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Changing a Bulb

Posted By: Bill Addiss

Changing a Bulb - 07/11/18 06:30 PM

A friend sent me this link today. Have a Look!

https://youtu.be/f1BgzIZRfT8

All I can say is, not me!! eek

Bill
Posted By: HotLine1

Re: Changing a Bulb - 07/11/18 07:51 PM

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!!
Posted By: electure

Re: Changing a Bulb - 07/11/18 10:16 PM

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
Posted By: Bill Addiss

Re: Changing a Bulb - 07/12/18 12:13 AM

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
Posted By: HotLine1

Re: Changing a Bulb - 07/12/18 12:35 AM

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.
Posted By: Bill Addiss

Re: Changing a Bulb - 07/12/18 01:04 AM

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
Posted By: JoeTestingEngr

Re: Changing a Bulb - 07/12/18 03:23 AM

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
Posted By: NORCAL

Re: Changing a Bulb - 07/14/18 05:36 AM

As I get older one additional fear besides the height would be the need to go to the bathroom. laugh
Posted By: gfretwell

Re: Changing a Bulb - 07/14/18 07:12 PM

Look out below!
Posted By: mbhydro

Re: Changing a Bulb - 07/21/18 09:57 PM

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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