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I have a house that I need to reside the gables. The problem I have is that there is a overhang/soffit just below the gables. The peak of the gable is @ 32 feet from the ground. How can I get the pump jacks and stages above/past this overhang/soffit?
 

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I have a house that I need to reside the gables. The problem I have is that there is a overhang/soffit just below the gables. The peak of the gable is @ 32 feet from the ground. How can I get the pump jacks and stages above/past this overhang/soffit?
The usually have stand-offs that hold the poles off the building. Are these overhangs larger than normal? I've seen the poles work on overhangs up to 2'-0". They may have stand-offs for larger, but i've personally never seen them in use.
 

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I have a house that I need to reside the gables. The problem I have is that there is a overhang/soffit just below the gables. The peak of the gable is @ 32 feet from the ground. How can I get the pump jacks and stages above/past this overhang/soffit?
If I’m understanding you correctly as you go up the wall there’s a roof overhang in the way and more siding above that?

If so those can be tricky to set up for sometimes. I wouldn’t even try to comment on how you should do it without some pictures first.

Are the poles aluminum or wood?
 

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lay the pump jacks on the ground and pump the jacks up to where they will be above the roof apron when stood up. then install the arms at the top of the poles and then raise the pumps into position, ( you will need a hand on raising the pump jacks). then secure the arms to the house. you might have to pull the bottom of the poles away from the house to keep the poles from hitting the apron or gutter below. :thumbsup:
 

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lay the pump jacks on the ground and pump the jacks up to where they will be above the roof apron when stood up. then install the arms at the top of the poles and then raise the pumps into position, ( you will need a hand on raising the pump jacks). then secure the arms to the house. you might have to pull the bottom of the poles away from the house to keep the poles from hitting the apron or gutter below. :thumbsup:
There’s easier ways to go about it too. My first choice is not to stand a 30’ pole with the jack at 20’. What if the main roof is to steep to walk?

I just feel more comfortable seeing the wall before advising rookie DIY scaffold set up 30’ in the air.
 

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There’s easier ways to go about it too. My first choice is not to stand a 30’ pole with the jack at 20’. What if the main roof is to steep to walk?

I just feel more comfortable seeing the wall before advising rookie DIY scaffold set up 30’ in the air.

If the roof is to steep then they have to be fastened from an extension ladder, same as setting the planks. if the poster has this equipment ,then I feel he is confident to assume this task. other wise let a licensed contractor perform this work.
when ever a home owner decides to perform any work on there house the they must also assume the risks involved. I can only answer the question that was asked. the choice is up to him if he feels confident enough to perform this job. :no: NO sarcasm intended. :thumbsup:
 

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Don’t you have any help? If you’re not confident with what you’re doing then you should find someone that is.

I don’t know what obstacles you may or may not be dealing with like electrical service, trees, steep slopes, fence in the way, the neighbors dog.

Post some pictures and I’ll tell you how I’d do it or wait for the ones with crystal balls and they can help. :)
 

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I don’t really see what the problem is. Once your poles are braced off the upper roof the jacks and plank will clear that overhang. You just set everything up as normal and jack up to that area. Just don’t set the poles to far apart or you won’t be able to reach the top.
 

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Ya what he said, my eyeballs aren’t quite working yet this morning? :blink:

That wall looked cantilevered to me.
 

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how wide are the stages?need a new pic better showing the differences in overhang depth

looks to me you will be able to pump a 12'' stage past that
may need to pull the gutter

can you get me a pic of that gable? looks like a nice shake detail
 
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