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DennyMo
12-11-2012, 05:51 PM
Our safety office emailed this photo and accompanying text, first thing that crossed my mind was, "I know of a few folks who might do something like this." :)


So you just have to have lights dangling from the tippy-top peak of your oh-so-high roof. You apparently are equipped with a plethora of ladders, but even the biggest one doesn't quite reach because the porch roof is in the way.

Whatcha gonna to do?

I don't know, but this isn't it. When they recommend having someone tending the bottom of a ladder, the concept is that he has his feet on solid ground, and that the ladder feet aren't an inch from disaster.

g2ktcf
12-11-2012, 05:53 PM
wow...I got scared just looking at this!!!

n_gifford
12-11-2012, 06:13 PM
I don't understand this one. The guy obviously isn't afraid of heights, so why not just walk the roof and get it done a lot faster? Yes, I realize it's a steep roof, but still safer and easier than what he has going on here......:hmm:

Dougp
12-11-2012, 06:21 PM
Oh my, going to call 911.

komby
12-11-2012, 06:33 PM
Not me, I would be standing feet firmly planted on the ground using the St Nick type eaves clips and the super long extendable painters pole. Second story... Check!

Though this year i did climb out a window to get on the first story roof ... I do ask myself from time to time why I own an extension ladder. I have never been able to make myself climb past the 8foot mark :shock:

corytcline
12-11-2012, 06:36 PM
Wow!! Just get on the roof.

kingofkya
12-11-2012, 07:01 PM
That not as bad as what i away the other day... Down the street from me I saw soemone changing a high street lamp with a ladder in the bucket of a front end loader.

n_gifford
12-11-2012, 07:14 PM
That not as bad as what i away the other day... Down the street from me I saw soemone changing a high street lamp with a ladder in the bucket of a front end loader.

Nice! I'm pretty sure I've seen that one, and it doesn't end well.....

kingofkya
12-11-2012, 07:16 PM
Nice! I'm pretty sure I've seen that one, and it doesn't end well.....


Oh yeah i forgot IT was the day the wind was blowing really hard.

amps
12-11-2012, 07:26 PM
AHAHAHAHAA! Wow...

So this was me last year...

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LabRat
12-11-2012, 07:37 PM
Can't believe what I'm seeing here...

...the tinsel is completely mis-aligned!!

CaptKirk
12-11-2012, 08:27 PM
Do something safe like this:

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n_gifford
12-11-2012, 08:32 PM
My wife posted a picture on our Facebook page of me on the roof with a beer in my hand... :)

s196635
12-11-2012, 08:33 PM
AHAHAHAHAA! Wow...

So this was me last year...

16959
At least someone holding it for you!

s196635
12-11-2012, 08:34 PM
My wife posted a picture on our Facebook page of me on the roof with a beer in my hand... :)

Haha

raplass
12-11-2012, 08:38 PM
I've seen worse:

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CaptKirk
12-11-2012, 08:40 PM
"If you fall, be sure to throw the drill so it lands out of the pool!!"

n8huntsman
12-11-2012, 08:45 PM
Nope. But this is:
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crazy_carpenter
12-11-2012, 08:46 PM
My wife posted a picture on our Facebook page of me on the roof with a beer in my hand... :)

From one carpenter to another, why does that not suprise me? :biggrin:

s196635
12-11-2012, 09:04 PM
This is not that dangerous but...16970

Pwmcguire
12-11-2012, 09:04 PM
Nope. But this is:
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that's the way I put the screw on on the peak of the house that holds the wreath, Now I just hang it over the side by the extension and push it on to the screw with a stick. Placing that screw scared the :whtf: out of me

timon
12-11-2012, 09:37 PM
Now this is where renting a boom lift at even $200 a day is much smarter. Better to toss $200 than end up in a body cast or worse.

n8huntsman
12-12-2012, 01:26 AM
I agree, except the cheapest boom I could find here was not $200. It was $225. The extra $25 tipped the scale to the side of the ladder in truck.

timon
12-12-2012, 01:32 AM
Talk with the owner. If your collecting for charities you might get them to donate a days rental.

crazy_carpenter
12-12-2012, 01:32 AM
Nope. But this is:
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Yeah, I would do that if I had to. :blush2: Just don't tell OSHA.

kingofkya
12-12-2012, 02:15 AM
Yeah, I would do that if I had to. :blush2: Just don't tell OSHA.

They also dont like ladder walking:)

Festus
12-12-2012, 03:50 AM
when I was in the Philippines last year... electical workers working on live wires on extensions ladders with dish gloves on and two guys on each ladder holdeing the ladder in their bare feet... in the middle of a busy intersection and we drove right between the two ladders... it was insane!

CaptKirk
12-12-2012, 05:23 AM
Nope. But this is:
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Looks safe to me unless someone decides to do a beer run in the TRUCK!

Strother85
12-13-2012, 12:24 AM
This is why I just put lights up from ON the roof, and I actually have a ladder that will reach my peak! lol


Our safety office emailed this photo and accompanying text, first thing that crossed my mind was, "I know of a few folks who might do something like this." :)

raplass
12-13-2012, 01:41 AM
when I was in the Philippines last year... electical workers working on live wires on extensions ladders with dish gloves on and two guys on each ladder holdeing the ladder in their bare feet... in the middle of a busy intersection and we drove right between the two ladders... it was insane!

By definition traffic in the Philippines is insane, your description just adds a little spice...

Bob Moody
12-20-2012, 12:45 PM
Okay .. I just looked at all the pictures and read all the posts ..
I think I need to go change my drawers now ...

WOW ...

raplass
12-21-2012, 01:19 AM
Lol...

michaelc
12-21-2012, 01:40 AM
I have a similar roof to the first post except my lower roof is inclined away from the house. I contemplated a ladder setup like the one shown with one exception. I was going to tie the base of the ladder to a heavy duty rope that was secured to a beam wedged INSIDE house window. This would prevent the bottom from sliding out and down but I was too chicken to do it. I'm waiting for a friend with a large hitch ball so I can rent a bucket truck. Until then the top center of my roof line will remain dark.