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Old 12-03-2011, 09:57 AM   #15
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This thread discusses the same topic and has links to other discussions. Shari's photo in post 22 shows a viable option; you could do the same with rented scaffold. I might do something like that if I was installing an air conditioner. The factory Service Center lifts air conditioners to the roof with a forklift -- but the worker installing it is standing on the roof.
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Old 12-03-2011, 02:35 PM   #16
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My case for a platform is not for walking around. It's for kneeling and sitting when I have time consuming service to do, like removing sealer and resealing, Replacing skylights, etc.

I've walked around for the little quick jobs just fine by keeping my skinny feet on the rivet lines. I want to displace multiple pressure points of crawling around over a large area. Also, it's hard to keep my broad butt on the rivet lines!
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Old 12-03-2011, 02:49 PM   #17
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The rivet line, you'll notice, is not mentioned by Andy. It's a non-starter.
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Old 12-03-2011, 03:11 PM   #18
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Whatever....I just don't like being off the ribs and stringers.
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Old 12-03-2011, 03:43 PM   #19
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Here is my solution for us inexperienced roof climbers. I bought a 9 step warehouse ladder that originally was used by Best Buy. I am now making a little cantilever (sp) platform to put my belly on as I work on top of my 68 safari, which is more rounded that the newer models. I first tried the ladder and 2x4, but it did not put me in a good position to step on top, maybe I'm just scared of falling off?
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Old 12-03-2011, 03:48 PM   #20
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I have a piece of dense styrofoam about 2 x 4 ' that I lay up where I might be working. Its fairly comfortable when on a knee and is easy to handle.
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Old 12-03-2011, 05:25 PM   #21
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I was so pleased when they replaced both my roof airs: DUAL FORKLIFTS!
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Old 12-03-2011, 06:13 PM   #22
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This is what I have in mind. I could add another support in the center but I don't think it is necessary. I could also make some sort of hook that attaches to the canopy cover that would keep it in possition no matter where I was on the platform.

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Old 12-04-2011, 07:46 AM   #23
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I was thinking narrower, across and wider longitudinal with the trailer.
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Old 12-04-2011, 07:58 AM   #24
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Well if you make it wider it won't fit between all the vents and other stuff that is up there in the way. Also the width makes it less likely to slide off the sides.

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Old 12-04-2011, 07:59 AM   #25
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That is going to be heavy and hard to get up there without some assistance. And you stand a chance to bang up your trailer in the process. IMO
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Old 12-04-2011, 08:04 AM   #26
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Yeah that is why it is in the concept stage. It could be lightened by using more plywood and OSB.

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Old 12-04-2011, 12:00 PM   #27
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The more I think about it, I may just go with 3/4" plywood with an anti slip surface bonded to the bottom, large enough to always span 2 ribs or stringers.. Make several of these for the various odd dimensional spaces on the roof. So, for example, there may be 2 to 4 of these around...say a vent, for example during a reseal or replacement. All I'm really interested in is displacing point loads of knees and elbows, hips and butt over a larger area so I don't dent between the structural members. Doesn't matter to me if they rock a little, as long as they are non slip.
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Old 12-04-2011, 03:13 PM   #28
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I have been using a 3/4" x 10" wide shelf board about 4ft long. You can get stair treads that are even thicker that would work well.

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