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  1. Feb 10, 2019 #1

    swimmer_spe

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    I have a 2 story house that in the spring I need to get up on. I have a ladder that extends to 16 feet.

    What is the length of ladder I need?
     
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    What is the foundation elevation?
     
  3. Feb 11, 2019 #3

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    3' above the roof at the point it's addressed.
     
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    3 feet

    If I knew how high my roof was in numbers, I could do that math...
     
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    So, let me do some MATH, FOR YOU; if you have 8' ceilings on both stories, that's 16', plus 4' for the foundation and 1st floor platform, is 20', plus 1' for the 2nd floor platform, that's 21', plus 3' above the roof eve, that's 24', and because the ladder will set at an angle, and depending upon what angle you are comfortable with, 1 or 2 more feet, so that's 25' or 26'.

    So just buy, or rent a 30' ladder.

    See how tough that was.
     
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    Some days, basic math is hard. Thank you. Closest one is 32 feet, so that'll be the one I will get.
     
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    Standing those can be a treat by yourself, rent it have it delivered and get that guy to help put it up and take it down.
     
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    I have friends. I have beer. It will go up safely.
     
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    With that combination, be sure to have 911 on speed-dial.
     
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    It is work then beer. Doing it the other way would end up in a 9-11 call.
     
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