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Water tower?
February 21, 2009
8:40 AM
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Nukeworker brought up a great point!!! Most people do not realize the importance of knowing what is on the other side of what you are about to cut let alone within about 150' Most of the time when I do these I will plug the front legs allowing the machines pulling the plugs to be on the back side. My latest water tower is on youtube. Search flint powerhouse and watertower demo. Hope all is going well.

February 4, 2009
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Cool! If I can find them I will try to post some pics of a tower I pulled over with the lift cylinder of a roll off truck.

February 4, 2009
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James;10797 said:
So did anything come about? Did you guys get the job?

Actually I'm leaving for the job this morning. Thanks every one for your help :)

I should be back in a couple days with pictures and video :p

February 3, 2009
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So did anything come about? Did you guys get the job?

January 29, 2009
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Scrappy, if you have the room to drop it that's the easiest way. Make sure you r cut the center stand pipe out. Yuo can do this at ground level; just take out about five or six feet so there is no chance of it hanging. Once you determine the direction of fall, you will need to attach somoe rigging to the front legs and run it back through to your pulling equipment. Cut the front legs in a set cut and the back legs in a hinge cut (keep a watch as you are cutting in case of settling). The idea is to pull the front legs out from under it so that it hinges over on the back legs.
Once it is down, you can cut it up pretty easily. As Nuke said watch out for the inner coatings, they can be ashpaltic or waxy and are usually flammable.
PM me if you need any pointers!

January 28, 2009
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Scrappy,
Take a look in my profile of the pictures we took while demolishing a very similar sounding tower. The one we worked on was coated with lead paint and the pipe running down the center of the tower also contained some asbestos. We removed the pipe from the center of the tower and torched holes in the sides of the tank (once we removed the lead paint) where we could attach spreaders. Cut her free and picked the tank off whole. Then rigged the remaining legs and cut them up on the ground. Email me if you would like more info... [email]chris@hazpros.com[/email] .. good luck

January 10, 2009
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NukeWorker;10565 said:
Before you cut into it, do yourself a favor and see if the inside has a coating and if it is flammable or not. A lot of times they spray the inside with an asphaltic like coating.

There's nothing like a 50 foot tall burning tower to draw everybody's attention Surprised

Yeah i'll definitely check into that. Actually ran into that about a month ago with a tank that was brought into the yard, ended up having to take the shear to it.

January 9, 2009
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So we're looking at taking a contract to drop and remove a water tower for the county.

Does anyone have any suggestions for the best (safest) way to drop the tower? Preferably without explosives. The tower is in a remote area (nothing around it)

I haven't actually seen the tower yet, so the only details i have is it's a 3 leg tower, aprox 50 feet tall.

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