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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
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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
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.

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Dubmbmbm ?

nah, I only use one two, ... ah to, ... ah too (GESUNDHEIT !)

As I said in my post, that pix shows a double hook - kinda like what they used on me when I did Vaudville.

Mine's only a single also, like my Scotches ..... although when I have a double and seeing triple, I should be using a double, which at that point would look like a sextuple.

Reminds me of an old painting acquintance, he used to hang from a rope doin' winders, with a five pack on his belt (the sixth plastic ring had the belt running through it). But he was three sheets to the wind by that point.

(all these numbers are confusing me)

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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.

SAFETY STRAPS ???? We don't need no stinkin SAFFETY STRAPS !!! :eek:

That's right we now live in the world controlled by the OSHA Nazis. Sorry, I have no experience with straps. My interpretation of OSHA regs is that you do not need fall protection when on a ladder (actually that's not just my interpretation, that's the Boston field office edict handed down to me. MY interpretation is that a hooked ladder on a roof does not require fall protection because one is working off a ladder. (YMMD - call your local OSHA office and ask)

Hooking ANY kind of a bucket to a roof hooked ladder is still a work in progress. When you find a good solution, please share. I would just hang it from the siding somehow. Either from a window, shutter, electrical service, or just drive an 8d into the siding

I wanted to show a little contraption I built in the 80's. This was for accessing those tall walls above a garage or porch roof when there's no possibility of using a plank off the peak to a ladder jack. This little platform rests on the roof ladder and on it, I placed an 8 - 16 ft extension. Actually on one house I needed a 12 - 24. The feet of the ladder fit nicely between the cleats.

You would be impressed at how F-ing stable, secure, and strong this was. (After twenty plus years and being dropped once from a roof - it's a little questionable now) . Needless to say I was a tad cautious the first time I used it, but soon I realized it was built well.

For legal reasons, I would not recommend building one of these yourself.

Roof Wood Outdoor structure

Furniture Table Bench Wood Outdoor furniture

Roof Wood Automotive exterior
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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 !
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!!!!!!!
Can you imagine the OSHA hassles and the product safety insurance needed ???

And with any combo of our brains and looks, the only place we be goin is right down the road from me ..... MCI Cedar Junction !!!
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JTP says--yep--I'd stand on that in a heart beat.
good one, we'll use that in the ads when we have Billy Mays hawk it :thumbsup:
Here's a pic from today with the ladder hooks.

that's overkill.

Keep one in the truck so when you leave the other on another job or at home, you have a spare.

Or put them on separate ladders so those times you need to work on both sides of the roof, you ain't wasting your time repositioning.
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