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  • #45384
    MKE_Voltage
    Moderator
    Saint Francis, WI

    It gutter cleaning season. Do you guys clean your gutters from a ladder or do you get up on the roof? If you get up on the roof are you planning on wearing a harness?

    #45790
    jim_hunt17
    Pro
    Milwaukee, WI

    I always clean gutters from the ladder. I clean a lot of gutters for work and always use the ladder. Never get on the roof.
    and jason you are right, when at work I get nervous going on roofs and take a lot of precautions but never tie myself to anything, but always keep my cell phone in my pocket just in case. I do tie the ladder off to the gutter though.. sat on a roof for quite awhile once when the ladder fell.
    at home i never think twice about climbing around on the roof.

    Jim H.
    Milwaukee, WI

    #45795
    redwood
    Pro

    Our roof has a 7-12 pitch. When I was younger, I always cleaned the gutters from the roof. As I got older, I switched to a ladder. Now I have my son do it and he is usually on the roof. Knock on wood, no accidents yet.

    Mark E.

    Pioneer, CA

    Working Pro 1972 - 2015
    Member since Jan 22, 2013
    www.creative-redwood-designs.com

    #45798

    I will not get on my roof…extremely steep and the concrete tiles can move on you…not very safe.

    Orange County, CA

    #45821
    MKE_Voltage
    Moderator
    Saint Francis, WI

    I will go on my roof once or twice a year to inspect is closely but for gutter cleaning I use a ladder. I don’t think its smart to have a hose, bucket, water and heights.

    #46069
    kzcarp
    Pro

    Ladder for me, all of my gutters at home can be reached from a 10′ stepladder.

    kevin

    #65936
    DirtyWhiteBoy
    Pro
    Honolulu,, Hi.

    I have a lot of fall protection but most of it is too old and needs to inspected to work on a military job.

    #65946
    Anonymous
    Inactive

    I’m all for fall protection and think it should be a law. Just so employers have to provide it. And then from there I think it should be up to the person if they want to use it or not. Although I don’t mind falling, I’ve done it a lot. It’s the part after that that sucks.

    #65950
    DirtyWhiteBoy
    Pro
    Honolulu,, Hi.

    Although I don’t mind falling,

    Oh it’s not the fall that hurts it’s that sudden stop at the bottom that sucks

    #65951
    MRenes
    Pro
    Vienna, Missouri

    I wear something every blue moon, but I’ve just never been in the habit of using it. I should though.

    #65955
    jdw1865
    Pro
    Dewey, OK

    I avoid all but the very shallow pitch roofs.

    #65989

    This is most pertinent for guys who are working way, way up there… But I remembered a review Stuart did on an interesting tool tether system… It would be better to not drop anything from up high onto somebody or something…

    http://toolguyd.com/proto-skyhook-tool-tether-system-review/

    John S

    #736980
    DirtyWhiteBoy
    Pro
    Honolulu,, Hi.

    My Fall Protection training card will expire soon and I will retake the class on Tuesday morning at 8am along with a bunch of coworkers. It will be about 4 hours and we will be paid for our time.I wonder if anything has changed in the past 2 years? The card only last for 2 years.

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