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    4 Weeks Ago
    bstewert replied to a thread Swivel on bridge? in Climbing Forum
    I got a DMM swivel two years ago. Single best thing I've done since. Have none of the above mentioned complaints. Like most everything, you'll probably have to try it for yourself.
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    11-02-2017
    bstewert replied to a thread ladder safety in Odds and Ends
    Wow!
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    10-29-2017
    bstewert replied to a thread ladder safety in Odds and Ends
    I see. Hate leaning a ladder against the gutters.
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    10-28-2017
    bstewert replied to a thread ladder safety in Odds and Ends
    I can see those standoffs working on a flat vertical wall. Can't picture it on an overhang eve, like in the pic. The arms would be touching the roof shingles?
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    10-28-2017
    bstewert replied to a thread ladder safety in Odds and Ends
    I'd feel better going up if that guy was standing on the bottom step, or at least had his toes blocking the bottom legs. As for rails vs steps, I'd say both/either, depending on the situation at the moment.
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    10-27-2017
    bstewert replied to a thread ladder safety in Odds and Ends
    Dropped a rope down overnight. Then went back to screen it off. Which type of standoffs would you use on this roof? I see there are many types.
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    10-27-2017
    bstewert replied to a thread ladder safety in Odds and Ends
    Several years ago I was trying to rescue a squirrel that had fallen into the chimney vent pipe on this house. The cedar shakes and deck had that slick green moss scum. I put a rubber mat under the ladder feet and thought I was good to go. Was just about to make the first step to the roof and the ladder slipped out. Fortunately I was tied off. The rope caught me, my toe caught the ladder, and there I was.
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    10-23-2017
    Sounds like that could be a description of pretty much anywhere.
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    10-15-2017
    I'd be hard pressed to think of an example where I would go back with a lower price, and even harder pressed to think of when I would raise the price after a quote. In writing, or my word, no difference. If the bid was too low, I'd just suck it up, do the same quality job, and write it off to experience. If the bid was too high, I might even turn in a lower bill (depending on how much I valued a future relationship with them). 100% of my jobs are from referrals or repeat customers. I don't ask if they are getting other bids, but if I sense they are, I will often give out 2-3 other companies names and suggest they call to compare. Don't really want a "low-price" customer. I don't put any correlation to rich-poor and cheap. Some people just can't afford, and others just choose not to. But cheap exists at every level.
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    10-14-2017
    Interesting. Excellent video! I, too, have always gone "over" on the first cross. Will try it next time out.
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    10-10-2017
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    09-12-2017
    Is there such a thing as a Mulberry bush, like in the nursery rhyme?
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    09-12-2017
    bstewert replied to a thread Irma watch in Odds and Ends
    I am curious to understand how insurance factors in to all this. Is there such a thing as flood insurance if you live on the coasts?
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    09-06-2017
    Depending on the tree, I almost always have two lines. One to get as high up as I can; the other to work from. Often use both to double-crotch. In some cases, that AND a lanyard.
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    08-30-2017
    I've also been using the Stein hook, for over two years now. Seems the trees I climb in have lots of tight crotches, and the hook is almost perfect for un-snagging the lanyard clip. It weighs almost nothing and sure is handy to have. I say "almost perfect" because I wish it had a push/pull design on the tip, instead of just pull. Also always carry a baby Rocket with me.
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    08-22-2017
    What kind of tree are you talking about?
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