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View Poll Results: For the weekend warrior how high will you go?
I don't if I have to climb a ladder I let someone else do it. 0 0%
2' 0 0%
6' 0 0%
10' 0 0%
16' 0 0%
24' 1 12.50%
32' 1 12.50%
I have no fear damn it and will do what it takes. 6 75.00%
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Old 05-01-2012, 09:02 AM  
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Crazy but true, the San Francisco Fire Department still uses wooden ladders that they build and maintain themselves. I saw an episode of Dirty Jobs where Mike Rowe spent a day building ladders at their ladder shop. Pretty cool actually.
I saw that episode also. Cool, but I cant understand why they are not seeking cheaper options. Would love to know the complete cost for there ladders.


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And that reminds me to get rid of my 6' wood step ladder. Sounds like mines in the same condition as yours.
I think the paint on it is the only thing holding it together anymore.


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I saw that episode also. Cool, but I cant understand why they are not seeking cheaper options. Would love to know the complete cost for there ladders.
Only a professional with a 60' would have wooden ladders.
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I made my neighbor throw away her ladder. She is probably still alive because of me.

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I made my neighbor throw away her ladder. She is probably still alive because of me.
That bad huh?
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It was one of the first aluminum ones. Very off balance and she is about 70. One of my employees said he was gonna scrap it but then a couple months later I saw him using it. He'll learn.

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Make sure you review some of the ladder safety and scissor lift safety information on YouTube before you attempt to work at heights. Many people have been pinned against an object as a result of tipping a scissor lift and some have died from suffocation as a result.

Use stand-offs and tie-offs for the ladder as necessary and leg levelers as required. Also observe the proper angle for safety, which is about 4 to 1 or 75 degrees and never more than 3 to 1 or 66 degrees. Use stakes or boards to secure the feet and don't climb above the third rung from the top.

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do you mean how high can you go before your butt pickers? well I've.been on 3 story scaffolding, 40' ladders but nothing made my butt pucker until I got on a boom and took it up to 100'. I actually froze and had to gather myself. I got pics on my desktop I will load later.

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do you mean how high can you go before your butt pickers? well I've.been on 3 story scaffolding, 40' ladders but nothing made my butt pucker until I got on a boom and took it up to 100'. I actually froze and had to gather myself. I got pics on my desktop I will load later.
I'd love to see those Gabe, post away!
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do you mean how high can you go before your butt pickers? well I've.been on 3 story scaffolding, 40' ladders but nothing made my butt pucker until I got on a boom and took it up to 100'. I actually froze and had to gather myself. I got pics on my desktop I will load later.
Pics or it never happened.


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