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Old 12-12-2015, 09:54 PM   #1
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Any painters here using stilts to cut in on large volume new construction jobs? I see all the tapers using them and they ask why I don't use them. Seems like it would speed up time.
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Any painters here using stilts to cut in on large volume new construction jobs? I see all the tapers using them and they ask why I don't use them. Seems like it would speed up time.
We do. Very handy, especially in new work before the finished flooring (no drops). They do encourage you to keep the job site clean....

We normally run them with a 2-person crew: one on stilts cutting in as far down as possible and the other one cutting the low stuff and rolling. If you have to keep putting them on and taking them off, you lose the time advantage.

After some years, I understand that they are legal again in ON.
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We do. Very handy, especially in new work before the finished flooring (no drops). They do encourage you to keep the job site clean....

We normally run them with a 2-person crew: one on stilts cutting in as far down as possible and the other one cutting the low stuff and rolling. If you have to keep putting them on and taking them off, you lose the time advantage.

After some years, I understand that they are legal again in ON.
Thanks gough. Do you think there would be any issues with the stilts damaging the finished floor? Our final coat generally happens after floors ar installed. Floors on current job is commercial rubber floors that comes in rolls and is glued down.
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We do. Very handy, especially in new work before the finished flooring (no drops). They do encourage you to keep the job site clean....

We normally run them with a 2-person crew: one on stilts cutting in as far down as possible and the other one cutting the low stuff and rolling. If you have to keep putting them on and taking them off, you lose the time advantage.

After some years, I understand that they are legal again in ON.
Really? Legal again? Maybe on residential....then again I haven't been back there in about 9 years
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Thanks gough. Do you think there would be any issues with the stilts damaging the finished floor? Our final coat generally happens after floors ar installed. Floors on current job is commercial rubber floors that comes in rolls and is glued down.
We've never had an issue with them damaging the floors. Drop cloths can be an tripping hazard if they are rucked up, etc.

I always encourage people to practice at home before going on the job site with them
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This is our usual what we use. You stand up there kick it along. It's fast. The safety standard or whatever ( never enforced) u are technically supposed to lock the weeks make ur move get down unlock the wheels push it to ur next move lock the wheels...... We stand on it and kick it along....

Lately I'm seeing a shift. Some GC's are actually banning these from being on jobs at all. They want you to use stilts as their replacement. Insurance reasons I'm sure. So they are concluding stilts are safer I guess.
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Really? Legal again? Maybe on residential....then again I haven't been back there in about 9 years
I think it is legal only in residential in the province.
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I'm no longer in ontario. Located in alberta now.
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I use to use them, still own two sets. I put them aside for saving my knees. I now use 99% of the time a little scaffold like the photo. Have two different ones one is about 4.5 high and and the other is about 5.5 high. I keep a extra wood plank on the trailer for both. And use it like a long ladder. Of course I am closer to 60 than 21
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Long live the bakers racks! I'm with you oden, ride it down the wall real quick and keep going!
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I'm no longer in ontario. Located in alberta now.
Ugh, the wrong side of the mountains
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There is an OSHA approved contraption to move and steer baker staging while one is on it.


The Crawler. Powered by your cordless drill.



http://www.markchick.com/site/crawle...r_features.htm

Here's a vid




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There is an OSHA approved contraption to move and steer baker staging while one is on it.


The Crawler. Powered by your cordless drill.



http://www.markchick.com/site/crawle...r_features.htm

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CRAWLER scaffold moving device - YouTube
Man I could have really used this the last 2 weeks. I do the ol dance routine on the scaffold to get it to move down the line. Don't know how many times the wind has blown and wadded up the corners of my drops and I hit them while on top. They always catch me by surprise and I about go down. The past few weeks I've had other trades working around me. If they're not too far away they'll just walk over and move me.
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That is sweeeet!!!
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That thing is a 1000 bucks!


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I'll kick that along too
It's only a section
The whole top is a safety cage
How you gonna work inside of that cage
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Just the pole thing is 1000? Didn't look that far into it...oden, I think the top part attaches (somehow)to a bakers rack and isn't part of the deal. I'm with you though...I'd kick it along too. But the motorized attachment is pretty cool.till the drill dies. Guess that's what back up batteries are for. One on the charger, one on the drill...
Workin in that cage sure would be a pita though.
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Wow that thing is awesome!

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The Crawler was a giveaway at a Guild convention "auction" back about 8 years ago.

Those of us who had too few "DiBacco Bucks" to be of import, gave them away to our favorite bidder.

For once I did back the winner.

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But truth be told, I was in the midst of my first Lyme Disease onslaught, prolly had a 102 temp at the time.

I never heard reports from the lady hanger how the thing worked



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