What do I do....  

rm_suckonthis27 35M
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9/24/2005 9:28 pm

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What do I do....


.... I work as a galvanizer at an irrigation company. We use the same rope and pulley method as when they opened in 1933! Quite interesting,
hard work, and fairly dangerous!
I can go into an in-depth detail if anybody wants to know more about it. But a brief run down would be: there is alot of safety equipment
to wear, around chemicals such as rust inhibitor\
galvanizing flux\sulfiric acid( a 1000 gallon tank) and molten zinc. The zinc runs at a cool 850 degrees!
Today, we had to clean out the dross at the bottom of the zinc tank. A strenuous process involving A giant 200#steel shovel, a hoist, and
three strapping lads. Two guys, one on each side
and one controlling the hoist, manuever the shovel and scoop out the dross...50#'s at a time=
4 a total of close to a ton b4 we had to stop.
It is so hot, that after about 4-5 scoops we take a couple minutes for a heat break. Enough
time 4 a drink of water and to cool down, maybe
ruff-house a bit.
Well here and ther I might go into sum detail about this or that... just to see if anybody cares about sumone they've never met...
I know I care!

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