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Old 03-19-2013, 03:47 PM   #46
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Might need one of these........

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Old 03-19-2013, 06:03 PM   #47
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The point is that some things just aren't worth it. You will need the correct length ladder somewhere down the road, so why not sell the one you have and get a decent, commercial grade 24 footer? What you are doing is adding a lot of weight to a harry homeowner grade ladder, which defeats the only reason for buying one.................weight.
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Old 03-19-2013, 06:15 PM   #48
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I want to clean and screen my gutters but my 14 ft extension ladder is two feet short. I was thinking of bolting some boards or metal of some kind along the sides to make my own extension. Anyone seen something like this or have some ideas on how best to do it?



Was thinking of removing the end caps and using a piece of plywood laminated to a 1/2" board on each side to make the extension. Maybe using some threaded rod through the rungs to hold them tight?

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I may get myself in to trouble with this comment. Are you insane? just go buy a ladder that works and you will save money from not going to the ER or worse.
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Old 03-19-2013, 06:19 PM   #49
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rosem637:"I think they are jealous that you thought of this idea on your own without any of their input."
Jealous?
Jealous? Ha! ladders are inherently hazardous to began with and to save a few dollars. is not worth a trip to the ER or a ride in a hurst.
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Old 03-19-2013, 06:23 PM   #50
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Is there anything specifically wrong with my design? I'd like to know beforehand
It is your Idea that is border line on the red neck hey ya'll let me show this! stunt right before someone needs to call 911!
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Old 03-19-2013, 06:36 PM   #51
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Extended and works great!



Ladder is solid. The extenders are 5' long - 2' in the ladder and 3' extension. When I go to put it away, it is 13' long (original 8 + 5) and needs to be dissembled to fit in the garage. That's okay, this is basically a one-time mod, once I get the gutter screens up I will never have to go up there again!

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Old 03-19-2013, 06:41 PM   #52
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Can't wait to see it buckle! I can see failure written all over it! OSHA inspector could retire off you. well stupid is as stupid does. see you in the Obits!
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at least it's added at the top and not the bottom.
Pretty sure any further "guidance" is a waste of time.
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I'm thinking the OP is a troll. Comes here looking for advice then ignores it. Take a look at this abortion. Fluorescent light on garage door?
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Old 03-20-2013, 09:16 AM   #55
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I'm thinking the OP is a troll. Comes here looking for advice then ignores it. Take a look at this abortion. Fluorescent light on garage door?
I figured as much. The trolls give you just enough "truth" to reel you in.
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His question was "Anyone seen something like this or have some ideas on how best to do it?" not "should I do it."
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Old 03-20-2013, 09:48 AM   #57
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His question was "Anyone seen something like this or have some ideas on how best to do it?" not "should I do it."
There is no best way to modify a ladder. It shouldn't be done at all.

If I asked this question, what would you say?

I'm going to heat my house with my gas oven and a box fan. Should I have the fan blow into the oven or pull the air out.
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There is no best way to modify a ladder. It shouldn't be done at all.[/url]



If I asked this question, what would you say?

I'm going to heat my house with my gas oven and a box fan. Should I have the fan blow into the oven or pull the air out.
I'd say don't do it. That's how I answered the OP's question at first. I even obey the oven instructions that say to open a window when in use. If I knew he would do it anyway, I may tell him to pull the air out because it's less likely to make the flame go out and if the flame goes out the gas won't be burned up.
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Ladder is solid. The extenders are 5' long - 2' in the ladder and 3' extension. When I go to put it away, it is 13' long (original 8 + 5) and needs to be dissembled to fit in the garage. That's okay, this is basically a one-time mod, once I get the gutter screens up I will never have to go up there again!

Thanks all.
Wear gloves as PT slivers can be nasty and also be careful of the unprotected edge of the ladder up there. I have seen a worker very badly rip open his hand from the ladder edge. Be safe.
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Will do. Gutters cleaned and screened, ladder back on wall of garage (end caps back on, as suggested), extensions put away. Thanks all who helped!


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