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Thread: Perfect controlled demolition of twin chimneys - video

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    Quote Originally Posted by Frank S View Post
    like that hard hat would have done a lot of good
    Hard hat's definite safety aid.
    To find where chimney pounded him into the ground like a stake. Under the hard hat he wears a knit cap, to cushion the blow.
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    Then there's this guy.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Jon View Post
    [url]https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fred_Dibnah
    Now that is something I would never want to do. No safety tie ins either.

    What I wonder is if he will be taking the entire chimney down. Talk about making on job a career.

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    There are significant safety issues associated with silos. They can be deprived of oxygen leading to deaths.

    Quote Originally Posted by suther51 View Post
    Here in central ny I have heard 2nd hand that insurance companys will no longer cover silos. On the large, 1000 head and bigger farms bunkering silage is most common. The volume of silage is just totaly impractal to put in silos. Also just backing up and dumping a load and "stacking" it with an articulated tractor with a degelman blade is likely much faster. Often farmers sell their block silos to the amish who put them back up with a smaller diameter so several families get a small silo out of one larger one.
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    yep, wouldn't want to trip up.....

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    He had a time to pick the shovel..and hammer ...!!

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    He had a time to pick the hammer and shovel too...someone would trow away everything to save his head...

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    I think the Dibnah method would have been a lot safer for the person doing the job there, barely more expensive either.

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    Yes, Fred Dibnah at least used props as he went round. Then he lit a bonfire and burned them out. Even so, he had a narrow escape. Must have taken him a lot longer, especially using a club hammer and chisel!

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    Cheers Jon
    I was going to mention Fred - he is an absolute hero of mine.



    If you are interested in Victorian Engineering, he is a man well worth researching, If he wasn't repairing or felling chimneys he was building steam traction engines. he even sunk a brick mine shaft in his garden. He built a steam lift so he could get in and out like those seen in coal mines.
    Citizen of the "New democratic" Republic of Britain, apart from Scotland who are still not very happy.

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