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Jumping the Pole Part 2 W4WJZ

posted Dec 15, 2013, 9:12 AM by Stones River

Here's part two of the Gin Pole series. In this video you get to see me sweat. What I really mean is that you get to see my arms sweat. As usual I am the support for the Contour Camera


Jumping the Pole Part 2


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Actually, no one knows.  I can't even remember the engineer's first call but when I climbed the tower something wasn't quite right.  We could have left the sections as they were but the owners were adamant about replacing them.  It continues to be a mystery.  I have some stills of my first visit to the tower after the bent sections were discovered.  I'll try to post them somewhere then make the link available or create a slideshow on Youtube.  
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Thanks for the comments guys.  Unfortunately I wasn't present to actually use the gin pole.  I had two jobs for David and Eric but weather and wind kept delaying the completion of the gin pole job so Clay and I had to take care of the other job ourselves.  I would have liked to actually work on the tower with the gin pole.  It seems I'm working the ground or something else gets in the way when I get the opportunity to deal with a 2500 pound tool.

Everyone is paid well. :-)
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I'm curious as to how the two sections got bent in the first place? Your videos are great and this was no exception, well done!
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Once again John,great video,,,,
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That is some epic work! I hope those guys are paid well.
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This is very interesting. Thank You for sharing this with us. Looking forward to part 3.


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