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  1. Thread: Safety Reminder

    by Roofus
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    Lets hope the safety continues... Its easy to...

    Lets hope the safety continues... Its easy to become complacent in your work when you do the same things over and over again. Some guys on my crew give me $#!T because I dont take short cuts and it...
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    Life insurance....

    Hey, i've been an Apprentice Lineman since November and I don't have any life insurance... But, my wife (and I :p) believe its time to get some. Anybody have any suggestions on good plans?...
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    We flew all our poles on our current project with...

    We flew all our poles on our current project with a heli. Dont know the cost, but it was the only way to get them to the locations. But yeah, didnt need a heli for those pots... Hell, get 2 linemen,...
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    Thanks everyone.... Duck, I missed all the rain...

    Thanks everyone.... Duck, I missed all the rain in California. But i've been getting plenty of snow here in New Mexico. I've been framing 3 poles and H's in the air all week in the snow. And to top...
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    It's been a while...

    I've been MIA from the forum for a few months (i'm sure NONE of you noticed.. lol) But i'm back now and going to try to contribute as much as I can. Since attending NLC i've hired on as an apprentice...
  6. Thread: steel poles

    by Roofus
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    We use a Milwaukee mag drill. And we drill em on...

    We use a Milwaukee mag drill. And we drill em on the ground. I HAD to drill em out because the pole manufacturer didnt get the memo that we had some poles that needed guyed. So they just came with...
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    Anybody know of a good place to apply?

    Ok. Heres the deal. I went to NLC, graduated with a 4.0. I've applied ALL over the place with no luck. Im on the books at 1245, they say its about a year out for calls. I NEED some work. Is there...
  8. Thread: Cool Vids

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    Sticky: I've always liked this video. He did a GREAT job...

    I've always liked this video. He did a GREAT job of covering Glen Campbell's song and I really like that the video has a Lineman climbing and working in it. GREAT song no matter how you slice it.
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    I like that A LOT. I think thats an amazing...

    I like that A LOT. I think thats an amazing graphic. If it was a religious type poster, id throw Psalms 121:3 on there....
    "He will not allow your foot to slip; He who keeps you will not slumber"
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  10. Questions about working as an apprentice for Pike...

    Ok, I know theres a lot of opinions about Pike. Both good and bad. I want to hear both and WHY. Not just "I used to work for Pike and my Foreman was a prick!" But what makes them a good company or a...
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    Football Season!

    I know a lot of people follow college ball, I dont, im more of an NFL guy. Any other NFL guys here? Who's your team and how do you feel about this season? I'm a die hard Green Bay Packers fan. The...
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    That's why I LOVE my Wescos. Close to no break in...

    That's why I LOVE my Wescos. Close to no break in time, they're comfortable, and I've never got a blister from them. One thing I did was treat them with saddle soap. My boots are more comfortable...
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    I climb with a Buchingham Drilex 4D belt, not...

    I climb with a Buchingham Drilex 4D belt, not sure of the model. lol. Wesco highliners, Bashlin aluminum hooks, Buck pads. I'v e climbed in steel hooks before, titanium hooks, but I still prefer my...
  14. Thread: 4 d-ring belts

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    I have 2 belts. I have a buckingham drilex 4D...

    I have 2 belts. I have a buckingham drilex 4D belt and a good ol' Bashlin leather 2D belt. The 4D is more comfortable when climbing with a squeeze and when up on the pole for extended periods of...
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    There was a handful of my buddies that took the...

    There was a handful of my buddies that took the test. They all passed. Was it pretty thick down there? I didnt apply...
  16. T-Man. Very well said. Like I said, the skills...

    T-Man. Very well said. Like I said, the skills they teach us are VERY basic. Single arms, double arms, dead end changeouts, pole setting, transformers, some insulator changeouts on transmission...
  17. Ive free climbed, hitch hiked, climbed with the...

    Ive free climbed, hitch hiked, climbed with the buck, and just spent the last 4 months in the super. The super is WAY more efficient than the buck. I still prefer to free climb because it promotes...
  18. While I can see some peoples issue with NLC, I...

    While I can see some peoples issue with NLC, I for one LOVE it. Im graduating next week from the California campus. Many of the guys I go to school with already have jobs. Jobs that were brought to...
  19. I did a search and didnt come up with anything.....

    I did a search and didnt come up with anything.. Just seems like a really cool concept.
  20. Questions about the million volt line in Canada..

    Any Canadians in here know anything about the million volt line running through there? One of my line school instructors mentioned it but nobody seems to know where it is, where it runs, spans and...
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    Sounds like one helluva ride, Bren! Have fun and...

    Sounds like one helluva ride, Bren! Have fun and stay safe. And I thought you guys did kilometers across the pond?
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    Sharp lookin bike, Bren! I'd love to ride mine...

    Sharp lookin bike, Bren! I'd love to ride mine but some lowlife stole it in December... Put some miles, err, KILOMETERS in for me!!!
  23. Thread: Old "TRANNY"

    by Roofus
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    That Google can be a tricky one, Clive... watch...

    That Google can be a tricky one, Clive... watch your self on there... hehe.


    And Bren, very true on the postage... Probably cost about $75 U.S... Either way a good find!!! Id still turn it into a...
  24. Thread: Old "TRANNY"

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    Nice find! Id say clean it up and turn it into a...

    Nice find! Id say clean it up and turn it into a wall hanger for poots prize!
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    GREAT video!! Too many people these days dont...

    GREAT video!! Too many people these days dont understand the sacrifice that other have made just so they may enjoy their lives..
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