Monday, August 3, 2015

Pump Up the Jacks.

Thanks to working on this house I know about all sorts of things that most people don't know how to order a dumpster, what the inside of a well looks like and the best way to get staples out of the floor.

Now I can add pump jacks to the list of things I have sub-expert-level knowledge of.  Pump jacks are a home version of temporary scaffolding that is cheaper to buy out right than renting scaffolding. It's "easy to set up," OSHA approved and convenient to work on.

I ordered Qualcraft Pump Jacks and parts from Amazon and Ebay. I got the pump jacks used on Ebay and the brace and work bench on Amazon. I guess if you're lucky you can find them on Craigslist but we didn't see any close ones when we were looking.

Sunday Porter came over to set up the system with B.

It was not as simple as the YouTubes had lead us to believe because the roof of our house is very steep.

The boys spent some time thinking things over. 

"Whatcha thinkin' about?"
"Just Greg stuff."

But then they got it figured out and set everything up pretty quickly.

Once they got it set up they were thrilled with it. They demonstrated how safe it was for me by doing pull ups on it and by using it all the wrong ways. They are much more excited to use it than ladders and with Bb going back to work and Porter working on his own it'll be more convenient for him to be on something stable. 

I'm still going to keep my phone dialed to 9-1 just in case.

Pommy was also excited to check out the pump jacks...must be a boy thing.

Uh oh Pommy, you've got your laser beams on.

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