How would you reach the peak of our house to paint it
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  Re: RE: How would you reach the peak of our house to paint it by Dumb_Polack ([quote='WoodworkerTo...)
(04-02-2021, 09:06 AM)Dumb_Polack Wrote: WWTom-

True- that's another option.  Yes, I looked into the boom lift rentals...for 2 days it would be about $650ish, but I can also do the opposite side while it's here.  


And that should save me a trip to the ER  Sad

Had a building painted in July of last year.  On the 29th I got the call that one of the painters fell off the scaffold and died.  
$650 isn't that big of a deal in the scheme of things


I am looking to buy a scissor lift for use around my house.  Cleaning gutters and paint will cover it pretty quick.  I have a redwood on one side and a large oak in front gutters are always filled with both.  Gutter guards don't do much with Redwood seeds and dirt that fill up my gutters
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  Re: How would you reach the peak of our house to paint it by Dumb_Polack (Well...the job start...)
Write the check.  Only guessing, but you're on here asking for suggestions on how to do this, so you're not real experienced at this work.

There's all manner of ways to get hurt in this job, renting a lift only mitigates some of the risk.

We had our place painted and caulked last year; house, two-story shop building, and one story machine shed.  Quality painting contractor.  Pricey, but the place looks great, I didn't fall off any ladders and didn't tear up landscaped beds moving a boom-lift around.  The painters also took down some old unused antenna mounts and made the mounting points disappear -- no extra charge.  Those young guys used two 40' extension ladders.

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They were here three weeks doing the job.  To do everything they did would have taken me MUCH longer.

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  Re: RE: How would you reach the peak of our house to paint it by Bob10 ([quote='Dumb_Polack'...)
(04-03-2021, 11:29 PM)Bob10 Wrote: Had a building painted in July of last year.  On the 29th I got the call that one of the painters fell off the scaffold and died.  
$650 isn't that big of a deal in the scheme of things


I am looking to buy a scissor lift for use around my house.  Cleaning gutters and paint will cover it pretty quick.  I have a redwood on one side and a large oak in front gutters are always filled with both.  Gutter guards don't do much with Redwood seeds and dirt that fill up my gutters

The two problems that come with a scissor lift is do you have access directly under where you are working and they do not like sloped ground.  Roly
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  Re: RE: How would you reach the peak of our house to paint it by WoodworkerTom (An extension ladder ...)
(04-02-2021, 08:58 AM)WoodworkerTom Wrote: An extension ladder with a ladder jack and plank long enough to sit on the ridge.  Then you can use an 8 ft step ladder on the plank with step ladder leaned against the house. You should be able to reach the peak.

A boom lift would certainly be safer but also cost about $450 to rent for a day with delivery.  Still saves you money by DIY the painting and far cheaper than out of pocket maximum on your health insurance if you land in the hospital all broken up.

I think he is right on point. Might get away with a 2x4 nailed to the roof on the bottom side. You would need to use a ladder with adjustable legs. It is not without danger.
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  Re: How would you reach the peak of our house to paint it by Dumb_Polack (Well...the job start...)
Just hire a painter
Ain’t worth the possibility of falling off something cobbled together....
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  Re: RE: How would you reach the peak of our house to paint it by Roly ([quote='Bob10' pid='...)
(04-04-2021, 10:21 AM)Roly Wrote: The two problems that come with a scissor lift is do you have access directly under where you are working and they do not like sloped ground.  Roly

All of my properties are flat.  I don't like sloped properties much at all.  I almost bought a place in 88 on a hill might have been earlier when I watched the news and saw houses slide down a hill in Marin.  It left an impression as did the houses that slid off cliffs when I was a kid
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