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Climbing My Local Water Tower
< on 1/12/2006 11:02 PM >
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Heres a shot I took off my water tower around 4:30 PM EST

http://www.we-explore.net/personal/tom.jpg
[last edit 1/12/2006 11:02 PM by Urbex Tom - edited 1 times]

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Re: Climbing My Local Water Tower
<Reply # 1 on 1/13/2006 12:59 AM >
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Hi all, my first post here so please forgive any stupidity.

Having said that, once when I was about 15 or so, a few of us at the local swimming pool (a few guys and a few girls) were enticed into actually SWIMMING in a water tower.

The hatch on top was unlocked, but getting in was a bit tricky because it was offset from the ladder that went up the dome by a foot or 2.

Inside, another ladder ran down the inside diameter of the dome. Made a nice diving platform, although the air at the top was unbearably hot.

The tower was about 60% full, with pipes running here and there a couple of feet under the water handy for walkin'.

Getting out an hour or so later was even trickier, as getting out a hatch and back onto a ladder while soaking wet and on an angle that would guarantee a quick slide to death wasn't something I relished.

And no, we did not pee in it.



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Re: Climbing My Local Water Tower
<Reply # 2 on 1/13/2006 1:07 AM >
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dude...people drink that water...thats kinda a dumb move plus depending on time of day they fill and empty...coulda been killed...nuff said

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Re: Climbing My Local Water Tower
<Reply # 3 on 1/13/2006 1:22 AM >
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Oh believe me, I realized that then and still do 30 years later. Suffice it to say it wasn't and won't be repeated. Drink up!

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Re: Climbing My Local Water Tower
<Reply # 4 on 1/13/2006 2:36 AM >
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Nice shot of yourself. Did you use any harness or rope to as backup ??? Water towers look cool as hell, but the chance of falling and no chance of living from it keep me thinking about how it looks as to trying it

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Re: Climbing My Local Water Tower
<Reply # 5 on 1/13/2006 2:50 AM >
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Posted by denny
Suffice it to say it wasn't and won't be repeated.


That's awesome... insane stupidty always makes for the best stories ;)
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Re: Climbing My Local Water Tower
<Reply # 6 on 1/13/2006 3:18 AM >
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Dumb stunts like that keep me employed.

Gettin' close to an overload...everyday's a no win situation..
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Re: Climbing My Local Water Tower
<Reply # 7 on 1/13/2006 4:04 AM >
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Posted by Dowcet


That's awesome... insane stupidty always makes for the best stories ;)


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Re: Climbing My Local Water Tower
<Reply # 8 on 1/13/2006 4:05 AM >
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Posted by Rockman1
Dumb stunts like that keep me employed.


You're a wastewater technician?



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Re: Climbing My Local Water Tower
<Reply # 9 on 1/13/2006 4:18 AM >
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Posted by denny
You're a wastewater technician?


Or a medic?

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Re: Climbing My Local Water Tower
<Reply # 10 on 1/13/2006 3:22 PM >
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Firefighter...water towers are one of the toughest rescues.

Gettin' close to an overload...everyday's a no win situation..
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Re: Climbing My Local Water Tower
<Reply # 11 on 1/13/2006 9:21 PM >
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Posted by Verizoff
Heres a shot I took off my water tower around 4:30 PM EST

http://www.we-explore.net/personal/tom.jpg


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Re: Climbing My Local Water Tower
<Reply # 12 on 1/13/2006 10:20 PM >
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Posted by Verizoff
Heres a shot I took off my water tower around 4:30 PM EST

http://www.we-explore.net/personal/tom.jpg


Great shot!

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Re: Climbing My Local Water Tower
<Reply # 13 on 1/14/2006 12:24 AM >
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MAN! you did it JUST before BrenT and I did. We have been planning to climb a radio tower and get some shots like that and YOU! beat us to it. Oh well great shot! and keep bringin' em!

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Re: Climbing My Local Water Tower
<Reply # 14 on 1/14/2006 4:51 AM >
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Thanks for all the comments.

No, I dont wear safety equipment.

If you look at my Avatar, that was on the same tower during the day.

I've been making frequent trips up because soon houses will be springing up aside it. The cleared a huge piece of forest and threw the roads and new drains I had a chance to check out.

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Re: Climbing My Local Water Tower
<Reply # 15 on 1/14/2006 6:41 AM >
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Verizoff - Great photo !

Denny - Insane stunt.Just reading that made my hands sweaty with anxiety at the thought of sliding that few feet between the hatch and ladder.

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Re: Climbing My Local Water Tower
<Reply # 16 on 1/14/2006 5:42 PM >
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Posted by Watcher


If you have ever done this in the middle of the night with a can of spray paint to defend your sister's honor, you might be a Redneck.


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Re: Climbing My Local Water Tower
<Reply # 17 on 1/15/2006 4:45 AM >
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Posted by Blake
MAN! you did it JUST before BrenT and I did. We have been planning to climb a radio tower and get some shots like that and YOU! beat us to it. Oh well great shot! and keep bringin' em!


I wouldn't do that. Read up on the dangers of radio towers.

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Re: Climbing My Local Water Tower
<Reply # 18 on 1/15/2006 4:51 AM >
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Looks pretty cool, I wish I had a climbable water tower around here. The only water tower I can think of is a giant white tank.

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Re: Climbing My Local Water Tower
<Reply # 19 on 1/15/2006 2:50 PM >
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Posted by PyroMaster
dude...people drink that water...



A swimmer is probably the cleanest thing in there; definitly cleaner than the walls and the foot of disgusting muck left on the bottom when they empty one.
Drink up.




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