I am erecting scaffolding to fix the gutter on my roof and want to secure the scaffolding without drilling holes in the concrete of the home. Does anyone have any ideas about how I can secure the scaffolding?
Jun 17, 2012, 05:17 PM
You really don't want to and shouldn't have to do this. If you spend a little time with the first level of scaffolding to make sure that it's level and that each leg is supported so it does not sink in the ground, then there is no need to connect the scaffold to the house. In addition to that, the scaffold is going to move and sway a little. If you try to connect it to the house then it's just going to tear off something at the connection point.
Jun 17, 2012, 06:32 PM
I've never once seen scaffolding use to install or fix a gutter. My first question is why? A ladder with a standoff off more then enough.
Jun 17, 2012, 10:55 PM
I've tied electrical wire to the scaffolding, ran it into an open window, and tied off to something strong inside. It worked. If I don't trust it, I'd rather be safe than sorry.This message has been edited. Last edited by: Re-mdlr,
Jun 18, 2012, 03:59 PM
you defeat the purpose by tying scaffold to the structure. it is supposed to be self-supporting to X amount of wind when assembled correctly (I have no clue what the X is, but if it wasn't at least 25 mph, there wouldn't be a stick of the stuff standing worldwide in 24 hours.)
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Jun 19, 2012, 12:03 PM
The purpose of tying it off is "safety". I'll take that any day. Not tying it is ok when you've got asphalt or concrete or very stable ground. But when you've got heavy employees or heavy stuff being carried up, tying if off is smart. In fact, recently, I know one guy that would not have broken his leg if he had tied off his scaffolding.