Author Topic: My new shop  (Read 34981 times)

Carpenter84

Re: My new shop
« Reply #315 on: August 23, 2021, 08:32:08 PM »
They're standard construction screws and they're screwed into tin.. it's a ridge vent, there's nothing but air under that.

Edit: thoughts...

Screws are not structural. They are not permitted in anything load bearing. They have no sheer strength. My permanent tie off is still on my roof (so I can't read it right now), but I believe it's supposed to have #10 hanger nails. And every hole has to be used. And they all have to seat in wood. It's strength comes from the triangular shape and the sheer strength of the nails.
The fall arrest strap wouldn't even extend before you hit the ground with the way those are fastened. On a 7/12 pitch... Terrifying...


On the tin roof with a tin ridge vent, you'd have to use a single leaf anchor, not the dual leaf like pictured, and has to be fastened into the truss wood **on the opposite slope of where you're working**, then has to be moved or another added when the worker switches slopes.
« Last Edit: August 23, 2021, 08:43:31 PM by Carpenter84 »
Shawn

RayH

Re: My new shop
« Reply #316 on: August 23, 2021, 08:43:45 PM »
They're standard construction screws and they're screwed into tin.. it's a ridge vent, there's nothing but air under that.

Why bother?
Ray

Carpenter84

Re: My new shop
« Reply #317 on: August 23, 2021, 08:45:53 PM »
Because the building is on a somewhat main road and if you *look* like you're tied off, then you're less likely to get a visit from the white car
Shawn

RayH

Re: My new shop
« Reply #318 on: August 24, 2021, 12:15:13 AM »
Because the building is on a somewhat main road and if you *look* like you're tied off, then you're less likely to get a visit from the white car

LOL. I guess that makes some kind of sense (until a fall).

Around here, lots of Ambulances are mostly white too (red stripes and lots of lights).
Ray

Carpenter84

Re: My new shop
« Reply #319 on: August 24, 2021, 06:12:54 AM »
White car = ministry of Ontario/ministry of labour = expensive fines. Weekend roofing is a big deal around here. Work for cash, and then operate hugely unsafe, or rip homeowners off. Did YOU go up and inspect your roof after the roofers finished?
At Heights training and proper fall arrest equipment and usage is law round these woods.
Shawn

4GSR

Re: My new shop
« Reply #320 on: August 24, 2021, 09:56:37 AM »
The last tin roof I worked on was about 30 years ago.  I took some screw eyes, about a 1/2 shank size, drill holes and mounted on the side of the house.  Threw a polypropylene rope over the top of the roof, tied off to those screw eyes and that was my lifeline while on the roof.  I never slipped or fall but it sure helps you keep your balance while up there on the tin roof! 
Ken

Carpenter84

Re: My new shop
« Reply #321 on: August 24, 2021, 10:47:04 AM »
For me there's a HUGE mental aspect to being tied off. I'm not so good with heights. No, no.. terrified of heights. BUT only when I know I can fall. I was fine all weekend in that bucket, and I've always been fine shingling the few roofs we've done ourselves when I've been tied off.
I had a couple shaky moments in the bucket but I felt myself look behind me to see that my lanyard was clipped on and that uneasy feeling went away.

34_40

Re: My new shop
« Reply #322 on: August 24, 2021, 04:06:49 PM »
Looks like they used some sheet rock screws!  Can't imagine anyone putting their life on the line with that mess. 
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