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#1 bgkid2966 OFFLINE  

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Posted May 25, 2014 - 01:25 PM

I have an Arrow brand storage shed with a door height of about 5'. During this winter we had a lot of snow and the roof partially

 

collapsed..Shed collapse.jpg The metal structure has rips and creases in a lot of places including the door

 

way.

 

I managed to open the doors and get the roof pushed back up and braced. This should work until next year when the shed gets replaced with a bigger :dancingbanana:  :dancingbanana: shed made of wood.

 

I stand 6' 7" and am quite used to stooping and ducking in a lot of situations. So today I am getting the pressure washer out of the

 

shed and walked out the door only to catch my bald head on a creased piece of steel in the center of the door way. I have gone in

 

and out of that shed for 15 years without too much trouble, but not today! :wallbanging:  :wallbanging:

 

Shed head.jpg  OUCH!!

 

The moral of the story is to watch your head!!

 

 

 

 

Geno


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Posted May 25, 2014 - 02:06 PM

Yoweeeeee! That looks painful. Been there done that.  Hope it's better now.                                                      Roger.


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Posted May 25, 2014 - 02:41 PM

Ouch is right I know that stings


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Posted May 25, 2014 - 03:01 PM

I have had two of the Arrow sheds. I am only 5'8" and still bang my head on the Arrow shed door.


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Posted May 25, 2014 - 03:16 PM

Hey! I bet you could sue the mnufactur.


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Posted May 25, 2014 - 03:46 PM

Maybe you need a "Low Clearance" sign?
Sorry you messed up the finish on top, that's got to hurt!
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Posted May 25, 2014 - 04:15 PM

Remineds me of my having my son clean the snow off my shed one year----asked him to shovel the snow off of it,well he watched me do it plenty of times with the roof rake so i figured he could handle it,well he grabed a shovel hoped on the fence and up onto the roof,yep you gussed it,caved it in about 2feet.

His defense was I said shovel it off when I should have said rake it off :mad2: .

Should have done it myself.


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Posted May 25, 2014 - 04:30 PM

It is definitely a 6' world. I'm down to 6'2" now and still am scaring up the top of my bald head. A week ago I walked into the loader bucket which was just above the visor on my hat.

Another thing I don't like are those little buttons they put on the top of caps. Those darned things can really tear the top of your head up. 


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Posted May 25, 2014 - 05:04 PM

That looks nasty. Did it bleed much? Scalp wounds tend to bleed a lot. At 6'7" you are way up there and I imagine you might have trouble on a normal 6'8" door. 


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Posted May 25, 2014 - 06:17 PM

Ya sure don't know how much hair protects the head till the hair up there is gone!  I'm constantly smacking my noggin on something!  And when you hit the little button on top of ball caps against something.........IT  HURTS!


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Posted May 25, 2014 - 07:56 PM

I am only 6'4" but I feel your pain.


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Posted May 25, 2014 - 08:39 PM

i am only 5 ft 8, but thought having a scab on your bald head was a a sign of masculinity!!
That song says Chicks dig scars!!

That does not make it any less painful!!
I will often get out an old hard hat I have when I am doing something where I am likely to bang my head.
That only helps a little big since it makes me 4 inches taller and I do not duck enough.
Then I get a wrenched neck instead OF a scab.
The hardhat also has other disadvantages!! Last summer when my Dad, brothers and a couple friends were helping me tear down the old house. They all teased me about being the Forman since i wore a hard hat.


Watch your head is good advice. But I am not tall enough to see the top of my head unless I look in the mirror?

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Posted May 25, 2014 - 09:24 PM

You needed to do a little dip, part of a twist, and the dosie-doe when that metal tried to meet your brain:

 

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Posted May 26, 2014 - 06:44 AM

 When it happened I had my son get some paper towels right away, it did a good job keeping me from getting real messy.One thing

 

I do with my caps is pull the rivet out of the top. That brass has left many little red blood trails down the side of my head. 

 

 

 

Geno


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Posted May 26, 2014 - 08:22 PM

I think that I am a bit taller than some and smack my head a few times where others don't. But you have a couple inches on me. Those head bumps sure can hurt like crazy. And bleed like crazy.


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