[TowerTalk] "Chicken Ladder" for Roof Climbing?

Jim Hoge knowkode at verizon.net
Mon Jun 25 17:36:51 PDT 2012


My previous house had a 12/12 pitch roof- 45* and I used what we called a chicken plank. It was a long 2x4 with rungs made of short (3 1/2") 2x4s nailed to the longer one every foot or so for footholds. On the end that hung over the ridge was a long el bracket. This by itself made scaling the roof possible but it was in no way safe in and of itself. Mandatory was a rope thrown over the roof and securely anchored somewhere on the other side of the house. You need to be tied off to the rope as a means of fall arrest.

gl es be safe,
Jim W5QM


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