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Old 09-14-2012, 03:27 AM
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Default guy climbs and changes a lightbulb on a 1700ft tower

this guy is freaking nuts. half the time hes climbing he doesnt even have the safety harness hooked to anything. and after finally reaching the top from what seems like forever hes just chills up there for a bit with no safety harness.

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Old video is old. But its still cool. I applied for a job like that in Sarasota and they wanted to pay me $10/hr. I declined lol.
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I literally could not even finish watching that
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$10?!?! They have some nerve offering that as pay
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Sorry for all the separate posts, I would not climb that tower for 1 billion dollars...I mean that
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my hands started sweating watching that

It would be extremely uncomfortable to do that. It would have to pay very very very well.
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Id almost do it just for fun.
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i was reading the comments and aparantly they dont get paid for the time it takes to climb the tower? somehting about the job there payed to do is change the bulb and they arnt paying them for the time it takes to transport themselves to it. idk if its true but regardless **** all that. i keep thinking hes near the top and then the tower keeps going....
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Hellfuckingno.
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if it was all the enclosed ladder like the beginning...maybe i could do it. but at one point there isn't even a ladder he's climbing to get up...screw all that

it would be cool to be able to see for 55 miles in any direction though. can you imagine falling from the top - how long would it take to hit the ground? minutes?
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Originally Posted by mcG View Post
if it was all the enclosed ladder like the beginning...maybe i could do it. but at one point there isn't even a ladder he's climbing to get up...screw all that

it would be cool to be able to see for 55 miles in any direction though. can you imagine falling from the top - how long would it take to hit the ground? minutes?
If I remember correctly a human will fall about 100ft/second. So about 17 seconds to go splat lol
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Originally Posted by 02sslayer View Post
$10?!?! They have some nerve offering that as pay
It was contractor work as well. They said we wouldn't climb more than 600ft on average.
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That's pretty awesome!
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Originally Posted by 02sslayer View Post
Sorry for all the separate posts, I would not climb that tower for 1 billion dollars...I mean that
Then you're a dumbass.
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Originally Posted by usnfenix View Post
i was reading the comments and aparantly they dont get paid for the time it takes to climb the tower? somehting about the job there payed to do is change the bulb and they arnt paying them for the time it takes to transport themselves to it. idk if its true but regardless **** all that. i keep thinking hes near the top and then the tower keeps going....
They get paid to climb the towers. Or at least a good company will pay them for that. Also $10/hr is not the norm. I have a few buddies that have/do this type of work. They got paid pretty good, but they were never home.
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I used to walk steel beams for a construction company before they went under and the highest I was up was about 200-250ft in the air and I thought that was bad the first time I did it, haha. We hardly used safety stuff for it would slow us down so we would were it, get to where we needed to be then hook up our safety stuff. Superintendents would get so pissed at us for not wearing our stuff like we should but when we did/tried, they would bitch at us for going to slow on the job we were working on, didn't make a damn bit of sense to me, haha.

What these guys are doing, hell no I wouldn't do it and I damn sure wouldn't do it for anything under $25-$30/hour and they would pay me for the time it takes to get to whatever it is I'd be working on to.
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nope.
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Vertigo from just watching that.
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Originally Posted by Jason72g View Post
Then you're a dumbass.
****, I bet none of us could handle being 1600 ft in the air. Unless you're used to it, I could almost guarantee the majority of us would be shaking/getting dizzy LOL. I wouldn't do it for any amount of $ either. One little slip with out the safety harness, and you're done.
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****, I bet none of us could handle being 1600 ft in the air. Unless you're used to it, I could almost guarantee the majority of us would be shaking/getting dizzy LOL. I wouldn't do it for any amount of $ either. One little slip with out the safety harness, and you're done.
true. and there were times where this guy couldnt even wear the harness. not that he wore it that often anyway. think about it though, those of use with a fear of heights like most ppl do that high up and once the guided ladder with the cage is gone you would lock up with fear on one of those rungs. and its got to be windy as **** up there to.

imagine getting all the way up there and realizing you brought the wrong bulb. lol
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