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Old 02-26-2024, 12:55 AM   #1
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Old 02-26-2024, 06:11 AM   #2
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Ive did that a few times when i as young and stupid. A big oak tree works just fine with a come along
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Old 02-26-2024, 06:33 AM   #3
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I must not be seeing what you guys see. The car's front tires are supported on purpose-built stands with wide bases. I see no problem.
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The fender cover on the car behind looks like it works better than any of the ones that the vendors sell today.
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Old 02-26-2024, 08:37 AM   #5
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Ive did that a few times when i as young and stupid. A big oak tree works just fine with a come along
Until it doesn't. A 1800lb Flather metal lathe and a maple tree comes to mind.

The load "ripped" about an 8" branch out of the tree at the juncture to the trunk. It all came crashing down just outside of the swing of my truck tailgate, and fortunately didn't hit the truck. The lathe legs were 4" into the ground.

Fortunately nothing broken...

Even getting hit by a branch of that limb might be a problem.

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Just imagine the fines that would be assessed in today's world. OSHA would put you out of business in a heartbeat and confiscate your personal assets. My father in law was a plumbing contractor years ago. OSHA came on the job and fined him $1500.00 for having the grounding lug bent over on the pipe threading machine.
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Old 02-26-2024, 10:24 AM   #7
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You are in big trouble if you think Osha is a town in Wisconsin
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Old 02-26-2024, 10:27 AM   #8
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I am sure that this ladder setup was OSHA approved. Geeeez.
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I must not be seeing what you guys see. The car's front tires are supported on purpose-built stands with wide bases. I see no problem.
Doesn't look like the rear wheels are chocked to me. I wouldn't work underneath a car with a setup like that, but its probably not the most dangerous setup I've seen either
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Old 02-26-2024, 12:58 PM   #10
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Check out these ladders.
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If that were a model A and you didn’t drain the oil first, you would have a mess. Unless of course is was a grain truck.
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Old 02-26-2024, 03:54 PM   #12
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I must not be seeing what you guys see. The car's front tires are supported on purpose-built stands with wide bases. I see no problem.
Yeah, at least it appears to be some sort of an engineered system. Would not pass the test today, but back then that was good stuff.
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The zeppelin ladders are on wheels. What could possibly go wrong?
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Doesn't look like the rear wheels are chocked to me. I wouldn't work underneath a car with a setup like that, but its probably not the most dangerous setup I've seen either
It's in gear.
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That Zeppelin photo looks scary. The three men on the ladders must be very brave...or hard up for cash. Although the men down below don't have it so good if someone drops a wrench, or decides to relieve himself. It reminds me of the photo of the men eating lunch sitting on an open "I" beam in NYC during the skyscraper age of the 30's. Hundreds of feet above the street, and the other buildings. No hard-hats, lanyards with harnesses, safety glasses, etc. OSHA-SMOSHA.
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There was no OSHA present back when I was installing paging antennae on the rooftops of Boston's prudential tower and Hancock tower on the out edges of those roofs. No harness. Often thought about how nice a parachute would be. I still have some outrageous photos of me up there.
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My dad started roofing,building,and remodeling in 1956,and did his last roof in 2020.Although,I have done every roof with him since the mid 90's.Neither one of us ever owned a harness.One time an OSHA guy stopped to talk to us,and once he found we were just a father and son fixing a roof,and didn't work for a roofing company,he said he had no say over us.
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Old 02-27-2024, 01:01 AM   #18
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Well, how about this. Just be glad you did not work for Studebaker. No rear wheel chock, and a wooden lift. Just crazy.
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You know what they say.........Safety Second.

and OSHA, what is that.
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It's in gear.
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Old 02-28-2024, 02:04 AM   #22
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My dad started roofing,building,and remodeling in 1956,and did his last roof in 2020.Although,I have done every roof with him since the mid 90's.Neither one of us ever owned a harness.One time an OSHA guy stopped to talk to us,and once he found we were just a father and son fixing a roof,and didn't work for a roofing company,he said he had no say over us.
Same in Australia, we call it OH&S, and the authority is worksafe. Different states have their own authority, but it only applies to commercial businesses. If I'm on my own roof doing my own thing, then they have no authority over me. But is saying that, I have been up on my roof, doing my own thing, and have my own harness, which has saved me more than once. It was money well spent.
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If that were a model A and you didn’t drain the oil first, you would have a mess. Unless of course is was a grain truck.
You gotta love the logic here!
Thank you for the visual…..
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I'm sure this one started with "Hey...I've got a great idea".


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First pic on this thread is a Chevy garage, ............ Ford never did that !!!!!!
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