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Old 10-04-2012, 10:12 AM  
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Anyone can be perfect, it takes a pro to hide the mistakes.
That's pretty good. . .

Plus, you said the magic word
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Perfectionism_(psychology)


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Lift with knees not the back. Get help on heavy things. A spotter helps when moving things. Clear the path before carrying anything to anywhere. Have an escape path. Do not lean too far out from ladder keep hips between sides of ladder. Do not climb too high on ladder when working from it, shoulders below end of ladder.

Let someone know where you are and what you're doing, about how long job will take. Have someone within shouting distance. Have cell phone on person, easily accesable, speed dial for emergency service.

check extension cords for abrasions etc. ,ake sure it is grounded. Never assume a circuit is dead, check it with meter or circuit tester. Unplug appliances when working on them even if circuit breaker is off, someone could turn it on.

See my sig line. About the watch the fence, be aware of where blade is, never reach over it. Use a push stick and feather boards. Before unplugging any tool or machine make sure it is off. If it comes to life when you plug it in, someone could get hurt.



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[CENTER][FONT=Comic Sans MS]Measure twice, cut once.[/FONT][/CENTER]
[CENTER][FONT=Comic Sans MS]Look at the nail, not the hammer. Watch the fence, not the blade.[/FONT][/CENTER]
[CENTER][FONT=Comic Sans MS]If you hook your thumb over your belt you won't hit it with the hammer or leave it layin on the saw table.[/FONT][/CENTER]


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keep hips between sides of ladder
I've never heard of this but it's more like "keep your belly button within the ladder rails."

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A person's center of mass is slightly below his/her belly button, which is nearly the geometric center of a person.
Males and females have different centers of mass- females' centers of mass are lower than those of males.[probably because males have more upper body strength and muscles are heavy]
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Holding a heavy tool at arm's length outside the ladder rails may also be pushing your luck.
The stability of ladders other than stepladders seems to depend strongly on the friction of the ladder against the surface it is leaning on.

BTW, I did reach over the blade and that cost $50K with me having to pay about $12K.
And my hand works, sort of. Officially I am 3% crippled according to some formula.

On the upside, you get to meet a lot of nurses in a big hurry.

On the downside, when you go under anesthesia your life is literally in the hands of people you've never met and don't know. Just hope they are having a good day.
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"A person's center of mass is slightly below his/her belly button," True if arms are down at sides, legs straight, feet together.Raising arms raises center. outstretched arm moves center in that direction. leaning out to side on ladder some people move feet opposite way to wedge against rail, holding to rail with that side hand. Even if navel in rail, much weight on leaning side plus lever action causing top of unsecured ladder to slide. Feet on leaning side puts even more weight that side and tendency to lean out even farther. Add tool and possible soft or slippery footing for ladder. I was taught, 50 yrs ago, to keep hips inside rails.

OSHA and American Ladder Institute, just say keep the body near the middle of the rungs. If you keep belly button in center, hips shouldn't be outside rails.

Also ladder feet should be about 1/4 distance from wall as ladder rails are long.

American Ladder Institute, who knew? Wonder if they have a museum. Ancient pre-historic stone ladder, authentic piece of Jacob's ladder. great ladders in history, ladder from storming of Alamo, from Chicago fire. ladders of celebrities, step ladder used by Mickey Rooney to kiss Ava Gardner. ladder Hall of Fame?

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[CENTER][FONT=Comic Sans MS]If you hook your thumb over your belt you won't hit it with the hammer or leave it layin on the saw table.[/FONT][/CENTER]

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step ladder used by Mickey Rooney to kiss Ava Gardner. ladder Hall of Fame?
She was 5' 6", he 5' 2". I'd think he could reach most places on her without a ladder, but I wasn't there at the time.

Seems like neither she nor Joan Collins were pleased with what services were rendered by their men.
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Seems Mickey wasn't pleased by those rendered by his women. Or it coulda been vice versa in all cases.

When using a vice keep your digits outta there.

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Every house repair job is different. So the precautions and safety measures to be taken are different. Be sure about the procedure before you begin.

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And the best option would be to take professional help.

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And the best option would be to take professional help.
This depends on how much money you have vs. how much time and tools you have vs. how much risk you are willing to take on vs. how healthy or old or strong or skilled or creative you are.

And men view disfigurement differently from women, with good reason.

For risk aversion or risk proneness, here's a test
http://www.humanmetrics.com/rot/rotqd.asp
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And the best option would be to take professional help.
I done did that, didn't help, I'm still certifiably nuts. Leaning way out from ladders, laying on roof head hanging down to work on soffets, running with scissors, sticking tongue in light sockets to see if power is off.


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