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Raising extention ladder

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Bylough

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PostPosted: Wed Jun 28, 2006 3:25 pm Reply with quote

I is probably wise to tie the centre crossover also to prevent the ladder dividing when \\\'walking\\\' it up.
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PostPosted: Wed Jun 28, 2006 8:14 pm Reply with quote

You wanna try writing that again so that we can understand it?
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PostPosted: Wed Jun 28, 2006 8:33 pm Reply with quote

Bylough wrote:
I is probably wise to tie the centre crossover also to prevent the ladder dividing when \\\'walking\\\' it up.


if you do that how are you going to extend it?

also remember that a ladder is a means of access, not a work platform
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PostPosted: Wed Jun 28, 2006 9:13 pm Reply with quote

I think Bylough want to feel safe on the ladder when it's the correct height.
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PostPosted: Wed Jul 05, 2006 2:34 pm Reply with quote

Sorry- maybe only concerns wooden ladders.
I meant- Tie the 3 crossover rungs with the ladder laid flat and extended. If you imagine, during walking it up on your own, it could come apart when only half way up on an angle- as you tend to jerk a bit.
Wooden ladders usually only have two small hook holders.
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PostPosted: Wed Jul 05, 2006 7:58 pm Reply with quote

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PostPosted: Thu Jul 06, 2006 7:39 am Reply with quote

Bylough wrote:
Sorry- maybe only concerns wooden ladders.
I meant- Tie the 3 crossover rungs with the ladder laid flat and extended. If you imagine, during walking it up on your own, it could come apart when only half way up on an angle- as you tend to jerk a bit.
Wooden ladders usually only have two small hook holders.

Providing the latch hook are not loose and the wood in good condition but I have seen heavy duty cable tie temparory as a backup. It would be a good idea to invest for a aluminum ladder as they're stronger and less bendable.
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PostPosted: Thu Jul 06, 2006 5:15 pm Reply with quote

Thanks masona- new aluminium ladder prompt duly noted.
The end of life of my favourite old wooden job is certainly near- but I'm not sure if I'll get there first!
I have always found it an easy ladder to use- lightweight, versatile and has served me well on all diy work.
I admitt to using it in configurations which I must not mention on here, but I did employ all my engineering skills to keep as safe as possible, well put another way- I made it work! icon_rolleyes.gif
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