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Old 02-10-2015, 03:42 PM   #1
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Old 02-10-2015, 04:10 PM   #2
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I thought I wasn't afraid of heights...until I watched that video.
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Who sees this and thinks, that's for me? I swear these guys have some extra DNA. It's not natural.
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NO THANKS! I got vertigo just watching that. Ugh my legs are all shaky.
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Wonder what their pay rate is??

Heights normally don't bother me, but no f&@ckin way would I do that.
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I sometimes climb towers for work but only occasionally and after about 100 feet my hands and legs are done and I have to hang on with the crook of my elbow instead of my hands. The guys that climb a 200 feet or more must be in some great shape for sure.

It is kind of cool when you are up there enjoying the view but we hire out anything with any real level of difficulty. I prefer keeping my feet flat on the ground.
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Back in my day the apprentice had to replace the float in the cesspool pit and the top dogs got to change the strobe on the water towers, 30 years later I prefer the one handed stand with a bulb in the mouth a few hundred feet off the ground vs the pit.

I still wonder how much they are paid to do this?
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Two guys to change a light bulb.?

I suppose there are rock climbers that would consider that a piece of cake.



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Back in my day the apprentice had to replace the float in the cesspool pit and the top dogs got to change the strobe on the water towers, 30 years later I prefer the one handed stand with a bulb in the mouth a few hundred feet off the ground vs the pit.

I still wonder how much they are paid to do this?


Me , I use the Coin Flip Method .

HEADS you go climb the Tower ... TAILS I go Home .

Works for me . Maybe you could use a Bridge Jumpers Parachute .



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Not in a million years! OMG!
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I climbed telemetry towers when i worked for SFWMD. I am not exactly sure how tall they were though.
About as tall as a cell tower, I'm guessing.
I thought it was fun back then. I would quit before doing something like that again.
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I went up a transmission tower once to change a beacon out... had a ladder and a lad safe the whole way up to a platform you could stand on. You would have to pay me a hell of a lot more to climb up that third world tower there, but with enough fiscal stimulation I would do it.
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There comes a time when peace of mind is worth more than the money.
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Ok. Let's say I agree. Let's put a price on it. How much would it take for you to climb the video shown?


For me, I'd have to say, give me $3,000 and I'd do it.
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Ok. Let's say I agree. Let's put a price on it. How much would it take for you to climb the video shown?


For me, I'd have to say, give me $3,000 and I'd do it.
I would do it for less. Say it is one 8 hour day in which you only work 3. A grand and I am there. That is just to change a lamp.
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They didnt even use their harnesses till the top 😳
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I am not sure I could do that....for any amount of money. 1800' is quite a bit to climb.
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I would do it for less. Say it is one 8 hour day in which you only work 3. A grand and I am there. That is just to change a lamp.
Wow. A grand in a day is good money , but damn, I don't know if I'd climb it for that....
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4.9 million dollars...I am never going back up..and I am not doing electrical work again. LMAO..4.9 million..I pay myself twice my yearly for the next 40 years...with out interest just taking from the 4.9...84 years old..I more than likely will not know where to pee...diaper..or floor.
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