I still have two sets of the same ladder jacks and a 24' plank from my billboard painting days. I used a 40' extension ladder with hooks on each section to seat on top of the boards. If the boards had no catwalk I used the 40' and a 32' extension ladder. I did use a pulley and rope on each end to haul the plank up up and down.
Those used to be great. But I think that they were outlawed in Canada. To many idiots. I'll check one of the big box stores maybe they are back in. I'm remembering 30 plus years ago. I like the scaffold plank.
Frank here you are supposed to have Workers Constipation. Yeah it fits when you think about it. You are also supposed to have fall arrest training which negates the insurance hence the Workers Constipation moniker.
Frank S (Dec 2, 2022)
I don't like seeing a power tool used to fasten vinyl siding. The typical fastener is an aluminum nail to prevent rust stains that come from plated fasteners that only last a year or two before that plating fails. That battery powered tool strikes the top of the fastener, damaging the very thin electro plating. Assuming he's using roofing nails with that battery powered gun.
Also the vinyl needs to slide under that fastener. Sure he could set the gun to just make it tight enough, but as fast as he's nailing, I bet some of the fasteners have gone through the vinyl pinning it in place. A 12'6" piece of vinyl can change it's length more then 3/8" over temperature extremes. If it does not slide, it puckers and you can tell the installer screwed up.
That's my opinion on this. I personally use wafer headed screws, that have a large diameter head, with a Phillips driver. I use a battery power drill driver (DeWalt) with the torque setting to it's lowest. Screwing into plywood sheathing with 9/16" screws puts them perfectly seated. And if I position a piece wrong, I can remove those fasteners to correct, and not damage the vinyl slots provided for the nailing.
All the more reason I have a huge umbrella policy attached to my home insurance
Never try to tell me it can't be done
When I have to paint I use KBS products
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