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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 04-26-2012, 09:27 AM  
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I have to go up 30 feet next week to swap out a window. That makes it more fun when you are carrying heavy stuff.


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Old 04-27-2012, 09:05 AM  
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Are you going solo?


 
 
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Trying not to but it is an out of town thing and my guys are scheduled to be on another job the same day so maybe.
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I'll go up on a ladder, but have never put an actual foot measurement to it.

I get uncomfortable the less steady the ladder gets, so I guess I'm only limited to the quality of the ladder.
Makes sense to me. I am comfortable on most any safe and safely set up ladder but if it is cheap and flimsy then I would not want to use it. Also it takes trust in an individual to climb a ladder that somebody else has set up.
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Haven't pushed the too high limit yet.



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Makes sense to me. I am comfortable on most any safe and safely set up ladder but if it is cheap and flimsy then I would not want to use it. Also it takes trust in an individual to climb a ladder that somebody else has set up.
To add to this I have a six foot painting ladder I'm about to throw out because it's finally hit that point where it is in no way stable.
 
 
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I wonder how many people actually read the weight limit on the ladders they use? Before I lost 40+ pounds, I was up pretty high on a ladder that had their maximum limits well under what I weighed. Now that was scary!
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I am 250 pounds and am up on a 200 pound ladder all the time. Not that I like it but people seem to be cheap when they buy a ladder and don't want to spend the extra 20 bucks.
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To add to this I have a six foot painting ladder I'm about to throw out because it's finally hit that point where it is in no way stable.

And that reminds me to get rid of my 6' wood step ladder. Sounds like mines in the same condition as yours.
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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.


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