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BS: Minnesota demolition experts - not...

Will Fly 11 Apr 13 - 06:43 AM
gnu 11 Apr 13 - 07:19 AM
Jim Dixon 11 Apr 13 - 08:22 AM
Rapparee 11 Apr 13 - 08:52 AM
Sandra in Sydney 11 Apr 13 - 09:34 AM
Ebbie 11 Apr 13 - 10:42 AM
maeve 11 Apr 13 - 10:48 AM
GUEST 11 Apr 13 - 10:52 AM
Pete Jennings 11 Apr 13 - 10:56 AM
open mike 11 Apr 13 - 11:19 AM
Will Fly 11 Apr 13 - 02:27 PM
Ebbie 11 Apr 13 - 03:52 PM
Bill D 11 Apr 13 - 06:07 PM
artbrooks 11 Apr 13 - 06:36 PM
frogprince 11 Apr 13 - 07:28 PM
gnu 11 Apr 13 - 07:52 PM
GUEST,BobL 12 Apr 13 - 04:37 AM
gnu 12 Apr 13 - 05:54 AM
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Subject: BS: Minnesota demolition experts - not...
From: Will Fly
Date: 11 Apr 13 - 06:43 AM

This speaks for itself...

Minnesota silo demolition


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Subject: RE: BS: Minnesota demolition experts - not...
From: gnu
Date: 11 Apr 13 - 07:19 AM

"thought it would go a lot farther"

Hmmmm. He thought it was a tree?


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Subject: RE: BS: Minnesota demolition experts - not...
From: Jim Dixon
Date: 11 Apr 13 - 08:22 AM

Do you suppose this cat is also a Minnesotan?

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_1hRaytNLmc


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Subject: RE: BS: Minnesota demolition experts - not...
From: Rapparee
Date: 11 Apr 13 - 08:52 AM

Looks like they were part of a tree service.

Geez, those guys didn't know NOTHIN'! Everyone knows that you use explosives, and even if you don't the silo is supposed to fall on the barn.


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Subject: RE: BS: Minnesota demolition experts - not...
From: Sandra in Sydney
Date: 11 Apr 13 - 09:34 AM

I was watching with my mouth open

I've sent it to friends with the subject Not eligible for a Darwin Award, unfortunately

sandra


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Subject: RE: BS: Minnesota demolition experts - not...
From: Ebbie
Date: 11 Apr 13 - 10:42 AM

OK, I'll admit bafflement. What is so extraordinary about this?

#1. They saved hundreds of dollars by doing it themselves. It cost them nothing.
#2. They aimed it in the right direction.
#3. It fell where it was meant to.

So what is this denigrating about?


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Subject: RE: BS: Minnesota demolition experts - not...
From: maeve
Date: 11 Apr 13 - 10:48 AM

Ebbie-
#4. He found his sledgehammer in fine shape after the fall.


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Subject: RE: BS: Minnesota demolition experts - not...
From: GUEST
Date: 11 Apr 13 - 10:52 AM

Talk about being lucky...


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Subject: RE: BS: Minnesota demolition experts - not...
From: Pete Jennings
Date: 11 Apr 13 - 10:56 AM

Oops, that was me, sans cookie.


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Subject: RE: BS: Minnesota demolition experts - not...
From: open mike
Date: 11 Apr 13 - 11:19 AM

you all right? you all right?


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Subject: RE: BS: Minnesota demolition experts - not...
From: Will Fly
Date: 11 Apr 13 - 02:27 PM

They're not doing it for themselves - they're "professionals" - and they don't have the faintest idea about safety procedures.


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Subject: RE: BS: Minnesota demolition experts - not...
From: Ebbie
Date: 11 Apr 13 - 03:52 PM

Hmmmm I can't read the lettering on the shirt- does it say he is a professional?

Each one of the guys specifically says they haven't done or seen this done before.

The upright (concrete?) boards at the base of the silo seem to indicate that they are installed that way in order to facilitate demolition. My family built several silos over the years and it seems to be a common practice.

A silo inherently is not a heavy construction- it is the volume and the height coming down that could kill.

I agree that all of them should have been wearing helmets and safety glasses.


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Subject: RE: BS: Minnesota demolition experts - not...
From: Bill D
Date: 11 Apr 13 - 06:07 PM

They (he) should have studied to 9/11 films to realized have suddenly and FAST vertical structures can go when they reach their load limits...

I would have begged that guy to finish the last part some other way.... throwing bowling balls from a distance maybe...


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Subject: RE: BS: Minnesota demolition experts - not...
From: artbrooks
Date: 11 Apr 13 - 06:36 PM

Ya shure, dey bin Norvegians, yu betcha!


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Subject: RE: BS: Minnesota demolition experts - not...
From: frogprince
Date: 11 Apr 13 - 07:28 PM

Ebbie, I'm about astonished at your response. That thing came down just as any sane person would have expected, in what was effectively an explosion of jumbled massively heavy materials. That guy is extremely lucky to be alive, and didn't show a glimmer of awareness of the fact.


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Subject: RE: BS: Minnesota demolition experts - not...
From: gnu
Date: 11 Apr 13 - 07:52 PM

"The upright (concrete?) boards at the base of the silo seem to indicate that they are installed that way in order to facilitate demolition."

No.

In any case. The lad should not have been doing what he did. The last bit could have easily been accomplished thru the use of as simple as a winch for all to stand clear. It makes good video even if it upsets me on acconta I still gotta watch. That what pays You Tube's bills.


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Subject: RE: BS: Minnesota demolition experts - not...
From: GUEST,BobL
Date: 12 Apr 13 - 04:37 AM

See also this one. At least they finished the job properly in the end.


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Subject: RE: BS: Minnesota demolition experts - not...
From: gnu
Date: 12 Apr 13 - 05:54 AM

Got a PM (not from Ebbie) re my "curt" post above. Twas not meant to be. The design is for ease erection at a reasonable price without a highly skilled labour force. The ease of demolition just happened to happen due to the nature of one of the components... strong yet brittle and subject to fracture by a simple tool. In the first video, two simple tools are employed in the demolition.


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Subject: RE: BS: Minnesota demolition experts - not...
From: GUEST,Lavengro
Date: 12 Apr 13 - 11:42 AM

This is how a professional does it:) Fred Dibnah, absolute legend God rest him!!

If you are impatient you need to get to about 4.25. But then you'll miss a lot of the fun.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FhpMiKds8lc

"Did ya liike that?" And not a stick of dynamite in sight!

I know a lot of the Brits will have seen this, but it might interest those in the US as to what passed for decent TV (and knitwear) in the UK in the late 70's.


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