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Posted: 8/23/2015 10:19:42 PM EDT
Link Posted: 8/23/2015 10:22:05 PM EDT
nobody else crazy enough?
Link Posted: 8/23/2015 10:23:18 PM EDT
Would rather shoot myself in the dink than do that
Link Posted: 8/23/2015 10:23:29 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 8/23/2015 10:23:49 PM EDT by robplumm]
I don't think it's a real big applicant pool if you're interested.





Pretty sure pay is pretty good, too

 
Link Posted: 8/23/2015 10:25:42 PM EDT
You have to be out of your goddamn mind. That's how.
Link Posted: 8/23/2015 10:26:30 PM EDT
Would rather shoot ContrarianIndicator in the dink than do that.
Link Posted: 8/23/2015 10:27:11 PM EDT
Oh damn... Left my tools down at the bottom...
Link Posted: 8/23/2015 10:29:54 PM EDT
I'll stick to ground level jobs, thank you very much.



With my luck a rung would break on the way down and I'd be stuck there forever
Link Posted: 8/23/2015 10:30:46 PM EDT
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Originally Posted By cardboardkiller:
You have to be out of your goddamn mind. That's how.
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Well I've been told that plenty of times so.
Link Posted: 8/23/2015 10:31:05 PM EDT
Fuuuuu. Nooo! I'd go to the unemployment line first!
Link Posted: 8/23/2015 10:32:55 PM EDT
Be a bad day to have diarrhea! Cuz I'd not need any help shittin my pants!
Link Posted: 8/23/2015 10:34:41 PM EDT
Link Posted: 8/23/2015 10:35:01 PM EDT
Only if I had a base jumping rig on.
Link Posted: 8/23/2015 10:35:52 PM EDT
Why in the ever living fuk can I not see anything?  Youtube links no longer show when I open a thread?  DAFUQ
Link Posted: 8/23/2015 10:37:58 PM EDT
Originally Posted By The_Evil_One:
https://youtu.be/mTOChPRuqVw
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I can't see shit unless I do this!!!
Link Posted: 8/23/2015 10:40:46 PM EDT
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Well I've been told that plenty of times so.
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Originally Posted By The_Evil_One:
Originally Posted By cardboardkiller:
You have to be out of your goddamn mind. That's how.


Well I've been told that plenty of times so.


You wouldn't have to worry about me taking your job.

#fuckthatshit
Link Posted: 8/23/2015 10:41:22 PM EDT
They're changing the light bulb?
Link Posted: 8/23/2015 10:41:31 PM EDT
All you have to do is to wait for someone to fall off of the job.
Link Posted: 8/23/2015 10:43:08 PM EDT
Stupid question, if you had a reserve chute, would you survive a fall off the top?
Link Posted: 8/23/2015 10:43:13 PM EDT
Link Posted: 8/23/2015 10:44:27 PM EDT
Nope. I get anxiety just watching the video.
Link Posted: 8/23/2015 10:44:57 PM EDT
I was half way expecting him to swap out a 9 volt battery once he got to the top.
Link Posted: 8/23/2015 10:45:58 PM EDT
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Nope. I get anxiety just watching the video.
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Link Posted: 8/23/2015 10:46:39 PM EDT
My ex's husband owns a window washing company. The guys that do tall buildings with the scaffolding and electric winches. He told me before that his best guy keeps an igloo drink cooler full of kool-aid and vodka in his truck.    Says he is never drunk but he won't go up without slamming a glass or three of the stuff.

Not saying I agree but I understand.
Link Posted: 8/23/2015 10:46:49 PM EDT
Link Posted: 8/23/2015 10:46:51 PM EDT
If you fell from that high you would have 10.2 seconds to contemplate how badly you had just screwed up.
Link Posted: 8/23/2015 10:46:58 PM EDT




My legs twitched when he leaned over and looked straight down.


Link Posted: 8/23/2015 10:47:06 PM EDT
Fuck.  That.
Link Posted: 8/23/2015 10:47:18 PM EDT
If there was $1,000,000 tax free at the top id do it. I'd cry like a baby and but I'd get to the top, and back down.
Link Posted: 8/23/2015 10:48:04 PM EDT
The pay isn't as great as you would think, and it's a really unstable industry right now.

Most tower guys that have been doing it a long time wouldn't fit in anywhere else.

It's a high stress, physically demanding job, and I personally know of 4 fatal accidents and one guy committing suicide.

I would eat ramen every day the rest of my life before doing it.
Link Posted: 8/23/2015 10:48:38 PM EDT


This one is worse
Link Posted: 8/23/2015 10:49:47 PM EDT
I imagine it would be a pain to build one of those towers.
Link Posted: 8/23/2015 10:50:23 PM EDT
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Originally Posted By justsayin:
The pay isn't as great as you would think, and it's a really unstable industry right now.

Most tower guys that have been doing it a long time wouldn't fit in anywhere else.

It's a high stress, physically demanding job, and I personally know of 4 fatal accidents and one guy committing suicide.

I would eat ramen every day the rest of my life before doing it.
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Really?
Link Posted: 8/23/2015 10:51:38 PM EDT
Meh, I'd have no problem BEING that high.  






IMH anything over around 120-150' isn't anything to sweat about, it the interim distance where if you fall you count to potatoe if you live that concerns me, and I've worked at that height climbing with no safety gear a lot.







That fucking CLIMB looks like a screaming bitch though.  










IMHO only way I'd do that job is if i get a dope harness that I can lock in and sit in and take a break for awhile.
Link Posted: 8/23/2015 10:52:39 PM EDT
Not a chance in hell.
Link Posted: 8/23/2015 10:52:57 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 8/23/2015 11:00:58 PM EDT by pale_pony]
I worked an accident a about 12-13 years ago where 3 cell phone tower repairmen fell to their deaths harnessed together. An equipment failure caused them to fall and 2 came off the tower. The third guy couldn't hold the weight of the other 2 that were harnessed to him and he lost his grip and all 3 went 280+ ft to the dirt

It's easy to tell the ones who died on impact because their bodies aren't as swollen as the ones who lived a few seconds after they hit the ground, or so the paramedics were telling me.
Link Posted: 8/23/2015 10:57:37 PM EDT
I've seen enough welds break to know I'm not trusting one exposed to the elements at 1700'.
Link Posted: 8/23/2015 10:58:14 PM EDT
I have a friend who works for a tower company. He recently got his recertification to do the climbing again after some time working in another department. I think the highest he has been is 400'. The guys who go higher have a higher insurance level. Typically to get into this you need to be an electrician.
Link Posted: 8/23/2015 10:58:43 PM EDT
Damn! That made me nauseous just watching it.
Time changes things. When I was 18 I used to climb & paint towers similar to that. Never did any that tall though.
Hessian-1
Link Posted: 8/23/2015 10:59:31 PM EDT
The misinformation in this thread is going to be priceless.
Link Posted: 8/23/2015 11:00:07 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 8/23/2015 11:01:34 PM EDT by Progun1911]


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Originally Posted By SeanTX:



My ex's husband owns a window washing company. The guys that do tall buildings with the scaffolding and electric winches. He told me before that his best guy keeps an igloo drink cooler full of kool-aid and vodka in his truck.    Says he is never drunk but he won't go up without slamming a glass or three of the stuff.





Not saying I agree but I understand.
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I was a professional window cleaner in Manhattan for 20 years and the highest I went was roughly 900 feet.I'm told old and fat now for that kind of climb but in my prime I wouldn't have given it a second thought.


 
Link Posted: 8/23/2015 11:01:21 PM EDT
I met a few guys in the airport that did that, built and repaired towers like that. They all seemed a bit off when you talked to them, wonder why?
Link Posted: 8/23/2015 11:02:20 PM EDT
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Originally Posted By Progun1911:

 

I was a professional window cleaner in Manhattan for 20 years and the highest I went was roughly 800 feet.I'm told old and fat now for that kind of climb but in my prime I wouldn't have given it a second thought.
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Originally Posted By SeanTX:
My ex's husband owns a window washing company. The guys that do tall buildings with the scaffolding and electric winches. He told me before that his best guy keeps an igloo drink cooler full of kool-aid and vodka in his truck.    Says he is never drunk but he won't go up without slamming a glass or three of the stuff.

Not saying I agree but I understand.

 

I was a professional window cleaner in Manhattan for 20 years and the highest I went was roughly 800 feet.I'm told old and fat now for that kind of climb but in my prime I wouldn't have given it a second thought.


So tell us some stories.
Link Posted: 8/23/2015 11:04:40 PM EDT
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Originally Posted By 221B:
I have a friend who works for a tower company. He recently got his recertification to do the climbing again after some time working in another department. I think the highest he has been is 400'. The guys who go higher have a higher insurance level. Typically to get into this you need to be an electrician.
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The 3 guys on the job we investigated didn't have any certifications whatsoever. The employer said that they inspected the "bridge plates" that held the sections of antenna mast together. Apparently the wind and elements put stress on the plates and bolts that connect them to the tower and over time the plates and bolts wear out from the antenna flexing back and forth in hot and cold weather.

Don't know much else about it. Shame those boys got killed.
Link Posted: 8/23/2015 11:04:43 PM EDT

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Originally Posted By ZacSquatch:


Only if I had a base jumping rig on.
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I would do it if the pay was good

 
Link Posted: 8/23/2015 11:07:34 PM EDT

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Originally Posted By toby1:


Stupid question, if you had a reserve chute, would you survive a fall off the top?
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Yep

 



I have 90+ jumps at 800' with a T-10 and another 30 or so at 1200-1500 on a T-11
Link Posted: 8/23/2015 11:07:38 PM EDT
I felt my guts turning to water just watching that shit.

No way, no how. Fucking forget it.
Link Posted: 8/23/2015 11:07:50 PM EDT
I just don't understand, why are you all so scared of heights. I assume it's a reflection on the population in general.
Link Posted: 8/23/2015 11:08:48 PM EDT

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Originally Posted By splunkinoob:


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yCYZZPwJr_c



This one is worse
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I felt like puking watching that

 
Link Posted: 8/23/2015 11:08:49 PM EDT
20 years ago, I used to go to 200-220' to change bulbs and antennas. I'm such a pussy now that 2nd vid of him free climbing almost made me throw up.
Link Posted: 8/23/2015 11:09:29 PM EDT
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Originally Posted By KingRat:
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Killed a few guys taking one down in Huntsville.
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