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Changing a Bulb #219443 07/11/18 02:30 PM
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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
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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
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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
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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


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Re: Changing a Bulb [Re: Bill Addiss] #219449 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
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Bill Addiss Offline OP
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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


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Re: Changing a Bulb [Re: Bill Addiss] #219456 07/11/18 11:23 PM
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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
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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
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Look out below!


Greg Fretwell
Re: Changing a Bulb [Re: NORCAL] #219463 07/21/18 05:57 PM
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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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