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zachboth122 karma

We have "shitters" (a technical term) inside the tunnel boring machine. In the old days, we use to put a toilet seat above the conveyer belt that took the rock out of the tunnel haha.

zachboth89 karma

The machine in Connecticut can tunnel roughly 130 feet in 24 hours on a good day with three shifts working a day. The type of ground affects this speed a lot. It weighs approx 300+ tons.

zachboth85 karma

Coolest thing I've found has been whale teeth and a flake of gold. You find cool crystals regularly though.

zachboth74 karma

My wife has always been happy with my paycheck.

zachboth64 karma

A TBM operator starts at low six figures. But so do many construction jobs that require experience.