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Re: Roof ladder fab. (pics)

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Brad Buchanan

07-23-2013 07:26:09

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Hey Billy.

I designed the splice to be about 4 times stronger than the rest of the ladder. That being said I do not use this type of ladder for climbing. all my regular ladders are fiberglass 1A type.

As for the decking on the scaffold it is a mixture of osha planks, aluminum walkboards, and some #1 southern yellow pine planks that we tested to 800 lbs on each side.

I have never had railings on scaffold before but I like them now that they are up.


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Billy NY

07-23-2013 09:41:23

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 Re: Roof ladder fab. (pics) in reply to Brad Buchanan, 07-23-2013 07:26:09  
I think above and beyond anything the safety railings are the most important thing, I have a lot of pipe scaffold and have worked without, but often times put another tier on for the same purpose, its just a much better feeling, to have that railing.

I use 6x6's, though heavy, then 3/4 plywood if I don't want to deal with planks, its way overkill and darned heavy but it does make a nice non deflecting deck, sometimes I really need that too, some of the pipe scaffold and plank I have been on and those plank bend, gives ya the creeps LOL !

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