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Changing a Bulb #219443
07/11/18 02:30 PM
07/11/18 02:30 PM
Bill Addiss  Offline OP
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A friend sent me this link today. Have a Look!

https://youtu.be/f1BgzIZRfT8

All I can say is, not me!! eek

Bill

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Re: Changing a Bulb [Re: Bill Addiss] #219444
07/11/18 03:51 PM
07/11/18 03:51 PM
HotLine1  Offline

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Brick, NJ USA
Bill:

Climbing straight up that far, heck I'd be at the 5' level and give up.

This video has been around, but it is still awesome!!


John
Re: Changing a Bulb [Re: Bill Addiss] #219445
07/11/18 06:16 PM
07/11/18 06:16 PM
electure  Offline

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Marc (frenchelectrician) once told us in the chat that he intentionally dropped an old scrap 45KVA from a tower like that although I think it was about 1/2 that height,

LOOK OUT BELOW ! blink

Re: Changing a Bulb [Re: Bill Addiss] #219448
07/11/18 08:13 PM
07/11/18 08:13 PM
Bill Addiss  Offline OP
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That's almost 3/10 of a mile...

Fear of Heights aside, can you imagine forgetting something, or dropping a tool or part that you need?

That'd ruin someone's day!

Bill

Re: Changing a Bulb [Re: Bill Addiss] #219449
07/11/18 08:35 PM
07/11/18 08:35 PM
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Making the climb to the top, finding you have the wrong bulb, climb back down, get the right bulb, climb back all the way, crack the bulb on the steel. Now, that would be a bad day.

Hope the pay scale is as high as the tower, or higher.


John
Re: Changing a Bulb [Re: HotLine1] #219451
07/11/18 09:04 PM
07/11/18 09:04 PM
Bill Addiss  Offline OP
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NY, USA
I can't imagine how much swaying would be going on too, although it didn't seem like it from this video... dunno

Like I said... not me! The longest ladder I kept is a 20 ft. I see no reason (or have any interest) to go any higher than that.

Bill

Re: Changing a Bulb [Re: Bill Addiss] #219456
07/11/18 11:23 PM
07/11/18 11:23 PM
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JoeTestingEngr  Offline
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Chicago, Il.
I would want my rig on for that one. I would be tempted to jump instead of climbing back down. You could wait 2 or more seconds before throwing out your pilot chute from that height, and still have a decent canopy ride.
Joe

Re: Changing a Bulb [Re: Bill Addiss] #219457
07/14/18 01:36 AM
07/14/18 01:36 AM
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NORCAL  Offline
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As I get older one additional fear besides the height would be the need to go to the bathroom. laugh

Re: Changing a Bulb [Re: Bill Addiss] #219458
07/14/18 03:12 PM
07/14/18 03:12 PM
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gfretwell  Offline

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Estero,Fl,usa
Look out below!


Greg Fretwell
Re: Changing a Bulb [Re: NORCAL] #219463
07/21/18 05:57 PM
07/21/18 05:57 PM
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mbhydro  Offline
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Originally Posted by NORCAL
As I get older one additional fear besides the height would be the need to go to the bathroom. laugh


There is always the option of using the NASA/fighter pilot Maximum Absorbency Garment .


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