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  1. #1
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    Who needs a crane

    My buddy sent this to me. Bakers scaffold tied to existing rooftop unit, two guys for ballast, scratched up the wall.
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    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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    You get what you pay for
    Officially, Down for the count

    YOU HAVE TO GET OFF YOUR ASS TO GET ON YOUR FEET

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    Looks like a refrigeration condensing unit.

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    Those guys should be tied off to the scaffold.
    If God didn't want us to eat animals... He wouldn't have made them out of MEAT.

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    They were not to good at rigging up a set up. I have done similar things but much cleaner. Stick an I beam off the top of the scaffold. Then run a trolley under the I beam. Once the unit gets lifted to clear the roof slide it onto the roof. A crane is the fastest. But sometimes these last minute jobs flare up. I’ve gotten 3-4 ton packaged units up on a roof with a similar situation. As long as it’s safe I’m good with it. I’m not ok with dragging something up a customers wall though.
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    I don’t keep a lot of photos. I delete them most of the time. But depends how close that big tree is in the back ground. I would have hooked a chain fall to the big limb, or secure a double unistrut from the tree to over the roof. Then hooked a unistrut trolley. There is always way. I tell myself you mean to tell me a smart guy can calculate building a 50 story building in downtown to with stand hurricane winds etc. but I can’t come up with a way to get object A onto a one story roof? If it involves to much rigging and time then a crane is a no brainer. But it all depends on the situation.
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    Optical illusion on the tree, it's probably 150 feet away. They aren't even the hvac contractors. They were the people from inside the little African general store. This was around 7pm. I imagine this is the landlords way of saving some money by getting it up on the roof, then having his maintenance guy hook it up.
    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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    Priceless. I stopped trying to figure out what goes through people’s minds.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Metalman0880 View Post
    Priceless. I stopped trying to figure out what goes through people’s minds.


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    How can I do this without spending money
    Personal injury has no value !

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