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Old 08-31-2009, 10:05 PM
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2 1/2 stories up and one on the porch. Not bad job took forever thats a severe job worst i have seen in a long time. Made alot on ot came out ahead thats the main idea.
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First of all I envy you for getting up that high. I hate heights! However as long as the money's good, I guess I could do it.
Secondly..I sure hope those gutter braces are sealed well where they are nailed into the shingles! I can't believe the roof doesn't leak. I have never seen anything like that on a shingled roof. Those are some serious braces! They must have installed those because they never clean the gutters and the poor things have to be able to withstand some serious weight!
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Just curious, did you use any type of fall protection and if so what kind? I am thinking of doing some gutters that are about the same height and condition, but I would like some protection in case I slip. I can't afford to be out of work.

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2 1/2 stories up and one on the porch. Not bad job took forever thats a severe job worst i have seen in a long time. Made alot on ot came out ahead thats the main idea.
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How did this job effect your bidding process now? How long did you think it was going to take initially?

What would you advise others as to how to formulate a bid? Do you shoot for a certain price per foot?
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First of all I envy you for getting up that high. I hate heights! However as long as the money's good, I guess I could do it.
Secondly..I sure hope those gutter braces are sealed well where they are nailed into the shingles! I can't believe the roof doesn't leak. I have never seen anything like that on a shingled roof. Those are some serious braces! They must have installed those because they never clean the gutters and the poor things have to be able to withstand some serious weight!
The reason they used the braces to go to the roof is because there was probably no facia to attach the gutter to. Usually they go under the shingles because of the leakage issue. I wonder if that house does leak...
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Just curious, did you use any type of fall protection and if so what kind? I am thinking of doing some gutters that are about the same height and condition, but I would like some protection in case I slip. I can't afford to be out of work.

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a ladder brace would work good. I don't use them but, they keep everything from tilting also keeps it from not scratching anything. I suspect once you are up that high if you fall you fall. I just take it easy. start from downspout and move left. That way you only move the ladder once...

I dont go by the foot. I just look at it and say well they havent been done for a long time I can pretty much bid whatever i want. I imagined in my head 4 hours i beat it by 45 minutes. Made $220.00 on it. is that high? yes. but they were packed in both sides. I have 3 50 foot hoses because there always on sale for 10 bucks. The kink free hoses would work great. I dont have those. My ad in the paper is simple.

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A 28 foot ladder is 250.00 at most places. hoses are 10.00 for 50ft x3= 30.00 plus a good nozzle which is 12.00. A 20 foot ladder is about 50.00 on Craigslist. Make sure the rungs are not damaged if they are don't buy it.

So for about 300.00 your in business. might take you 2 cleaning jobs to pay for it. It sucks dont get me wrong, everybody stops and watches you do this and yell at you driving by. The money is there.

I just place the ladder in the back of my pickup with 2 straps from the front on both sides of the bed. Red rag or tape at the end of the ladder. I have an old mason brick the grey kind to place in fron of the bed to keep it from sliding down. Works good. A good ladder rack is about 500-700 dollars. If you can afford it thats the way to go. You could make one and it might cost you half but you have to know how to weld good. I just throw it the back and be done.

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As I am looking at your pictures I am thinking if you lean a ladder against those gutters, it looks like you could crush them. Is that what you do or do you have some type of way to put the pressure on the roof and not the gutter?
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thats what that ladder brace comes in handy. goes over the top of your ladder secures the ladder so it does not tilt or slide and stays off the guuter. I have never crushed a gutter as of date just using a ladder.
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When you use them, do you set the height before you put the ladder up? Is that a pain in the butt to eyeball? Or is there another way?
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easy. you just slip it on the top sides first and hoist it up. just secures your ladder. almost like training wheels in a way.
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