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Water towers / Water tanks
< on 1/22/2008 3:53 AM >
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Don't know if I should post this in the public forums, but I would like to know if anyone here ever entered a working water tower or inside a water tank with or without permission ?



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Re: Water towers
<Reply # 1 on 1/22/2008 3:58 AM >
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Posted by zdanz
Don't know if I should post this in the public forums, but I would like to know if anyone here ever entered a working water tower with or without permission ?





The older style are really tall compared to the overlying terrain and are often on hills, offering stellar views of the area around them.

This is the one in the small town of Calhan, Colorado...


I, personally havent climbed any, because of the lethal (from one small slip) heights involved. I don't recommend it because water infrastructure is usually highly secured and very commonly patrolled as a result of post 9/11 reality.
In calhan, you'll get detained, issued a ticket (trespassing, if in the yard, and if caught on the structure, carted off to the county jail on felony trespass and/or B&E charges)
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Re: Water towers
<Reply # 2 on 1/22/2008 4:06 AM >
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Where I live, we don't have water towers, we have water tanks on the sides of mountains.

But, I am hoping to find this place one day, the city owns it, but it's called "The Blue Hole" where my mom said everybody went swimming & it had the bluest water she's ever seen. It's fenced in with the water works, so I haven't tried it yet.

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Re: Water towers / Water tanks
<Reply # 3 on 1/22/2008 4:29 AM >
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If its climbable, I've probably climbed it, period.



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Re: Water towers / Water tanks
<Reply # 4 on 1/22/2008 4:32 AM >
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oh and I forgot this one:



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Re: Water towers / Water tanks
<Reply # 5 on 1/22/2008 4:37 AM >
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Haha nice, I like the picture with the antenna array !
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Re: Water towers / Water tanks
<Reply # 6 on 1/22/2008 4:45 AM >
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I figured you would, you wouldn't happen to know what that cool looking device with the six flat panels on it is would you?

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Re: Water towers / Water tanks
<Reply # 7 on 1/22/2008 4:50 AM >
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Well I would say those panels are here for wireless internet access... am I right ?


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Re: Water towers / Water tanks
<Reply # 8 on 1/22/2008 4:52 AM >
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Posted by zdanz
Don't know if I should post this in the public forums, but I would like to know if anyone here ever entered a working water tower or inside a water tank with or without permission ?





the job i work at, it is sometimes part of my job to enter confined spaces such as tanks, pits and other chambers. These type of places really aren't a great place to fuck around willy nilly.


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Re: Water towers / Water tanks
<Reply # 9 on 1/22/2008 5:22 AM >
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Nice pics by uLiveAndYouBurn. The water tower views are awesome!

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Re: Water towers / Water tanks
<Reply # 10 on 1/22/2008 7:57 AM >
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Posted by uLiveAndYouBurn
If its climbable, I've probably climbed it, period.



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awesome pics. just out of curiosity, how frightening is it to climb up there?

my city's water supply comes from a reservoir on a dammed part of one of the local creeks. my girlfriend's mom used to work for the park that it's in and my girlfriend wants to take me there when it gets warm out. even though it's highly illegal to be there, most of the people working there would probably just kick us out because she's someone they know.

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Re: Water towers / Water tanks
<Reply # 11 on 1/22/2008 10:28 PM >
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I'm sure you're all aware of the dangers of entering tanks but I'll say this anyway:

Tanks are a great environment for poor air quality and lack of oxygen. Empty, corroding tanks can be very dangerous. As metal rusts, oxygen in the air reacts with the iron in steel and forms rust. This process can consume the oxygen content in the air making for a nasty situation. You enter tank, there's no oxygen, you can't breathe, you die before you can get out. Then your friend tries to get you and he dies too.

I work in the boiler and tank business and was just talking about this with a coworker. He told this exact story where one worker went down, passed out very quickly, friend went after him, passed out too. Both died. No one else was stupid enough to try and rescue them after this until someone arrived with a crane and SCBAs.

That's my warning. This situation can also be found in areas with trapped air, such as underground shafts, anchor chain lockers on ships, ballast tanks on ships, inside of boilers etc.

I was just in an underground missile silo and was photographing one section that was well sealed off. The air was warm and stale. At first I didn't notice anything, but started getting really loopy, grumpy and had a pounding headache. I left and went to the surface and immediately felt better. I contribute this to carbon monoxide accumulation, but could be wrong.

I like to go in all sorts of places, but am really cautious around tanks. It's not worth dying over.
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Re: Water towers / Water tanks
<Reply # 12 on 1/22/2008 10:49 PM >
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Is there any water towers/tanks with electricity inside, utility rooms or any other rooms inside them ?

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Re: Water towers / Water tanks
<Reply # 13 on 1/22/2008 11:59 PM >
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I've always wanted to climb a water tower.

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Re: Water towers / Water tanks
<Reply # 14 on 1/23/2008 1:27 AM >
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My uncle climbed a water tower when he was a teenager

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Re: Water towers / Water tanks
<Reply # 15 on 1/23/2008 10:33 AM >
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I would not recommend popping the lid off any old water tank or reservoir as it may be contaminated with Legionella pneumophila of "Legionnaire's Disease" fame if it still contains airborne water droplets. It always seems to break out at catchpenny holiday camps round here.

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Re: Water towers / Water tanks
<Reply # 16 on 1/23/2008 1:58 PM >
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I've slipped in once to one of those 'elevated tank' types of towers where the base is hollow. The guy's truck was there but I think he was at an adjacent property . . . This afforded me a few seconds to pop in - - without a tripod the empty blackness gave me crap for images.

However - -
Here is some fun on one of those 'stand pipe' types of water towers . . . the utilities crew must have forgotten to lock the ladder access - - this long 5-minute climb was certainly NOT for explorers with vertigo.

The WAUBAUSHENE Tower, Summer 2007.





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Re: Water towers / Water tanks
<Reply # 17 on 1/23/2008 2:43 PM >
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It's open to public every now and then (you can get the keys from the municipality office) so it really wasn't "urban exploration", but nice nonetheless.

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Re: Water towers / Water tanks
<Reply # 18 on 1/23/2008 7:25 PM >
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Isn't there a danger of getting (for lack of better word) cooked, by some of the arrays on these things? Or is that just on radio towers?

It seemed like a good idea at the time...
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Re: Water towers / Water tanks
<Reply # 19 on 1/23/2008 8:01 PM >
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Well, you should not stand in front of directional antennas. You can stand behind them but not in front, since the RF is beamed on a directional pattern.

I've heard that standing near microwave drums is not a good idea either ;)

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