Scaffolding

I need some scaffolding. I need to get 16' or so in the air to put a ceiling fan on a beam, and to install gutters. I would need a total of six end pieces and eight x braces. And some boards.
Approximately what does this stuff sell for used?
Steve
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On Thu, 9 Aug 2007 14:25:31 -0700, "SteveB"

Barrow a 12' A frame ladder...little people need taller ladders.

Cheap! Buy fresh, what you need.
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SteveB wrote:

Depends on how used it is, which duty version it is and whether you get the good Alumaplanks. Call around to your area ladder and scaffold places to see what they might have available. Availability used is variable, usually better after some area giant construction rental use is over and they have too much to just keep in the rental inventory.
I got the light duty version which is plenty for any normal use, 6' high x 4' wide end frames (8), the 7' cross braces (16), leveling feet (8), 7' Alumaplanks (4) and guardrail posts / rails for one 4' x 7' platform for somewhere under $1k used. I added a set of the scaffold casters later for another $100 or so.
It's incredibly useful stuff. I've used it for:
- Video production camera platforms - Event PA speaker platforms - Rigging stage lighting - Gutter and roofing work - Wrapped in tarps for a weather enclosure over a well head for mid winter pump replacement - Strapped down in the bed of my pickup for tree trimming around the yard - One level strapped into the back of the pickup as a temporary ladder rack to move a 32' extension ladder - As a lifting gantry to hoist my china cabinet onto it's base - Reworking / replacing suspended ceiling at a store - As a stepped workbench to setup an aluminum anodizing line (buckets on lower plank, power supply, timer, etc. on upper) - As shelving in my shop, straddling two palettes, with a bunch of Rubbermaid tubs stacked on the scaffolding
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do you have the scaffolding made of aluminum so that it is light and easy to move?
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On Thu, 9 Aug 2007 14:25:31 -0700, "SteveB"

Be sure to put the gutters on the outside and the fan on the inside.
Unless you live south of the equator.

I have no idea, but unless the guy died or went out of business, or came up with a better way, they're going to be selling only the worst stuff they have. So check every weld for even small cracks. Maybe this will give you an excuse to buy a welder.
And if he did die, the heirs will probably sell everything, not knowing what is in great shape and what is cracking.

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on 8/9/2007 5:24 PM mm said the following:

Why is it that you think everything for resale is no longer safe nor worth buying? What if someone bought something for one use and sold it afterwards? Ever buy a used car?
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wrote:

I don't think that about everything.
But scaffolding has inherent risks that a lawn sprinkler doesn't have.

Certainly possible, and I'm glad you brought it up.
OTOH, be careful when people say things like that. If true, they have only had the stuff for a short while and may not have noticed its weaknesses. And it can be false, and then it's a story some people use when they want to put as much distance as possible from their knowing what shape the things they are selling are in.

That's all I buy. One car I bought from the owner's father, he said. He said his son had been transferred to Kansas and didn't need a car there. Say what? I think he should have said that he couldn't afford a car that got such bad gas mileage in a big state where he would have to do a lot of driving.
Another car I bought was registered to a rent-a-car company, I learned later. Maybe that was why he went to the trouble of transferring the title for me, so that I wouldn't see who the previous owner was until the sale was TOTALLY completed. Actually, I think it's probably a combination of what he said and what he didn't say. I think he got incorporated as a rent-a-car company but the car I bought was only used by his girlfriend (at least in recent months or years), and probably not treated as badly as a real rent-a-car. He told me that he owned but she drove it. And when I called her to see if she still had the owners manual, she said she'd look for it. This was a week after the sale, so no need to lie and I think she was telling the truth.
I was still satisfied with each car because I don't cry over spilled milk, and overall both cars were fine, and I assume I might have to put 2000 dollars or more into repairing any car I buy. I had one opf these two for over 100K and any problems the other had had nothing to do with who drove it or how. But the owners were still misleading.
BTW, they volunteered the stuff I say they said. I ask sellers either few or no questions because I don't want to put them in an awkward position and possibly make liars out of them, and before I buy it or not I don't want to be confused by statements that might be true but might be false, and after I buy it, I don't be angry at the seller for having lied to me.
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"mm" wrote

Speaking of crack, I think you're on it.
Brother, you're out there!
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wrote:

South of the equator, do fans go in the opposite direction for airflow down???
Just curious :-)

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If this is a one time set of projects, rental may be a better choice. The stuff rents by the day, week or month. Where 2.5 days is about the same as a week and 2.5 weeks is about the same as a month. If you can haul it, you save big on the delivery fee.
I was looking on Craig's list the other night to try and figure out what I might be able to sell mine for. It ain't cheap even when it is well used. BTW, mine is not for sale.
If you want some rough concept of what it is selling for do a search on Ebay.
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SteveB wrote:

Looks like eBay has some new at roughly $200 per six-foot section. Plus freight. Plus odds and ends (like planks).
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