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  1. #14
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    Quote Originally Posted by Bazooka Joey View Post
    Maybe consider only residential work, if you live in a state that heating and cooling units are mounted on the ground or attic, basements, garage. Even if you live in a state where there are a lot of units mounted on roof of residential homes, you seem to be more afraid of climbing a ladder than actually being up there. I would think you could go out a window ? to reach some of those units?
    Until you have to climb a 12/12 pitch roof to put a chimney sleeve in.
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    Aside that one job .. did you often climb roofs during the six months?
    Ive been in the trade for going 9 yrs.
    When I started I was a little shaky on ladders.
    After a few consecutive weeks of daily roof climbing I was fine. By the end of the summer I was sprinting up that ladder.
    When I started doing more refrigeration , i went 6 months without taking the ladder of the truck. First time on it after 6 months was like day one . Shaky legs .. Took a few times up and down for my muscles to remember . Then I was fine.
    Dont give up man.

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    Having ridden a 26' extension ladder down, I do know that you have to get back on the horse.....

    Don't care for heights if I am connected to the ground. Live airplanes.... Rolls, inverted etc. Rollercoaster.

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    I'm terrified of heights, and it killed my short lived HVAC career.

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    I believe in some areas and in certain circumstances it is still aproved to reach your work area by riding the headache ball.

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    Had a 165 ton 290’ with jib on a job a few months back. Not sure I would have the b*lls to tide that up. 60’ maybe.


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    They do have counseling for fears such as heights. Think about it. For example, airlines have classes for people to get over their fear of flying.

    I'm sure someone has a program for fear of heights.
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    The three things the guy in this video is afraid of is heights, electricity and women.
    https://youtu.be/FGoaXZwFlJ4

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    Don’t be scared just give it time


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    Get an OSHA harness and wear it so it's impossible for you to fall. Tie off everything that might make for a bad day.
    Don't operate a high lift while extended. Ladders blow over. Don't let them. If looking down gives you fits, don't. Like my doc said when I told him "It hurts when I do this" He said "Then don't do it."
    For a quick cure (or not) take up sky diving.
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    To quote Sheldon Cooper: "A fear of heights is illogical. A fear of falling, on the other hand, is prudent and evolutionary. "

    The only thing that really sketches me out these days is extension ladders that are maxed out. How they flex and bounce kinda bothers me, but it's very rare I'm on one. Otherwise I'm probably a bit too complacent with heights. If I fall, I fall and it's not my problem any more.

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    When I'm on a high place, I get dizzy and then I don't trust my balance. I think I'm a lot more likely to fall because of that. Somebody told me that is vertigo.

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