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#198601 - 01/28/11 06:22 PM how to change a light bulb 1768 feet high *****
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#198604 - 01/28/11 07:08 PM Re: how to change a light bulb 1768 feet high [Re: jdevlin]
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One would hope that ALL the tools and materials are in the bag!!

Lead guy with short sleeves, & new looking gloves; second guy has on PPE??

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#198608 - 01/29/11 12:09 AM Re: how to change a light bulb 1768 feet high [Re: HotLine1]
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Don't forget the lamp!
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#198609 - 01/29/11 08:07 AM Re: how to change a light bulb 1768 feet high [Re: PAteenlectrician]
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I'll wait in the truck until they find a way to lower the working point tower to no higher than 6'-6 AFF.

Aughhh!!
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#198619 - 01/29/11 01:17 PM Re: how to change a light bulb 1768 feet high [Re: ghost307]
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I'll choose a helicopter.
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#198627 - 01/29/11 06:43 PM Re: how to change a light bulb 1768 feet high [Re: PAteenlectrician]
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Originally Posted By PAteenlectrician
I'll choose a helicopter.



AGREED !!!! (Mind you,it will be a cold day in Hell before I get in one of those)

Better still, I was thinking the Pilots ought pay closer attention to whats around them.

$150K Per climb- NO way !

Everyone has a 'price' - not in this situation. (at least not me)

Thanx for the link.


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#198629 - 01/29/11 07:09 PM Re: how to change a light bulb 1768 feet high [Re: leland]
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With them alternating between climbing and belaying off, the fall would just be painful, probably not deadly but you still need to climb a third of a mile straight up. That requires that you be in better shape that I am in wink

What is the base altitude. From my experiences in the Tetons and the Rockies I can say, if you get over a few thousand feet above sea level, air starts be be hard to come by. Up around 9000' they just don't have much.
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#198630 - 01/29/11 07:55 PM Re: how to change a light bulb 1768 feet high [Re: gfretwell]
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Further more.....

Ya gotta Climb DOWN !!!!!!!
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#198631 - 01/29/11 08:56 PM Re: how to change a light bulb 1768 feet high [Re: leland]
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Parachute down, why waste the climb?
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#198634 - 01/30/11 07:48 AM Re: how to change a light bulb 1768 feet high [Re: jdevlin]
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I too was thinking of a parachute to go home at the end of the day, but then you've just got 1 more thing strapped to your back (plus a reserve) to climb up there with.

Oh, Well; such is the unintended cost of "wireless" communication.
Better them that me...any day of the week.
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