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    Ladder Video

    Hi folks,
    Found this cool video on another forum. Story about San Francisco Fire Department ladders.

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    Well, with all of the electric trolley lines, and bus lines, I reckon it makes sense. Great video Bob!

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    That's pretty cool Sounds like a pretty fun job too
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    Ok though, 2 weeks for 2 guys to build one ladder? They need to get Allen Levine out there to show them a thing or two about productivity...

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    Pretty neat.

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    Now THAT was cool Bob
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    Quote Originally Posted by Brent Dowell View Post
    Ok though, 2 weeks for 2 guys to build one ladder? They need to get Allen Levine out there to show them a thing or two about productivity...
    And the wood sits in their shop for 15 years before building the ladder. Looks like a nice job. What I was wondering was if there's Mr. Lee, who builds, and his one assistant, why is there a shop foreman?

    Great video, thanks for sharing it.

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    I was thinking the same thing Ken. Somehow some of it dont make sense. Guess that must be why taxes in California are what they are.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ken werner View Post
    And the wood sits in their shop for 15 years before building the ladder. Looks like a nice job. What I was wondering was if there's Mr. Lee, who builds, and his one assistant, why is there a shop foreman?

    Great video, thanks for sharing it.
    Maybe it's a Union job?

    That's a cool video but I was thinking I might be a little concerned about putting a wood ladder against a burning building... I might want to go back down the ladder
    makes me envision the cartoon where the cartoon character climbs the ladder, it burns and you have left the charred remains with the character at the top.
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    Romantic but inefficient and very-very expensive.
    Two weeks for one ladder?
    There are non-ferrous materials that can be used that would be lighter and cheaper.
    No wonder California is broke.
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