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ChrispyUK

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I get fear just watching him, but he's tradesman I'd loved to have had.
Mindset like a race car driver/stuntman/ @John j . Not a fan of heights myself. Worked on the roof of a load of tower blocks last year fitting flood lights. There were a couple where you could have strided across on to the next roof to save going back down the roof access ladder, padlocking it off, walking across the top floor corridor, unlocking the next roof access ladder etc, but one slip and as Fred says...Half a day out with the undertaker!
 
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paulf

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Mindset like a race car driver/stuntman/ @John j . Not a fan of heights myself. Worked on the roof of a load of tower blocks last year fitting flood lights. There were a couple where you could have strided across on to the next roof to save going back down the roof access ladder, padlocking it off, walking across the top floor corridor, unlocking the next roof access ladder etc, but one slip and as Fred says...Half a day out with the undertaker!
When I was an apprentice plasterer, we used to get sent with the slaters to strip roofs and grade the good slates and chuck the shite slates. It was a lot of meters, big rows of Edinburgh tenement roofs.
 

paulf

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Slaters would get a scaffold Board and put the spike of their knife in the scaff board and use another knife to trim the slates. Then we would grade them with a bit of stick that had measurement, so eights would get stacked with all the other sized slates.
 

paulf

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Slaters would get a scaffold Board and put the spike of their knife in the scaff board and use another knife to trim the slates. Then we would grade them with a bit of stick that had measurement, so eights would get stacked with all the other sized slates.
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