Thread: Chainsaws to the roof...
12-03-2007, 12:05 PM #26
12-03-2007, 12:08 PM #27
Based on many of our structures where the bucket can't get too.
Truss construction roof's are very rare in my area."This thread is being closed as it is off-topic and not related to the fire industry." - Isn't that what the Off Duty forum was for?
12-03-2007, 12:12 PM #28
12-03-2007, 12:22 PM #29
In October, you should hold them over your head and wave them around while revving. Wear a butcher's apron and a mask made of human flesh.
12-03-2007, 12:27 PM #30
12-03-2007, 02:04 PM #31
Woosies! What's a chain brake? T550 with a Warthog or a CE will do nicely.Triangular hole?*^%? If you're gonna cut it,4x8 minimum.How do you do a pitched roof if the bucket doesn't reach? I KNOW how we do it and it's been done quite a few times. T.C.
12-03-2007, 04:10 PM #32
Initial may be a triangle. Most times, a square. And the rare time a triangle gets done, it's usually finished off to a square.
How do you do a pitched roof if the bucket doesn't reach?"This thread is being closed as it is off-topic and not related to the fire industry." - Isn't that what the Off Duty forum was for?
12-03-2007, 04:23 PM #33
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Run the Saw!
I work in some pretty challenging weather- at least 47% of the year below 35 degress. I have had great results from starting the saw on the ground, and while compling my other equipment and the Arienl or 40 ft being placed, it runs. I carry it purring up the ladder and as many of you have mentioned, if it dies at some point, she is primed for a quick pull. Grrrrrrrrr!
All of this depends on your comfort level, and skills moving around a ladder. So, practice...period. I use a lg beaner and keep it hip held- obviously facing out and back. I can up zip any ladder, and get er done.
12-03-2007, 06:26 PM #34
I've also worked with professional fallers on wildfires and they also start/maintain their saws every day.
As for the original question, we teach start it on the ground, run it until you climb, then restart on the roof.I am now a past chief and the views, opinions, and comments are mine and mine alone. I do not speak for any department or in any official capacity. Although, they would be smart to listen to me.
"The last thing I want to do is hurt you. But it's still on the list."
"When tempted to fight fire with fire, remember that the Fire Department usually uses water."
12-05-2007, 10:00 PM #35In October, you should hold them over your head and wave them around while revving. Wear a butcher's apron and a mask made of human flesh.
I saw a video from a houston website, cant remember which, that had a guy starting the chainsaw and like lifting it up and screaming. It was like a 10 second clip though. It was cold outside and he had like one of those knit hats on.
12-11-2007, 09:41 PM #36
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