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Thread: Transmission tower collapses in on itself - GIF

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    That's neat to watch, apparently it was not connected to the transmission lines yet or had been disconnected from them.
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    Yep, cool to watch but who gets to clean up?

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    Quote Originally Posted by NortonDommi View Post
    Yep, cool to watch but who gets to clean up?
    I would accept the job cleaning it up I would see that 3 bids were submitted 1 from me and 2 from others mine would be way out of reason in demands and promises, while the 2 others would be much closer together. Most places will throw out the highest and the lowest and take the 1 in the middle, which would just happen to be 1 of my shadow companies. I would wind up making a tidy sum while not having to fulfill a lot of errant promises and have a fair amount of useable stock and a large chunk of scrap to use as banking interest for when times are lean.
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    I like your thinking Frank.

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    Quote Originally Posted by NortonDommi View Post
    I like your thinking Frank.
    Just trying to insure my post apocalyptic stock pile of materials increases rather than decreases at this stage of the game
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    Quote Originally Posted by Frank S View Post
    That's neat to watch, apparently it was not connected to the transmission lines yet or had been disconnected from them.

    But WHY?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ralphxyz View Post
    But WHY?

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    But why did it collapse or why did I find it neat to watch LOl.
    What sets me to wonder is a couple things #1 an unlikely scenario, it might have been planned to remove the tower. It could have gone like this although dangerous and unpredictable, 2 guys could have climbed the tower removed the bolts from 2 of the legs and waited for the wind to take care of the rest, #2 Another, it could have and most likely was unplanned. During erection the bolts were not torqued properly the buffeting winds loosened them until the fell out. The problem with this though is in order for a clean fall the last 2 remaining bolts would have had to have been on the opposite legs and probably would have had to shear or fall out at the same time. #3 A remote possibility exists where a couple of shape charges were placed on the legs and a guy just waited until the wind was just right before setting off the charges the tell tale evidence of the explosion was just not included in the video.
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    #3 A remote possibility exists where a couple of shape charges were placed on the legs and a guy just waited until the wind was just right before setting off the charges the tell tale evidence of the explosion was just not included in the video.[/QUOTE]

    I go for #3. At the first 10 seconds of the video, where it starts the legs are already bent.

    And of course the contrails are interesting.

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