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Old 10-08-2015, 09:07 PM   #1
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We installed a new ladder in a detached garage for a customer who has 12' ceiling height and it is a pain to raise and fold away, needless to say when you open it with the "pole" it came with, it goes something like this. 1) Hook the ladder door
2) Pull down
3) Dress in Hockey goalie gear
4) Get busted in the face when the aluminum ladder flies from the sky called a ceiling and plummets toward you as it unfolds.
Not conducive for a customer in his 70's. So have any of you ever used one that the ladder was like a spring loaded extension ladder at 12' height?
This one was only $300. Maybe something around the $500 range will be smoother and operate a little easier than this 12' folding disaster.
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Old 10-08-2015, 09:45 PM   #2
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I'd consider a staircase along the wall. Or something automated .
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I built these.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NBmCXY1vFz8
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Dude, you can't just post something like that and say "I built that", and nothing else.

How the hell did you do that??


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Wow, franks a whiz
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OK. My question, after a couple beers, is "can you just get on the bottom step and ride that baby up?"
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OK. My question, after a couple beers, is "can you just get on the bottom step and ride that baby up?"
Is that where they keep the beer?

Then you know the answer...
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How the hell did you do that??
Lots of R & D.

Anyone can build the stairs. Making the mechanics to fit and work in the tight spot was the trick.

I said to myself when I posted that video, if this thing hits 10,000 views and generates any interest, this could be my million dollar idea. Well. 13,000+ views later and I'm working on how to make it generate money without having to personally build it again.

Really can't give more details now, other than I'm working on a set of build plans to fit standard spaces.

Hint: Somewhere in a previous thread (don't know title) I posted this same video and I believe I gave some details there.
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I'd guess an electric garage door opener was involved , at any rate , you did excellent , and that is sellable ...especially in the age of the automated home . there are similar things out there for hidden rooms, and also lift systems to transport things into attics .....with homes being larger , more attic area and tall garage ceilings , that will sell.
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The counterbalance arms on the ladder should lock when opened fully, if not you could have a defective model.
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What brand/model is the ladder you installed.

I am trying to decide on either a Werner or Louisville "Big Boy" model for a 10' ceiling height and would be interested in tagging along with your thread.


But back to your issue, Rainbow Attic Stairs makes some interesting telescoping ladders. Although it appears those models only go to 11'6. They do make a taller folding model.

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