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    Default Redneck construction scaffolding

    A stack of 2'X3'X8" high wood pallets....works well, portable, cheap, rustproof....

    These were originally used to package new Dell servers where I worked, I saved about 25 of them...amazingly handy for the places a ladder will not fit easily.
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    Default Re: Redneck construction scaffolding

    Good idea. Innovative.
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    Default Re: Redneck construction scaffolding

    Quote Originally Posted by creekbend View Post
    Good idea. Innovative.
    It may not look safe, but before I climb atop it I will pound a pair of fence posts into the ground to keep the stack vertical, and use a ratchet strap tiedown to cinch the stack together. I need to work in the area above the pallet stack, and stepladders and extension ladders are not a practical solution or height.
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    Default Re: Redneck construction scaffolding

    Quote Originally Posted by JDgreen227 View Post
    It may not look safe, but before I climb atop it I will pound a pair of fence posts into the ground to keep the stack vertical, and use a ratchet strap tiedown to cinch the stack together. I need to work in the area above the pallet stack, and stepladders and extension ladders are not a practical solution or height.
    I like your safety additions. This sounds pretty safe.
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    Default Re: Redneck construction scaffolding

    Quote Originally Posted by BobRip View Post
    I like your safety additions. This sounds pretty safe.
    Yes the ratchet tie down would make it pretty much a big square.

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    Default Re: Redneck construction scaffolding

    Just an update: Pics show pallets braced and tiedown attachment. And the reason I needed such a weird setup, have to replace part of sheathing by chimney, water wicks over to the sheathing and has partly rotted out the area by the chimney. It's a terribly awkward place to work, standing on a ladder is not practical because one would have to lean out a long way. Thought about using the FEL on my deere but decided to built the scaffold instead. Those who follow my posts will remember I had a problem with honeybees in the firewood cabinet...well, this is how they were getting in.
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