"Industry-standard" measurements and advertising

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On 11/4/2015 2:36 PM, snipped-for-privacy@aol.com wrote:

I'd be curious where in the US Constitution, does it delegate the power to regulate propane tanks to any government agency?
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There is also nothing in the Constitution about speed limits, driver's lic and a multitude of other things that must be regulated
Bureau of weights and standards ( or similar terms) in each state does it as well as national agencies promulgating standards...or would you rather leave it open to any Tom, Dick and Harry to say what the size/weight/capacity is of something he is selling?
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Might sort itself out. We did that for years.
PS, please leave some quoted text.
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On 11/4/2015 1:21 PM, Mark Lloyd wrote:

They, who? Please speak kindly and loudly about honest people.
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On 11/2/2015 10:43 PM, Percival P. Cassidy wrote:

Combination ladder sizes are measured differently than step and extension ladders. From the ANSI standard:
https://law.resource.org/pub/us/cfr/ibr/002/ansi.a14.2.1990.svg.html
American National Standard for Ladders — Portable Metal — Safety Requirements
4. Definitions and Nomenclature combination ladder. A portable ladder capable of being used either as a stepladder or as a single or extension ladder. It may also be capable of being used as a trestle ladder or a stairwell ladder. Its components may be used as single ladders.
extension ladder. A non-self-supporting portable ladder adjustable in length. It consists of two or more sections traveling in guides or brackets or the equivalent and so arranged as to permit length adjustment.
stepladder. A self-supporting portable ladder, non-adjustable in length, with flat steps and a hinged base.
6.1 Stepladders
6.1.1 Stepladder Size. Stepladders longer than 20 feet shall not be supplied. The size shall be measured along the front edge of the front side rail, including top cap and foot, with a tolerance of ±1/2 inch. Heavyduty (type-I) and extra-heavy-duty (type-IA) ladders shall be 3 to 20 feet; medium-duty (type-II) ladders shall be 3 to 12 feet; and light-duty (type-III) ladders shall be 3 to 6 feet in length (see 8.2.1.1).
6.2.4 Extension-Ladder Size. The size of an extension ladder is designated by the sum of the lengths of one side rail of each section measured along the side rails, excluding any foot or end cap. A tolerance of ±3 inches per section shall be allowed. Extension ladders shall not exceed the sizes specified in Table 1.
Extension ladders shall be marked to indicate both the total length of sections and the maximum extended length or maximum working length.
6.5 Combination Ladders
6.5.1 Combination-Ladder Size. When the combination ladder is used as a self-supporting ladder, the size is designated by the length of the ladder measured along the front edge of the front side rail from the bottom of the foot to the top of the top cap, or to the top step when no top cap is used, with a tolerance of ±1/2 inch, and shall be within the limits shown in Table 4.
When the combination ladder is used as an extension ladder, the maximum extended length shall be at least twice the stepladder length less 3 feet. The stepladder length and the maximum extension-ladder length shall be within ±1/2 inch of the size indicated on the label.
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On 11/04/2015 11:54 AM, Moe DeLoughan wrote:

OK. The ladder I looked at was labeled as 18 ft. 3 in., which no doubt complies with the Standard. But that does not, in my opinion excuse calling it, and advertising it as, a 22 ft. ladder. There is no physical way even, let alone a legal way, in which it can be configured as a 22ft.-long ladder.
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Seems that almost everything but pipe is labled lagrer than what it is. A few months ago I was looking at pole saws to trim some tree limbs. Some of them were listed as to the length of the pole ans some were listed as how far you could reach with the pole. That made some seem about 4 feet longer than the others with the same or even longer poles.
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On Mon, 2 Nov 2015 23:43:18 -0500, "Percival P. Cassidy"

So my 6 foot step ladder is now called a 10 foot ladder????
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