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Old 10-17-2012, 12:50 PM   #1
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Was thinking of renting a boom lift??
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Old 10-17-2012, 01:41 PM   #2
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Why not use 2 ladders, jacks, and a walk board. You can rent those for 1/2 day for a lot less than a lift.

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Taller ladder?
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Ladder and tear it off, leave bottom row out and nail 2nd row high and nail 2x4 to edge, than roof it...lower the ladder back below eave edge and remove 2x4 and install bottom shingle.

If you have any doubts in your ability...have a fall line or trampolin on the ground
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Why not use 2 ladders, jacks, and a walk board. You can rent those for 1/2 day for a lot less than a lift.
He can probably BUY the ladder jacks and a pic for less than a days rent on the lift ( certainly on craigs list)

I would use ladder jacks and a pick-we would be in and out of there before lunch on asphalt shingles.

If it was slate or tile I would set up some of our pipe staging-we would be way safe and rocking and rolling in about 30-40 minutes

(LOVE my pipe staging!)
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(pssst - see that blue truck inna pic?) Turn it around, set ladder onna tailgate, case a beer onna tailgate, do roof first, beer second. Go home - no need to back truck outta driveway sober.
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He can probably BUY the ladder jacks and a pic for less than a days rent on the lift ( certainly on craigs list)
Thats right. Craigslist rocks.
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Hey Cam , consider all the free advice but your the one doing the job up there and you have to deceide for yourself what is safest for Cam . anyway good luck and no need to rush
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4 buck and done
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Taller ladder?
That was my first thought too. That one looks to be a 28', a 32 should reach well enough, a 36 would be a bit stiffer to boot.

But that roof looks short enough you might reach it all from the lift basket. My bet is that would be awkward and uncomfortable. However you get up there I would use roof jacks and planks to work off.

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Two ladders, ladder jacks and a pic. You could do the whole thing off of that, even the last few rows could be done from the upper roof.
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Hire Tom Struble and watch from the ground!
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Love me some ladder jacks and my 16' OSHA Approved Pic....I had 2 ladder jacks and was at the scrap yard one day ( had to be a wednesday-needed gas lol) and saw a guy getting ready to walk in with a brand new set of ladder jacks to scrap ..I offered him $10 bucks and he dropped them and left happy..I left happier..now I can stage 4 ladders and just slide that pic laterally like a boss on long runs.

Side note...get a 48" Vise-clamp and clamp the pic to the ladder jack..makes the oft time you step too far past the jack not so scary..lol..
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Hire Tom Struble and watch from the ground!
my roofin days are over thank God i hope
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Side note...get a 48" Vise-clamp and clamp the pic to the ladder jack..makes the oft time you step too far past the jack not so scary..lol..
I normally run a ratchet strap over the top of the stage, through the loop on the front of the jack, down a few rungs on the ladder and back up the back side. Takes the "wobble" out of everything
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These work

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Was thinking of renting a boom lift??
get a longer ladder, get on top, it only looks about 3 or 4 feet of shingles, easy to tear off from above. and you won't get covered in **** when they fall.
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I would grab another ladder, two ladder jacks and a long enough pick.

When I first started buying bigger equipment I would end up spending all the profit on a little job like this on the equipment to do it. But then the next one I would make money buy using my new equipment



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