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Old 11-15-2009, 01:03 PM   #41
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It's the angle of the photo, you can't see it very well - that extension ladder is leaned at least 5 degrees off vertical.

The entire photo is listing to starboard.



Does it look crooked now?
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Old 11-17-2009, 11:39 PM   #42
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Thanks for the input, to some who took the question serious, I ended up going with the 16' A ladder instead of the scaffold. Had to get a helper to make things easier. Also purchased 12, 16" block to raise the ladder a couple more feet. Worked like a charm and set up was a bit faster. After careful consideration I added a premium for woking on such a high ceiling and having to run around to rent the ladder purchase the block, etc. So I quoted $1200. I guess for some money is not really an issue if you live in a $2mm home with $600k parked in the driveway. Not a bad days work!
As long as its not installed with 1 1/4" drywall screws sounds fair to me scaffolding is not that hard to setup though and it also adds a little value to the customer (if you own it) PITA if you have to rent. But can you really put a price on breaking your back when falling from that distance?
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Thanks for the input, to some who took the question serious, I ended up going with the 16' A ladder instead of the scaffold. Had to get a helper to make things easier. Also purchased 12, 16" block to raise the ladder a couple more feet. Worked like a charm and set up was a bit faster. After careful consideration I added a premium for woking on such a high ceiling and having to run around to rent the ladder purchase the block, etc. So I quoted $1200. I guess for some money is not really an issue if you live in a $2mm home with $600k parked in the driveway. Not a bad days work!
Just kidding... however, I will bet the guy had higher proposals [this subject always makes me think of John Glenn].
My rates are printed on my invoice, and though I might give a good-faith estimate, I would have made it clear I charge time and materials and added rented scaffolding and delivery to the bill.
Forget the twelve hundred bucks. Anyone who let you climb a ladder atop stacked-up cinder blocks in his foyer just doesn't understand the legal environment these days. This guy gave your widow a million dollar lotto ticket.
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Just kidding... however, I will bet the guy had higher proposals [this subject always makes me think of John Glenn].
My rates are printed on my invoice, and though I might give a good-faith estimate, I would have made it clear I charge time and materials and added rented scaffolding and delivery to the bill.
Forget the twelve hundred bucks. Anyone who let you climb a ladder atop stacked-up cinder blocks in his foyer just doesn't understand the legal environment these days. This guy gave your widow a million dollar lotto ticket.
What? so I hire a dude to hang a chandelier. He set-ups this rigg, falls, dies, and his wife gets a million bucks?
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He set-ups this rigg, falls, dies, and his wife gets a million bucks?
Not for me I'm only insured for 250K
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Deepest pockets pay...
and regardless of what you may think makes sense, if a contractor gets hurt on a job, in many places he can [and often does] sue the homeowner AND WIN!

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