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Hey...I didn't know you still had that picture of us from '87
Man I miss that truck
 

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haha....I don't know, I've met a lot of older guys who claim to know it all that do stupid things like this
 

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haha
I figured everyone has done that a few times. It was my only option on a few houses. I have been the idiot moving the truck and on the ladder:)
 

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Looks like the old Get r Dun scenario...

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.
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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".
 

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I figured everyone has done that a few times. It was my only option on a few houses.
Are you reefering (pun intended) to this:
Yeah I know, you're the guy in the garage rollin' a few pinners
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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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Whoa. The second picture???

Gable end on a ranch? I might be getting old, but definately would have just used ladders for that.
 

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I've used framing to nail planks to. Been very creative on the exposed post and beam log homes.

My confession? When I first started painting, I set up two step ladders with a plank, put an extension on there to reach a peak. had two guys holding it.

Girl spoke to one of them, he let go. LOL, I watched the step ladder fall over in slow motion before I came down. That was 25 yrs. ago. Never had an "issue" like that since.

However, I think the picture above IS acceptable. Just hope the FORD doesn't have a problem staying in the park position.
 
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