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Old 06-20-2012, 10:54 PM   #1
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Anybody else use these? If not why not? Its the only kind of step ladder that's ever been on any of my jobs. I swear I'm the only guy in town who does
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Old 06-20-2012, 11:04 PM   #2
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Only place I have ever seen them is in an orchard...

now if you were talking about a three legged stool...

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I was expecting that......
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I saw some hvac guys with one once. It's great for use in tight spots and corners.

Id buy one just to be different. Look cool too.
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http://www.contractortalk.com/f40/3-...laddder-63693/
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Less stable more dangerous
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If you work in bushes a lot they are the cats meow. I have 2 6' ,1 8 , 1 10' footer but I do a lot of exterior repaints.
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only see landscapers with them..i wouldnt use one in roofing & gutters..to unstable..
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I swear I'm the only guy in town who does
and this tells us what?
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less stable than ?, 3 points on ground not four, transit, camera, builders level all sit on tripod.
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I've used the big landscape ones for pruning. Set up right it is very stable and much better than any standard step ladder. Seems to me the tripod step ladder would be great. I'll have to look into getting one.
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I wonder if OSHA would let that ladder lean on a building? The bottom is wide enough to be stable.
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I wonder if OSHA would let that ladder lean on a building? The bottom is wide enough to be stable.
I doubt it.. the feet don't pivot like extension ladders.
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I've used the big landscape ones for pruning. Set up right it is very stable and much better than any standard step ladder. Seems to me the tripod step ladder would be great. I'll have to look into getting one.
I looked into getting a 6'. 180$ on Amazon with free shipping
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and this tells us what?
I always wondered am I just stupid or what? But you know, in 35 years of framing I've never once said "Man, I wish I had a four-legged ladder right now". When working on the exterior on uneven dirt, or tying in top plates in a corner, etc there's just no comparison.

Try this test. take a regular step ladder and place different sized blocks under 2 legs and climb up to the last (legal) step, then do the same with a tripod. No comparison.

It just seems to me they should be more common in the trades. Just sayin'
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I looked into getting a 6'. 180$ on Amazon with free shipping
I get mine from White Cap. $173 for 6', $208 for 8', Werner. No shipping if you pick it up from the store. Looks like the closest one to you is by DC.
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I get mine from White Cap. $173 for 6', $208 for 8', Werner. No shipping if you pick it up from the store. Looks like the closest one to you is by DC.
That's a good price. Got to put tax to consideration though. Amazon is mainly tax free. And I have no white caps in jersey. Wish I did..
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I have never seen anything like that, but it makes sense. Though all my ladders except my 4 footer open up to double length for leaning against a wall which I think I might miss.

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