I hang my ladders from the garage ceiling. I built boxes over the door to
hold the feet, then mounted 2x4s across the ceiling, with eye hooks in them. I
then hook ropes with doggy clips tied to the ends across the ladders to keep
them against the ceiling (and the feet planted in the boxes). A rope and
pulley makes them easy to put away.
On Oct 20, 11:34 am, " firstname.lastname@example.org"
That's a pretty good idea.
I used to have one of those red folding trailers for which I made some
nice looking sides. I used to store the sides in much the same way
(above the garage door) by hanging them flat against the ceiling with
bungee cords and eye hooks. A step ladder was all I needed to get them
up and down.
On Thu, 20 Oct 2011 10:34:00 -0500, " email@example.com"
I thought of that but I'd have to redo the garage door opener to leave
enough room and I don't even know if that's possible. There really is
no way to hang it on the wall or ceiling that doesn't interfere with
Your door must be really close to the ceiling. My ladders are stored parallel
to the opener track (ladder feet fit into boxes over the door opening), so
don't interfere with the opener at all.
No room on the ceiling beside the overhead door? Must be a small garage.
Your garage is only 16' wide? Most are at least 20', so there should be space
to hang a ladder outside the tracks. Even if the ladder is hung "on edge", it
should free the (valuable) wall space.
Yeah, 7' ceilings are a PITA. I had to do that with my first house, or move a
couple of windows. My previous house had about 4' above the door (to the
rafters - not finished) and my current garage has 10' ceilings, though there
is only ~12" clearance over the door. The ladders have to be strapped pretty
tightly against the ceiling.
I put a couple of large screws into the back of the house and that's
where the extension ladder hangs. Makes nice shelves until I need the
ladder, maybe once every two or three years. Plenty good enough for the
gals I go with. Main problem I have with that ladder is neighbors
wanting to borrow it.
If a burglar wants to go through the trouble to go under my deck,
wrestle the ladder out, prop it up against the house, extend it and
climb it so he can start checking windows to see if he can find one
that is unlocked, all the more power to him.
After a decade or so of having the ladder hanging under my deck, I'm
not about to start chaining it up.
You are assuming that there is room on the walls for the ladder. My
ladder was moved outside because I need the wall space for items that
belong in the garage.
Mine has been outside for years, at least 15 years. Rope is black
poyethelene Dacron@, other rope may not hold up as well in the sun but
sythetic rope out of the sun beneath a deck should hold up fine.
You speak as a person who has inside knowledge of the
practice. I probably should report you to the police, but I
can't seem to find any of my cellphones....... :>))))))
Andy in Eureka, Texas
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