I did it 2 weeks ago, ladder off the tailgate, to get 2 1/2 more feet.
Not as spectacular as your fun, but just the same, I did it for the money!
It would have cost me probably $60 lost time + fuel to get the right ladder.
Jack....thats a pretty bad setup if i do say so myself. I've never done anything stupid as of yet. Although, i caught a few of my guys doing some dumb things. Such as, repelling down a steep roof 60 feet up tied to a 100' rope that was anchored to a tree trying to paint a chimney. Another had a 40' ladder resting on a large picture window insisting that the window will not break because he does it "all the time".
When I had to do a ladder like that it was a 32' and I had to drive the truck onto beach sand, the truck got stuck, all the way down to the axle so I only gained foot, had to stand on the top rung to reach the Victorian peak. I worked for someone else and he kept saying he would get a 40', until the last day there and no 40'. You know it is not safe when you hear the roofers on the next building saying "look at that guy."
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