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Old 03-30-2012, 11:55 PM   #16
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I think someone with limited experience walking a roof can walk a 6/12 with ease.

It can be done and is done so everyday.But on the flip side many experienced roofers with many years experience walking roofs fall and cause serious damage to themselves and sometimes death.

I have recommended to several homeowners that if the must walk the roof to use safety as its already been mentioned.

Also another tip is using a couch cushion minus the material.But once again don't rely solely on the sponge exercise common sense.

BTW.,statistically more roofers fall from flat roofs and roofs 8/12 and under..,Just be safe.
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Old 03-31-2012, 01:08 AM   #17
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Another word of caution, if you do take the chimney down, beware, the sand, morter and junk on the roof from the chimney will cause you to loose traction and off the roof you will go, no doubt, do not step in it.
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That roof in the pic is what we call a cupcaker.

By way of comparison a 12/12 we call a piglet.

We just got done with a 50sq 10/12 tear off and the crew and I all felt very confident up there and it didn't feel that steep. The roof before was a 14/12

Next we go to a 5/12 then to a 75sq 12/12 tear off. That will feel steep after being on a "flat" roof.
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The OP's question has been answered so I don't want to take over the thread but why are my post's full of ad's and majority of others post's are ad free ?

Is there a way I can eliminate these ad's ?
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thanx, fella's

believe you/me, i AM heeding your advice. and i know the possible dangers.
if it was a 1 story, i would not worry about it. but for some reason (perhaps i'm chicken ) that extra 4' skurs me a lil. so, as it is now, i will not go up there. no need anyway.

as far as the chimney goes. yes, it is deteriorated in the attic. there is a small pile of brick rubble on the attic floor. now, i was just thinkin (yeah, i do that now&then). could i put something over the damaged bricks ? like mortar or something ? the flashing looks to have been replaced recently, and it looks dry in the attic.
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oh-yeah. the shingles themselves look to be under/about 10 years old.
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To a person with the proper training, experience, and equipment, that is a very simple roof to walk. I would not suggest that you try it if you do not have those things.
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The OP's question has been answered so I don't want to take over the thread but why are my post's full of ad's and majority of others post's are ad free ?

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To a person with the proper training, experience, and equipment, that is a very simple roof to walk. I would not suggest that you try it if you do not have those things.
Agreed. One person mentioned a harness, but that would be a VERY bad idea to someone who isn't trained to use one. Used improperly it would be just as likely to injure/kill you as the ground would.
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ok fella's

i happen to notice a bunch of 'whirrly birds" in the gutter that i had cleaned 3 weeks ago . so i got my ladder and got up there. all of a sudden i got full of "piss&vinegar" and got onto the roof. going up to the chimney was easy. going down to the ladder was a little unnerving . but no issues.

btw. the chimney looked just fine.
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Agreed, going up is easier than coming down. I have at times gotten into a pickle getting up to find out the shigles are in terrible shape and making the return trip expremely dangerous. I had to drop my tape, clipboard, pitchgauge and pen before the descent...just incase i fell i didnt want to impale myslef on any of it
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Agreed, going up is easier than coming down. I have at times gotten into a pickle getting up to find out the shigles are in terrible shape and making the return trip expremely dangerous. I had to drop my tape, clipboard, pitchgauge and pen before the descent...just incase i fell i didnt want to impale myslef on any of it
Yeah - funny about that!
I've done the same thing myself -
threw my knifes, hammer, tape, etc...
Then, went down!
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