idea anyway.
     
  3. theholycow

    theholycow PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,180

    If you're running the defroster, the air conditioner runs specifically to dry the air before it hits the windshield. If not then your air conditioner control may be stuck on.

    Running lots of water through your body is healthy.
     
  4. meinerie

    meinerie Junior Member
    Messages: 16

    Thanks for the responses, I am running the defroster but I have no ac
     
  5. TomsSnowPlowING

    TomsSnowPlowING Senior Member
    Messages: 253

    Does it to me also
     
  6. NICHOLS LANDSCA

    NICHOLS LANDSCA PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 4,302

    Running lots of water through your body is healthy.[/QUOTE]

    Actually it isn't, it's hard on your heart. As for the being thirsty, the only other thing to check would be a small exhaust leak
     
  7. White Gardens

    White Gardens 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,665

    As opposed to coffee, soda, sports drinks, or energy drinks?


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  8. maverjohn

    maverjohn Senior Member
    Messages: 902

    Turn the heat down and keep the window cracked, (fresh air) helps. Also keep lot of water on hand, and don't forget to stepping out of the truck between job site helps. Thumbs Up
     
  9. meborder

    meborder Senior Member
    Messages: 142

    thinking outside the box here ...

    could a leaking heater core make you thirsty? antifreeze is sweet smelling, and every car i drove with a leaky core would leave a distinct smell so strong you could taste it.

    perhaps your body is reacting to a sweet taste in the air and making you thirsty?

    drinking lots of water is good, generally we all don't. of course, you can over-do anything. do a search on "water drunk" just for fun ....
     
  10. Antlerart06

    Antlerart06 PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 3,437

    Think you hit the nail
    I had a toyota was like that once the core was fix the thirsty feeling went away
     
  11. BORIS

    BORIS Senior Member
    Messages: 170

    If you dont drink so much beer before you go out you wont be so thirsty, lol
     
  12. Pushin4U

    Pushin4U Senior Member
    Messages: 145

    Your heater must be infected with Dos Equis..... "Stay Thirsty My Friends" :drinkup::drinkup:
     
  13. meborder

    meborder Senior Member
    Messages: 142

    wouldn't that take about half the fun out of plowing!??!?

    not sure i'm on board with that ;)
     
  14. TomsSnowPlowING

    TomsSnowPlowING Senior Member
    Messages: 253

    NICHOLS LANDSCA NICHOLS LANDSCA
    Most of the equipment I heard of. But not Leo?
    What brand is Leo? You have a website for Leo?

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  15. NICHOLS LANDSCA

    NICHOLS LANDSCA PlowSite Veteran
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  16. NICHOLS LANDSCA

    NICHOLS LANDSCA PlowSite Veteran
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  17. TomsSnowPlowING

    TomsSnowPlowING Senior Member
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  18. meinerie

    meinerie Junior Member
    Messages: 16

    No Leaky heater core, but that is something that will make you thirsty that I didn't think of... This site is great, so many people are willing to help ya!! ussmileyflag
     
  19. meinerie

    meinerie Junior Member
    Messages: 16

    Any hiccups I can blame on my drunk heater!! :drinkup:
     
  20. Dissociative

    Dissociative 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,066

    im never thirsty when i plow.....dunno what you mean???

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