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Old 04-02-2010, 10:53 AM   #1
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10/12 Roof Pitch

Is a 10/12 Roof pitch walkable? I want to put on shingles in a small area of the roof but I'm wondering if I can just support myself by sitting down or if I need a ladder resting against a 2x4 nailed to the roof. What is generally the best way to be supported on a roof like this? I'm comfortable laying shingles, just not sure if this pitch is too steep to walk on or other means. Is a cherry picker needed?

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Old 04-02-2010, 01:22 PM   #2
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Barely. Mine is 10/12. I can walk in valleys and on peaks, but do not dare attempting to walk on other areas for fear of sliding off.

I would not attempt to install a roof without additional support. I believe the common way of dealing with this is roof jacks.

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roof jacks, planks, and a fall protection/positioning harness/rope system.
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10/12 is pushing it. I wouldn't attempt to roof that without roof jacks and a harness.

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Old 04-03-2010, 12:40 AM   #5
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Too steep to safely walk. Def use some form of fall protection and support while working.
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if you are going to fall wear proper rope and harness with deceleration attatchment

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