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A couple of discussion topics. At what pitch do you feel you need 2x4 cleats nailed down when decking? Or do you have any alternatives you like?

Personally anything above a 7/12 and Im cleating as I deck.

Next question sneakers on the roof or boots always no matter what? I love sneakers on the roof for grip and agility.

What do y'all think?
 

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When I was framing the practice was anything over 5/12 got cleats. At the time we had to put a 2x6 against the bottom row of 2x4 cleats. That was acceptable to OSHA.
Today is a different story. You had best be tied off before you drop one sheet.
 

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I am good up to a 7 without toeboards...maybe an 8 in the summer. Definitely grippy work shoes but not boots on a roof.
 

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A couple of discussion topics. At what pitch do you feel you need 2x4 cleats nailed down when decking? Or do you have any alternatives you like?

Personally anything above a 7/12 and Im cleating as I deck.

Next question sneakers on the roof or boots always no matter what? I love sneakers on the roof for grip and agility.

What do y'all think?
This shoe has the most grip I have ever had---
https://www.backcountry.com/la-spor...TaG9lczoxOjM6YmMtbWVucy1hcHByb2FjaC1zaG9lcw==
 

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A couple of discussion topics. At what pitch do you feel you need 2x4 cleats nailed down when decking? Or do you have any alternatives you like?

Personally anything above a 7/12 and Im cleating as I deck.

Next question sneakers on the roof or boots always no matter what? I love sneakers on the roof for grip and agility.

What do y'all think?
Your doing what I would do. I always preferred sneakers on a roof. I felt Boots are better on paper but the scuff the finish roof and slide on plywood.

Always like the framers leaving those cleats for us on a 7 or above. Could work on a 7 and paper 8's without cleats but even on a 7 upside down starting first rows until you get turned around you either tack a 10d to hold the bundles or raise a cleat.
 

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I like cleats to hold crap, so even a 4 might get it, just to make life easy.

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Was on a 9 yesterday and didn't feel the need for cleats. I find it depends on the work shoes I have.
In my boots I start slipping on a 6.
 

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When I was framing the practice was anything over 5/12 got cleats. At the time we had to put a 2x6 against the bottom row of 2x4 cleats. That was acceptable to OSHA.
Today is a different story. You had best be tied off before you drop one sheet.
they seriously make you wear a harness now to do sheeting?
 

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they seriously make you wear a harness now to do sheeting?
Yes. And when you're setting trusses/rafters...and anything you do on the second floor...and when you get out of your truck...and when you're at home...well...the last 2 aren't quite there yet, you need harnessed into your truck, not after it's in park with the keys out. :D
 

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I’ll sheet an 8 without toe boards. Anything over that and I put one on the very bottom for hauling sheets up. And then over a 10 they get them every couple of feet.
 
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