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« on: February 15, 2005, 09:15:42 PM »

These are my homemade drywall stilts . I couldnt find any company that made stilts for people that weigh 354 pounds so I screwed and taped 2 inch blue board together and it works great and I put 4 sheetrock screws through each walmart tennis shoe and leave the laces loose for some action and give while working so I been mudding and taping sheetrock and its a luxury to reach up instead of trying balance on a ladder and all the up and down . Thought I would show it because I just tried it out the last 2 days with great success for anyone that has a project requiring alot of ladder work . I am walking on a cement slab only.
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Re: Homemade Drywall Stilts For Under 12$$$$$
« Reply #1 on: February 15, 2005, 09:18:29 PM »
Great idea , UNCLEBUCK   8)
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Re: Homemade Drywall Stilts For Under 12$$$$$
« Reply #2 on: February 15, 2005, 09:30:44 PM »
yup shore is a neat pair a stilts there. best part about um is that superduty all in one fix all ya gots wraped around them. ;D ;D
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Re: Homemade Drywall Stilts For Under 12$$$$$
« Reply #3 on: February 15, 2005, 09:43:29 PM »


I'm impressed. nice and light too. Might even be usefull at the lake, make like Jesus and walk on water!
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« Reply #4 on: February 15, 2005, 09:46:52 PM »
They look like they would definitly keep your feet warm on those cold cement floors.  Mabbe you should patent them.
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Re: Homemade Drywall Stilts For Under 12$$$$$
« Reply #5 on: February 15, 2005, 09:48:28 PM »
Red Green would be proud of you Buck 8) 8) 8)
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« Reply #6 on: February 15, 2005, 09:56:05 PM »
Yeah Red Green would like these alot. I just fired up my heated slab last week and I walk around in my socks because the floor is warm .I never felt a heated slab before and it feels good and stays warm for days even if I shut the boiler off. Kind of like walkin on a big skillet . Glad everyone likes my herman munster shoes !  You can remove a foam chunk to obtain proper height too   :D
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« Reply #7 on: February 15, 2005, 10:05:37 PM »
 I am truly impressed with your idea! :)   8) 8) 8)
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« Reply #8 on: February 15, 2005, 10:10:26 PM »
Unclebuck can you tell use a bite about that "HYDRONICS" system you got there. Siize of slab, feet of pex tubing & size ,type & size of boiler. :P
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« Reply #9 on: February 15, 2005, 11:59:57 PM »
Unclebuck Thanks best stilts I ever saw 8) Be glad they didn;t have those pro stilts I tryed them once and fell for ten minnets and never hit the floor :D :D
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« Reply #10 on: February 16, 2005, 12:06:51 AM »
I screwed an old pair of boots to a couple of empty DW pails, worked great just had to walk around like a coyboy ;D
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Re: Homemade Drywall Stilts For Under 12$$$$$
« Reply #11 on: February 16, 2005, 12:16:09 AM »
That's one heckuva good idea 8) 8) 8) 8)  One I'll surely remember.  I run screaming when it comes to drywall finishing but they'd also be slick for trim work, wiring ceiling lights etc   8) 8) 8)
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Re: Homemade Drywall Stilts For Under 12$$$$$
« Reply #12 on: February 16, 2005, 12:28:31 AM »
Heck, just putting the screws in the ceiling, they would help!
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Re: Homemade Drywall Stilts For Under 12$$$$$
« Reply #13 on: February 16, 2005, 02:53:14 PM »
I'm gonna try them tomorrow i've got a ceiling to sheet 8)


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Re: Homemade Drywall Stilts For Under 12$$$$$
« Reply #14 on: February 16, 2005, 03:51:32 PM »
improvise, adapt and overcome...

looks great, if ya ever take them apart, remember not to walk through any water with them tennis shoes.
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Re: Homemade Drywall Stilts For Under 12$$$$$
« Reply #15 on: February 18, 2005, 06:49:05 PM »
Made mine and they work good
though they need to taper in to the shoe all the way from the bottom
i put the screws under the removable insert
and they aint no good for driving



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