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Old 02-14-2019, 01:17 PM
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Sorry but I'm still thinking it would be neat to cut the straps and watch the excitement. I have been accused of being nuts before.
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Old 02-14-2019, 07:58 PM
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I have been accused of being nuts before.
I expect some of those who are accused of being nuts are probably dead.
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Old 02-14-2019, 07:59 PM
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Well I didn't say I wanted to be right there.

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Old 02-14-2019, 09:33 PM
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I can remember back around 1980 when they were still rolling coils there on the east side of Houston, maybe they still do, I don't know. Wasn't a week go by there would be a 18 wheeler flipped on its side and three or four of those coils would land on the concrete. Most of the time they would stay in tack and once in a while one those coils would bust the bands and uncoil. Like a giant size clock spring, would spring out and be close to 12 ft apart. These coils around 3 foot wide and guessing around 1/4 thick material, maybe 3/16 thick, too. Those that busted apart, pretty much had to take a cutting torch and start cutting loose coils into so it could be handled and hauled off. Not sure how they handled the one's laying on the side.
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Old 02-15-2019, 03:46 AM
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If the side bands held when it on its side. You use a hook to pick it up enough to block under it .Block it up and strap or chain through the eye of the coil then pickup . Been there done that .The worst part is the smell from when the guy on the overhead lost it and crapped his pants .
Now if the side bands failed weld it ist even if you lost 25,000 dollars of steel .It is cheaper than a loss of life from OSHA ,I also have seen the cost figures on that .
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