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Working safely on a hipped roof



 
 
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Old April 17th 06, 09:29 AM posted to uk.d-i-y
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Hi

Is there a standard way of working safely on the ridge where a roof hip
joins the main section using 'normal' equipment?

I can think of two possibilities:

1) Put a standard roof ladder over each side of the main roof (ie, two
ladders), and bring a rope between them across the hip.

2) Put a tower against the flank wall (where the hip runs to), secure
it to the building with eye bolts, then lay a ladder over the roof that
is secured to the tower at its base.

Anyone have any thoughts?

IanC

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Hi

Is there a standard way of working safely on the ridge where a roof hip
joins the main section using 'normal' equipment?

I can think of two possibilities:

1) Put a standard roof ladder over each side of the main roof (ie, two
ladders), and bring a rope between them across the hip.

2) Put a tower against the flank wall (where the hip runs to), secure
it to the building with eye bolts, then lay a ladder over the roof that
is secured to the tower at its base.

Anyone have any thoughts?

IanC

Theres only one safe way and thats with a scaffolding along the eave. It
can be done with a tower, providing you take out the tiles were you intend
to get to and tie the tower with a rope around two or three tile lath's or
round the rafters if theres no felt. Tie the roof crawler with a rope round
the rungs in the same manner, make sure that the rope is fixed above the
lath or rafter above the rung. This is not a 100% safty idea it will only
stop the crawler from slipping down not from side to side. the scaffolding
or tower is only there for a platform to stand on and stack tools and
materials on.


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Old April 17th 06, 07:43 PM posted to uk.d-i-y
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Stuart Noble wrote:

Bottling it.

Absolutely the safest way altogether.

Hardly DIY though.


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In article , Paul Andrews
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And to think that in my twenties (many years ago) I used to scramble up the
roof without a roof ladder to sort out our ariel... LOL


Why didn't you keep it in the kitchen, closer to the washing machine?

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