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Not quite sure of the question.
Just got a pair of these. I know ladder hooks have been discussed before, but I am looking for input on how best to use and secure these puppies. Attaching to ladder is self evident, I'd like input on good ways to secure and use. Thanks all. JTP
Bill--I failed to be specific. I am aware of how the hooks work. I am interested in ideas of how to best use a safety strap to prevent slippage. For instance: Would you tie a saftey strap to the rung closest to the roof peak and tie off on opposite side of house? Where do you tie the safety strap off when in use? And of course, any other practical ideas like where or how to best secure a gallon or fiver of paint using this system. I know I can use a pot hook for this, but are there easier and better ways. These are the types of hints I'm looking for.Not quite sure of the question.
Secure and use? Not to demean your question, but I kinda thought it was obvious.
Here's a pix of a double hook, I use the single one like you bought - fastened to the center of the appropraite rung(s). Although mine does not have the wheel on it. That must make it a lot easier to roll up the roof and then flip over so the hook graps the peak....BUT also presents a danger of being tripped on.
does this help?
If not, I'll take a pair of my old one in use and post it. I'd take a picture now, but it dark and raining outside now.
SAFETY STRAPS ???? We don't need no stinkin SAFFETY STRAPS !!!Bill--I failed to be specific. I am aware of how the hooks work. I am interested in ideas of how to best use a safety strap to prevent slippage. For instance: Would you tie a saftey strap to the rung closest to the roof peak and tie off on opposite side of house? Where do you tie the safety strap off when in use? And of course, any other practical ideas like where or how to best secure a gallon or fiver of paint using this system. I know I can use a pot hook for this, but are there easier and better ways. These are the types of hints I'm looking for.
Additionally: It is strongly suggested two hooks per ladder be used to optimize safety. I do think, however, one hook per ladder will work fine--but as long as I have two, I'll use the two for this purpose. Thanks for your help.
NEPS--I actually have the site bookmarked on this boots--I will consider buying one or two. Thanks for the reminder on these.
We can't live w/o ours!
Sometimes I use a wadded up drop to level the bottom of the bucket if the pitch isn't too steep. Otherwise, I may build a platform out of wood or even use roof jacks to get a plank up there and another piece of wood to make it level.Thanks to you both for the hints--especially about the wing nut and six pack hanger.
Seems to me--the easiest way to get paint from the container is: move it up the ladder rung with you-make sure the roof is dropped with canvas--make sure pot hook or tie off is secure before letting it go-make sure the angle of the container is not so steep as to cause an overflow onto the roof
If you have to climb up and down the hooked ladder to slap the bucket, it's not going to allow much production work. I am thinking there must be a better way to bring your material, brush, roller, sprayer--whatever you're using with you at each rung level. Putting a nail in the trim will work for some applications, but for many it is impractical.
More suggestions are always appreciated.
good points ...I do like how yours is 2 rungs long ...hey! we could have something here ...with your brains and my good looks we could patent this sucker and go big time!!!!!!!Actually, no plans drawn. It was built on site for a specific job with discarded materials at a new spec house developement up in Wenham. So I don't think I was of alterred states And as luck had it, it worked on many subsequent roofs
No kick backs or tilts or slips. All the weight is right in the middle of the paltform and the notches on the "feet" prevent it from going anywhere. Believe me, this was rock SOLID.
I do not think the Privet was around in the 80's - at least I never saw one until 2002. But what bothered me with the pictures is that one ladder leg is on the shingles - and at an angle, ready to dig in, and I would not be comfortablle with the Privet holding it's place by friction alone. I fear it could slip on a steep incline OR a shingle could break. And you know how slippery a broken shingle on a roof is !