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Old 01-12-2015, 01:52 PM
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I was driving back from a job last week and caught this picture. Its a guy doing roofing. He didn't have a ladder large enough to reach the roof. He used nylon roping to tie the bottom rung of one ladder to the top rung of another. If you look on the roof you can see his sitting on the roof leaning on the ladder doing some sort of work.

But he said he knew what he was doing and was 1/2 as much as the other guy! There was a dumpster in the driveway it looked like a fairly large job was going on by the condition of the rest of the yard.

I usually get excited when I can catch a tip from another company when I watch them as a past. I felt like I should have 911 on speed dial for this one.
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Old 01-12-2015, 09:12 PM
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maybe he has hungry or sick kids at home. doing what he has to do? most won't take that risk for nothing. just a thought
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Yep agree GL88. I was a contractor for 26 yrs once I tied an extension cord around my waste while my helper held the other end so I could get to the edge of a three story roof to attach jack ladder brackets to the soffits .
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Old 01-13-2015, 08:21 AM
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Wow, I have nothing to say if that's your argument. Maybe rent a ladder from homedepot for $35?
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Old 01-13-2015, 08:33 AM
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maybe he has hungry or sick kids at home. doing what he has to do? most won't take that risk for nothing. just a thought
Now there is hungry sick kids at home with no dad to provide for them, because there dad is dead from being stupid!
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Old 01-13-2015, 11:34 AM
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i thought this was going to be a inspirational thread do to the name not a look at this idiot thread ha
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Old 01-13-2015, 11:36 AM
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Old 01-13-2015, 12:18 PM
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Looks like both of those upper windows are open. The ladder looks long enough to reach the roof if he put it an appropriate distance away from the home. Based on how far away the bottom of the ladder is from the house, my guess is they are going to slide debris down from the third floor so it doesn't hit the mulch bed. I assume the guy on the roof climbs in and out of the window.
Not a great way of doing a job safely
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Old 01-13-2015, 01:48 PM
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Looks like both of those upper windows are open. The ladder looks long enough to reach the roof if he put it an appropriate distance away from the home. Based on how far away the bottom of the ladder is from the house, my guess is they are going to slide debris down from the third floor so it doesn't hit the mulch bed. I assume the guy on the roof climbs in and out of the window.
Not a great way of doing a job safely
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Old 01-13-2015, 01:51 PM
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Ever see that stupid youtube video that has a couple of yahoos trying to cut brush with a lawn tractor rigged up to a crane? They swing it back and forth... it's ridiculous...

This is similar... If I were a homeowner that hired this guy and I saw him trying to pull a stunt like that... I would tell him to pack up his stuff and beat it...

Fully Insured... yeah right!
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