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tanda35
What are these devices that

contractors use when they have a roof to steep to stand on and they want to work on say, a dormer window that is just above this steep part. they are metal and you have to put 1 or 2 roofing nails under a shingle, slide these things down over the nails which then hold them in place. you then can place a 2 x 12 across them and stand on that board to do the work.
Where can they be bought, how much approx. and where to buy them? Do the big box stores sell them?
thanks for any and all help.
Steve

JLMCDANIEL
Re: What are these devices that

They are called roofing jacks, they can be bought at most hardware and big box stores. The come in a variety of types and prices.
Jack

A. Spruce
Re: What are these devices that

It should also be noted that if you're not good with ladders or heights, stay off your roof! The transition from a ladder to a roof is never fun, let alone when it's a severe slope. If you have any trepidations, stay off and leave it to the pros.:cool:

Sten
Re: What are these devices that

No offense but what the heck is a trepidation ?? I never heard that one before. :confused:

NEC
Re: What are these devices that
Sten wrote:

No offense but what the heck is a trepidation ?? I never heard that one before. :confused:

Main Entry: trep·i·da·tion
Pronunciation: \ˌtre-pə-ˈdā-shən\
Function: noun
Etymology: Latin trepidation-, trepidatio, from trepidare to tremble, from trepidus agitated; probably akin to Old English thrafian to urge, push, Greek trapein to press grapes
Date: 1605
1 archaic : a tremulous motion : tremor
2 : timorous uncertain agitation : apprehension

synonyms see fear

A. Spruce
Re: What are these devices that
Sten wrote:

No offense but what the heck is a trepidation ?? I never heard that one before. :confused:

Apprehension, fear, misgiving, terror of falling to your death ... ;):p:D

JLMCDANIEL
Re: What are these devices that

Trepidation, is what you get when you reach an age that you don't bounch so good anymore.
Jack

A. Spruce
Re: What are these devices that
JLMCDANIEL wrote:

Trepidation, is what you get when you reach an age that you don't bounch so good anymore.
Jack

Holy ****! I think I'm there! :eek: Now you're making me not want to go out and put the new roof on the house!:eek::eek:

;):p

jim hankinson
Re: What are these devices that

I don't have any experience with jacks but a fellow I worked for a few years ago used a step ladder.

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