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  1. #1
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    Here's to NOT working in an office...

    13 stories up, on a 6 1/2" wide I beam. 70 degrees, clear skies, nice breeze and the East river in the distance.

    I love not being in an office.

    I even like 90+ heat and 90% humidity - as long as I can drill stuff and torch things.

    Disclaimer: I had adequate fall protection - on you can see the strap in some of the pics.
    Hmmmm....smells like numbatwo to me.

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    You wouldn't catch me up there.

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    aww cumon!!

    Isn't it pretty?!?!






    I sent some of these cell pics to my wife to freak her out.

    I thoroughly enjoyed it.
    Hmmmm....smells like numbatwo to me.

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    Quote Originally Posted by numbawunfela View Post

    I even like 90+ heat and 90% humidity - as long as I can drill stuff and torch things.
    You wouldn't say that if you lived in Houston. I'll bet you don't have two weeks with the temp. & humidity that high.We live with it about nine months a year.So,let me know when you're ready to relocate.

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    Quote Originally Posted by the dangling wrangler View Post
    You wouldn't say that if you lived in Houston. I'll bet you don't have two weeks with the temp. & humidity that high.We live with it about nine months a year.So,let me know when you're ready to relocate.
    See now - I'll take my hat off to yous guys in houston. it IS nasty there, but we get a lot of nastiness here too.

    But no matter how nasty, at least i don't start and end the day with a pile of papers. I can drive down 11th avenue and point to this building's evaporative cooling tower and say 'I built that'.

    I love love love not being in an office.

    (of course I am posting today because I am replacing a busted hard drive - in the office)
    Hmmmm....smells like numbatwo to me.

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    sorry dude...not a shot i n hell

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    I couldn't get any work done up there. My hands would be wrapped so tightly around the beam there's no chance of picking up a tool, much less actually doing work with it!
    Never knock on Death's door. Ring the bell and run, he hates that.

    Views expressed here are my own and not neccessarily those of any company I am affiliated with.

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    Would you still say that if the wind chill was 30 below and you have to take off your gloves to work on the wiring of a system? Put your tool pouch in 20 inches of snow? Wind gusts of 50 mph?........LOL!
    I love to Cook...HVAC is a hobby that pays the bills!

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    I hope you bid five or six drill motors in with that job!

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    I woulda suggested to somebody

    that "We" build the cooling tower structure AFTER the roof is on.
    My doctor gave me six months to live, but when I couldn't pay the bill he gave me six months more.
    Walter Matthau

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    I don't mind the office side of my job when it's blowing nasty cold outside, or 104 in the shade.

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    wow, and I thought being on a 3 inch beam 2 stories high was terrifying.

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    i was over on 67th and 1st yesterday when that guy feel backwards off the 25th floor when his harness anchors let go above the window opening he was working on,and his assistant watched as the guy free fell backwards to a 14th floor landing...that guy ended up having a heart attack from that view.job was locked up today with dozens of safety violations.story going around is that the building owners got nerveous with the real estate market when they first started the lower floors and slowed construction...and bum rushed the floors to try to catch the market higher prices now
    "when in doubt...jump it out" http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=U1qEZHhJubY

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