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Wrecking Ball Snaps Loose, Bounces Down Street

Wed Jul 11, 2007 6:12 am

Gives a whole new meaning to follow the bouncing ball.

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RE: Wrecking Ball Snaps Loose, Bounces Down Street

Wed Jul 11, 2007 6:16 am

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RE: Wrecking Ball Snaps Loose, Bounces Down Street

Wed Jul 11, 2007 6:28 am

Love that picture of it in the trunk of the Taurus.
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RE: Wrecking Ball Snaps Loose, Bounces Down Street

Wed Jul 11, 2007 6:33 am

Far out!
I had no idea wrecking balls were still being used these days.
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RE: Wrecking Ball Snaps Loose, Bounces Down Street

Wed Jul 11, 2007 6:37 am

The story even made it past the summerhelp at the newsdesk at Norway's largest paper (Aftenposten).
They reported it as a 500 kg. cannonball. About time to increase the salaries so that they can afford someone that can convert pounds to kilos and maybe get someone who knows their Donald Duck to know what a WRECKING ball is.

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RE: Wrecking Ball Snaps Loose, Bounces Down Street

Wed Jul 11, 2007 6:42 am

Sounds like something that you would see in a cartoon.
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RE: Wrecking Ball Snaps Loose, Bounces Down Street

Wed Jul 11, 2007 7:08 am

Ouch!

The most innovative way I have seen in bringing down old buildings was a wrecking company in the coastal city of Kiel in northern Germany. They used a huge admiralty anchor (like the ones seen in Pirates of the Caribean). They had a hole drilled through one of the flukes, and had it hung by it (via a shackle) on a mobile crane.
At the end, where normally the anchor chain would be attached, they had a long steel rope connected to the towing hook of a bulldozer.
The crane operator would simply hang the anchor beghind a wall and then the bulldozer would give it a little tug, collapsing the wall.

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RE: Wrecking Ball Snaps Loose, Bounces Down Street

Wed Jul 11, 2007 7:29 am

Somebody is in the market for a new car....Can I interest you in a 2007 Acura?????
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RE: Wrecking Ball Snaps Loose, Bounces Down Street

Wed Jul 11, 2007 10:00 am

Bet that was an interesting call the insurance company to file a claim by the guy that ended up with the wrecking ball to file a claim.
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A: I was hit by a runaway wrecking ball

As to unique ways to demolish buildings, here in Northern New Jersey back in the early 1950's for a while, a local building wrecker use an old disarmed Army Tank! They mainly used it on 1-2 story buildings, and things went well until the tank got stuck in a unknown basement of a building they were demolishing. Apparently when they were using the tank, they got a lot of attention and onlookers.
 
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RE: Wrecking Ball Snaps Loose, Bounces Down Street

Wed Jul 11, 2007 3:18 pm

Probably just a pub stunt for the upcoming "Simpsons" movie.
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RE: Wrecking Ball Snaps Loose, Bounces Down Street

Thu Jul 12, 2007 1:40 am

I am headded to my broker right now to add Wrecking ball damage to my coverage plan.
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RE: Wrecking Ball Snaps Loose, Bounces Down Street

Thu Jul 12, 2007 1:42 am

Quoting N710PS (Reply 10):

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RE: Wrecking Ball Snaps Loose, Bounces Down Street

Thu Jul 12, 2007 2:12 am

Quoting TSS (Reply 3):

Nor did I

You wouldn't find one in Western Europe now, everything is done with demolition shears on high reach excavators.

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