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Hey, flatlanders!

Discussion in 'Lounge' started by flange, Oct 3, 2017.

  1. flange

    flange Act like you care and do SOMETHING!!

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    I am sure at least a few of you have not had the opportunity to be at or near the top of a high rise during construction. This is kind of what it looks like :D:D:D:D:D

     
  2. LemonWizard

    LemonWizard Blinky Lights Wizard

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  3. Daryl_Dixon

    Daryl_Dixon New Member

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    Super Secret Admission: I occasionally get vertigo. I've taught myself how to hold on to a ladder and ride it out, in the rare instance it happens. But up there, I'd be doomed.
     
  4. flange

    flange Act like you care and do SOMETHING!!

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    One gets more acclimated over time, unless predisposed with a fear of heights. Most humans are cautious naturally, but learn to work up there. If you look closely at the building behind in the opening shot, its liberty place, which was then the highest at 57 or 58 occupied stories. There is then a 42 or 48 inch pipe that goes up inside to the aircraft lighting on top. Being in the heart of the city, we had to take pipe deliveries at night and distribute on the floors using the outside hoist. I was lucky enough to get a lot of that overtime, as many guys just wouldn't go up in the hoist, especially to the top. I got some amazing views on clear nights from up top. I sort of miss those days.....but only when its nice outside.
     
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  5. somedude

    somedude Senior Stalker & PITA, aka zachhvac

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    Its an ego thing, as well as not being very bright, i have a brother whos and iron worker , cant weld anything except heavy stuff to save his life, drunk most of the time and according to him many are on drugs. I would have to be on drugs to go up there
     
  6. pecmsg

    pecmsg Junior my ASS

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    Not as bad with Safety Harness.

    These Iron Workers had Balls of Steel!
     

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  7. LemonWizard

    LemonWizard Blinky Lights Wizard

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    I'm usually fine if I have three points of contact but I'm pretty poorly balanced at all other times. Even working off an ext ladder is sketchy to me.
     
  8. flange

    flange Act like you care and do SOMETHING!!

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    Well, around here we have had drug/alcohol policies on jobsites for YEARS. I remember peeing into a cup all the way back in 1991 at the refinery. There is no drinking on large construction jobs these days, none. you cannot even leave the worksite at lunch, period or you are not allowed back. The list of things you cant do is longer than what yo can do. Is it really ego, or just guys doing their jobs to feed their families?
     
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  9. Catpower

    Catpower The Crowd Pleaser

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    You city slickers have nothing on the flat landers:lachen::lachen::lachen:




    I wouldn't do either one but this one makes my ass pucker just watching it
     
  10. A/C guy's girl

    A/C guy's girl been there done that...whats next ?

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    Hell I thought you where saying about the band Flatlanders....:lachen:
     
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  11. Daryl_Dixon

    Daryl_Dixon New Member

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    I first read it as Ned Flanders, no shit, but I'm seriously underslept right now.
     
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  12. frozensolid

    frozensolid Psychologist's Dream

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    Many were Mohawks. They are legendary for their iron balls and New York Iron Work.
     
  13. Catpower

    Catpower The Crowd Pleaser

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  14. somedude

    somedude Senior Stalker & PITA, aka zachhvac

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    He used to sell his piss to the meth heads i never met an iron worker who was all there , not even once and ive been around construction my whole life and for generations , they are the bottom of the totem pole right behind a few other trades but at least they dont steal work from other trades
     
  15. HMD

    HMD does it matter?

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  16. pecmsg

    pecmsg Junior my ASS

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  17. HMD

    HMD does it matter?

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    you're on the far left
     
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    R2D2-TX New Member

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    Been listening to Joe Ely for 40+ years.. rock on..✌️
     
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  19. doc havoc

    doc havoc A cunning linguist

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    :lachen::lachen::lachen:
     
  20. mike1020

    mike1020 entitled millennial

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    I used to have a real bad fear of heights, but now I'm the guy all the way up in the lift, standing on the railing and hanging over trying to reach something, lol.