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It sounds like you need more than two people (or some special jigs) to handle the weight safely. Two people can hold the ladder. One person controls the rope, using his body not just the forearms to pull and then gently let out the rope. That's three people. The ropekeeper can use his body as a capstan. His own weight, not his arm strength, holds the ...


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The way to handle a long extension ladder safely is to learn how. That sounds tautological, but the point is that you shouldn't mess with it until you've had training and practice , in a safe, open area. If a ladder that long is too much for you to handle, then leave it to the experts. If you want to learn, here are a few pointers. 1) Make sure the rope ...


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Your ladder should have a rope and pulley mechanism for extension and retraction. Make sure you understand how it operates to prevent finger injury. Normally it's simply a matter of pulling down on the front rope to raise the ladder. To retract, lift the ladder a few inches using the rope, which allows the retention brackets to release, and lower the ladder ...


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Folded as in a folding ladder? Or as an extension ladder? I think the safest method would be to have two people hold the ladder so that you can walk the bottom of the ladder away from the wall while keeping the top of the latter close to but not actually against the wall. That way if the ladder falls, it will fall towards the structure, and not fall far ...


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Yes. 8 high-quality gold or stainless (not black oxide) construction screws (two at each connection point) with at least 1-1/2" penetration will hold with more than enough strength for even a typical adult. In this case, use 3" or 3-1/2". Torx are much nicer to work with than Phillips. Pre-drill 3/4 of the screw's length and the diameter of the screw ...



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