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jon f mn

11-12-2013 13:58:40




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My son was working a tower a few miles from me today and asked me to stop by and see him. I only had my phone so the pic sucks, but he's up there waving at me way on top.




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NYCamper62

11-13-2013 08:49:13




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 Re: Visited my son at the office pic in reply to jon f mn, 11-12-2013 13:58:40  
Yikes! As a Bowhunter I shouldn't be afraid of heights but I am. I am comfortable but aware usually about 17', I'll go 20', 25 if I have to. At 30' I might as well wizz myself, that's all there is to it.



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ADB-IA

11-13-2013 07:24:18




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 Re: Visited my son at the office pic in reply to jon f mn, 11-12-2013 13:58:40  
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Here is a pic of a different approach to working on a tower that I took several years back as the power company replaced about 40 miles of metal power poles that went down in an ice storm. I prefer working with my feet on the ground! ADB



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Kow Farmer

11-12-2013 19:52:17




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 Re: Visited my son at the office pic in reply to jon f mn, 11-12-2013 13:58:40  
I just fell out of my chair staring at the pic you posted. LOL
Kow Farmer Kurt



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Thad

11-12-2013 17:31:31




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 Re: Visited my son at the office pic in reply to jon f mn, 11-12-2013 13:58:40  
Wow i hate a 6 foot step ladder that would have me frozen in fear. Tell him to stay safe. Thad



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Adirondack cas guy

11-12-2013 16:18:17




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 Re: Visited my son at the office pic in reply to jon f mn, 11-12-2013 13:58:40  
Well Jon,
I broke my wrist after falling of the second rung of my stepladder. If I fell from that height, I would more than likely break both legs and them some. wink. Not too coordinated anymore, and I don't like being up high.
Hope he is being paid the "BigBucks" to do that.
Loren



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vac400

11-12-2013 16:03:16




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 Re: Visited my son at the office pic in reply to jon f mn, 11-12-2013 13:58:40  
Jon, Great piture . How high up is your son? When working on boom trucks 150 feet was scary.
Jerry from Ohio



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jon f mn

11-12-2013 16:12:59




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 Re: Visited my son at the office pic in reply to vac400, 11-12-2013 16:03:16  
This one was 650' but he has been to almost 1000'.



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C. Amick

11-12-2013 17:13:48




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 Re: Visited my son at the office pic in reply to jon f mn, 11-12-2013 16:12:59  
Yikes!!! Can't you use a parachute if you are at 700 ft. or higher? If so, might be worth wearing one.



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Don Rudolph

11-12-2013 15:58:06




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 Re: Visited my son at the office pic in reply to jon f mn, 11-12-2013 13:58:40  
OMG, I can't begin to imagine the guts it takes to do that. I know I get uncomfortable at about 8 feet. That figure goes down every year. Don



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mEl

11-12-2013 14:25:12




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 Re: Visited my son at the office pic in reply to jon f mn, 11-12-2013 13:58:40  
Jon, just looking at the pic makes my skin crawl, it takes a special breed.

mEl



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Case Nutty 1660

11-12-2013 14:20:14




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 Re: Visited my son at the office pic in reply to jon f mn, 11-12-2013 13:58:40  
Jon here has WAY more kahunas' than I do my hats off to him for doing the "High" work that has to be done
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Gary from Iowa

11-12-2013 16:49:06




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 Re: Visited my son at the office pic in reply to Case Nutty 1660, 11-12-2013 14:20:14  
Jon - Thanks for sharing. When I was about eight I crawled up our windmill, about 20 feet. Looked up and the clouds were moving, I froze. Two hours latter hired men came home for dinner and rescued me. Pants were wet, but not full! Today, anything above 8 feet is to high for me.



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Alan K

11-12-2013 18:13:44




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 Re: Visited my son at the office pic in reply to Gary from Iowa, 11-12-2013 16:49:06  
I remember my dad talking about people that used to climb the windmill and saw the clouds and jumped off because they thought it was falling over. I dont like heights.



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