Light Bulb Changer
Posted February 01, 2012 - 03:26 PM
I can tell you though the guy got a lot of flack over it. He didn't follow correct safety procedures at some times.
But that aside. There is not that big of a safety risk as long as you know what your doing. Your tied off with a fall arrestor and body harness, those big towers have a ladder up the middle with a climb cable and you slide the arrestor attachment up as you go, an ascender goes on the cable that goes up the middle of the ladder. Me and a couple other local guys do a lot of tower work, towers, water towers, you name it, if it has an antenna on it we have worked on it. The one member of our group has been up a 450ft broadcast tower many times to change lightbulbs, its regular maintenance.
If you want a really good view of this type of work, look up a series that was on the National Geographic Channel, it was called World's Toughest Fixes, Season 1 Episode 6. They were replacing the antenna on the top of the KDLT tower in South Dakota. 1,999 to the top of the antenna mast and lightning arrestor at the top tip.
KDLT tower - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Thats even taller then the tallest tower here in MN, the KPXM in Big Lake at 1,505 feet.
Posted February 02, 2012 - 09:13 PM
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