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    You'll notice hanging off of the back of the bedslide is a hose and air nozzle. Can't do a clean job if you don't start with clean equipment. I clean/blow off everything everyday.

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    I live compressed air. I just bought a six gallon air compressor to keep on my tree trailer. I top it off before a job and get to clean me and saws and everything else at the end of the day. Great looking rig you got.
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    Would you rather have a dropped something on the semi-shielded underside, or a dropped whole person on the top-side. Someone slipping could easily break the neck of the person below.

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    Agreed. Great rig, and a great biz there, Justin. I considered it myself a thousand years ago when it looked bleak for getting on permanent with the USFS. I could have been a contenda!
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    O.k. So the thought is it is safer for the ladder holder in the case of the ladder climber falling off.
    But what about when the person on the roof gets on the ladder? In that case the weight can easily kick out the foot of the ladder.

    From what everyone says, it seems like the entire point of hanging on the underside is to protect the person holding the ladder, not the person climbing it.
    So, as soon as the ladder goes wonky, the person holding it can just let go.

    With my method, the persons weight is holding the foot of the ladder secure to the ground. When the climber begins the climb up, the footing is not necessary. When the climber comes down, the last few feet is not necessary because all the weight is now firmly at the base.

    The way it is pictured, I truly think this is a stupid and dangerous way to 'do' ladder safety.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SeanKroll View Post
    Would you rather have a dropped something on the semi-shielded underside, or a dropped whole person on the top-side. Someone slipping could easily break the neck of the person below.
    From what you say, the entire point of holding the ladder is to protect the person holding the ladder not the person climbing it? Uhhhh, right

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    It's not tho. By leaning back he's holding the ladder in position both top and bottom. You can't exert much force standing on something. It's unnatural I agree, but it's the way safety people who have tested both methods say is best
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    Several years ago I was trying to rescue a squirrel that had fallen into the chimney vent pipe on this house. The cedar shakes and deck had that slick green moss scum. I put a rubber mat under the ladder feet and thought I was good to go. Was just about to make the first step to the roof and the ladder slipped out. Fortunately I was tied off. The rope caught me, my toe caught the ladder, and there I was.

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    I may not know much about the ladder holding debate. But I guarantee you standoffs would help your stability in that situation greatly. If you set the ladder right it 'shares' the load somewhat between feet and standoffs on the roof.

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    How did you get the squirrel out?

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