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I have had a good record being in attics. But my turn has come. I got to witness the view of a kitchen through a "can light" size hole from the attic!:eek:

I had been up in this attic probably a dozen times. On one of the next trips I took the same path as before but this time it wasn't so good. They had a few 2x4s down for a path. They all appeared to be nailed down.
But I found one that wasn't. When I stepped on it, the board flipped and one end of it went down and punctured the kitchen ceiling.:censored:

The HO wouldn't go for an extra can light so I get to use my contact that does drywall repair!:mad:
 

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Ouch, that sucks :(

have had some close ones, crawling along and loose boards dont quite reach the next truss.

textured ceiling?
 

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Working in attics is a tight suck job.. but you can make it much easier for less than $20.00....

I carry (3) 1X12"X4' pine boards that I use for working in attics.. no more trying to balance myself on a 1.5" wide ceiling beam.. :no::no:

Crawling through the attic goes much faster... you slide the boards ahead of you along with the bucket of tools..

Trust me.. you will wonder why you didn't do this sooner... :thumbsup:
 

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I have had a good record being in attics. But my turn has come. I got to witness the view of a kitchen through a "can light" size hole from the attic!:eek:

I had been up in this attic probably a dozen times. On one of the next trips I took the same path as before but this time it wasn't so good. They had a few 2x4s down for a path. They all appeared to be nailed down.
But I found one that wasn't. When I stepped on it, the board flipped and one end of it went down and punctured the kitchen ceiling.:censored:

The HO wouldn't go for an extra can light so I get to use my contact that does drywall repair!:mad:
Been there.....:laughing::no:
 

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Ouch, that sucks :(

have had some close ones, crawling along and loose boards dont quite reach the next truss.

textured ceiling?
No, luckily it was a flat/smooth ceiling.

Working in attics is a tight suck job.. but you can make it much easier for less than $20.00....

I carry (3) 1X12"X4' pine boards that I use for working in attics.. no more trying to balance myself on a 1.5" wide ceiling beam.. :no::no:

Crawling through the attic goes much faster... you slide the boards ahead of you along with the bucket of tools..

Trust me.. you will wonder why you didn't do this sooner... :thumbsup:
I have walk/crawl boards as well. But this attic had some of it it floored. The rest had a good path, or so I thought. The walk boards wouldn't have helped here since the area was where the truss braces came down to the joists. They had 3 rows of 2x4s down but the last row wasn't nailed down!:censored:

Most of the attic you could walk in and not even stoop over.
 

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I have had a good record being in attics. But my turn has come. I got to witness the view of a kitchen through a "can light" size hole from the attic!:eek:

I had been up in this attic probably a dozen times. On one of the next trips I took the same path as before but this time it wasn't so good. They had a few 2x4s down for a path. They all appeared to be nailed down.
But I found one that wasn't. When I stepped on it, the board flipped and one end of it went down and punctured the kitchen ceiling.:censored:

The HO wouldn't go for an extra can light so I get to use my contact that does drywall repair!:mad:

Most of us who do resi service work have all done this at one time or another wether or not we're willing to admit it or not. I've been there, twice actually. It sucks because it's just another anchor point in your business sails and it stays there until it's fixed. Also, you'll be working for free until it's fixed when you could be somewhere else making actual money.
 

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Working in attics is a tight suck job.. but you can make it much easier for less than $20.00....

I carry (3) 1X12"X4' pine boards that I use for working in attics.. no more trying to balance myself on a 1.5" wide ceiling beam.. :no::no:

Crawling through the attic goes much faster... you slide the boards ahead of you along with the bucket of tools..

Trust me.. you will wonder why you didn't do this sooner... :thumbsup:
Some attics, I do the same thing. Especially if I know im going to be up there a while splicing or something of the like.
 

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I have fallen through completely (from the attic) before. That sucks.
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I once was helping someone roof their new home, it was all tar paper when I got there and I was walking the peak, than I was falling down into the attic and partway through to the second floor.

He had tar papered right over the chimney hole. Nothing to damage in the home as it was under construction but I was pretty banged up.
 

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In my first year, I went back in an attic for my 10 n 1. Everything went great that day......til I went to step on a joist and my foot just caught the corner and slipped. My foot was nuts deep in the guys living room ceiling. Thankfully, some dry wallets were already in the house moving some walls and they cut some wires. So we traded, screw up for screw up!
 

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I once was helping someone roof their new home, it was all tar paper when I got there and I was walking the peak, than I was falling down into the attic and partway through to the second floor.

He had tar papered right over the chimney hole. Nothing to damage in the home as it was under construction but I was pretty banged up.
And where was the camera during all this?
I would have bought a ticket to seen that!:thumbup::laughing:
 

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My best ever was I stepped through a ceiling and the homeowner was standing under it at the time. He got completely covered with lath, plaster and blown-in insulation. :eek::icon_redface:
 

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I have only done it once and that is because I used a framing brace to balance my weight. Luckily this house was also going through a remodel.

My crotch stopped my fall. :eek::censored:
 

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never went through a ceiling but was installing a new light and j box and had the hole cut already
i was sitting on the rafters prepping the box and was treated to a nice view of the foxy lady of the house walking through the room nude:eek::thumbup:
never made a sound:laughing:
 
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Had a guy fall thru and landed on a HO sitting on the can.
The worker sliced himself like a stuck pig.
 
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