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Date: 01/02/13 08:21 AM

19 Responses to Bamboo Scaffolding: Much Cheaper Than Metal [Pic]

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    fancylad Male 30-39
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    January 2, 2013 at 8:23 am
    Link: Bamboo Scaffolding: Much Cheaper Than Metal - Construction site codes? What are those?
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    tedgp Male 30-39
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    January 2, 2013 at 8:29 am
    Bamboo is actually very very strong when used right. However, these guys arent using it right. At all.
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    Wibble4321 Male 40-49
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    January 2, 2013 at 8:30 am
    What`s the point? A good portion of Asia builds very substantial buildings this way.
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    chicagojay Male 40-49
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    January 2, 2013 at 8:44 am
    Only in America.
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    DromEd Male 40-49
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    January 2, 2013 at 8:58 am
    It`s much lighter and cheaper than steel.
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    tedgp Male 30-39
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    January 2, 2013 at 8:58 am
    Bottom right of the "frame"....
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    Mikeoxsbiggg Male 30-39
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    January 2, 2013 at 9:50 am
    @ Tedgp - I can`t believe he still went up after seeing that.
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    Bakcagain21 Male 18-29
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    January 2, 2013 at 10:18 am
    Saw it being used all over Hong Kong then read in a museum/tour or something that it`s just as good as metal at keeping the buildings up. Allows a bit of flexibility and a hellallotter cheaper then steel.
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    fancythat Male 30-39
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    January 2, 2013 at 10:57 am
    I trust both methods.
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    soundman655 Male 50-59
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    January 2, 2013 at 12:38 pm
    Gotta love the third world-code free.
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    Thdot Male 30-39
    658 posts
    January 2, 2013 at 1:57 pm
    It is only cheaper if you pay your workers slave wages.
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    The_Garuness Male 18-29
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    January 2, 2013 at 3:19 pm
    Doesn`t it have a higher tensile strength than steel? I heard it`s quite durable.
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    klaxor Male 18-29
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    January 2, 2013 at 4:00 pm
    It`s like that scene in rush hour. or any jackie chan movie.


    I`m so sorry
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    lukeforv123 Male 18-29
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    January 2, 2013 at 5:45 pm
    Plus those guys are always climbing around in flip-flops and carrying tools in a kids beach bucket. Love it
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    MrPeabody Male 30-39
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    January 2, 2013 at 6:33 pm
    Doesn`t it have a higher tensile strength than steel? I heard it`s quite durable.

    Not only that, but it is much lighter than steel, so it will not collapse under it`s own weight like a steel scaffolding would if there were a problem.
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    MrPeabody Male 30-39
    1920 posts
    January 2, 2013 at 6:43 pm
    "Gotta love the third world-code free."

    There is a code:
    CODE OF PRACTICE FOR BAMBOO SCAFFOLDING SAFETY
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    SarahofBorg Female 18-29
    3564 posts
    January 2, 2013 at 8:23 pm
    Bamboo is amazing, but that is clearly bent out of shape and about to snap.
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    Finker Male 40-49
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    January 3, 2013 at 7:19 am
    @SarahofBorg, maybe just not built straight, the sections are quite short, it`s not carrying lots of weight so less of an issue than if it were steel - the `connectors` (rope) aren`t as rigid as with steel either so can take more twisting without failing.
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    Draculya Male 40-49
    14654 posts
    January 3, 2013 at 7:27 am
    Don`t forget it has wall anchors

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