1st Christmas light job of the year! Do I have everything?

Discussion in 'Christmas Trees & Seasonal' started by _Cameron_, Nov 6, 2018.

  1. _Cameron_

    _Cameron_ LawnSite Member
    Messages: 71

    So I made a checklist but feel as though I am missing stuff that I used last year and do no want to have to run to get anything during the job as we’re knocking out two right next to each other same day and it’s going to be about a 10 hour day.

    This is what I have already listed:
    Ladders
    Glue guns and sticks
    Wire strippers and cutters
    Steel wire
    Drill
    Mallet
    Electrical tape
    Couch cushions for roof
    Razors
    Poles
    Tape measure
    Lighting is already with client and assembled
     
  2. Graham Oldreive

    Graham Oldreive LawnSite Member
    Messages: 20

    Couch cushions ??
     
  3. OP
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    _Cameron_

    _Cameron_ LawnSite Member
    Messages: 71

    Walking on a roof and for my truck so ladders don’t scratch it. I don’t have a ladder rack on my truck just my van.
     
  4. JLSLLC

    JLSLLC LawnSite Fanatic
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    Staple gun
     
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  5. Greencuts518

    Greencuts518 LawnSite Fanatic
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    The foam cushion clings to the shingles. I usually see guys kneeling on them
     
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  6. Tuff Turff

    Tuff Turff LawnSite Member
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    Knee-pad there far safer then a cushion and looks a lot more professional
     
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    _Cameron_

    _Cameron_ LawnSite Member
    Messages: 71

    like knee pads that strap to you our the cusion type?

    if its the knee pad that like a long cushion, How much do they cost? never shopped for them before.

    I know i can have 3-4 couch cushions for free and whatever size i want, but functionality is more important to me.
    As far as professional look, I don't think I've ever knocked someone for seeing them with makeshift equipment unless the job looked bad.
     
  8. Graham Oldreive

    Graham Oldreive LawnSite Member
    Messages: 20

    Knee-pad there far safer then a cushion and looks a lot more professional
     
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    _Cameron_

    _Cameron_ LawnSite Member
    Messages: 71

    Like the ones that strapped to your knee? Or the kind that are like garden foam pads to kneel on?
     
  10. Graham Oldreive

    Graham Oldreive LawnSite Member
    Messages: 20

    If your going to be on a roof with fall protection (harness and Lanyard) and you look far more professional with knee pads then someone else's old cushions that you scooped out of the trash. Its just stupid thing like that that makes us all look like a bunch of good ol boy rednecks trying to make some beer money. a good pair of hard shell knee pads cost like $25 not a great amount.

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