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View Poll Results: For the weekend warrior how high will you go?
I don't if I have to climb a ladder I let someone else do it. 0 0%
2' 0 0%
6' 0 0%
10' 0 0%
16' 0 0%
24' 1 12.50%
32' 1 12.50%
I have no fear damn it and will do what it takes. 6 75.00%
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Old 04-22-2012, 08:57 PM  
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Typically painting is not rocket science, yes it takes practice to get professional results and yes it takes experience to know what products to use for what situations and what tends to work and what does not but as a professional paint contractor I think that many diy workers are more than capable of completing a project without that many stumbles. Yes a professional is going to do it faster but when it comes to basic painting it is about the comfort zone. So with that said what is your comfort zone on ladders? I have them up to 40' and anything needed beyond that I rent a lift but where do you draw the line on where you feel comfortable off the ground?



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I hate heights but on real tall ceilings, I have rented a scissor lift and it is not too bad. If I can't get the lift where I need to climb, I will do what it takes to finish the job. I may not like it, but the job has to be done.



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I am frequently 20 or more feet underground in a trench so being up in the air is kind of like a bonus. Instead of wondering if and when the earth will eat me my only worry is falling on it and that is not to bad in comparison.

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Old 04-23-2012, 08:26 PM  
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I hate heights but on real tall ceilings, I have rented a scissor lift and it is not too bad. If I can't get the lift where I need to climb, I will do what it takes to finish the job. I may not like it, but the job has to be done.
Sounds like you know what you are doing for the most part. We all prefer the quick low work but the high work has to be done.

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I am frequently 20 or more feet underground in a trench so being up in the air is kind of like a bonus. Instead of wondering if and when the earth will eat me my only worry is falling on it and that is not to bad in comparison.
Interesting what do you do?
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I am frequently 20 or more feet underground in a trench so being up in the air is kind of like a bonus. Instead of wondering if and when the earth will eat me my only worry is falling on it and that is not to bad in comparison.
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I don't have a fear of heights, just of unsafe ladder set-ups. I've found that for me, as long as I have safe placement of the ladder & plank, I'm all good. Solid, commercial grade ladders go a long way to being comfortable up there. Nothing worse than climbing up a home owner grade ladder and feeling that "bounce" as you go up.

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I'll do it when I have to, but I hate getting up on my 40'. That thing is easily my least favorite tool...

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I'll do it when I have to, but I hate getting up on my 40'. That thing is easily my least favorite tool...
I hear ya on that. I hope I do not even have to pull my 40 out this year.
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Interesting what do you do?
I am a pipeline contractor and in many cases sewer lines get very very deep. It's a fun and interesting job but you put a lot of faith in soil.
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I'll go up on a ladder, but have never put an actual foot measurement to it.

I get uncomfortable the less steady the ladder gets, so I guess I'm only limited to the quality of the ladder.



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