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Old 07-06-2009, 07:46 PM   #16
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Yeah, my last house I decided to trim all 3 "branches" at the same time on a big oak. Each branch was bigger then a telephone pole around. I did the 1st 2 fine, 3rd was the biggest & took the most work. That's the one that when it snapped off thetree moved

And after that I was done
I'm up a tree 15-20' & exhausted, had to sit for about 30 minutes
Then I climbed back down
It really opened the back yard up - the branches had swept down to within 6' of the ground

This house I have topped 5 silver maples that were growing like telephone poles
That is when I switched to the sawzall
Blade gets stuck, pull the lever, leave the old blade, then toss a new blade in & back cut the tree
I actually used my truck to pull the top off in the direction I wanted


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Old 07-06-2009, 08:55 PM   #17
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who do you send up to fasten the tie off bracket ?????
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who do you send up to fasten the tie off bracket ?????
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There are Darwin Awards they haven't even handed out yet!
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Nice Post. Itís really a very good article. I noticed all your important points. Thanks
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Old 02-14-2012, 12:34 PM   #21
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OSHA has made it mandatory that if the roof has any pitch and is more than 6' off the ground you have to rope up.(Harness)I know several contractors who have been nailed for fines in excess of $50,000.00.,one that was shut down because they could not pay the $160,000.00 fines.

At first I was annoyed but now it is just something you have to do.I feel it is very important for homeowners and Diy'rs to know and use all safety equipment.I am not saying to strap up when cleaning gutters from a ladder but know your equipments limitations and to know the equipments intended purposes.

I think it is a great idea to use a harness when trimming branches from your roof.(While on the roof) since your visual focus is over head and it is easy to come off balance.Maybe even a harness while running christmas lights on the roof too.,even though I have never liked the idea.Baah Humbug.

Safety on the roof and on ladders is very important knowledge to know and use whether your a contractor/roofer/Diy'r etc.

Btw why do people keep bringing these old post's back from the dead? 2009 ???

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Old 02-18-2012, 11:36 PM   #22
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Interesting that I should be reading this tonight--Just today I was having lunch at a local restaurant located next to a bank. This bank had the cupola hit by lightning about three weeks ago, and left a big hole in the roof. Well the contractors have the cupola rebuilt now and were putting the copper sheets on the top of the cupola. Being as they were at least 40 feet off the ground the two workers did indeed have on their safety harnesses, and were tied off. They were tied to each other. Yep, the safety lanyard was hooked to each harness. I suppose they were depending on the other guy to catch them if they fell.
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Interesting that I should be reading this tonight--Just today I was having lunch at a local restaurant located next to a bank. This bank had the cupola hit by lightning about three weeks ago, and left a big hole in the roof. Well the contractors have the cupola rebuilt now and were putting the copper sheets on the top of the cupola. Being as they were at least 40 feet off the ground the two workers did indeed have on their safety harnesses, and were tied off. They were tied to each other. Yep, the safety lanyard was hooked to each harness. I suppose they were depending on the other guy to catch them if they fell.

I have alot of trust in my guy's but not that much trust.I have never seen anyone tied to another.I bet that was a sight.Seeing the amount of zero's and commas on that fine would have been something too.

Residential roofers who ignore safety are lame but a commercial roofing crew should and are held to a higher standard within the industry.The infractions are the same and the fines are the same but commercial roofers should know better.

All it would have taken was a field inspector to see that then they would have lined them up and started checking everything from ladder height to how many prongs are on your extension chord and how many feet your gas can is from your air compressor..And they will find something if they stop they will make it their misson to find as many infractions as possible..

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Uѕіng а safety harness wіll аllоw уоu tо access areas оf thе roof wіth thе added security оf thе harness ѕhоuld уоu slip оr fall whіlе оn thе roof.

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