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CZ DIY 09-09-2010 10:57 PM

How tall a ladder for 2 story roof?
 
The recent store made me aware of two leaks in the roof. Both leaks seem to be coming from the plumbing vent pipe. Which is PVC in my 11 year old house.

Each floor is 8' tall ceilings.

Would I need a 24' or 28' ladder for this?

OldNBroken 09-09-2010 11:15 PM

Extension ladders reach approx 3' less than their described height.

federer 09-10-2010 12:06 AM

i used a 16ft to go up one level, so i say at least 26 28 for 2 levels

Scuba_Dave 09-10-2010 08:28 AM

Depends upon attic space & roof
One side of the house I need a 40' ladder due to a walk up attic
Also depends if you need to reach the peak

Gary in WA 09-10-2010 07:42 PM

Tie the top if the ladder off for stability and wind loads. Secure the ladder bottom to prevent movement on a slippery surface, flip the bottom dirt grips down for sod. Extend the top 3' over the gutter.

http://activerain.com/blogsview/1627...f-if-you-fall-

Gary

handy man88 09-10-2010 08:22 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by CZ DIY (Post 498704)
The recent store made me aware of two leaks in the roof. Both leaks seem to be coming from the plumbing vent pipe. Which is PVC in my 11 year old house.

Each floor is 8' tall ceilings.

Would I need a 24' or 28' ladder for this?

I would go with the 28' as you'll need to factor in the grading around your perimeter and also the angle you'll have to lean your ladder with against the house for safety.

I personally have a 32' Werner and wish I had bought a 28' instead, but they were out of stock and all ladders were $50 off. Luckily I was able to strap it onto the roof rack of my SUV with no issues, but handling the 32' ladder requires up to 2 people.

handy man88 09-10-2010 08:23 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by GBR in WA (Post 499147)
Tie the top if the ladder off for stability and wind loads. Secure the ladder bottom to prevent movement on a slippery surface, flip the bottom dirt grips down for sod. Extend the top 3' over the gutter.

http://activerain.com/blogsview/1627...f-if-you-fall-

Gary

I've seen the satellite tv guy with his ladder that has hooks on them that hook into the gutter. I haven't been able to find the hooks anywhere.

johnk 09-10-2010 08:37 PM

I usually just pack around a 28',Its usually all I need for residential.

Gary in WA 09-10-2010 10:48 PM

Those hooks are for phone and cable lines, not gutters.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BD0U6Df3ReA

Gary

handy man88 09-11-2010 08:02 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by GBR in WA (Post 499224)
Those hooks are for phone and cable lines, not gutters.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BD0U6Df3ReA

Gary

To get the job done, as for most contractors, the only rule is that there are no rules.

Tom Struble 09-12-2010 11:41 AM

have you ever been up that high on a ladder before?if not whatever ladder you choose make sure there is someone else there:yes:

kwikfishron 09-12-2010 04:03 PM

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These work great for “hopping over” a gutter and stabilizing the ladder.
A 28 ‘ will get you on most 2 story roofs at the eaves. A lot of the times you can’t get the proper ladder angle with a 24”

nap 09-12-2010 04:22 PM

Quote:

I've seen the satellite tv guy with his ladder that has hooks on them that hook into the gutter. I haven't been able to find the hooks anywhere.
If they are at the top of the side rails, these are not proper to use for this. The ladder should extend at least 3 feet above the landing you are climbing to. The hooks are used for hooking the ladder on a roof peak or on wires.

and now I see GBR already posted this info

nap 09-12-2010 04:25 PM

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Originally Posted by handy man88 (Post 499320)
To get the job done, as for most contractors, the only rule is that there are no rules.

sorry, especially since you are speaking of commercial use, OSHA would tend to disagree with you. No sense in working stupid if it causes injuries.

Tom Struble 09-12-2010 06:10 PM

i agree,no rules will get you hurt sooner or ladder:wink:


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