Last year

Last year

I finished this one last November

8 Comments

4 years 25 weeks ago, 9:49 PM

HampsterW

HampsterW's picture

Rank:
Secretary of State
Points:
7723
Join Date:
Jan 2010
Location:
Cottonwood Heights, Utah, United States
Very nice,

What takes longer, installing the towers and footings or running the lines? Towers I would bet!

Change you can truly believe in comes from the barrel of a gun---------------------------------------------------------------------------------Ron Paul 2012----Vote the bastards out!---------------------------------
4 years 25 weeks ago, 10:50 AM

Vaquero

Vaquero's picture

Rank:
General of the Army
Points:
5502
Join Date:
Dec 2009
Location:
West Texas
Hamp

The footings are the tough shit. Triple measuring, adjusting, pouring and finishing. Then you wait for concrete test results.
Once the go ahead is given the rest goes pretty quick.

The truth, the whole truth and nothing but the truth!
4 years 25 weeks ago, 12:18 PM

HampsterW

HampsterW's picture

Rank:
Secretary of State
Points:
7723
Join Date:
Jan 2010
Location:
Cottonwood Heights, Utah, United States
Vaq, it sounds

like a lot of work.

Change you can truly believe in comes from the barrel of a gun---------------------------------------------------------------------------------Ron Paul 2012----Vote the bastards out!---------------------------------
4 years 17 weeks ago, 8:53 PM

CharlesW

CharlesW's picture

Rank:
General
Points:
4860
Join Date:
Dec 2009
Location:
Live in the wilderness, Republic of Texas, United States

I've seen a tornado take out towers like
they were tinker toys for miles at a time.

Vaquero how much does it cost to replace
those towers? I've heard 1mil each on the
steel ones

A little rebellion is good medicine for the government Thomas Jefferson
4 years 17 weeks ago, 9:08 PM

Vaquero

Vaquero's picture

Rank:
General of the Army
Points:
5502
Join Date:
Dec 2009
Location:
West Texas
CW

The towers are average around $100,000 each materials and labor.
A mile of high voltage transmission line runs around a mil.
Oddly, the cost is dropping, mostly due to labor costs.
Contractors are bidding low right now.

The truth, the whole truth and nothing but the truth!
4 years 17 weeks ago, 9:13 PM

CharlesW

CharlesW's picture

Rank:
General
Points:
4860
Join Date:
Dec 2009
Location:
Live in the wilderness, Republic of Texas, United States

Of Lone Star and Pabst Blue Ribbon
have tripled
Money is tight. I've done some jobs I
knew I would break even on just to
keep some guys working..

A little rebellion is good medicine for the government Thomas Jefferson
4 years 17 weeks ago, 9:17 PM

CharlesW

CharlesW's picture

Rank:
General
Points:
4860
Join Date:
Dec 2009
Location:
Live in the wilderness, Republic of Texas, United States

I had some roofers hanging Christmas
lights in trees.

A little rebellion is good medicine for the government Thomas Jefferson
4 years 17 weeks ago, 9:17 PM

Vaquero

Vaquero's picture

Rank:
General of the Army
Points:
5502
Join Date:
Dec 2009
Location:
West Texas
Breaking even

Yep, lots of those bids going out these days. Honestly, If more CEOs of big corporations would bid low just to keep folks working the country would turn around pretty quick. They just keep cutting costs(as in labor) to make margin and collect a fat bonus for themselves.

The truth, the whole truth and nothing but the truth!
Vaquero's picture
Posted by: Vaquero
4 years 25 weeks ago
Views:
601
Comments:
8

Rating Overview

This text will be replaced

Recent Activity