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so on July 2nd i get a call from an engineering firm out of South Dakota (i am in Cleveland, Ohio). hey need a hot dipped galvanized cell phone tower painted by July 7th. its 100 feet long with a circumference of 14 feet.

I tell them $4,200.00 to acid etch, prime with Macropoxy 646 and finish with Acrlon 218 HS. I knew they were in a jam so i taxed them a little.

I get a call yesterday. the pole is now installed and they don't like the color; the need a price to paint it wile it is up. at least its only 97 feet long now.

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The lift cost for a 120' straight boom is about $4,800 a week (delivery and fuel included).

I am going to have my guys climb it i think. they will use a light weight spider to access the pole. It adds to the labor but saves money overall.
 

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We do work on cell towers. Protect yourself. You need a special training certificate to work at the top of working cellular towers. The training cost us $3600. Also, they don't look like they move too much at the top when you're standing on the ground. Once you get up there, there's a bit of a rocking motion you have to compensate for. Torch cutting a hand hole or cable way and welding the ring in is quite taxing. Give yourself some leeway with labor, because your target moves. I liken the sensation to trying to throw darts, where you're sitting in one ferris wheel, and the dart board is on a ferris wheel next to you.

Or, maybe my inner ear is just screwed up from listening to too much Pink Floyd when I was a kid.
 
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