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post #41 of Old 07-16-2006, 05:33 PM
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good catch Don ,i completely missed that ,i guess thats how you made moderator!!!!!!! pay careful attention to detail....when i grow up i wanna be just like you.
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post #42 of Old 07-16-2006, 09:11 PM
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I fell off of a ladder 8'-9' or so and it aint fun to fall on the Alumm ladder that was on slate tile.It did leave a mark by the way.I still have ladder shock 2 yrs later.

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I was doing windows off of a six foot ladder a while back. I couldn't get them with a pole and the ladder was set up in the flower bed. I was working on the top step and part of the flower bed collapsed.
The whole thing fell over with me on top of it. I did a back flip, did another back flip, slung tools all the way down the hill to the lake, and landed on my feet looking through the picture window at the lady of the house talking to another contractor.
My first thought was, "Geez, I hope no one saw that."
Then I realized that a guy of my size and my age falling off the top of a ladder, doing two flips, and landing on his feet was probably the coolest thing I would ever do.

When I asked her about it later, of course she didn't see it.
And I'm pretty sure she thought I was exaggerating.
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thats a lot of action going on for a 6 ft fall!!!!!impressive
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Well, I'm 6'3" and I was on top step of the ladder (don't try this at home, kids) so that's about 11 feet from the bottom of the ladder.
The flower beds were built up about 2 feet from the ground and the ground sloped sharply down to the lake.

It was awesome.
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mine said "not a step"but i thought it ment not to step off
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we use ours as a platform jump at the cement pond
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post #48 of Old 09-12-2006, 09:32 AM
 
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I have set up a 24 foot ladder, tied my rope to the top rung and repelled down to the window for cleaning. Funny how the geometry changes and the ladder sits nice and straight....

Not eh smartes move on the OSHA scale but got the winder done.
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I use a ladder stabilizer which will get you away from the house alittle more than putting the ladders on the side of the house. It helps on that side to side move while climbing and gives you a better feeling while there

I am in the gutter business i have 20 ladders on 3 truck everything from a 20 ft to 40 ft and all of them have stabilizers on them i don't climb a ladder with out one on it

hope this helps ya
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post #50 of Old 08-28-2007, 05:37 PM
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We ALWAYS have an employee hold the ladder going up or down, or while working off of it.
It is more expensive to have extra employees, but safer we have found.
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post #53 of Old 09-09-2008, 05:16 AM
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Safety with Ladders

First of all the place must be suitable for a ladders, then always have someone else holding the ladder for the other person that is on it. In my opinion that is the best and safest way to use ladders.

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Ladders don't do any good when pressure washing, and definitely not when you dont have somebody to back you up. It can get really bad.There are many videos to get trained if you are so keen to climb up.such as this.

Ladder safety during PW
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Ladders don't do any good when pressure washing, and definitely not when you dont have somebody to back you up. It can get really bad.There are many videos to get trained if you are so keen to climb up.such as this.

Ladder safety during PW
That guy is a retard and knows nothing about Pressure Washing. Oh and he needs a Haircut too. LOL

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My first job as a maintenance tech. my boss wanted me to help him set up a 40' extension against a 3 story brick bldg. We got it up and he kept moving it around and banging the top of it against the building. Next thing you know pieces of brick started falling and one grazed his head. First time I ever had to take someone to E.R....
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I saw on another forum that the guy uses a crowbar driven into the ground and hooked on the bottom rung as a stabilizer to keep the ladder from sliding.
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I find it hard to trust a crowbar! I'm with gutter cleaner. We use ladder stabilizers all the time, whether cleaning gutters or washing windows. It's good insurance.

House washing, we wash and rinse from the ground.
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The crowbar is to keep the ladder bottom from sliding out away from the building.
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I know I was just picturing the last few jobs I did thinking that our ladders don't stay still long enough to pin down.

Great idea, though, if you want it stationery!
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