I will be painting a 2 story house with some Eves. I want to be safe and attach
a harness to myself.
I would also like the ability (if possible) to set up the harness by myself.
Can someone recommend where I can purchase this type of setup and how much it
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On Tue, 15 Jul 2003 04:30:16 +0000, Lawrence M. Seldin, CMC, CPC wrote:
Guy, the harness won't help you walk on the roof, it will only help
you in case of a fall. Even with a harness, you do not want to
There are several ways to safely navigate a roof. Roof brackets and
planks might be what you are looking for. There is also a "chicken
ladder". It is a light weight ladder that will hook over the ridge
allowing you to walk up the roof.
Look for a roofing supply house or a well stocked tool outlet. They
should have everything you need.
I made a "chicken ladder" for almost nothing. Long 2 x 4 with 12"
cross pieces. Short 2 x 4 on the top at the included angle of the
roof pitch. Top cross brace has two cheap swivel casters on the
outside edge. Procedure is to push it up on the casters to the ridge
and then flip it over to hook it. Only caution is to push it up
carefully or you can loose it if it gets starts to slide down parallel
with the ridge. Worked fine on a 10/12 pitch roof.
Lawrence M. Seldin, CMC, CPC wrote:
Has Eve agreed to being painted? :)
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I really do hope you will give some serious thought to having someone else
do the work on those high, difficult-to-reach, parts of your house. And, of
course, make sure they are bonded and insured.
This advice comes from my years of experience working as a paramedic which
has included a number calls for "fall victims" who were homeowners who fell
while cleaning gutters, working on a roof, building a skylight, cutting tree
branches, etc. Some had minor injuries, some had more serious injuries, and
sadly some did not survive the fall.
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