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Old 07-20-2014, 12:22 PM  
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Default Can one man install a 10 foot scaffolding?

Seems to weigh about 600+ lbs.

Also if i attach a ladder to the top and it goes off and up a roof @ 45° for 18 feet and the person is 170lbs could the scaffolding tip over?



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Old 07-20-2014, 12:51 PM  
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It's amazing how much you can actually do on your own when you need to and you figure it out. But I've also fallen 12 feet off planks because I wasn't paying attention. You could tie the scaffold to the house but at 28 feet would you really want to risk it.
I would ask what you're going to be doing and will you be moving the scaffolding.
I've used a pair of pump jacks with a plank on 24 foot poles, moved them by myself, to shingle the walls of a 2 story house. You can go up higher.
Here's some info if you're not familiar with them.

http://www.homedepot.com/catalog/pdfImages/01/012d6c7e-30c0-4690-b60e-170259e30fdf.pdf



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Old 07-20-2014, 01:52 PM  
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Working on the roof,it's about 11 feet off the ground but the roof is about 18'. I guess i can attach some hangers to the roof beams through the sofits and tie to the scaffolding. I was gonna rent one is about 5x7 x 10 height. Then attach the ladder to the scaffolding.

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I may have missed what you're trying to do but I'm now guessing you want to lay the ladder on the roof not up to the roof.
If that's the case, why not use a roof hook on the end of your ladder. It just hooks over the peak.

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That look's dangerous beachguy. Why would i do that when i could set up scaffolding that is way safer?

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Beach guy just gave you the safest option, up to you to decide what is safer. Me? I'm doing what was suggested.

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You mean hanging from the roof with those little metal clips is safer than this?

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You would do it that way because it's generally the way that's done if you're working on a roof, rather than the way you're looking to do it. There are other brands out there and other videos if you search ladder ridge hooks.

I don't know how you figure setting a ladder on 10 foot staging pitched up to your roof would be safer. Working on a roof is inherently dangerous but I would rather use products that are designed for it rather than jury rigging something.

Here's another.

http://www.acrobuildingsystems.com/product/ladders-and-accessories/reinforced-ladder-hook-with-fixed-wheel-swivel-bar That picture is nowhere near what you were planning on doing.

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That doesn't look like the 10 foot high staging you were going to rent and erect yourself.

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Old 07-20-2014, 04:05 PM  
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This one is only 420 lbs. The way i see it you can't fall off the roof because the scaffolding will catch you, as long as i only work in the 6' range. Where as the roof hooks plenty can go wrong, what if the first ladder falls down? then i'm stuck on the roof. I think the key is attaching the scaffolding to the house. Sure it will take a lot longer but i have to do a lot up there anyways. Where would you put the materials, the tools?



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