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Bamboo Scaffolding: Much Cheaper Than Metal [Pic]

Hits: 10563 | Rating: (1.9) | Category: Misc. | Added by: fancylad
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Draculya
Male, 40-49, Asia
 12564 Posts
Thursday, January 03, 2013 7:27:49 AM
Don't forget it has wall anchors

Finker
Male, 40-49, Europe
 506 Posts
Thursday, January 03, 2013 7:19:56 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.

SarahofBorg
Female, 18-29, Eastern US
 3573 Posts
Wednesday, January 02, 2013 8:23:53 PM
Bamboo is amazing, but that is clearly bent out of shape and about to snap.

MrPeabody
Male, 30-39, Eastern US
 1795 Posts
Wednesday, January 02, 2013 6:43:09 PM
"Gotta love the third world-code free."

There is a code:
CODE OF PRACTICE FOR BAMBOO SCAFFOLDING SAFETY

MrPeabody
Male, 30-39, Eastern US
 1795 Posts
Wednesday, January 02, 2013 6:33:23 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.

lukeforv123
Male, 18-29, Western US
 1049 Posts
Wednesday, January 02, 2013 5:45:16 PM
Plus those guys are always climbing around in flip-flops and carrying tools in a kids beach bucket. Love it

klaxor
Male, 18-29, Western US
 647 Posts
Wednesday, January 02, 2013 4:00:48 PM
It's like that scene in rush hour. or any jackie chan movie.


I'm so sorry

The_Garuness
Male, 18-29, Europe
 923 Posts
Wednesday, January 02, 2013 3:19:02 PM
Doesn't it have a higher tensile strength than steel? I heard it's quite durable.

Thdot
Male, 30-39, Eastern US
 660 Posts
Wednesday, January 02, 2013 1:57:16 PM
It is only cheaper if you pay your workers slave wages.

soundman655
Male, 50-59, Canada
 1535 Posts
Wednesday, January 02, 2013 12:38:10 PM
Gotta love the third world-code free.

fancythat
Male, 30-39, Eastern US
 1963 Posts
Wednesday, January 02, 2013 10:57:46 AM
I trust both methods.

Bakcagain21
Male, 18-29, Europe
 553 Posts
Wednesday, January 02, 2013 10:18:24 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.

Mikeoxsbiggg
Male, 30-39, Canada
 1240 Posts
Wednesday, January 02, 2013 9:50:40 AM
@ Tedgp - I can't believe he still went up after seeing that.

tedgp
Male, 30-39, Europe
 3283 Posts
Wednesday, January 02, 2013 8:58:35 AM
Bottom right of the "frame"....

DromEd
Male, 40-49, Eastern US
 1590 Posts
Wednesday, January 02, 2013 8:58:24 AM
It's much lighter and cheaper than steel.

chicagojay
Male, 40-49, Midwest US
 1989 Posts
Wednesday, January 02, 2013 8:44:54 AM
Only in America.

wibble4321
Male, 30-39, Asia
 337 Posts
Wednesday, January 02, 2013 8:30:43 AM
What's the point? A good portion of Asia builds very substantial buildings this way.

tedgp
Male, 30-39, Europe
 3283 Posts
Wednesday, January 02, 2013 8:29:59 AM
Bamboo is actually very very strong when used right. However, these guys arent using it right. At all.

fancylad
Male, 30-39, Western US
 2523 Posts
Wednesday, January 02, 2013 8:23:55 AM
Link: Bamboo Scaffolding: Much Cheaper Than Metal [Pic] [Rate Link] - Construction site codes? What are those?


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