#1. "RE: New Influx of High Signs" In response to Reply # 0
We've been seeing that in the Houston area also. Thought it was just the local guys trying something different to extend the life of their signs. Take a look the Sharky stick #2. With a 8' painters pole expandable to 16', there has not been one I have not been able to get. A few were a reach but now have a bite missing. The hook in the carpet blade allows you to pull down on the coroplast and just cut it almost like butter. I found if I get behind the sign up next to the pole it is easier to get a bite. My question is how do they get them up so high? Ladder or truck with manlift.
#2. "RE: New Influx of High Signs" In response to Reply # 0
For those of us that are driving a pickup, we fabricated a ladder carrier that would accommodate an eight foot ladder. If we could not get close enough to the pole to stand on the pickup bed, then we would use the ladder.
Normally the "high stick" will bring anything down up to about 12 ft. Anything above twelve feet is an overkill because those driving on a busy street won't be looking up that high.
If the signs are nailed on with square capped metal shingle nails, then about the only option you have is to slice down each side of the nails only leaving a strip about one inch wide.
If the sign is not too high out of reach, then you can get behind the sign on the ladder and use the weight of the "sharky stick" to knock it down. But use all due caution, it's very easy to get over-balanced when you swing the stick at the sign.
#4. "RE: New Influx of High Signs" In response to Reply # 0
The highest ones were local for Sewer Pumping. Others have been for "local" home move in cheap. Then there is the Divorce Proof you Marriage that the guy puts a stake under the bottom of the sign I guess to stop my 20' carpet knife!