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Old 06-23-2016, 07:25 PM   #21
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I always worry about an extension ladder kicking out on me. Here's a tip for when you don't have someone to foot it and don't have anything to tie off to. Drill a 3/16" hole in the cement and use a Tapcon screw to hold down a 1-hole strap. Then tie the rope to the 1-hole strap and the other end to the feet of the ladder. There won't be much weight on it, but it will stop the ladder from sliding and kicking out.

Ive done the same thing on pavement using a 4" deck screw. Since the rope is pulling on such an angle it won't pull out.
Years ago when I was just starting I had an extension ladder kick out on me.
I was strapping TW in a FD bay.
As the ladder kicked out, I climbed higher, faster. Didn't matter as I still ended up on the floor. The JW's watched the whole thing laughing.
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Old 06-23-2016, 07:29 PM   #22
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It's all relative to perspective, I look back and say I survived being a young child on the way to becoming fearless. Jumping off roofs, climbing to stupid heights on old trees, trying to walk on clothes lines and on top of swing sets, riding bikes on RR track rails.....
As a kid I buried the lower part of my fathers 30' aluminum extension ladder in the ground. Climbed up and had a good old time. Didn't take long for it to bend over. Man my father was pissed,, almost as bad as when I tossed out his Simpson meter cause I thought I broke it..(dead battery)
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As a kid I buried the lower part of my fathers 30' aluminum extension ladder in the ground. Climbed up and had a good old time. Didn't take long for it to bend over. Man my father was pissed,, almost as bad as when I tossed out his Simpson meter cause I thought I broke it..(dead battery)
Surprised you made it through the Simpson incident.
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Surprised you made it through the Simpson incident.
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I keep some big nails about 6" long in the truck to use as tie offs, I drive them right into blacktop and leave an inch or so exposed. I use some mule tape to tie off. When I'm done I just drive the nail in flat. It's right by the wall so it's not going to make trouble.
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I always worry about an extension ladder kicking out on me. Here's a tip for when you don't have someone to foot it and don't have anything to tie off to. Drill a 3/16" hole in the cement and use a Tapcon screw to hold down a 1-hole strap. Then tie the rope to the 1-hole strap and the other end to the feet of the ladder. There won't be much weight on it, but it will stop the ladder from sliding and kicking out.

Ive done the same thing on pavement using a 4" deck screw. Since the rope is pulling on such an angle it won't pull out.
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Most of my life I stood fearless on the top of my step ladders. Sometimes one foot, sometimes dancing. It is a surf big wave thing, had flawless balance. Flawless. My legs are not as strong as they once were, I don't fart around like that any more (much). Seriously , most of you young guys afraid of ladders are a kitty cat name the forum won't let me post.
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ladder.... What a weird word.

Any ways. I dont mind climbing structure , using lifts , or being in high places. I do hate ladders though. Extention ladders , step ladders , wall mounted pretty much all of them. Ive seen a few accidents involving ladders and would love to just say i never have had one myself but..... Not necessarily true.


I always wear my nut swing and tie off. Although some guys dont.

I hate ladders and i always feel uneasy while using them. Im not afraid of hights , i just hate ladders.


What do you do to feel safe on a ladder?
Amen!

The last fall I took was 10 ft down riding an extension ladder.
It took me four years, four major surgeries, frozen toe joints and the loss of grip in my right hand to get back to work.

Through all this a quad bypass.
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Most of my life I stood fearless on the top of my step ladders. Sometimes one foot, sometimes dancing. It is a surf big wave thing, had flawless balance. Flawless. My legs are not as strong as they once were, I don't fart around like that any more (much). Seriously , most of you young guys afraid of ladders are a kitty cat name the forum won't let me post.
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Most of my life I stood fearless on the top of my step ladders. Sometimes one foot, sometimes dancing. It is a surf big wave thing, had flawless balance. Flawless. My legs are not as strong as they once were, I don't fart around like that any more (much). Seriously , most of you young guys afraid of ladders are a kitty cat name the forum won't let me post.


Well Im no (kitty cat name the forum doesnt let us post.) Ive been on some pretty tall towers and also cleaned windows for about 3 months up in Chitown. ( I got fired for pissing off a scaffold) like anyone could see my little peter from 95' below me ..


But I hate ladders. They're mostly junk and only.getting worse.
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Well Im no (kitty cat name the forum doesnt let us post.) Ive been on some pretty tall towers and also cleaned windows for about 3 months up in Chitown. ( I got fired for pissing off a scaffold) like anyone could see my little peter from 95' below me ..


But I hate ladders. They're mostly junk and only.getting worse.
Ban ladders!
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Well Im no (kitty cat name the forum doesnt let us post.) Ive been on some pretty tall towers and also cleaned windows for about 3 months up in Chitown. ( I got fired for pissing off a scaffold) like anyone could see my little peter from 95' below me ..


But I hate ladders. They're mostly junk and only.getting worse.
Were there no people on the opposite side of the window?
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Were there no people on the opposite side of the window?
Wouldnt have mattered. I wasnt pissing on the window I was cleaning and my back was turned to the building...
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Wouldnt have mattered. I wasnt pissing on the window I was cleaning and my back was turned to the building...
Pissing off a scaffold, dude that is just nasty I couldn't care which way you were doing it.
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Pissing off a scaffold, dude that is just nasty I couldn't care which way you were doing it.

I was going to say sooner, I don't think they were overly concerned about him possibly exposing himself, I think it had to do more with how he was relieving himself.
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I was going to say sooner, I don't think they were overly concerned about him possibly exposing himself, I think it had to do more with how he was relieving himself.
I know plenty of guys that would severely object and get violent from being pissed on.
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I know plenty of guys that would severely object and get violent from being pissed on.
I feel the same way about guys that spit chew or sunflower seeds all over a site and materials.
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A-Frames don't bother me a bit. Extension ladders, the older I get the more nervous I get about getting way up there, but not so much that it affects me. I think it just makes me double check the footing.
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I know plenty of guys that would severely object and get violent from being pissed on.
Yea. We know DVR youre old and senile and want to pretend like you even had a quick-john back in the day.


Further more I really wouldnt piss on anyone.I would just as soon stand above them while they hold a extention ladder and I went commando in my cut-off jeans on a 102° day.
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Yea. We know DVR youre old and senile and want to pretend like you even had a quick-john back in the day.


Further more I really wouldnt piss on anyone.I would just as soon stand above them while they hold a extention ladder and I went commando in my cut-off jeans on a 102° day.
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