What a job..

What a job..

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Postby ely862me » Tue Nov 09, 2010 9:22 pm

:shock:
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Re: What a job..

Postby jeff hammond » Tue Nov 09, 2010 9:24 pm

ha.. screw that.. i don't think my muscles would function properly at those heights :D

i saw a tv (that's telly for you brits ;) )program a couple of years ago in which the antenna at the top needed replaced.. talk about one sketchy operation..
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Postby solo » Tue Nov 09, 2010 9:26 pm

I got vertigo watching that, my arms are even tired for him.

Give me a base jump parachute and a million bucks and I'd still refuse you.
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Re: What a job..

Postby Gaieus » Tue Nov 09, 2010 9:28 pm

Damn. I could only watch till that box they showed not even at half time. :knockout:
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Postby tfdesign » Tue Nov 09, 2010 9:30 pm

:shock:

I honestly thought he was going to jump!
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Re: What a job..

Postby boofredlay » Tue Nov 09, 2010 10:14 pm

I think I am going to be sick and I have not finished watching it yet...
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Re: What a job..

Postby Daniel » Tue Nov 09, 2010 10:33 pm

I know in the US the tops such towers are frequently accessed via helicopters, and the people who work at those heights get paid handsomely.
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Postby solo » Tue Nov 09, 2010 10:36 pm

I have occasional bad days at work, which normally means I messed up a model or render and need to redo it, what's a bad day for him? death?
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Re: What a job..

Postby boofredlay » Tue Nov 09, 2010 10:38 pm

Worse, you get to the top and forget your tool bag :lol:
Ok not worse but it would suck.
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Re: What a job..

Postby solo » Tue Nov 09, 2010 10:43 pm

Okay, so you at top and you need the bathroom, what then?
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Re: What a job..

Postby Gaieus » Tue Nov 09, 2010 10:54 pm

Piss in the wind... :lol:
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Re: What a job..

Postby solo » Tue Nov 09, 2010 10:56 pm

#2?
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Re: What a job..

Postby pilou » Tue Nov 09, 2010 11:03 pm

538.88 meters :shock:
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Re: What a job..

Postby tfdesign » Wed Nov 10, 2010 12:06 am

What the heck do you do when there is lightning? :shock:

Lightning gives me the willies!
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Re: What a job..

Postby boofredlay » Wed Nov 10, 2010 12:48 am

solo wrote:Okay, so you at top and you need the bathroom, what then?

"Hey Bob, hold this!"
solo wrote:#2?

"Look out below!"
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Re: What a job..

Postby jeff hammond » Wed Nov 10, 2010 12:49 am

here's the show i mentioned earlier (not the full episode)

http://channel.nationalgeographic.com/s ... s/06097_00

replacing a 7,000 lb antenna on top of a 2000 ft tower (610meters)
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Re: What a job..

Postby Dave R » Wed Nov 10, 2010 1:49 am

I've seen that video of climbing the tower before. I watched it again my my little boy. The palms of my hands are sweating from that. :shock:
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Re: What a job..

Postby Marian » Wed Nov 10, 2010 3:13 am

That was a gut wrenching watch..... :shock:
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Re: What a job..

Postby Frederik » Wed Nov 10, 2010 11:07 am

Ouch.,.. I feel dizzy after having watched that video...
Daniel wrote:...and the people who work at those heights get paid handsomely.

Not sure what would be enough for me... :puke:
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Postby Frederik » Wed Nov 10, 2010 1:58 pm

Came to think of this image...
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Re: What a job..

Postby Dave R » Wed Nov 10, 2010 2:10 pm

Not sure I'd like that tower, either. At least it has stairs, though.
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Re: What a job..

Postby Pixero » Wed Nov 10, 2010 6:35 pm

Definitly NOT a job for me. :shock:
My hand are all sweaty and my fingers and feet hurt just by watching.
I wonder why?

The worst part was near the top when he just held with one hand.

Why not use a parachute for the way down?
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Re: What a job..

Postby Dave R » Wed Nov 10, 2010 8:20 pm

Some people do this sort of thing for fun.

I knew a guy about 20 years ago who would climb the antenna towers around Madison, Wisconsin. He did it without any safety gear and he would do it at night. He'd carry a stuffed animal with him and tie it to the tower near the top so when a worker went up to service the beacon or whatever, they'd find it. I lost track of him. I wonder if he got a job climbing them or what.

Then there are these Russian kids.

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Re: What a job..

Postby dacad » Wed Nov 10, 2010 8:46 pm

That video makes horror movies feel like baby cartoons... :shock:
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Re: What a job..

Postby tfdesign » Wed Nov 10, 2010 9:35 pm

I blame it on the vodka! :shock:
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Re: What a job..

Postby spence » Wed Nov 10, 2010 10:38 pm

That was so hard to watch, I had to force myself to finish. I was hoping they had parachutes on, but NO :shock: Besides crazy, what kind of a person do you have to be to do that? The funny thing about it, I have jumped out of a plane at 13k feet above the ground and had no problems but being a bit nervous and the thought of bungee jumping just horrifies me.
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Re: What a job..

Postby david_h » Wed Nov 10, 2010 11:14 pm

what do you think their wives say to them every morning before they go off to work?
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Re: What a job..

Postby jeff hammond » Wed Nov 10, 2010 11:20 pm

David_H wrote:what do you think their wives say to them every morning before they go off to work?


probably, 'have a nice day honey' while their fingers are crossed.

[re: solo's earlier post: viewtopic.php?p=286113#p286113 ]
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Re: What a job..

Postby Ghalko » Wed Nov 17, 2010 8:49 am

When I am on the back of the telescope dish no more than 20 feet off the ground I move slowly and definitely no "free climbing." I don't like fall harnesses, they have a one-use bungie that just keeps you from dying, I would much rather have a rock climbing rig where the rope is always in tension. Could you imagine a 3400 foot rope that would be able to be more than just a hindrance? The give would be monumental, it'd probably snap, guess I am not doing that job. ;)

I managed to watch the entire thing but I am glad I ate more than a few hours ago, sweaty palms, quick breathing... Fortunately there was comic relief in your comments.
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