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Pulling down statues techniques

Posted 24 June 2020 - 07:25 PM

This thread is not about whether statues need to be removed/pulled down or not. It's more about the why do people insist on pulling down statues by putting a rope on it, and then trying to just have a bunch of people pull on the rope? If you are going to do this, do it right with the appropriate tools and leverage.

Is there just something viscerally exhilarating with joining a bunch of other like minded people and simultaneously pulling on that rope? Like Amish tearing down an old barn? Is using a Sawzall or a blowtorch just doesn't have the same satisfaction? And explosives are just out of the question because of laws against use of explosives without a license?

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Re: Pulling down statues techniques

Posted 24 June 2020 - 07:30 PM

Just saw on Josh Gates tonight that @indyfromspace on Twitter suggested how to topple a souther obelisk.
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Re: Pulling down statues techniques

Posted 24 June 2020 - 10:08 PM

Ideally you should do like the Iraqis and have a squad of American soldiers pull the thing down with a tank.
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Posted 24 June 2020 - 10:10 PM

The major problem is the lack of extension cords. You just don't think to pack that.
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Re: Pulling down statues techniques

Posted 25 June 2020 - 04:23 AM

i like how they pull from opposite directions and expect the statue to fall--- physics isnt their strong suit

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#6 Skydiver   User is offline

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Re: Pulling down statues techniques

Posted 25 June 2020 - 11:11 AM

View PostArtificialSoldier, on 25 June 2020 - 01:10 AM, said:

The major problem is the lack of extension cords. You just don't think to pack that.

That's why you pay for the $60 reciprocating saw instead of the $30 one. :-)
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Re: Pulling down statues techniques

Posted 25 June 2020 - 12:14 PM

Popular Mechanics chimed in.

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How to Topple a Statue Using Science
Bring that sucker down without anyone getting hurt.

BY JAMES STOUT
JUN 15, 2020

https://www.popularm...statue-science/
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Re: Pulling down statues techniques

Posted 25 June 2020 - 12:33 PM

C4. What statue?
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Re: Pulling down statues techniques

Posted 25 June 2020 - 04:17 PM

I forgot all about thermite. As I recall it's not illegal to own and use it. :)
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Re: Pulling down statues techniques

Posted 25 June 2020 - 08:12 PM

Aw man, they'd take ages to chew through one of them statues... and anyway don't they prefer wood?
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Re: Pulling down statues techniques

Posted 26 June 2020 - 09:52 AM

For a project in high school we made thermite and lit it off in class, dropped it down into sand then showed everyone the new glass and the metal slug. I don't even remember what the actual assignment was, but people just picked something they wanted to show people. So, as one does, me and a friend decided thermite was the appropriate course of action there, and another friend decided that liquid nitrogen was the way to go. RIP mouse.
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