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WANTED cheap or broke extension ladders

Postby FM-USA » Sat Sep 17, 2016 9:07 am



I'm looking to use extension ladders for a project.
Can be bent or broke, I'll be cutting into 4 foot lengths.

Shoot me a price.
If not to far I can pick up.


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Re: WANTED cheap or broke extension ladders

Postby roadwanderer2 » Sat Sep 17, 2016 12:08 pm

if you cant find one on here, you might have some luck at a junk yard or a recycling/salvage yard. i know they take in broken aluminum ladders all the time.

stuart.

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Re: WANTED cheap or broke extension ladders

Postby FM-USA » Sat Sep 17, 2016 9:06 pm

stuart, ya been looking there all the time but they're crushed ASAP, something about space. Pffft, I think it's about safety (damn OSHA).

I just picked up a 16' ext. ladder for $10.00. It's a little light but that's fine for the non-weight loads areas. I'll need class 2 (prefer class 1) where we will be walking and the liquid tanks be hanging. I don't want to double up anywhere unless it's to box something in, like the 12 gallon spare fuel tank I got. Sure HOPE it'll fit where I want it to fit.
THAT should look odd... pull into a fuel station, put the hose into the side of the trailer and fill-up. :shock: .. .. :lol:
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Re: WANTED cheap or broke extension ladders

Postby roadwanderer2 » Sun Sep 18, 2016 6:42 am

FM-USA wrote:stuart, ya been looking there all the time but they're crushed ASAP, something about space. Pffft, I think it's about safety (damn OSHA).

I just picked up a 16' ext. ladder for $10.00. It's a little light but that's fine for the non-weight loads areas. I'll need class 2 (prefer class 1) where we will be walking and the liquid tanks be hanging. I don't want to double up anywhere unless it's to box something in, like the 12 gallon spare fuel tank I got. Sure HOPE it'll fit where I want it to fit.
THAT should look odd... pull into a fuel station, put the hose into the side of the trailer and fill-up. :shock: .. .. :lol:


yeah, that will look a little "strange"

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Re: WANTED cheap or broke extension ladders

Postby FM-USA » Mon Sep 19, 2016 11:37 am

I have the lightweight extension ladder.
I now need a Class 2 (or could use a Class 3).
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Re: WANTED cheap or broke extension ladders

Postby Mtrdrms » Tue Sep 20, 2016 12:39 pm

I have a huge fiberglass one you can have for free. I'm in Torrington ct.

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Re: WANTED cheap or broke extension ladders

Postby FM-USA » Tue Sep 20, 2016 1:56 pm

Mtrdrms wrote:I have a huge fiberglass one you can have for free. I'm in Torrington ct.

Thanks but OH GOLLY NO, no fiberglass ladders.
I used one and one side busted on me, lucky I was mere feet by a porch where I jumped to. :o It was a couple years old and the glass was starting to show, guess I learned (almost the hard way) what not to use.
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Re: WANTED cheap or broke extension ladders

Postby WingAdmin » Tue Sep 20, 2016 5:16 pm

FM-USA wrote:
Mtrdrms wrote:I have a huge fiberglass one you can have for free. I'm in Torrington ct.

Thanks but OH GOLLY NO, no fiberglass ladders.
I used one and one side busted on me, lucky I was mere feet by a porch where I jumped to. :o It was a couple years old and the glass was starting to show, guess I learned (almost the hard way) what not to use.


Strange, I will never again buy anything BUT a fiberglass ladder. I had the leg of an aluminum stepladder crack and fold up on me (metal fatigue) when I was on the very top of it, sending me falling down and landing on the edge of a bathtub. It was a miracle I didn't break anything, I sure did end up with some decent bruises though.

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Re: WANTED cheap or broke extension ladders

Postby roadwanderer2 » Tue Sep 20, 2016 6:25 pm

WingAdmin wrote:
FM-USA wrote:
Mtrdrms wrote:I have a huge fiberglass one you can have for free. I'm in Torrington ct.

Thanks but OH GOLLY NO, no fiberglass ladders.
I used one and one side busted on me, lucky I was mere feet by a porch where I jumped to. :o It was a couple years old and the glass was starting to show, guess I learned (almost the hard way) what not to use.


Strange, I will never again buy anything BUT a fiberglass ladder. I had the leg of an aluminum stepladder crack and fold up on me (metal fatigue) when I was on the very top of it, sending me falling down and landing on the edge of a bathtub. It was a miracle I didn't break anything, I sure did end up with some decent bruises though.



your lucky you didn't break your back.

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Re: WANTED cheap or broke extension ladders

Postby FM-USA » Tue Sep 20, 2016 7:20 pm

EVERYTHING can and will bend or break, it's all about maintenance, proper application and not overload 'x'.

"X" number despise metal ladders, the other "x's" fiberglass.... it becomes a moot point.

I'm using the ladder in a completely different way it was intended. For what I am doing with it, it will be spec't beyond its intended strength. I have my wants for a little more strength in certain areas than others, hence the 2 different class of ladders.

For me aluminum is far easier to work and repair than f'glass. Also due to the strains I'll be putting on it as a load support, I want some built in flex and if stressed beyond its load capacity, I want to inspect it for stretch with a straight edge. F'glass will just fail by cracking usually without notice. Besides, f'glass will fail sooner. Plastic just does not have the shear strength at rivet connections, it deteriorates unseen.
Of course f'glass has its advantages, but for me it has to many disadvantages for my application. My application someday might be what you might buy. I don't want returns due to a failed 'x'. I want longevity and quality in my product, it's that simple and I'm sure that is what you want also.
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Re: WANTED cheap or broke extension ladders

Postby FM-USA » Tue Sep 20, 2016 7:24 pm

CORRECTION:

Mon Sep 19, 2016 11:37 am
I have the lightweight extension ladder.
I now need a Class 2 (or could use a Class 1). [I mistakenly posted class 3]
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Re: WANTED cheap or broke extension ladders

Postby FM-USA » Tue Sep 20, 2016 7:27 pm

WingAdmin wrote:Strange, I will never again buy anything BUT a fiberglass ladder. I had the leg of an aluminum stepladder crack and fold up on me (metal fatigue) when I was on the very top of it, sending me falling down and landing on the edge of a bathtub. It was a miracle I didn't break anything, I sure did end up with some decent bruises though.

I had that (bathtub area) happen also when replacing the vent/light in a 9 ft ceiling room. I was using a class 3 type ladder, the lightest and least expensive one made. I bought it for the misses to use since she was much lighter than I. So that meant "I" overloaded it.

Scott, by any chance did you over reach to the side when that leg buckled?
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Re: WANTED cheap or broke extension ladders

Postby WingAdmin » Wed Sep 21, 2016 9:21 pm

FM-USA wrote:
WingAdmin wrote:Strange, I will never again buy anything BUT a fiberglass ladder. I had the leg of an aluminum stepladder crack and fold up on me (metal fatigue) when I was on the very top of it, sending me falling down and landing on the edge of a bathtub. It was a miracle I didn't break anything, I sure did end up with some decent bruises though.

I had that (bathtub area) happen also when replacing the vent/light in a 9 ft ceiling room. I was using a class 3 type ladder, the lightest and least expensive one made. I bought it for the misses to use since she was much lighter than I. So that meant "I" overloaded it.

Scott, by any chance did you over reach to the side when that leg buckled?


I was working on a skylight at the time, my hips were between the rails, and I was reaching straight up. There must have been a very slight sideways force, otherwise it wouldn't have failed the way it did, but the leg literally just folded up on one side, about 6 inches up. The two right-angled parts that gave it the lateral strength were cracked, so all it took was a little lateral force, and it failed. The leg on the other side was starting to crack in the same way - I had never even thought to look for that kind of failure. I know better, I am used to inspecting lots of aluminum on airplanes for just that kind of fatigue before flying the thing!

Here are some pictures I took of the ladder after it happened:

Leg folded up
Leg folded up

Where the failure occurred
Where the failure occurred

The step I hit on the way down
The step I hit on the way down

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Re: WANTED cheap or broke extension ladders

Postby FM-USA » Wed Sep 21, 2016 9:36 pm

Classic example of a light weight (class 3) ladder.
Somewhere another forum we chatted about exactly that problem (below pix).
What we came up with as a strengthener was a custom cut to fit piece of 1x4 from the foot pad up to the first ladder step and screwed from outside to in, wood hidden inside the leg.

Come to think of it (just remembered), when I felt the leg give way, I quickly looked for a landing area and jumped for it.
An 8 foot high ladder wasn't to much of a jump... when I was younger.

Since then, "I ALWAYS" stick my opposite leg WAY out to the side when over reaching, a counter balance thing. Looks scary to those down below but feels natural to me. Odd, I can do that on a 28 ft ladder, not my 36 ft.. an acrophobia thing.
Another odd thing. I feel right at home on a little bit of wobble ladder. F'glass are way too stiff, false sense of security. The wobbly ladder will tell you by feel when your reaching it's max point of tip, ladder gets stiff. As for f'glass, when you hit that point, your done and going over.

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Re: WANTED cheap or broke extension ladders

Postby FM-USA » Fri Oct 07, 2016 4:50 am

GOT ALL THE LADDERS I NEED.
Thanks all for IN-n-OUTput with a few stories. ALWAYS GOOD! :)

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LOL... I tried, got caught, oh well. :D

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