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eveled wrote:Thanks for the glimpse into your world. My job is physical but not to that extreme. It takes a toll on your body for sure.
New_Windsor_NY wrote:eveled wrote:Thanks for the glimpse into your world. My job is physical but not to that extreme. It takes a toll on your body for sure.
Thank you for reading this. Luckily, it's not my world anymore. It hasn't been for 5 very relaxing years.
eveled wrote:No thanks needed. It was a pleasure to read it. You earned some relaxing time. I was wondering were you keep your climbers? Hidden away in storage? Or on display in the man cage?
Doc B wrote:Interesting! Dumb question...but, do you ever have to sharpen them? Or do you just get a new pair, as they wear?
Quick Steel wrote:N W N, Fascinating reading. Telephone poles are one of those objects which are around us but which we give little, if any, thought to. Types of trees used, woodpeckers, gaffing out: very good stuff. Thanks.
mariacrow44 wrote:Brooks Hooks!!
buddyie22 wrote:Thanks for the memories. I worked for Ma Bell as a Toll repeaterman, residential repair and worked in Specials in Kansas for 32years retired in 2001. Short story, about two weeks out of pole climbing school was working repair. Coming down a pole close to the bottom missed the pole with the left hook. Left hook went into the right foot just above the heel. Bled like a stick hog. Did not let anybody know, but I still have a 3prong scar on right foot.
treefarmer wrote:I haven't seen a telephone man on a pole in years. Around here they have the small bucket trucks to reach the overhead phone lines. It has also been a long while since I've seen a power company man using a pair of hooks. My retired buddies from Gulf Power and West Florida Electric are so grateful for the bucket trucks that were not as common when they started their careers back in the day. There was quite a bit of pole climbing during the Hurricane Michael rebuild, lots of places they had to ride a boat out to the pole, then hook up and climb.
There is a big transmission line with wooden poles that runs through our lease with a lot of the poles having been repaired then wrapped with hardware cloth due to the woodpeckers. Thankfully they are able to reach those with a High Ranger truck.
Skip, glad you made it with out an accident for those years.
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