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mj12 03-14-2013 10:34 AM

How do I get to this cover
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I have a ladder with hooks to go over the ridge, am I missing a different way of doing this vent other than reaching down from the top roof? I posted this in roofing because I have to climb high on a steep roof, not all trades do that

joecaption 03-14-2013 10:46 AM

They make a ladder stand off for outside corners. I tryed to find a picture but ran out of time.

Gymschu 03-14-2013 10:53 AM

Joe's thinking of something like this......I think.....

tinner666 03-14-2013 11:51 AM

Corner is too far to reach with that. I think you'll find the ladder has to lean against the shingles on the rake. When setting on a rake, the ladder is never 'square' to the house, nor to they set vertical. You'll need to keep it fairly straight, close to the house, not stretched out. so as nott o damage the shingles.
If you stop below the shingles, I think you'll find out you're too high on the ladder to work safely.

mj12 03-14-2013 12:04 PM

I have a couple of those corner stabalizers, I need to screw a plastic cover over the vent but can not reach it from the corner. Really a bad spot.

mj12 03-14-2013 12:30 PM

Sometimes pics need explanations. First notice that the stairs are in the way of where I would set my 28 footer. I think I could go at more an an angle and clear the stairs. No way to set a ladder on the rake the garage eve will push me out to far to have the ladder sqaure

tinner666 03-14-2013 02:20 PM

"No way to set a ladder on the rake the garage eve will push me out to far to have the ladder sqaure".
Reason I mentioned it is they NEVER sit square on a rake, no matter how you set them. If you set it square, only one side will contact the rake, the other will be a foot off of it.
I would set the ladder up to test the waters myself. If the angle is too much, a normal stabilizer could contact the siding in a way to steady it.

Hopefully, you have a Werner ladder which has 3 settings in each foot for minute corrections.
I've been doing this for 40+ years now and I still have to set-up, and take down 1-4 times to determine the steadiest and safest way to approach different scenarios.

tinner666 03-14-2013 03:12 PM

Btw, just to understand my responses better, set your ladder up against the rake of the lower roof. You'll then see what I'm getting at and it's not as dangerous as learning on the higher rake. Do this and you will see the issue. Feel free to call my cell # if you have too. I'm real easy to find.

mj12 03-14-2013 03:59 PM

Just got done talking with a roofing company, I emailed them the picture told them what I thought. The guy tells me he can do it for 100 dollars. So I ask him how he plans on getting up there and he said he will have to see. Now, I understand the economy is bad here, but how can a guy manage to drive out here and take the risk for only a hundred dollars. Now, I am one for a deal, but I never will use a guy that gives such a low bid. Am I out of line thinking 100 dollars is way to low? No other company has gotten back to me yet.

tinner666 03-14-2013 04:18 PM

Pretty low to me. My minimum is $250. to come out and set up a ladder and do anything. IF, it proves to be nearly nothing, and the drive is short, I may reduce that of my own accord after you'd agreed to the higher price. Not real often, but I do. Probably only 2 times this past year.:yes:

joecaption 03-14-2013 04:58 PM

Why a plastic cover? What's the real issue?

jagans 03-14-2013 05:16 PM

I know this is going to sound stupid but what do you mean by "Doing" this vent?????

mj12 03-14-2013 07:40 PM

Birds are looking for another home. This is the cover I want to install. Also this is the south side of the house so I am hoping this cover will extend the life of the cover under it. The birds manage to lift up the door and build a nest

jagans 03-14-2013 08:01 PM

What function does that vent perform?

redman88 03-14-2013 08:51 PM

rent one of these.

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