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Offline weithman5

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could be my last post...
« on: July 03, 2012, 07:32:43 PM »
Stop cheering.  I have been putting up new vinyl siding.  i have a difficult spot to reach.  i have built the temporary scaffolding below and anchored it to the house.  i need to get to a second story soffit and then the freeze boards, fascia going up the roof line.  Tomorrow morning after rounds, and after i make sure my disability is current, I will put in the screw eyes for a safety harness, then proceed.  But if i am not back to finish this thread, well, drink one for me.

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Re: could be my last post...
« Reply #1 on: July 03, 2012, 07:44:07 PM »
This is why you pay somebody to do it for you. ;D  They take all of the liability and risks.  Good Luck, be safe!

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Re: could be my last post...
« Reply #2 on: July 03, 2012, 08:20:25 PM »
PAY THE MAN !!!
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Re: could be my last post...
« Reply #3 on: July 03, 2012, 08:48:13 PM »
Don...Don... Are you there Don? 
Someone call 911!  Have the drive around Illinois until they find someone who should have known better.
I'm good at some stuff, heights are not one of them so good luck.

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« Reply #4 on: July 04, 2012, 05:35:51 AM »
It looks like you did the prep work.  You'll be fine.   :)

Make to post a picture of the finished project.

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« Reply #5 on: July 04, 2012, 06:01:14 AM »
I bet if everyone on this forum gave Don $1 he could get a "real" ladder. The one in the pic is just plain scary.
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« Reply #6 on: July 04, 2012, 06:24:13 AM »
Just don't get too absorbed in the project that you forget what you're standing on. It's easy to do after a while.

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« Reply #7 on: July 04, 2012, 06:34:23 AM »
You picked one hell of a day to go up there. It's already 90 degrees out at 8:30 in the morning. Should hit 100 before lunch. Bring some water. Stay safe.
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« Reply #8 on: July 04, 2012, 10:37:09 AM »
I bet if everyone on this forum gave Don $1 he could get a "real" ladder. The one in the pic is just plain scary.

Terrifying. Looks like an expensive trip to the ER and beyond to me. :(
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« Reply #9 on: July 04, 2012, 10:42:11 AM »
Isn't he a doctor?  So, then he'd get a members discount or he could do any minor surgery (like a hammersphincterectomy) at home with a mirror and a couple homebrew.  I think he's got this covered.

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« Reply #10 on: July 04, 2012, 10:58:09 AM »
Better you than me pal!  I leave roof climbing to the roof climbers.  Be safe.  Good luck!
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« Reply #11 on: July 04, 2012, 12:56:28 PM »
I have come to a point in my life where my physical welfare is worth more than the savings.  I'll pay someone else to do it.


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« Reply #12 on: July 04, 2012, 06:45:08 PM »
survived.
this morning i went to attach the screw eyes for the safety harness and realized i didn't like how narrow.  more than strong enough.  i widened it about another two feet.  i took plenty of breaks during the miserable heat.  i have the corner above the overhang built and the fascia extended to within a few feet of the peak.  i will move the scaffold out of the way tomorrow after work and then run the siding.  when it gets high enough i will replace the scaffold, but the overhang part is  finished, then finish the last fascia.



here is the first floor wall that started this project. 






now time to have one of nateo's beers
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Re: could be my last post...
« Reply #13 on: July 04, 2012, 08:03:24 PM »
I love good work like that!  I could sit and watch someone do it all day! 
« Last Edit: July 06, 2012, 07:09:23 AM by FirstStateBrewer »
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« Reply #14 on: July 04, 2012, 08:06:23 PM »
I could sit an watch someone do it all day!

Likewise!