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@wigglytuffitout this is not the first time i’ve seen this and it’s just like omfg just drain the shit
“but then my cherry picker won’t reach!”
build a goddamn scaffold
it wouldn’t be very easy but that’s one way they used to build bridges
like there are so many ways to do this that don’t involve trying to float an extremely tall, top heavy vehicle on OPEN WATER with no support structure
@Ethancdavenport @DissonantEevee tbh if you built it with the idea of sinking the first few layers, i bet the sinking into the water of some weights would also make the resulting structure much more stable (ayyy counterbalance!) and depending on the depth of the pool, you might not even need somebody in scuba gear... just Steve, Who's Pretty Good At Diving And Brought His Swimsuit Today, and a helper to hand him some weights one by one
is this proper scaffolding? i mean probably not
but you could get a lot closer to something that isn't a nightmare
@Ethancdavenport @wigglytuffitout nope. 29 CFR 1910.401(a)(2) This standard applies to diving and related support operations conducted in connection with all types of work and employments, including general industry, construction, ship repairing, shipbuilding, shipbreaking and longshoring.
No fucking shit Steve's lungs don't qualify as appropriate safety gear for the worksite
@DissonantEevee @Ethancdavenport listen i am neither theater kid nor anyone who has ever done any sort of construction work, it should come as no surprise that i am MULTI-TRACK DRIFTING my ignorance 😂
do low-key wonder if someone has started manufacturing these Official Whatchamacallits, or if they are only spawned when welders are left unattended,
@DissonantEevee @Ethancdavenport i believe there's absolutely a tool called a podger, it wouldn't surprise me if it's related somehow to bodging as a profession (e.g. someone who works with green wood - the wood then dries and shrinks, so that if the bodger is bad at his job, shit goes a tad wonky. hence modern british english - "bodging" means "fixing or making something but in a clumsy/shitty way")
i mean there's also a tool called a bonefolder
it's not one typically found in many makerspaces but
make sure you bone down hard https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YG5GwwA7B3c&ab_channel=RemyDavison
@Ethancdavenport @DissonantEevee honestly even a hybrid scaffold-and-pontoon system would be much safer. like okay fine use the floaty to scoot the cherrypicker over to the right spot and then anchor it into the makeshift scaffold that's weighted down into the water. it would at least be BETTER! probably not osha-compliant, but BETTER
i mean it's kind of like trying to find a more nutritious meal than those awful zero-calorie konjac "noodles", doing much better is easy but also not guaranteed to be actually nutritious
...really just fuckin drain the pool. "weh water is expensive" whatever just fuckin make it
weasel stomping pool cleaning day. drain it, scrub it, figure out what other little maintenance bits have been put off because "well it'd be hard unless we drain the pool", rent a higher cherry picker, It's Fine
@wigglytuffitout @Ethancdavenport @DissonantEevee I am still not convinced that it's for real/not photoshopped.
How does the load spread to the Edges of this ponton? the board is very small and too thin anyways. by the straps?
how did they get the scissors on the ponton without tipping it over when driving on/over the edge?
and what are they actually trying to accomplish up there without any tools. not even a checklist and camera, in case it's for inspection.
@adorfer @Ethancdavenport @DissonantEevee to be fair, "what are they even trying to accomplish" can be answered with "the type of people who think this whole thing is a good idea are also the type of people who aren't going to do their due diligence enough to bring a checklist and camera for an inspection"
to be additionally fair, at some point i really do not care if it's a photoshop or not because it is amusing, and i got a good laugh out of it. and this level of bad idea is absolutely something that exists and people try to do even if this particular instance could be faked. it is a good excuse to remember what not to do either way lol
@email@example.com i used to work in construction and osha was literally on your ass the whole time.
if they saw you doing this, they would be both very impressed and mad as shit
@wigglytuffitout i tried to post an image description but i don't know what those are called and i'm pretty sure "cranky jack" isn't it
anyway we've got two people standing on one that's lifting them up to the ceiling like 3 storeys up from the ground
except the "ground" here is a big floaty mattress floating on top of a full swimming pool
@wigglytuffitout I drove past this several years back, and that’s a real safety third sort of moment.
And looking at the propulsion system they don't use a nasty gasoline that emits noxious fumes, but instead pull themselves along the roof girders which they can hold onto in case of an emergency to wait until the construction fully capsized and they can safely fall into clear water or into the soft pontoon (underside).
[ no, so wrong on so many levels ]
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