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Old 06-21-2012, 09:59 AM   #1
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Dangerous job(s)

I just watched this video of a guy who works on transmission towers. There is no WAY I would EVER do this job. Heck I got goose bumps just watching the video! Anyone here have this job, or know someone who does? You gotta have some serious gonads!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature...&v=2A_h2AjJaMw
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That video was posted here last year. My palms got sweaty just watching the video Not a heights kinda guy.
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Old 06-21-2012, 10:08 AM   #4
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I work on powerlines. Currently in distribution, but worked transmission last year. They have a saying that everything in transmission is heavy and high.

Edit: video finally loaded.. That's antenna towers, that's nothing. That's just high.
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Old 06-21-2012, 10:20 AM   #6
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anybody else have to watch that video more than once? i keep staring a bamatoy's sig


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Old 06-21-2012, 10:25 AM   #7
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I have a friend who was an Air Force "Cable Dawg" and worked on these towers that are some 1200ft tall over in the Netherlands. His stories and pictures were incredible. Man, I can't see doing that kinda work but more power to them.
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Old 06-21-2012, 10:34 AM   #9
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I just watched that video twice. Damn, whatever they pay these guys, it's not enough. Ballzzzz of STEEL!
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Old 06-21-2012, 10:46 AM   #11
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LMFAO I swear I get more attention from my sig than anything I have ever posted. lol.
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Old 06-21-2012, 11:17 AM   #13
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Old 06-21-2012, 11:17 AM   #14
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That didn't look bad till he had to get up over a few of those overhangs, I think I could do it though after trying a few smaller ones first.
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Old 06-21-2012, 11:22 AM   #15
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I've worked with several tower climbers over the years. Myself I've never been higher than 270 feet and that was 40 years ago. Most are a different breed as they say and some a little odd and some have a funny sense of humor. Back in the 70s I worked at a TV station with a 1000 tower and the tower crew was changing out the lights. From on top of the tower they threw a set of coveralls stuffed with straw over and one started yelling as it came down. I wasn't there but one of the engineers who was said he thought the the chief engineer was going to have a heart attack until he saw what it was and then he got really mad.
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I've worked with several tower climbers over the years. Myself I've never been higher than 270 feet and that was 40 years ago. Most are a different breed as they say and some a little odd and some have a funny sense of humor. Back in the 70s I worked at a TV station with a 1000 tower and the tower crew was changing out the lights. From on top of the tower they threw a set of coveralls stuffed with straw over and one started yelling as it came down. I wasn't there but one of the engineers who was said he thought the the chief engineer was going to have a heart attack until he saw what it was and then he got really mad.

That would be one of those times where first you get pissed, then you laugh about it later.
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money talks, id do it......after shitting in my pants.
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That didn't look bad till he had to get up over a few of those overhangs, I think I could do it though after trying a few smaller ones first.
No way in hell you'd catch me on one of those things... You'd be lucky to get me over 100'.
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Old 06-21-2012, 11:51 AM   #20
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There is no amount of money at all that would ever get me to climb anything even REMOTELY that tall. I don't care if you offered me $100 million, I would not do that. Period.
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