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#58441 11/10/05 09:31 PM
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There's always a few ways...but, will the customer pay you to do it the safe way. If not, let 'em live in the dark.

#58442 11/10/05 09:44 PM
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"what do you when you can't squueze a ladder in like that?"
Scaffolding rental! T&M for pick-up, actual site set-up, and work, and drop-off time. Thats the best way IMO. Shop I used to work for charged special rates for the company owned scoffolding if that was useable. If not, the rental charges for what-ever was needed, plus time for set-up and removal.

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#58443 11/11/05 05:28 PM
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Drywaller's stilts are an option, but only if you're comfortable with 'em.

#58444 11/11/05 07:49 PM
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A little off-topic, but....

I've know quite a few "design professionals," and most of them were "Star-Trek" fans. Nothing wrong with that, but I think that they believe the 'anti-gravity boots' exist, and we all have a pair on the truck!

Whenever I install a light, I ask myself how the bulb will get changed. If, after completion, the bulb is not accessible- well, it's time to raise some cain! It seems that all sorts of folks will want to put that light over the pool, over the hot tub, over the stairs (and be ready to debate "code" with you)- until you point out the difficulty of changing the bulb.

#58445 11/11/05 10:14 PM
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8 foot folding ladder turned upside down, put the top usually plastic against the step sideways leaning against the wall, have your helper stand one step below and hold the side of the ladder up you go. the top of the ladder is small enough to fit most of itself ont he step. oh ya dont forget to put some socks or something over the ladder feet or they leafe on hell of a mark.

#58446 11/11/05 11:00 PM
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Lean a tall ladder or extension ladder up against the high open end. Stick a short ladder up on the flat landing at the top of the stairs. Slide a plank thru the steps of the short ladder out to one of the steps at the tall ladder. Presto, you are now a member of the Illuminati.

#58447 11/11/05 11:35 PM
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This situation will put that problem in perspective: The main building at the Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory is 16 stories high. The computer center is on the 7th and 8th floors.

The designer of the building neglected to include a freight elevator.

In order to get the big computers in there, they have to take out windows, and rent a 16-story-high crane to lift the computer up to the 8th floor!

#58448 11/12/05 01:07 AM
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If you can't get to it would it be feasible to install another fixture to make it easier and safer in the future?Just throwing ideas out there.

#58449 11/12/05 09:12 AM
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We just did a job on a stairwell last week, took down two ceiling fans an put up LV track. We used a baker scaffold set up on the stairs. worked good. Rod

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A ladder is a structure which is usually portable, and has gaps between each step. It is usually strictly vertical and the angle at which it is used is created by the way it is laid.

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