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light bulb on top of a 1700 ft antennae

Discussion in 'Off Topic' started by fredball, Mar 6, 2012.

  1. fredball

    fredball Vancouver, WA Well-Known Member

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    Ever wonder how the flashing light bulb on top of a 1700 ft antennae is changed? One tough job!

    Don't think anyone could pay me enough to do this job.





    www.liveleak.com/e/07b_1284580365
     
  2. jdub75

    jdub75 PNW Well-Known Member

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    Nope.
     
  3. Tangent123123

    Tangent123123 Battle Ground Active Member

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    Interesting video. I'm not afraid of heights, but you couldn't pay me enough to do a job like that. Nice view though.
     
  4. Redcap

    Redcap Lewis County, WA Well-Known Member

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    Heights don't bother me a bit, but I feel the same...couldn't pay me enough!
     
  5. giddyupgo55

    giddyupgo55 Vernonia Active Member

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    When I was in my 20's I would have, but not now, and I'm not afraid of heights.
     
  6. aflineman

    aflineman Both South of Eugene and East of Portland. Active Member

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    I have done it. All in all it is not the worse job I have done. Granted these towers were mainly less than 700'.
     
  7. oasis618

    oasis618 Tacoma, Wa Active Member

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    After a couple hundred feet up I don't think it would really matter if it were 700 or 1700. Splat is still splat.
     
  8. ericb

    ericb Klamath Falls, OR Active Member

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    Completely insane. My stomach gets queasy just watching that video.
     
  9. Ben Beckerich

    Ben Beckerich NW Oregon Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter

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    As a climber, I would have no problem doing it. I've been a lot higher than that, for sport. The jobs are hard to get- too many un- and/or under-employed climbers out there competing for the few jobs available. My buddy Josh works for a local tower company, and he's only changing a couple bulbs a week... He'd like to supplement with high-angle window-washing, but those jobs are just as hard to snag.

    I've wanted to get into legit rope-access (I've done plenty of illegitimate RA work) for years, but it costs a fortune to get certified for the RA end.... THEN you need to be certified in all the areas of work you'll be conducting while accessing those AOs via high-angle ropes. So if you want to advertise RA for bridge inspection, you need to get certified in civil structural inspection too, etc. It's a pain in the nutz.
     
  10. DeletedUser1

    DeletedUser1 Member

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    no frikin way i had to look away three times better have a good pair of boots for sure
     
  11. Mister_E

    Mister_E Oregon Active Member

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    I might do it, if it were possible to base-jump back down ;)
     
  12. Ben Beckerich

    Ben Beckerich NW Oregon Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter

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    Are you a BASE jumper?
     
  13. billt

    billt Glendale, Arizona Active Member

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    Just imagine the guys who build them. They lost 7 in one crack on this one just outside Houston, Texas.

    [video=youtube;eqygUApfnZg]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eqygUApfnZg[/video]
     
  14. Mister_E

    Mister_E Oregon Active Member

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    I have done a few. I have logged 1499 skydives though ;) Saving the next one for something special.
     
  15. Mister_E

    Mister_E Oregon Active Member

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    Thats pretty tragic. Another reason I wouldn't do that for a living, that and I am deathly afraid of heights.

    But...hardest part for me when skydiving is looking out the door of the plane to spot the drop zone. Once I'm out, I'm free as a bird.:laugh:
     
  16. HappyRoman

    HappyRoman Sherwood Forest Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter

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    maybe job for ninja turtle
     
  17. dustoffmedic

    dustoffmedic Willsonville Member

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    Sandy stop shooting the lights out... let me do it ..... lol
     
  18. billt

    billt Glendale, Arizona Active Member

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    About what percentage of jumpers have 2,500 or more jumps?
     
  19. Ben Beckerich

    Ben Beckerich NW Oregon Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter

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    Done all 4 yet?
     
  20. Mister_E

    Mister_E Oregon Active Member

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    I'm sure there are quite a few. As for a percentage, I couldn't even guess. The sport has been around for decades, and people were jumping with chutes before the sport jumpers started.

    Personally, it's been over 20 years since I last jumped (about the time my son was born). I get invited all the time by buddies who jump regularly, and can honestly say, it's hard to say no. But I'll do it again. Maybe do a tandem with my wife, to celebrate 1500 ;) Of course, then she'd probably divorce my butt for scaring the you know what out of her. :laugh: