They aren't light, that's true. The way I like to carry mine is all folded
up (duh), and the best way to pick it up is to stand beside it, bend your
knees a little, stick an arm between two steps and lift with your shoulder
and the arm that's through the steps. It's a one-hand job and your other
hand will be free for doing something else like opening doors. The LG
ladders have flat steps on both sides (because you can use them in either
direction when in the extension mode) and the inner and outer ladder steps
line up so they are actually twice as wide when collapsed. It spreads the
weight out well, and they aren't all THAT heavy anyway.
With a little practice you get the hang of manipulating it. The reps doing
the demos at trade shows can flip them around from fully folded to fully
extended and back in a matter of seconds.
73 - JC, K0HPS
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Sent: Monday, September 04, 2006 3:00 PM
Subject: Re: [TowerTalk] Laddder question
A couple of caveats:
These flexible ladders are HEAVY. I have a lot of trouble carrying and
using the ladder.
Make sure you use a brand that has wider steps. My first one had small
round steps which became quite
uncomfortable after a couple of seconds. ( I gave that one away and found
one with much wider steps and weighed
a little less).
My favorate ladder is a 10 (or is it 12) foot 'A' ladder. I use this one
most of the time as it is very stable and easier
for me to manipulate.
On 4 Sep 2006 at 14:57, David Kozinn, K2DBK wrote:
> Hopefully this isn't too off-topic: After an unfortunate incident
> a large tree limb, a not-quite-out-of-the-way a-frame ladder, and gravity
> (fortunately, my son and I were well out of the way), I find that I need a
> new ladder. (If anyone needs some kindling, please contact me off-list.
> ) I've seen the infomercials for the "Little Giant" ladder system, and
> normally the mere fact that something has an informercial is enough for me
> to steer clear, I checked out their website (
> http://www.littlegiantladder.com/) and it looks pretty interesting. I did
> little research on the web, and I haven't seen anything bad, and in fact,
> did find a number of pretty good comments. They are somewhat pricey, but
> what I'd get it may well be worth it. (In addition to my recently departed
> A-frame ladder, the extension ladder that I have is old, somewhat flimsy,
> and a bit too short anyway).
> I was wondering if anyone on the list had any firsthand experience with
> these, good or bad, that they'd care to share? To keep at least marginally
> on-topic, in addition to general household use, this is what I'd use to
> onto the roof where my current antennas live.
> David, K2DBK
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