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    Safe-T ladder extension

    A little bit of a pain to set up. I don't leave them on the ladder when not in use.
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    Have a set.

    Don't use them often but they sure are nice!

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    Never used one before but had me thinking. Do you still need to extend the ladder 3 feet above the roof to be OSHA compliant, or do the vertical rails make you compliant?


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    Quote Originally Posted by Myhvacguy1 View Post
    Never used one before but had me thinking. Do you still need to extend the ladder 3 feet above the roof to be OSHA compliant, or do the vertical rails make you compliant?


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    They make it compliant!

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    Speaking of ladders . . . Started doing this trade well over 35 years ago. And during the first 2/3's of my career. Probably never tied off a ladder. As I got older, figured I should start paying more attention to safety. So now I tie my ladder off every time I set it up. Just this last week a huge wind kicked up. Good thing that ladder was tied off!

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    Quote Originally Posted by BBeerme View Post
    Speaking of ladders . . . Started doing this trade well over 35 years ago. And during the first 2/3's of my career. Probably never tied off a ladder. As I got older, figured I should start paying more attention to safety. So now I tie my ladder off every time I set it up. Just this last week a huge wind kicked up. Good thing that ladder was tied off!
    It only takes one fallen ladder to get people in the frame of mind to tie it off.
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    Those extension are only $132 bucks. Definitely a small price to save your life.

    I also saw an old timer (now estimating) who uses a simple piece of shoe lace to tie off the ladder onto the gutter clip/bracket on residential roofs before he steps onto the roof. Simple to prevent it from sliding. I started doing that also. But annoying when I climb all the way down, then have to climb all the way back up because I forgot to untie it (or my hands were full). Before that I would use 2 spring clips into the gutter on either side.
    If I do a job in 30 minutes it's because I spent 30 years learning how to do that in 30 minutes. You owe me for the years, not the minutes.

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    I have a bungee cord in my van which holds my veto bag so it doesn't topple out the door when I open it. I just take the cord with me when I'm going to set the ladder.
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    Maybe you guys can't see it, but I do have a bungee cord on the ladder.
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    My ladder blew down once. Now, I have a bungie on the top of my ladder all the time. It lightly stretches between a loose, burly ziptie on the 3rd rung down, and the same on the 6th rung down. Always there to use when the ladder is up.



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    https://www.levelok.com/product-cate...der-standoffs/

    We require these on all extension ladders or where there is a gutter. Quick to mount and very stabile and light. Replace foam with Armaflex wrapped with Gorilla tape. Insert in 3rd and 4th rungs then adjust base for 75.5 degree angle. Stand with toes at heel of ladder. With arms out at 90 degrees holding a rung you have perfect 75.5 degree angle. Works for almost all body types.

    Yes, those walk-throughs meet OSHA requirement for 3 ft. They are a little heavy up there so be careful, especially in wind.

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    We just picked up the 32’ version of this guy. I like it a lot so far. The base really does stabilize the top more.

    https://www.littlegiantladder.com/co...hyperlite-sumo

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    Quote Originally Posted by targetman View Post
    Maybe you guys can't see it, but I do have a bungee cord on the ladder.
    I can see the bungee cord. I can't see myself trusting that cord or what it's attached to though. I like a good rope to hang from. If nothing is close I get another rope to reach something

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