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Old 10-08-2013, 06:33 PM
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What I'm doing today...painting my skylights

above my stairwell in preparation for my lovely daughter #4's wedding on Saturday.

Yes....its 3.5 stories to fall from if on the top of the ladder.

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Old 10-08-2013, 06:35 PM
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more pics

to look at...yes, I am doing it myself. I had help placing the 28' extension ladder though.

My only advice is Don't look down!
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Old 10-08-2013, 07:05 PM
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Is that use of a ladder OSHA approved?
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If this were a contracting job OSHA would require fall protection.
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Old 10-08-2013, 08:07 PM
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OMFG not!

I have a harness but there was nothing that seemed strong enough to stop me if I fell to tie to. I could have run a big rope out one window in the crows nest up at the top and back in the other but the ladder felt totally solid and I never felt afraid in all the twenty or so trips I made up and down. I also varnished the wood skylight frames two coats and repaired some drywall.

Not bad for an old man!
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Old 10-08-2013, 08:53 PM
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I'll sleep well tonight though.

(I usually do).
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Old 10-08-2013, 09:05 PM
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Nice job, OSHA what?
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I can do 28' all day. This 40' extension freaked me out enough to use a harness. I was unprotected for the climb , but once at working height I clipped off to the beams.
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But if you paint them, won't that block the light?
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Old 10-09-2013, 01:27 AM
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I used to have no problem with heights, then one day high on a ladder 24' looking down I froze and that was it.
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Old 10-09-2013, 08:09 AM
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I can do 28' all day. This 40' extension freaked me out enough to use a harness. I was unprotected for the climb , but once at working height I clipped off to the beams.
Well, I cannot compete with that! I'd have to set the ladder in the basement!
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Old 10-09-2013, 08:10 AM
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I can do 28' all day. This 40' extension freaked me out enough to use a harness. I was unprotected for the climb , but once at working height I clipped off to the beams.
Yikes

That reminds me of a similar open space where I was trying to change lights once. I chickened out after testing out the ladder and rented a scissor lift
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Old 10-09-2013, 08:10 AM
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I'm ok with heights as long as I have confidence in my perch.
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Old 10-09-2013, 08:12 AM
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But if you paint them, won't that block the light?
You're right. I mislabeled. I painted around my skylights.
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Old 10-09-2013, 09:06 AM
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Well done, Tom!

My fat @$$ on long ladders aren't a good combination.

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