My sincere apologies for the slow posts this week. Please accept this humble Rule 5 post as my attempt to make it right. _ Jby jeffli6 with no comments yet
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Just kidding, got caught up in all the nonsense…
Enjoy some Rule 5by jeffli6 with 2 comments
…..not sure how old this means but those were around when I was a kid.by jeffli6 with 10 comments
This image took me back to my lineman days years ago. Cable television was just being offered and they couldn’t string it fast enough, my buddy talked me into going to work for an installer.
Most lines were in the right of way in the back of homes so you had go into the backyards even when the owners weren’t home. Try running from a german shepard with your belt and hooks on, I once cleared a 6′ tall fence all geared up with a Cujo on my ass, funny they wouldn’t go after you until you were halfway to the pole…..good times. image found here
This image shows the lineman with a lasher that had just spun wire around the strand line and phone cable. The lasher was pulled with a rope by a groundsman from pole to pole, trees were a pain in the ass….along with dogs of course.
I ended up doing high tension power lines and was injured while installing a goats peak on the end of a long line of a helicopter in the Uncompahgre National Forest in southern Colorado thus ending my lineman days. Looking back I must have been nuts to do this work. No lower than dirt, no higher than corn for me now.
The image below is not me but that’s what I did, the sky crane is dropping a main body into banana shutes, (orange thingys on the ends of the four corners of the tower), the guys on the other tower are torquing the bolts, you had to leave them loose so the separate main bodies would be able to flex and fit. I had pics of the day I was hit but have lost them over the years. It was the most interesting work I have ever done…..crazy but interesting.by jeffli6 with 9 comments