This is what I do and I don't have any ladders
Originally Posted by Williamsma
HOPE IS WHAT WE CRAVE
i do hot and cold side. other than walk ins most of the stuff is on the ground. I may go up a ladder once a week.
You can't kiss death without it kissing you back. Death is a passionate kisser.
Work in a big city with a lot of office buildings!
Originally Posted by 2sac
But the OSHA man might be watching...
But a picnic table and low roof were involved.
questions asked, answers received, ignorance abated
Learn about demolition. Once the building is down you should be able to walk over to the units.
Remember the 5 'P' rule : Proper Planning Prevents Poor Performance.
Know what you don't know.
You'll never get off the roof in this business. But you can reduce your exposure.
Learn chillers. I've never needed an extension ladder to work on a chiller. But I do work out doors on air cooled chillers. And because I work for a manufacturer, we have to warranty our rooftop package units so I'll end up on a rooftop.
But I stay off the roof about 80% of the time.
chillers route work if you're in bigger center with lots of older high rise bldg/condo. but if you're in endless sea of big box store good luck finding the chiller that doesn't cool beverage only.
Have tools and gauges, will travel.
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I work for an In-House Maintenance team for a local owner of the McDonald's here, and I'm on the roof about 50% of the time when in one of the restaurants when having to work on either a ice machine, walkin cooler, walkin freezer, and RT units. There have been some days when I'm on the roof for my whole 8 hour shift.
I'd rather work on a roof, than deal with ceiling tiles doing controls work.....
Technical incompetence is NOT a sales tool....
What, and miss all the fun.
Originally Posted by jmiles
I love my ladder. I will take a ladder and a hot roof over a crawl space any day.
You just have to be smart on how to use it.
Ive been doing commercial for 20 years and still get on roofs.
Originally Posted by jmiles
From chillers to package units to working in office building mechanical rooms and in false cielings on VAVs, CAVs, BAS, pumps, starters, VFDs etc I tried to be as diverse and knowledgable as possible in my field and so should any Commercial tech.
There is nothing wrong with working on a roof.
The worst thing you could do is marginalize your self by thinking your "above" doing a certain job in your field.
Ive got 200 ton air cooled chillers on roofs and water towers I'm responsible for.
How do you tell your employer you're too good for roof tops?
So true about lugging 1/2 of your van on the roof right from the edge by your self. You have to force yourself to get used to the hieghts.It's part of the trade.Are you afraid of hieghts ?
Originally Posted by Maineiac