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Old 11-20-2018, 01:50 PM   #7121
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Not like those support anything.
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Old 11-22-2018, 10:50 PM   #7122
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My God that ladder is too short he will have a real tough time getting on the roof he also forgot to carry the bundle of shingles up the ladder with him.
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My God that ladder is too short he will have a real tough time getting on the roof ha also forgot to carry the bundle of shingles up the ladder with him.
I think he’s trying to break into that window.
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This to me seems like the classic it should not be done, just because you can make a ladder that will extend that far why, the thing must weigh a ton what's the guy at the bottom going to do if the ladder starts to slide ?, it must be a real pain to extend and you know it must have some bounce 2/3 of the way up.
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I count 44 rungs, not including the overlapped ones that's about double my comfort lol

All that to paint a little bit of trim (I assume)

I imagine the homeowner going "some guy quoted me a couple thousand to paint that trim, this guy said he'd do it for tree fiddy!"

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any thing that high I want scaffold set up.

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any thing that high I want scaffold set up.

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And unfortunately that's why that jabroni would end up on top of 44' ladder doing it.

Some people have no sense of self-preservation.

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I'm very comfortable on a 40' ladder extending myself to one side or the the other to remove the old gutters or screw some hangers in but couldn't pay me enough to get on that guys set up lol


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I'm not picking up the issue. Once you're 10 feet off the ground, you can wind up just as dead as at 60 feet.

Angle is a little steep, that's about it....
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I'm not picking up the issue. Once you're 10 feet off the ground, you can wind up just as dead as at 60 feet.

Angle is a little steep, that's about it....
True but I'll take a fall from 10 over one from 60.

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True but I'll take a fall from 10 over one from 60.

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Yes but from 60 feet you have just a bit more time to go over that bad choice you made.
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When I was young fearless and dumb I was on a 60 footer a few times. Once set on top of a van, I refused to carry and it set it up because I was the only one willing to get on it.

Took me longer to climb up then to do what needed to be done.
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I'm thinking about getting rid of my 32. I just like being on the ground alive soooooo much!

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Growing up I remember none of my dads ladders had ropes and a few were missing feet. Definite wall of shame material


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Growing up I remember none of my dads ladders had ropes and a few were missing feet. Definite wall of shame material


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I hate the ropes always took them off and the pulley. Feet stayed on.
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I hate the ropes always took them off and the pulley. Feet stayed on.


I don't think my dad did this intentionally. Think they just broke and he never fixed. Feet too. 🤷*♂️I can't deal with no ropes. One broke last week on our 35' ladder and it was replaced immediately.


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I still have a couple of 32 footers, but they rarely see any action. I have never, nor will ever own a ladder longer than 32.
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Love taking new guys up on lifts then shaking the **** out of it. They quickly discover if they are cut out for working at Heights or not.

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Love taking new guys up on lifts then shaking the **** out of it. They quickly discover if they are cut out for working at Heights or not.

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I've had a few "No I'm not scared of heights" until they get up there. I had a 28 floor electric stage job, we were spaced away from the building but still had to kick out the stage to clear window sills. I looked over he was froze, shaking, he almost stepped off into the space. I always immediately brought these guys down to ground floor.

I have a 38 footer (used to be a 40 footer) I use it as a shelf to store my other shorter ladders.

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