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Old 08-18-2012, 09:22 AM   #1
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I heard someone talking about a way to put up a scaffold by attaching some kind of brace to the side of the house, drilling into the side with screws or something even more drastic like a bolt into the wall going all the way inside.

I have a hilly yard with all kinds of problems using a put together type scaffold, the ideal would be what this sound like somehow attaching a scaffold support to the house itself and running planks ....

Anyone know what this type of rig is called if it exists?

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Old 08-18-2012, 09:24 AM   #2
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You might have a scaffold rental co in your area that will set it up for you- if it is tricky best to have someone who knows what they're doing do it.

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Old 08-18-2012, 11:39 AM   #3
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Sounds like you saw someone just using lag bolts or something to attach a cleat and plank to the structure of the wall. Can work to a point but you have to repair all the holes and it doesn't do wonderful things to the wood you are attaching to.

I agree with BrushJockey. Rent proper scaffolding and have a scaffold company come out and set it up for you. They will bring all the levelers, etc. you will need. And they will show you how to move and adjust it. Much cheaper than a broken collarbone or hip!

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Old 08-18-2012, 11:46 AM   #4
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Sounds like your talking about pump jack scaffolding. I've never used it but you attach brackets to the roof and secure the posts at the ground. Here's link but it sounds/looks like at least a two man operation to me.
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Old 08-18-2012, 03:56 PM   #5
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thanks everyone yup I found a rental place it is called a pump jack system just like u say

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Old 08-18-2012, 04:33 PM   #6
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If you rent a pump jack system make sure you get the aluminum pole system and not the wood poles.

The aluminum poles only have to be braced every 25' so you're likely only connected to the roof. The wood poles need braced every 10' and are in general just a pita.
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Old 08-18-2012, 04:36 PM   #7
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Going to need some aluminum walk boards to.

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