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Re: How many 14ers.com members does it take to change a ligh

Postby XMULE » Thu Oct 25, 2012 8:47 am

Need 2 or 3 to inquire whether or not its legal to climb Democrat/Cameron/Lincoln/Bross . . .
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Re: How many 14ers.com members does it take to change a ligh

Postby Lemmiwinks » Thu Oct 25, 2012 8:59 am

101 members

1 to change it, and 100 to argue about how many lightbulbs there actually are.
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Re: How many 14ers.com members does it take to change a ligh

Postby Doug Shaw » Thu Oct 25, 2012 9:05 am

XMULE wrote:Need 2 or 3 to inquire whether or not its legal to climb Democrat/Cameron/Lincoln/Bross by headlamp. . .


Fixed that for you.

Jeez dude, learn what a leitmotif is! :mrgreen:

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Re: How many 14ers.com members does it take to change a ligh

Postby fahixson » Thu Oct 25, 2012 9:11 am

Can some/all of these members swing by my house? I've got at least 4 lightbulbs/light bulbs/lamps burned out right now.

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Re: How many 14ers.com members does it take to change a ligh

Postby Jim Davies » Thu Oct 25, 2012 9:12 am

12 to post cartoons and music videos vaguely about lightbulb changing
1 to state that stepladders are making lightbulb changing too easy for beginners
7 to respond to the above with "+1"
3 to point out that stepladders improve lightbulb-changing safety
1 to claim that the real danger is electrocution, not falls
129 to give opinions on which beer goes best with which lightbulb
1 to start 17 threads criticizing an incumbent politician's policies
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Re: How many 14ers.com members does it take to change a ligh

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Re: How many 14ers.com members does it take to change a ligh

Postby pvnisher » Thu Oct 25, 2012 9:20 am

I'm new to changing lightbulbs, but I love it.
I'll be coming from sea level and spending a week changing light bulbs. How does my acclimatization plan look? Should I use a step ladder for a day in Denver before trying a bigger ladder in Leadville? How about diamox?

Also, I'd like to rappel down the face of the ladder after changing the bulb. I haven't rappelled before, but think it'd be an epic adventure. Can you give me some info on how to rappel down the Diamond Bulb Face?

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Re: How many 14ers.com members does it take to change a ligh

Postby ChrisRoberts » Thu Oct 25, 2012 9:45 am

I only change lightbulb with 15+ feet of prominence from the floor.

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Re: How many 14ers.com members does it take to change a ligh

Postby SilverLynx » Thu Oct 25, 2012 9:46 am

1 person to put on a costume and high heels while changing lightbulbs
1 person to photograph the person changing lightbulbs
4 people to whine about it later and claim they are changing lightbulbs for more legitimate reasons and say that changing lightbulbs is a serious activity that should not include any lightbulb-changing shenanigans
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Re: How many 14ers.com members does it take to change a ligh

Postby tripfour » Thu Oct 25, 2012 9:53 am

6 people to post "Damn you Bill Middlebrook"

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Re: How many 14ers.com members does it take to change a ligh

Postby MountainHiker » Thu Oct 25, 2012 9:56 am

5 to point out you shouldn’t trust a step ladder left behind by someone else. 3 to declare the step ladder shouldn’t have been left there. 2 who will state they’ll clean the route of all step ladders. 4 who will admit they’ll use the step ladder if it’s there. 2 who will say they’ll pack their own step ladder and take it with them when they’re done. And at least a few that will proclaim if you need a step ladder you have no business changing a light bulb!
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Re: How many 14ers.com members does it take to change a ligh

Postby Lemmiwinks » Thu Oct 25, 2012 10:21 am

ChrisRoberts wrote:I only change lightbulb with 15+ feet of prominence from the floor.


Is that the requirement for a "ranked" lightbulb? If so, what is a "soft ranked" lightbulb?
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