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Old 08-24-2019, 05:02 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Pump Jack's school me

So I need to paint the house. Last time I used staging and it sucked. Looking into pump jack staging. Has anyone used the old school pumps and make the poles out of 2×? I'm looking at a few aluminum sets and they are pricey. Any suggestions?
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If you are near Central MD you can borrow mine. I have a couple sets and a few walk boards still. Walk boards are 24’,28’, and maybe 32’. Don’t use 2x4s unless you have experience, trust me it is a learned skill.
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If you are near Central MD you can borrow mine. I have a couple sets and a few walk boards still. Walk boards are 24’,28’, and maybe 32’. Don’t use 2x4s unless you have experience, trust me it is a learned skill.
Thanks man! I'm in southern NH unfortunately. Yeah not looking to kill myself with 2x4's I do weigh in around 215 ha
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In my opinion, if it just needs painting, ladders can be used... If you need to do a lot of prep work then a platform might be better....Two sturdy extension ladders, with platforms for a wood or aluminum plank should work..If it's a huge place with high peaks and all that, rent a boom lift...
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In my opinion, if it just needs painting, ladders can be used... If you need to do a lot of prep work then a platform might be better....Two sturdy extension ladders, with platforms for a wood or aluminum plank should work..If it's a huge place with high peaks and all that, rent a boom lift...
Yeah that would probably be cheaper 2 nice extension ladders with the plank holders? I did it last time with ladders and staging. Standing on a ladder painting really wears you down.
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Rent a tow behind knuckle boom/bucket?
Probably your best solution if you don't want to do ladders.
Pump jacks are cool but you have to fasten the tops either under the shigles (sucks) or through the facia boards, and they are shakey
I like working off pump jacks for installing siding and windows on an overhaul or new build but never seen them used for painting.
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If you're scraping/sanding/replacing wood/other work I'd say go for the pump jacks, they're the nicest option to work off of short of staging or a lift but they suck to put up and take down if you're only going to be on them long enough to lay down a coat of paint. Personally I find ladder jacks easier to set up/bounce around for short jobs
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Rent a tow behind knuckle boom/bucket?
Probably your best solution if you don't want to do ladders.
Pump jacks are cool but you have to fasten the tops either under the shigles (sucks) or through the facia boards, and they are shakey
I like working off pump jacks for installing siding and windows on an overhaul or new build but never seen them used for painting.
Yeah I just got a new roof so i was going to attach them to the facia but your right just more to do. I rented a tow behind once to do the peaks last time. Got it over the roof and it started to puke hydraulic oil everywhere

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If you're scraping/sanding/replacing wood/other work I'd say go for the pump jacks, they're the nicest option to work off of short of staging or a lift but they suck to put up and take down if you're only going to be on them long enough to lay down a coat of paint. Personally I find ladder jacks easier to set up/bounce around for short jobs
Yeah just going to by some nice ladders and some quality planks not just 12' PT boards. Wood replair has all been completed it just scraping and paint.

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