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Re: Not Enough Money in the World for This.
« Reply #1 on: April 19, 2012, 06:23:13 PM »
i agree. my wife's nephew does this for a living on cell phone towers. watching this video, or as much as i could stomach, literally made me quesy. somebody's gotta do it, but sure ain't gonna be me!
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Re: Not Enough Money in the World for This.
« Reply #2 on: April 19, 2012, 06:32:19 PM »
I've seen this clip before and it still scares the s%$&* out of me.  :o

I wonder what they get paid for a climb.  :-\
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Re: Not Enough Money in the World for This.
« Reply #3 on: April 19, 2012, 08:12:03 PM »
i could not watch it all. man o man. i would much rather go deep under the ocean than that.
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Re: Not Enough Money in the World for This.
« Reply #4 on: April 19, 2012, 08:33:21 PM »
uhg. nope, I'm with you. not enough. just not enough, ever anywhere.
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Re: Not Enough Money in the World for This.
« Reply #5 on: April 20, 2012, 01:13:55 AM »
i just would not be able to do it.  Physically, I think my body would freeze before I got over 50 feet.  It stops listening trying to get on the 2nd story roof.  I just don't think it would be possible for me, no matter the pay, no matter if I "wanted to".
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Re: Not Enough Money in the World for This.
« Reply #6 on: April 20, 2012, 04:56:28 AM »
For all the attention we have to pay in the design of equipment that goes into areas where flammable or explosive gasses are, you think we could make these a little safer to deal with.
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Re: Not Enough Money in the World for This.
« Reply #7 on: April 20, 2012, 06:03:08 AM »
Terrifying video. You won't catch me up there. I am amazed OSHA does not require use of a safety harness.
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Re: Not Enough Money in the World for This.
« Reply #8 on: April 20, 2012, 06:35:11 AM »
I have a buddy that used to do this.  Once he hit 50 years old he told his employer he wouldn't climb towers anymore.  It was his knees that pushed him out of it.  He says it doesn't bother you once you get over the fear the first time.  I'm not sure he improved his risk much though because now he does "tank work" mostly.  That's where you climb up a big tank (like a 1 million gallon+ tank) and then repel into it.  It's not as high but you do it with oxygen tanks and in the dark.

I would never survive the climb anymore.  It's a young mans job for sure.

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Re: Not Enough Money in the World for This.
« Reply #9 on: April 20, 2012, 06:41:46 AM »
now he does "tank work" mostly.

This is the only tank I'd be willing to climb into:


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Re: Not Enough Money in the World for This.
« Reply #10 on: April 20, 2012, 06:56:12 AM »
At the bike shop we got a fine from OSHA for not wearing safety glasses when using WD-40. How on earth is "free climbing" a 1700ft tower OK?
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Re: Not Enough Money in the World for This.
« Reply #11 on: April 20, 2012, 07:01:13 AM »
At the bike shop we got a fine from OSHA for not wearing safety glasses when using WD-40. How on earth is "free climbing" a 1700ft tower OK?

They signed a waiver, you needed a better lobbyist, I don't know. 

OSHA has funny rules.  Did you know its a violation of OSHA rules to walk in a cattle lot barefooted?  Who, exactly, needed this rule?  If you think its okay to walk through animal waste with 1200lb animals you may not be qualified to work on the farm.

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Re: Not Enough Money in the World for This.
« Reply #12 on: April 20, 2012, 07:07:44 AM »
I watched the video.  The climbers did have helmets, safety glasses, safety harnesses, D-ring carabiners, and carabiner/rebar hooks, and tool bag lanyards.

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Re: Not Enough Money in the World for This.
« Reply #13 on: April 20, 2012, 07:09:36 AM »
I watched the video.  The climbers did have helmets, safety glasses, safety harnesses, D-ring carabiners, and carabiner/rebar hooks, and tool bag lanyards.

yes but they didn't use the safety harnesses except when they were resting. or working it looks like, once they got to the top.
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Re: Not Enough Money in the World for This.
« Reply #14 on: April 20, 2012, 07:28:42 AM »
I would be fine until I had to make the transition to the outside climbing, i'm not sure if i could do that part. In any case, one thing is certain, once i got up that high, i would totally pee off that tower.

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