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Old 08-18-2012, 03:40 PM   #1
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Still on my vacation in maine. Went to gas up for tomorrows ride back to ma and stopped at a yard sale on the way home. Bought a ladder spanner for extension ladders. 5$. 7' 8' and 10' step ladder. Medium- heavy duty type. 130$ total.
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Old 08-18-2012, 03:43 PM   #2
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Still on my vacation in maine. Went to gas up for tomorrows ride back to ma and stopped at a yard sale on the way home. Bought a ladder spanner for extension ladders. 5$. 7' 8' and 10' step ladder. Medium- heavy duty type. 130$ total.
That was a good find.
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Also got a sega genesis. Kickin it old school
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What is a ladder spanner? the cross arms between front and back? A wrench to tighten rungs?
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What is a ladder spanner? the cross arms between front and back? A wrench to tighten rungs?
The bar that is u shaped for like going over windows or to make getting on a roof easier
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They're called standoffs, not spanners.

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They're called standoffs, not spanners.
Thanks. Yeah. One like that.
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Yes, I would have known what a stand off was. Never seen those extensions for them though. Could go around anything with those.
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Yes, I would have known what a stand off was. Never seen those extensions for them though. Could go around anything with those.
I may make a few modifications to mine now. Lol
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Pulled the ladders off the rack when I got back from Maine and sprayed my name on them.
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The green ladder is a light duty homeowner grade one and should be cut up and thrown away immediately, or relegated to its intended homeowner use.
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The green ladder is a light duty homeowner grade one and should be cut up and thrown away immediately, or relegated to its intended homeowner use.
That was one I bought a year or so ago. Only was a temp. The red 7' ladder replaced it
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The bar that is u shaped for like going over windows or to make getting on a roof easier
Works really good on interior walls too.
Padding over the ends of the standoff. I used it to keep ladder far enough off the wall to shove a plank thru on the rung spanning the space between the far foyer wall and the living room.
Was a split level entrance.
Other end of plank layed perfect on the handrail.
Replaced the foyer chandelier.
Must have been a hundred of those little dust catchers on it. Easiest one I've done, well besides the ones with the motorized lift/lower.
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Works really good on interior walls too.
Padding over the ends of the standoff. I used it to keep ladder far enough off the wall to shove a plank thru on the rung spanning the space between the far foyer wall and the living room.
Was a split level entrance.
Other end of plank layed perfect on the handrail.
Replaced the foyer chandelier.
Must have been a hundred of those little dust catchers on it. Easiest one I've done, well besides the ones with the motorized lift/lower.
I love those motorized ones. And this one has some nice pads on it
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The green ladder is a light duty homeowner grade one and should be cut up and thrown away immediately, or relegated to its intended homeowner use.
There's no pleasing this guy.
If it's in good shape and not twisted out of shape, why scrap it!
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They're called standoffs, not spanners.

Look closely at that picture. What's wrong with that ladder?
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Look closely at that picture. What's wrong with that ladder?
1' extension.......
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The green ladder is a light duty homeowner grade one and should be cut up and thrown away immediately, or relegated to its intended homeowner use.
Who the hell are you to tell other people what they should and shouldn't use at "their" company, I dont believe he asked for your opinion on the use of "his" ladder.
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Who the hell are you to tell other people what they should and shouldn't use at "their" company, I dont believe he asked for your opinion on the use of "his" ladder.
Agreed, they're rated by weight, we have some skinny electricians
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Who the hell are you to tell other people what they should and shouldn't use at "their" company, I dont believe he asked for your opinion on the use of "his" ladder.

Because it's a forum and I can render my opinion as I see fit. Apparently you're unaware of how a discussion forum operates.

I stand by what I said. Green light duty ladders have no place in a professional electricians arsenal.
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