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jjohanson 10-17-2008 11:30 AM

Roof Hook w/ Folding Ladder. Good Idea / Bad Idea?
 
Hello all,

I am dealing with a roof that has a ridge to eaves dimension from 22' - 28', which is way too long for me to use a section of my 32' extending ladder. The roof is a slate roof, so somewhat fragile.

I was wondering what peoples thoughts were on using a folding ladder like the Louisville L-2094-22. I believe the hinges on these lock in both directions with solidity, and though there is a round hinge "bump" that extends on one side of the ladder, that could just face the sky to ensure it doesn't create a pivot point on a flat surface.

Has anyone used such a folding ladder with a roof hook?
Any experience, comments, recommendations?

Ed the Roofer 10-17-2008 06:42 PM

That would be dangerous and against the ladder manufacturers recommended usage instructions.

They do make accessories to hook onto the top wrungs of ladder sections to create your own chicken ladder, from Acro Building Products, out of Milwaukee, WI.

Ed

OldNBroken 10-17-2008 07:45 PM

I hardly trust those things for their intended purpose let alone something like that.

I know it's not osha approved but I've had to resort to lashing the top rung of one section to the bottom of the other section to get to a few spots and I'm still here to tell you I did it....


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