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Anyone have any latest thoughts on safety gear, I did a 6000 sq ft home yesterday ( with a fantastic rig from PWP, thanks and God bless Lori & her Dad & Mum for turning out on a Sunday to kit me out )

and although I`m an Ex- Paratrooper it was a bloody steep flat tile white painted roof and I had zero safety gear. almost had to change me skiddies lol, can anyone point me in the right direction to a place with the latest gear?

Oh and when the HO pays the invoice I`m going PREMIUM !!!



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LOL.. Simon!!!

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OSHA has changed the regulations for roofers fall protection recently, so a lot of companies are coming out with competitively priced systems. Goggle "fall restraint roof" or "fall arrest roof" for a safety harness. For a non evasive anchor, there are a few "plumbing vent anchors" available through the roof cleaning vendors.

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Simon:
GLad to hear you are going to become a premium member. At minimum, a rope tied around your waist and tied off to the chimney, that is the quick, cheap and easy way to do it. It won't necessarily keep you from getting hurt, but it might slow your descent enough to where you only have minimal broken bones.

You can install a roof anchor on houses, but many home owners don't like you drilling holes in their roof.

Personally, I have a rock climbing harness and one of these
http://softwashsystems.com/images/SoftWashSystems-RoofPipeAnchor.jpg It drops down a plumbing vent and provides a place to tie off your rope.

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Tom C wrote:

OSHA has changed the regulations for roofers fall protection recently, so a lot of companies are coming out with competitively priced systems. Goggle "fall restraint roof" or "fall arrest roof" for a safety harness. For a non evasive anchor, there are a few "plumbing vent anchors" available through the roof cleaning vendors.


 tom you are a great benifit to the rcia you always have great advise 



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Yorkie wrote:

Anyone have any latest thoughts on safety gear, I did a 6000 sq ft home yesterday ( with a fantastic rig from PWP, thanks and God bless Lori & her Dad & Mum for turning out on a Sunday to kit me out )

and although I`m an Ex- Paratrooper it was a bloody steep flat tile white painted roof and I had zero safety gear. almost had to change me skiddies lol, can anyone point me in the right direction to a place with the latest gear?

Oh and when the HO pays the invoice I`m going PREMIUM !!!


Simon,

I love that whole post!!!!  You are tooooo funny!

Take a look at what a customer brought by to show me how he saved soem bucks after going to the roundatable last summer.  (I referred him to that show.)

He paid $15 for it.  He indicated that it was a huge savings for him.  I googled and discovered that he is right.  He visited a welding shop and explained what he needed and they fab'd it for him.   Text me if you need more information.  I enjoy hearing from you.

Obviously, the shop will not insure it or offer a warranty.  However, run some stress tests of your own and use some good old common sense and you should be fine. 

Making it yourself or having it fabricated in this instance will save you what I feel is a LOT OF MONEY.   You do not have to have it shipped to you.  If you find that it needs repair or replacment, you won't have to shell out money (on your dime) to ship it back to the distributor and back.   It was a crafty idea on the part of the person that thought of it. 

I uploaded a picture of our friend and almost new Premium Member of RCIA, Simon.  If he happens to call you, I will joyfully warn you that you are going to laugh your hiney off or your face is going to cramp from smiling because that man is HILARIOUS!



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Also, eBay is a great spot to find gently used climbing harnesses.

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at the bare minimum, wrap your solution hose around the chimney/vent pipe and always keep tension on it with one hand while letting slack hose to lay out in front of you so as not to trip on it while holding the wand/spray ball-valve in your spraying hand. This way if you do slip you aren't going too far. Not a substitute for a corrosion resistant harness but is better than nothing.

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