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gramps416 07-01-2009 08:02 PM

safety harness on roof
 
I don't remember where, but I have seen in the past some people use safety harness when they work on a sloped roof.

Does anyone know how this is possible? does someone need to install something on the roof to make it happen?

-gramps416

Scuba_Dave 07-01-2009 08:22 PM

Home Depot sells a complete kit for $100
Anchor point is secured across the ridge
I'm sure there are other methods

Ed the Roofer 07-01-2009 08:40 PM

We use them all of the time, in addition to safety boards using 2" x 6"'s locked into roof brackets.

Here is one link, nobody in particular.
http://www.snugharness.com/Roofing-Kits/

The Miller Brand seems to be one of the more common and popular units sold.
http://www.snugharness.com/Miller-Fall-Protection/

Ed

Scuba_Dave 07-01-2009 08:52 PM

Pic of one being setup

http://media.rd.com/rd/images/rdc/fa...-Safety-af.jpg

Ed the Roofer 07-01-2009 09:22 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Scuba_Dave (Post 296001)


Thats the GOOD kind of bracket too, because you can reuse it over and over again.

Ed

Gary in WA 07-01-2009 10:09 PM

If it is for your own house, this one installs permanently and comes with a plastic boot cover against water leakage. I've install about 60 of them, can go over or under the sheathing. http://www.superanchor.com/application.html Be safe, G

Just Bill 07-02-2009 06:11 AM

They are required by OSHA, for roof workers, and not a bad idea for DIY'ers. You will likely not survive a fall from a roof, undamaged, even once.

gramps416 07-02-2009 10:23 AM

what makes one of these brackets permanent?, or better yet, how can you tell the difference between the disposable type and the permanent?

Which type is the one in the pic shown?

And finally, to install a permanent one, does it have to be done before the roof is installed?

-gramps416

Scuba_Dave 07-02-2009 11:43 AM

The link provided is to a permanent one
The shingles are then installed over the barce/attachment point
Then as stated there is a rubber boot that goes over it to help keep water out
I imagine it could be retrofitted if you have some extra shingles

The "temp" one is screwed in as you roof, then removed before you finish - to then be used again on the next roof

I have a cupola going on my roof
So I am going to attach some eye bolts all the way thru for any possible future needs

gramps416 07-04-2009 10:18 AM

one final question about this topic.
I have been finding a permanent solution that is a little different by the miller company"
http://www.millerfallprotection.com/...of_Anchors.pdf
that has single and double d solutions (apposed to their claw line)

has anyone used the single or double d's? to they have to fold over the ridge to install them? or not necessary.
thanks
-g416

Scuba_Dave 07-04-2009 08:40 PM

Looks like they don't have to fold over the ridge (unless the double D)
There are single "D's" that can be mounted on each side

I used my climbing gear harness & rope again
I'm 10' up the slope of the roof & 2 big 30x55 skylights are in
So looks like I'll be bringing the harness setup back

Yoyizit 07-05-2009 01:47 PM

That energy absorbing fall protection is another thing. I didn't get it, but then I cut tree branches from a ladder while the ladder is strapped to the tree and I am strapped to the ladder. No distance to fall.

Scuba_Dave 07-05-2009 09:19 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Yoyizit (Post 297445)
That energy absorbing fall protection is another thing. I didn't get it, but then I cut tree branches from a ladder while the ladder is strapped to the tree and I am strapped to the ladder. No distance to fall.

Unless the tree is hollow & falls when you cut a big branch
Had a friend tell em about that problem...after I cut a big branch off a tree out back & the whole tree swing as the branch went

I actually use my sawzall now to cut limbs
Easier to repalce a blade if it gets stuck
And less $$ to replace then my chainsaw

Yoyizit 07-06-2009 11:50 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Scuba_Dave (Post 297667)
Unless the tree is hollow & falls when you cut a big branch
Had a friend tell em about that problem...after I cut a big branch off a tree out back & the whole tree swing as the branch went

I actually use my sawzall now to cut limbs
Easier to repalce a blade if it gets stuck
And less $$ to replace then my chainsaw

Yes, every book I read and video I saw on cutting trees began with "In memory of. . ."

Haven't yet bought a Sawzall.

DUDE! 07-06-2009 04:16 PM

tree cutting is another one of those tasks that looks easy when the experienced guy is doing it.


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