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    Raising a heavy post without machines - GIF

    Raising a heavy post without machines. Highlight: when the one guy with flip-flops on removes them, assumedly for improved traction. Lowlight: a tie between the backwards swastika on the wall (ironically, a pre-WWII symbol of "prosperity"), and the tight proximity between the middle guy and the front guy.




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    I'm not sure where this is (India/Pakistan maybe?) but I'm pretty sure this is a concrete power/telephone pole they're hoisting. I was expecting the rope to come into play once it got to 45 or so, but it just seemed to be along for the ride. That kind of work will either keep you in shape or kill you.

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    The raising of this among many poles, initiates service to an area as an infrastructure, no matter how rural. Even in these surroundings, it's realized without there will be little prosperity. And communications are key to that. The idea concrete an easier material to source than straight wood is hard to grasp.

    Or it's a real high density clothesline...
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    Quote Originally Posted by Toolmaker51 View Post
    The raising of this among many poles, initiates service to an area as an infrastructure, no matter how rural. Even in these surroundings, it's realized without there will be little prosperity. And communications are key to that. The idea concrete an easier material to source than straight wood is hard to grasp.

    Or it's a real high density clothesline...
    Not so hard to grasp the probable scarcity of long straight wood in any particular region there are some regions where wood is priced much the same as steel particularly when longer lengths are required.
    Concrete on the other hand is well within the manufacturing capability of almost every culture around the world raw materials can be mined when available processed and sold locally or given the local geological strata does not yield the proper substance to make cement out of it can be hauled in bulk rather economically when compared to transporting long timbers or steel members. the same thing applies to steel rebar which can be purchased as a short low grade square steel billet run through a furnace drawn into long ribbons of round rebar Or if that technology is beyond the region coils of rebar are hauled in then straightened and sectioned to length. The only thing left would be to add aggerate sand and water and fashion a mold.
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    I did stuff like this on a few jobs. It's surprising how much weight a few people and a few levels are capable of moving. Flipped 880 lbs of train rail on one job and did a wharf rebuild that two guys regularly moved around 5oolb plus wooden beams. People did it in the past. Many have forgotten how today. Or they defeat themselves before they even give it a try. Learned lots about how to do it from my folks and an experienced logger I worked with as a young man.

    Think Stone Hedge and many other massive moves. Byblos has a few stones near 100 tons. Has been and can be done by people power.


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