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    Death's Skuttle

    Real nice, climb up the ladder to a hatch in your face, no safety cage and 20' down to concrete.
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    Quote Originally Posted by EugeneTheJeep View Post
    Real nice, climb up the ladder to a hatch in your face, no safety cage and 20' down to concrete.
    The one I have is 15' and you land in a toilet.

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    Looks like left over pallets

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    Quote Originally Posted by itsiceman View Post
    Looks like left over pallets
    It is nice to have that framing there to stand on when you climb in and out. The customer is going to talk with the landlord about getting that hatch corrected.

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    Tell them to turn the damn door around
    Talk about the left hand not knowing what the right hand is doing !

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    I swear Ive been to that job site xD

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    Quote Originally Posted by Achso017 View Post
    I swear I’ve been to that job site xD
    Hardee's?

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    Quote Originally Posted by EugeneTheJeep View Post
    Hardee's?
    Oh, sorry. I was joking. Ive just been on some jobs that were like that.

    There was one with a plywood panel to access the scuttle hole. Unfortunately you had to climb a 20 vertical ladder and move it while hanging in midair.

    The previous person had it wedged in the wrong way so Im hanging there whaling on it with a 5 pound sledge for far too long. After prevailing against it I found a similar situation to what you posted. Backwards ladder/hatch configuration with no good place to stand.

    That same roof also had rtus that someone had sealed shut with NP1.

    Also, why do people use nails to attach ladder rungs in access holes? Or in attics? Is it because they wont be the ones climbing up there 15+ years later when the wood has split or shrunk and the nails are just begging to give way?


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    We have an account at a red crustation, the metal rungs are 2" to 3" round metal, not easy to hang on to, plus you have to open a padlock with the managers key. At least you are in a sheet rocked opening, and you can lean back into the wall of it.

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    Have one, Had to drag an extension ladder onto a porch roof 15' up, slide the ladder through a window and set up on second fllor in someone else's office to get on roof.
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    I have one that you climb onto the flat garage roof and pull up your ladder to climb up to the second story roof to get to the condensor. The really fun thing is someone installed the really quiet trane heat pump condenser with the cover over the top of the fan and it is way up there so it it a total waste.

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