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comment How do I calculate the length of a ladder I need to reach a certain height?
I have to say that I procrastinate the jobs requiring an extension. I can't wait until the day comes when I can afford a SkyJack.
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comment How do I calculate the length of a ladder I need to reach a certain height?
Trig makes it easy to calculate: l = h/sin(75)
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comment How do I calculate the length of a ladder I need to reach a certain height?
I'm selecting this answer because it's easier to calculate the length of the ladder if you know the height you're trying to reach using the 4:1 ratio and Pythagoras.
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comment How do I calculate the length of a ladder I need to reach a certain height?
Yes, perhaps I used larger numbers than most people would find safe. To be honest my house isn't actually 24' tall and in fact it's more around 32' which rules out every ladder you could buy at a big box and most hardware stores. A better example would have been a 10-20' height.
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comment How do I calculate the length of a ladder I need to reach a certain height?
A 75 degree angle is consistent with the 4:1 height to distance ratio
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comment How do I calculate the length of a ladder I need to reach a certain height?
To clarify, the answer to my first question is 32' and the answer to my second is use the 4:1 ratio to calculate the distance from the wall and then once you know the height and distance you can calculate the length as it's the hypotenuse of the triangle. Am I understanding correctly?
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comment How do I calculate the length of a ladder I need to reach a certain height?
so you're saying the ratio is 4:1. If the height is 28' then d is 7'. Following Mr. Pythagoras, then we find the length (l) needs to be 29+ feet so we're looking at a 32' ladder.
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answered Searching for a specific window lock
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comment Searching for a specific window lock
I believe this is a sash or a casement window latch. Try looking for "antique sash window latch" or "antique casement latch"
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comment Why won't any light in my house turn on after a range hood was installed?
Does the light in the hood come on?
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accepted What is this material on my interior foundation walls?
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comment What is this material on my interior foundation walls?
I don't think it's polyurethane either. It's hard and seems sort of like an enamel. I think you're right about a waterblocking coat or masonry waterproofer. I searched for Drylok and the website for this product says it can be applied using a sprayer and has a PDF detailing the process.
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