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Old 06-26-2011, 09:58 PM   #31
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BTW, that house is very cool.
Thanks! Oldie but a goodie. The lower roof/attachment will be demo'd prior to the siding job. Previous owner didn't frame it correctly. That portion will be re-built at a later time.

The same applies to the two porches elsewhere on the house. Will be working on all "flat faces" with no obstructions.

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If you’re going to be replacing those porch roofs with new be sure to include all roof to wall and step flashing details as part of the siding installation.

Post some progress pics along the way.
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If you’re going to be replacing those porch roofs with new be sure to include all roof to wall and step flashing details as part of the siding installation.

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Will do!
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uhh, what are you going to do about the eletrical service?
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uhh, what are you going to do about the eletrical service?
Short term: The weatherhead and meter will be moved off the house to a 20ft tall pole.

Long term: We're going to have the power company bury the lines. (Once we come up with the $1800 they want for doing so...)
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I used wood for years, only had one incident were the one jack slid down the pole a couple of feed before it grabbed hold again. I don't have to tell you I needed to change my shorts. Never will figure it out what happened, couldn't make it happen again either ( much closer too the ground of cores. I also like ladder jacks, but the peak would be a problem. you can find used pump jacks for peanut on the internet.if you can find a set with reverse work plat forms on the get them. it allow you to set up a work table on the backside of the poles to store and do your layout work.
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Old 06-28-2011, 02:20 PM   #37
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I found some good deals at a company called Badger Ladder. They appear to sell the Titan pump jack system. Seems like any other system I've looked at... Werner, Alumapole, etc. Anyone have any personal or secondhand experience with Titan pump jacks?
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If you want my advice, buy used, then you can sell them to some one when your done or with them and get most of your money back.
If your going into business that's different, then a warranty is good.But it sounds like it a one time deal for you.
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Short term: The weatherhead and meter will be moved off the house to a 20ft tall pole.

Long term: We're going to have the power company bury the lines. (Once we come up with the $1800 they want for doing so...)
awesome! Didnt want you to arrive home with 30 ft aluminum poles and try to work around those!

i think theres a reasonable chance you wont die doing this as you seem to be taking it slowly and covering all of your bases...please use a rigging harness so if something goes wrong you are tied off to the house or some other appropriate structure that will keep you from falling.
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awesome! Didnt want you to arrive home with 30 ft aluminum poles and try to work around those!

i think theres a reasonable chance you wont die doing this as you seem to be taking it slowly and covering all of your bases...please use a rigging harness so if something goes wrong you are tied off to the house or some other appropriate structure that will keep you from falling.
Thanks for the concern! I'm extremely careful and plan VERY thoroughly before taking on projects like this one. Thats probably why it takes me so long to complete projects, but hey, at least I'm still alive and kicking!

As mentioned, the power will be moved. We're also getting the lines for the two condenser units moved into the wall so that they're out of the way.
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If you want my advice, buy used, then you can sell them to some one when your done or with them and get most of your money back.
If your going into business that's different, then a warranty is good.But it sounds like it a one time deal for you.
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Haven't found a suitable listing yet for used equipment. If anyone here has a complete system in good mechanical working condition and you'd like to sell it, please send me a PM. I'd be happy to strike up a deal. New or used doesn't matter to me, just need safe, reliable equipment that will get the job done.
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Haven't found a suitable listing yet for used equipment. If anyone here has a complete system in good mechanical working condition and you'd like to sell it, please send me a PM. I'd be happy to strike up a deal. New or used doesn't matter to me, just need safe, reliable equipment that will get the job done.
Generally speaking this the wrong time of year to find deals on used. If you find something you better jump on it fast.

Even if you buy new resale should be no problem.
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Old 09-04-2011, 01:28 AM   #43
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Ended up buying an entire Alumapole system. Standard 24' foot setup complete with a 24' 500 lb plank and workbench. Added additional 12' poles and joints, safety net and end rails. Should be delivered next week and installed next weekend. I'm "pumped"!! lol!
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Apologies for resurrecting such an old thread, but I stumbled onto this thread and really must know...how'd it go?

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