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Booming back out, maybe getting more straps?
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Booming back out, maybe getting more straps?
they forgot the duct tape
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Whoa, can't believe that guy crawled out the basket like that, he definitely ain't been trained in JLG safety.
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Old 05-19-2017, 03:21 PM   #154
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This is insanity.

Are they seriously loosening the anchors without it attached to the crane?

BTW, you two knucklheads knock it off. I have moderator certs out the wazoo.
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This is insanity.

BTW, you two knucklheads knock it off. I have moderator certs out the wazoo.
Hey Dervin, welcome to the party!
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Booming back out, maybe getting more straps?
Lol! Naw. Each one of those straps are good for 42,500# vertical basket, 21,200 straight vertical. They good.
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This is insanity.

Are they seriously loosening the anchors without it attached to the crane?

BTW, you two knucklheads knock it off. I have moderator certs out the wazoo.
Lol! Then tell the rookie to quit instigating.
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Lol! Naw. Each one of those straps are good for 42,500# vertical basket, 21,200 straight vertical. They good.
serious question

can you tell by the color of strap the rating? wasn't sure if different colors show the different rating
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What crane company is doing the work? It sure seems like it would be bad business to take this thing down for them.

Shoot, even if the city found an operator, and rented the crane, I would be shocked that anyone would rent a crane to the city for this...
The workers are firemen who were told to complete this job

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They = He.
there was no vote.
Correct , mayor told city council to take a vote , they voted 6-1 for removal of statues ... people never got a chance to vote

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what did they say this thing weighs?
that amount of weight...free swinging...on "straps"...not chains.....(because they aren't going to have guidelines off it...) on a fully extended boom that is over a incline...
Approx 10,000 lbs , 20 ft tall

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The county sheriff must not be worth a crap. If he was he would lock up the mayor for the destruction of historical monuments and shut this whole dog and pony show down.
The chief of police is sleeping with the Mayor , best buddies as they don't cross one another
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can you tell by the color of strap the rating? wasn't sure if different colors show the different rating
Yes, exactly. They are color coded.
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Yes, you can.

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They got tired of sitting up there, we going to get a drink.
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Old 05-19-2017, 03:30 PM   #164
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The workers are firemen who were told to complete this job
Yeah, I am talking equipment vendor. No way the city has a man lift and a crane laying around for just such an occasion.

However, now that I think about it, are firemen typically certified to run a crane?
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Old 05-19-2017, 03:32 PM   #165
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This is almost as bad as waiting for the giraffe to give birth.... And for the record.. I've established ironman as the crane rigging expert in the room. That is all.
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word.
Lol. Says the guy arguing about propane and acetylene.
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Old 05-19-2017, 03:36 PM   #167
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"A great nation does not hide from it's history" Landreau quoting Bush.

No, we ain't hiding it. It's right down there in the junk yard, we think!
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Lol. Says the guy arguing about propane and acetylene.


at least you and I know our jobs.
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Yeah, I am talking equipment vendor. No way the city has a man lift and a crane laying around for just such an occasion.

However, now that I think about it, are firemen typically certified to run a crane?
No, they aren't. BTW, crane certification is not required as of yet. OSHA has extended the crane certification compliance out to November 10, 2017.

That's right, you don't have to be certified to operate a crane........yet.
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Old 05-19-2017, 03:40 PM   #171
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Correct , mayor told city council to take a vote , they voted 6-1 for removal of statues ... people never got a chance to vote
What...how can that happen?? Was there any sort of legal action or anything to stop it & lost blake??

How can a mayor & council make a decision such as this on their own without the voice of the people?? That statue has value & they should be allowed to destroy 'the people's money'??

If I had any hair, I would pull it out...wow.
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What...how can that happen?? Was there any sort of legal action or anything to stop it & lost blake??

How can a mayor & council make a decision such as this on their own without the voice of the people?? That statue has value & they should be allowed to destroy 'the people's money'??

If I had any hair, I would pull it out...wow.
Mayor and counsel were voted in by the people.
They should have auctioned it off and had winner bidder responsible for removal. Saved money and statue would go somewhere good (Maybe).
They are probably going to sell it for scrap.
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What...how can that happen?? Was there any sort of legal action or anything to stop it & lost blake??

How can a mayor & council make a decision such as this on their own without the voice of the people?? That statue has value & they should be allowed to destroy 'the people's money'??

If I had any hair, I would pull it out...wow.
News channel said there was a public comment opportunity, not sure where, when, or how.
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News channel said there was a public comment opportunity, not sure where, when, or how.
Obviously, it wouldn't have mattered if there was a majority against it. It's obvious the Mayor wanted it down......regardless.
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So are they done for the day?
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Old 05-19-2017, 04:05 PM   #176
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Obviously, it wouldn't have mattered if there was a majority against it. It's obvious the Mayor wanted it down......regardless.
Exactly

Mitch Landrieu is very tight with the Clintons and was promised a high ranking job in Washington if Hillary would have won the POTUS election. He's a lame duck Mayor and is going out with a bang doing whatever he wants to do.

He DGAF about anything or anybody as evident by his actions. He's doing exactly what Obama and Jindal did during their final few months
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Old 05-19-2017, 04:06 PM   #177
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Lee was the Union's first choice to command the Union Army, he turned them down. I'm guessing NO will now replace the monument of Lee with one of Sherman as their Hero, to honor thei pillage, burn, and loot agenda, a true scorched earth policy.
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So are they done for the day?
I don't know, but at this point, I wish they would zoom back out. It appears they where doing something with the block, because it was pulled out in front of the tip. It's hanging back straight now. Not sure what they were doing.

I'm sure these workers are going to stay as long as they will let them. Mucho OT.
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No, they aren't. BTW, crane certification is not required as of yet. OSHA has extended the crane certification compliance out to November 10, 2017.

That's right, you don't have to be certified to operate a crane........yet.
I've never been on a job that didn't require a NCCER/NCCCO for both operator and rigger.
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Old 05-19-2017, 04:12 PM   #180
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Another thing regarding public transportation in the city. The Street car line runs from Carrollton to St Charles Ave around Lee Circle to the French Qtr

The route is temporarily interrupted since they had to remove and take down several electrical lines at Lee Circle. Not good if you're wanting to ride the streetcar from its origin to final destination .... such a cluster

My guess is the appointed firemen will go back to the drawing board , modify their plans for statue removal, and start back up at 5am

Could be a major problem as the next 2-3 days call for rain and gusty winds
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I've never been on a job that didn't require a NCCER/NCCCO for both operator and rigger.
It's not OSHA required as of yet. It's the Contractors that are requiring certs, as they get a cut on insurance. Me and all of my operators are NCCCO certified, because the GC's require it, not OSHA. I have a friend that operates on highway construction jobs, and he isn't even certified.
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We got movement.
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Old 05-19-2017, 04:17 PM   #183
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Another thing regarding public transportation in the city. The Street car line runs from Carrollton to St Charles Ave around Lee Circle to the French Qtr

The route is temporarily interrupted since they had to remove and take down several electrical lines at Lee Circle. Not good if you're wanting to ride the streetcar from its origin to final destination .... such a cluster

My guess is the appointed firemen will go back to the drawing board , modify their plans for statue removal, and start back up at 5am

Could be a major problem as the next 2-3 days call for rain and gusty winds
I think the city employees are just milking it for all it's worth.$$$$
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Come on dude, bring that hook over here and let's get this done.
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Here we go!
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Anyone know what those rectangles floating around are?
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Is there no safety latch on that hook?
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Anyone know what those rectangles floating around are?
I'm assuming some type of perpetual motion art work.
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look like some sort of art work, or sculptures..
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Is there no safety latch on that hook?
Should be. May be just a spring loaded mouse.
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look like some sort of art work, or sculptures..
Man if something needed to be taken down, I would start with those.
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Beavis and Butthead look frustrated with the rigging as it's fairly obvious they do not do this for a living
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Could the next mayor and council put the monuments back in place once the current administration is gone? Without public input?
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I hope Ol General Lee's hat brim ain't sharp.
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Anyone know what those rectangles floating around are?

the rectangle window cutouts in the monument ?

at the bottom of the monument base is a door which leads to a spiral staircase inside the concrete pillar. The staircase goes all the up to the top and you can look out of the rectangle windows across the entire city

blueprint ... simply amazing this monument was constructed and put up in the late 1800's


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Beavis and Butthead look frustrated with the rigging as it's fairly obvious they do not do this for a living
Trial and error on this type of pick.
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the rectangle window cutouts in the monument ?

at the bottom of the monument base is a door which leads to a spiral staircase inside the concrete pillar. The staircase goes all the up to the top and you can look out of the rectangle windows across the entire city
He's talking about to the left of the statue base, on the building across the street, that are moving.
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the rectangle window cutouts in the monument ?

at the bottom of the monument base is a door which leads to a spiral staircase inside the concrete pillar. The staircase goes all the up to the top and you can look out of the rectangle windows across the entire city
Nah the things that are spinning. I didn't know there was a staircase to the top, that.s pretty cool.
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Lotta slack on that one line.

Sure hope they come down before the lift, don't need another Big Blue.
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Lotta slack on that one line.

Sure hope they come down before the lift, don't need another Big Blue.
That was a bad one, and one used in just about every crane class.
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