Originally Posted by cabinchicky
Perchie.girl you are right. We each have our own set ups and ways we must do things. I use a rope to pull my tarps up myself and that job gives me enough of a back ache. A partial sheet of plywood would probably take me out for a day or two. Now large rocks I use the tractor bucket , spud bar and 2x4s. It's no wonder I hurt.
I am somewhat disabled.... I have to overthink all jobs because I cant stand for very long. I drag a chair with me or Use my Rolling walker. I am headed for a wheel chair eventually. The last tarp I put up was 20 by 40. No small feat. And the ONLY roof material I have had for thirteen years now. the trick is to lay it out in the orientation you need on the ground then fan fold it so it will open out easier. Then fold it one third over one third back. Now you can oompfh it up on the roof with some boards leaned up to help support it as it goes. Now you unfold the thirds and fasten the ropes and a lenght of pvc between them to keep the tarp from wadding up.
Then its a matter of throwing the ropes over the whole thing to the otherside and getting over there to pull.... Assuming nothing snaggs and the wind doesnt catch it. the whole process took me about an hour to set up and an hour to pull and an hour to fasten down. Divide each hour to ten minute segments for me to rest.
Climbing a ladder is a nogo... Dont have a tractor... I wish. Have a big horse but shes a froot loop.... Takes more time to get her hitched up to do a job than it takes to do the job without help.