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    Pjs When I made the cylinder I used a 4" rod the piston was 8" the wall thickness on the cylinder was 3/4" and yes double acting the main problem in making the cylinder was I had to make such a short head or gland and a thin steel piston of only 1.5" the head was only 2 inches thick and made of steel as well os I had to use a bronze bearing in it the power unit was basically like you would find on a larger log splitter or pony unit on a hydraulic operated trailer. so it had a 4 way valve you just moved the leaver left right or center. the hosed were only about 25 feet so we just lowered everything from floor to floor as we went down. Simple fast and very efficient Hung from a chain hoist on a tripod. I imagine the company called Concrete cutters probably still has it leaning against a wall in their shop I can't imagine them ever getting rid of it.
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    Certainly does top it! Just think about how efficient the crane/excavator combination actually is: After weakening a section of stack, the crane operator could signal the guy in the excavator to buckle his seat belt and then use the excavator as a wrecking ball!

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    An operator in a machine dangling from a crane ..... that would almost make an OSHA inspectors head explode.

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    An operator in a machine dangling from a crane ..... that would almost make an OSHA inspectors head explode.
    Will now employ an adjective I never use.
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    An operator in a machine dangling from a crane ..... that would almost make an OSHA inspectors head explode.
    That would be an improvement for many of them!!!!

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    Finally, now we know how they feel!
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    Demolition of a cooling tower on a German nuclear power plant. It was done this way (instead of with explosives) because of its proximity to a highway, a railroad, the former reactor, and the Rhine river.



    1:21 timelapse of a portion of the demolition, which I believe took about 7 months total:



    More: https://de.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kern...m-K%C3%A4rlich

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    Wonder how they refueled the dinosaur eating the tower for 7 months? One bad crack and down the dino comes. Cool but agonizing, monumental task.
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