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I know there is a few of you guys who work on the big transformers, OCB's, the big equipment in sub stations, working at heights type of thing. The majority of the work I do is at heights, on the equipment not man lifts. Just wondering what you guys use to keep your tools in when your up on the equipment? The guys I work with use those klein canvas bucket bags. They are handy for lugging a bunch of stuff up on a rope, but I find once you are actually up there working the bags flop over and you have a heap of tools in a mess in the bottom of the bucket. I know klein makes some of the buckets with stiff sides, anyone use those?


Hauling up my entire tool bag isn't an option really given the weight and the fact I usually only need a handful of tools to disconnect and reconnect. Shoving the tools in my pockets under the harness sucks and is probably dangerous if the fall arrest ever had to do its job. Just looking for some input, any ideas?
 

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I honestly just use the canvas bucket bag. Never end up with much of a heap of tools, because most of the time I just need wrench and socket for the connections, some braid for shorting things depending on the tests, and some cleaning supplies.

I prefer to have as little as possible up top with me, means less to drop and keep track of.
 

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I work up towers from time to time. I wear a tool belt when I'm up there, and hoist up a back back to hang from the tower if I need more tools than my pouch can hold.
 

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I honestly just use the canvas bucket bag. Never end up with much of a heap of tools, because most of the time I just need wrench and socket for the connections, some braid for shorting things depending on the tests, and some cleaning supplies.

I prefer to have as little as possible up top with me, means less to drop and keep track of.
Pretty much. Not sure what OP is doing, but 98% of the time I can get by with a couple sockets, a couple wrenches, and a test gear.

If I'm the only one up there, I'll bring my whole socket set, but I learned the hard way how much it sucks to have someone else accidentally kick your sockets into the radiators.
 

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I learned the hard way how much it sucks to have someone else accidentally kick your sockets into the radiators.
LOL, yeah, that sucks. Also, make sure you pee before you get up there...;)
 
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