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Old 06-24-2016, 08:10 PM   #41
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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.
Exactly. I see so many ladders busted and splintered that I dont have faith in them any more.
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Old 06-24-2016, 08:13 PM   #42
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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.
Old is one thing but I'm far from senile sonny, none of which has to do with pissing off a scaffold.
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Kilt?
Only with DVR on the ground..... Nut sweat and butt juice for all the vets.
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When I was an apprentice I did as an apprentice does.... stupid stuff!

We didn't have a ladder to get to the lights in the stairway, so we would improvise.

You remember those 3 legged wooden ladders? We would put two legs on a stair run and then one of the other guys would hold the third leg. I was the lucky dude to climb the ladder, as I only weighed about 110-115.

We trimmed a ton of houses this way in the late 90's.....
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Old is one thing but I'm far from senile sonny, none of which has to do with pissing off a scaffold.
Im sorry I mever ment to insult you. I know how boisterous you Alzheimer's patients get. Just relax and enjoy the view.
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Im sorry I mever ment to insult you. I know how boisterous you Alzheimer's patients get. Just relax and enjoy the view.
You'd have to try harder to insult me sonny. As for the 'view' those that own a cadillac don't look or worry about matchbox cars.
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Speaking of cars. I have a lot of hot wheels. I win.
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You'd have to try harder to insult me sonny. As for the 'view' those that own a cadillac don't look or worry about matchbox cars.
There was a neighbor I had that alway talked about cadillac's and matchbox cars. He got busted with a 10 yo on the hallowen trail back in 99. Spent like 15 years in the "pokie" Im pretty sure he got out around 2012....

Thats a nuance that isn't just coincidental. He really liked his ladders.
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There was a neighbor I had that alway talked about cadillac's and matchbox cars. He got busted woth a 10 yo on the hallowen trail back in 99. Spent like 15 years in the "pokie" Im pretty sure he got out around 2012....

Thats a nuance that isn't just coincidental. He really liked his ladders.
Thoughts of an engineer, accurate in his own mind and not worth a fuk to any one that matters.
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You'd have to try harder to insult me sonny. As for the 'view' those that own a cadillac don't look or worry about matchbox cars.
I told you I wasnt trying. Damn.
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Lmao. Dangerous waters for an armless man.
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That's bold talk for a one eyed fat man.
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Nahh, but he was hurt real bad.

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I used to be really nervous on extension ladders until I worked for a residential solar company and had to use them daily. We went up on some pretty big houses too it definitely took several days to get used to.

Some of the things we did safety wise : Put your extension ladders at the proper angle, make sure the top of the ladder extends 3' or more above the roof, tie off the ladder whenever possible to prevent it from falling back or slipping out, use an extension ladder stabilizer, use ladder leveler if you have put the feet of the the ladder on uneven ground, always keep 3 points of contact on the ladder ( 2 hands and 1 foot, or 2 feet and 1 hand etc.) and never have more than 1 person on the ladder.

I felt pretty comfortable on some really high ladders pretty quickly because we had a lot of these pieces of safety equipment in place at all times.
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I used to be really nervous on extension ladders until I worked for a residential solar company and had to use them daily. We went up on some pretty big houses too it definitely took several days to get used to.

Some of the things we did safety wise : Put your extension ladders at the proper angle, make sure the top of the ladder extends 3' or more above the roof, tie off the ladder whenever possible to prevent it from falling back or slipping out, use an extension ladder stabilizer, use ladder leveler if you have put the feet of the the ladder on uneven ground, always keep 3 points of contact on the ladder ( 2 hands and 1 foot, or 2 feet and 1 hand etc.) and never have more than 1 person on the ladder.

I felt pretty comfortable on some really high ladders pretty quickly because we had a lot of these pieces of safety equipment in place at all times.
Ever have the extension ladder shakes? It's like a twitch starts your knees and ankles to shake and the ladder begins harmonic vibrations timing just right your effort to stop the shaking of your knees but offset just enough to trigger your brain to move your legs again to compensate. After awhile, you just have to descend and calm down. the middle of the extended ladder bows in and out scaring the hell out of you if you have never experienced it.




Tying off is all well and good except when you have a 15 foot lanyard on a 10 foot ladder.
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I lucked into one of these:

Little Giant Sumo Stance



Yes, it is heavy, and expensive.

They have two levels on the ladder, so you don't have to approximate or guess - if you use large ladders a lot you probably eyeball it OK, otherwise it's nice. The pop-out levelers at the base make a much more stable setup. You tie this off snug to a good anchor, and you can really feel the difference in stability.

It's surprising though you can feel very slight wobble or imbalance if you calm down and pay attention. I have learned not to screw around if something doesn't feel quite right. Trust those spidey senses.

A good safe stable setup may mean hauling a heavier ladder, spending more money, etc. Of course working safely is the main thing, but you'll make it up the time, cost, and effort because when you don't have that solid feeling it slows down your work and you'll inevitably cut corners.

"Fear of heights is a sign of intelligence." That was the extent of my safety training when I was a roofer's helper in junior high school. It's excellent advice, you should have some fear of heights, because they'll kill you in a blink of an eye without even thinking twice or even feeling bad about it. If not fear, at least grave respect. Feeling a little nervous on a ladder is the proper setting.
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