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    Jobs I did NOT do today

    This has been kicking around the net for a while but it still is pretty cool:

    1500 TV Tower - YouTube

    I doubt I would have done that in my younger days although I might have. Now I couldn't make that climb if I had too.

    Wonder if he's ever dropped a bulb?

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    Hard for me to watch that, too scary.
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    When I was a teenager my father worked for MCI as a civil engineer. Maintaining the tower sites, one of the jobs were to change the beacon lights, I used to climb the towers with him. The tallest one was about 350 IIRC, that was enough, the amount of sway back and forth was far more than most would believe. Pretty sure I would not do that now, can't imagine 1500 feet.
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    MaBell poles were normally only apx 25-35' , railroad crossings could be 100-125' plus a wooden pole not metal. One morning I climbed a old microwave tower guessing I was told it was 250-300'. I was OK , I think I would be OK climbing the 1500' the view would be amazing.

    Climbing with hooks a big difference that climbing metal steps . From the looks of his shoes , looked like a good hiking shoe. I just hope for his sake they have a steel arch , later in life if not he will know the difference . Also we were suppose to have at least a 1" heel to help keep our hooks on plus when climbing a step pole foot from slipping on the metal step or pegs.
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    I don't like climbing a ladder to get on my single story roof.

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    Quote Originally Posted by somewhereinusa View Post
    I don't like climbing a ladder to get on my single story roof.
    X2!
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    The transition between antenna based ladders near the very top seemed pretty sketchy the way he had to climb around the cables..............

    A few years ago, some homeless guy climbed up on top of one of the Detroit TV stations 1,100ft broadcast tower and died up there wearing just a tee shirt and his undies. The first responders had to recover his body from the top of the tower.

    https://www.foxnews.com/us/body-foun...er-in-michigan

    Here is the google maps aerial view of the actual tower....the body was on top of one of the 3 pods shown in the aerial view........1,100 feet in the air.....

    Google Maps
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    Long way to climb to take a selfie

    See how many guy wires were on that thing?


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    Quote Originally Posted by somewhereinusa View Post
    i don't like climbing a ladder to get on my single story roof.
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    x2!

    x3 !!

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    A former coworker did that on the side. Around 55 he finally started having an employee do the climbing.

    And Iím x4. Ive never been on my 2 story roof. Friends helped for roof repairs, installing a rooftop antenna, and putting on the upper 1/4 of siding.

    When my garage needs a roof I will do that myself. It itís a 3 or 4 - 12 pitch, sitting on 7í walls.

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