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Working the pole #7587120
05/19/22 08:12 PM
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Tommie Offline OP
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Our youngest son is in lineman school in north Georgia, seems to really be enjoying it right now but that Georgia heat hasnít really kicked in yet ,letís hope and pray he makes it till the middle of August when he graduates. We tried to talk him into waiting till September or the winter class but he said that would interfere with his duck and goose season . His goal is to become a helicopter lineman. Wish him luck or say a prayer for him please . [Linked Image]

Re: Working the pole [Re: Tommie] #7587126
05/19/22 08:29 PM
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Best of luck to him, that's a tuff job. Especially during disasters.

Re: Working the pole [Re: Tommie] #7587127
05/19/22 08:29 PM
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That's cool. With our weather, we appreciate those guys and what they do.

Best of luck to your son.


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Re: Working the pole [Re: Tommie] #7587129
05/19/22 08:33 PM
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I had to look before this got taken down! Lol, I hope he's careful, that stuff is no joke!


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Re: Working the pole [Re: Tommie] #7587131
05/19/22 08:39 PM
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Companies are coming in and hiring the whole class. Very good trade.

Re: Working the pole [Re: Tommie] #7587133
05/19/22 08:45 PM
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Buddy from high school did that a few years and now took a job as a safety guy to go watch others climb poles. He said ďim making more than i ever dreamedĒ. And he made a bunch before.

Re: Working the pole [Re: Tommie] #7587144
05/19/22 08:57 PM
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I have a friend who is a lineman. It can be a demanding job. But, depending on the company you work for, it can pay very well, have good perks and opportunities for advancement.

I wish your son the best. I know I don't do well in heat and high humidity.


Eh...wot?

Re: Working the pole [Re: Tommie] #7587171
05/19/22 09:45 PM
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Great to see a young guy with a plan. This post is a pretty good indication that you are proud of the boy, and you should be.

Re: Working the pole [Re: Tommie] #7587173
05/19/22 09:48 PM
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There must be demand as we just got top dollar for several truckloads of pole timber. I'm told the cupboard is bare and the power companies are screaming for poles.

Re: Working the pole [Re: Tommie] #7587176
05/19/22 09:54 PM
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Dang, was hoping for a "better pic" smile
But I digress. That's purdy cool.


swampgas chili and schmidt beer makes for a deadly combo

You have to remember that 1 out of 3 Democratic Voters is just as dumb as the other two.
Re: Working the pole [Re: Tommie] #7587185
05/19/22 10:04 PM
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[Linked Image]
Itís been a living for me since line school in 2010. Supports my hunting, fishing, trapping habits pretty well. Best of luck to him and good choice, itís an excellent career!

This picture is from doing our annual pole top rescue training every fall.

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Re: Working the pole [Re: Tommie] #7587189
05/19/22 10:08 PM
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I put lineman up there with fireman, police and soldiers. I hope your son has a rewarding and safe career.

One of my best friends, Chad, who I've known for 39 years, has been a linesman for the last dozen or so. Chad won some of the linesman competitions.

Keith

Re: Working the pole [Re: Tommie] #7587190
05/19/22 10:08 PM
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I haven't seen a guy climb a pole in years. They just ride up in a bucket around here.

Re: Working the pole [Re: Tommie] #7587196
05/19/22 10:16 PM
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Mad respect for those guys


ďWhatís good for me may not be good for the weak minded.Ē
Captain Gus McCrae- Texas Rangers


Re: Working the pole [Re: TurkeyWrangler] #7587197
05/19/22 10:20 PM
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Originally Posted by TurkeyWrangler
I haven't seen a guy climb a pole in years. They just ride up in a bucket around here.


In the buckets because, we do 95% of the work energized, wearing thick rubber sleeves and gloves over a heavy F.R. long sleeved shirt, when itís 100+ degrees in the summer, Iíd prefer to climb more and do this less.

Honestly we HAVE to climb once a year to be pole top rescue certified, but the rest of the time depends on the job location. Some blind alleys or poles a truck canít get too, but usually New builds are where we get to climb since itís not energized until the very last of the job. Those are the fun jobs in a t shirt and leather gloves climbing poles and working wire.

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Re: Working the pole [Re: Tommie] #7587353
05/20/22 07:27 AM
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Neighbor lost a tree and the line to the house last year. Watched a crew repair it, they climbed two poles to pull in the new line. Hats off to those guys working like that.

Re: Working the pole [Re: Tommie] #7587385
05/20/22 08:26 AM
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I climbed poles for 30 some years, did a lot of "stick" work as we had a lot of off road high voltage you couldn't "glove" from a pole. It is a great way to earn a living, allowed me to "retire" at 55. We didn't have a "school" back when I started in 70, I started on a 6 man crew. Your son has a head start from where things used to be---he'll do well!

Re: Working the pole [Re: Tom Fisher] #7587398
05/20/22 08:39 AM
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Originally Posted by Tom Fisher
I climbed poles for 30 some years, did a lot of "stick" work as we had a lot of off road high voltage you couldn't "glove" from a pole. It is a great way to earn a living, allowed me to "retire" at 55. We didn't have a "school" back when I started in 70, I started on a 6 man crew. Your son has a head start from where things used to be---he'll do well!


I thought you old timers just barehanded 2400 off the pole? Keep your gaff off of the pole ground haha


Derek
Re: Working the pole [Re: Yukon John] #7587400
05/20/22 08:48 AM
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Originally Posted by Yukon John
I had to look before this got taken down! Lol, I hope he's careful, that stuff is no joke!



2x I was thinking a different pole.

The helicopter guys make over $100 per hr. Good choice.

Re: Working the pole [Re: Tommie] #7587414
05/20/22 09:35 AM
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I was a lineman for 36 years. Excellant trade. When we got a bucket at our utility, it certainly improved safety. and productifity. Hiking up poles , isn't an easy way to make a livin , but it sure keeps you in shape. Good luck to your son. old243

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