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    Collapsing extension ladder.

    Had a roofing sales guy come by the house today.

    He pulled this or something similar from his car

    Not sure if it meets OSHA standards, but I thought it was pretty neat.

    Theres a few situations Ive come across that it would have been handy.




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    My boss had one(a company ago). We used it in light wells where access was otherwise next to impossible.

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    It isn't OSHA approved for industrial sites or for work where the voltage exceeds 120 volts. It's a homeowner/residential ladder.

    Would never be allowed on most of the sites that I go to.

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    I would find it useful on high rise buildings when you have a condenser or ex fan on a mezzanine roof above the normal roof, and no built in egress.

    Had to get a folding / convertible ladder due to elevator space constraints once.

    That sucker is heavy as hell.

    This cute little thing looked pretty nice for that sort of thing.

    Those industrial sites - I make them build me scaffolding for weirdo access issues.





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    I have one, I love it. It does not fly for industrial jobs, as it is conductive. But...... you gotta do what ya gotta do. I love mine.


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    Quote Originally Posted by technocratic View Post
    I have one, I love it. It does not fly for industrial jobs, as it is conductive. But...... you gotta do what ya gotta do. I love mine.


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    Really nice for inside office buildings, up thru the grid.
    Keeps a lot of wall dings from happening.

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    Seems like 250# me + heavy Veto Pro Pac on that thing would blaze a trail right through the rungs straight to the scene of the crash.

    Guess I need to lose some weight


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    I saw them at Sherwin Williams 6 years ago. I haven't heard any complaints about them. I would hate for one of the clips to fail and the whole thing collapses out from under me.

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    Quote Originally Posted by James Colver View Post
    I saw them at Sherwin Williams 6 years ago. I haven't heard any complaints about them. I would hate for one of the clips to fail and the whole thing collapses out from under me.
    Ive used mine 10 years now. At least a couple times per month. Sometimes alot. I weigh 180 and im 6'3" so its good for me. I have the 12.5 ft version. I think there's a 15ftr out there.
    Cant remember the brand but the plastic parts are yellow and the clips on the rungs have green and red markings. If you see red, thats bad, green is good.(safe to step on)

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    Ive got one so i can get into attics those cheap pull dow stairs scare the hell out of me
    Quote Originally Posted by heatingman View Post
    Had a roofing sales guy come by the house today.

    He pulled this or something similar from his car

    Not sure if it meets OSHA standards, but I thought it was pretty neat.

    Theres a few situations Ive come across that it would have been handy.




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