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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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MakeItSmooth

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1) always had serious respect for FD, and that video reminds me of the fact

2) wow - at the 8:11 mark of the video, he really had absolute trust in those friction-fit pegs, didn't he?

3) I've often wondered if it's humanly possible to be any more of a northerner than FD. He was Northern as F! :sisi:



Here's what happened to those ladders:

www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-manchester-43448181



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!

www.plasterersforum.com/threads/cheap-quote-mansfield-area.78679/post-1331293
 
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The Hobo

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1) always had serious respect for FD, and that video reminds me of the fact

2) wow - at the 8:11 mark of the video, he really had absolute trust in those friction-fit pegs, didn't he?

3) I've often wondered if it's humanly possible to be any more of a northerner than FD. He was Northern as F! :sisi:



Here's what happened to those ladders:

www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-manchester-43448181






www.plasterersforum.com/threads/cheap-quote-mansfield-area.78679/post-1331293
did you know there was a full set of ladders left on the spire at STwarburghs church in preston when he died
 

bof

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No, I didn't know that.

Nice that so many people were fond enough of him to do things like that. Wish it could be the same for all of us!
Not wishing to slag off the dead but wasn't there a lot in the papers of treating his wife like a second class citizen
 

algeeman

It’s A Boy
Nothing wrong with that. If my wife doesn’t have my pipe and slippers waiting at the door and a roast dinner on the table when I get in she gets a good firm slap.
I got in from work

can you pick my car up
from where ??
the garage
why cant you get it ??
I've already been there today
I already fuucking know that.... you mean you want me to pick up the bill ??
yes

:nocausagracia::nocausagracia:
 
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