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    Default And it starts again.....

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    Here we go again prepping our latest job. 107 poles to dress. Mainly singles this time. ( Only a few H poles) . We are laying them out.... Ready to build. And then the helicopter is coming out in a few weeks to fly them out to position for us.....

    DO ya know what the markigs engraved in to the pole mean ????

    I DO....... Ha Ha.... Might tell ya latter...... ( Or not ).

    We have a line design ... Sso every pole is numberd and dressed for a specific location.
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    Here in the states it gives you all the info for the pole. The class, the height, what it is treated with and how much, what company made it,the species of the wood, and when it was made. It is at ten feet from the butt until you get to fifty footers ( I think) then it is fourteen feet.
    Or in your case Bren it would all be metric. LOL
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    Partly right....... The top bit of lettering 9.5 mts and its a stout pole.. ( 9.5 s). There are three types. Stout medium and light.....

    The line denotes 3mts... "Around 10 ft.. ( We call it "the birth mark". ) So when you walk up to a pole in the ground you can tell exactly how deep its in the ground.
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    Ummmmmmmmmmmm assuming the guy that set it didnt have a chain saw and cut the butt.

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    Poot, I would have figured it had something to do with the price of Bananas in the UK. . . . .

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    Quote Originally Posted by T-Man View Post
    Poot, I would have figured it had something to do with the price of Bananas in the UK. . . . .
    We NEVER. cut the but for that very reason..we've cut the top off a few though...

    " we can't sell ya a pound of bananas anymore since we've gone metric" ( it has to be KILOS )







    OK ! " gimme a pound of KILOS then...".


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    all I know is that I see you and the guys always in your slicker suits,I hope that it is kind of cold there cause here I hated wearing one even if it was raining,its just too humid to wear all that rubber and climbing with them on has to be even worse....Im talking free climbing not with the new bright bucksqueeze trash they now use.....Bren let me guess,you lads have no use for them?

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    Quote Originally Posted by reppy007 View Post
    all I know is that I see you and the guys always in your slicker suits,I hope that it is kind of cold there cause here I hated wearing one even if it was raining,its just too humid to wear all that rubber and climbing with them on has to be even worse....Im talking free climbing not with the new bright bucksqueeze trash they now use.....Bren let me guess,you lads have no use for them?
    We wear the slicks most of the time coz its raining most of the time..
    And it rarely gets over 70 degrees in the middle of summer...
    The poles we are dressing are so " fresh " recently cresoted ... That it's running out of the poles.Wewear the waterproof trousers to keep it of our clothes ..
    We don't have buck squeeze but we are still fully attached at all times . No free climbing anymore..
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    Reppy, the guys in the UK tend to wear waterproofs made of utility grade Goretex fabric, so they don't get quite as clammy as traditional American heavyweight PVC waterproofs would get.

    That said, the Jack-of-all-trades contractors just give their guys the cheapest waterproofs they can find. Hey, who cares, it's not the management who are wearing it.

    I tell you what Bren, the guy in the second picture down is either quite short or very ummm... Stout.
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    Default As you know clive

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    Quote Originally Posted by BigClive View Post
    Reppy, the guys in the UK tend to wear waterproofs made of utility grade Goretex fabric, so they don't get quite as clammy as traditional American heavyweight PVC waterproofs would get.

    That said, the Jack-of-all-trades contractors just give their guys the cheapest waterproofs they can find. Hey, who cares, it's not the management who are wearing it.

    I tell you what Bren, the guy in the second picture down is either quite short or very ummm... Stout.

    As you know Clive we get good waterproofs...

    The guy you are talking about ( no names )'. Was ordering his gear.. The foreman was asking our sizes...... The chap in question says " I'm a medium."

    The foreman replied , quick as a flash..."
    "THE ONLY WAY YOUR A F@@Ing MEDIUM IS IF YOU CAN TALK TO DEAD PEOPLE
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