I'm went to Home Depot today to buy a simple 10 or 12 foot ladder. No luck.
All they sell are step ladders and extension ladders.
I already have a 28 foot fairly heavy duty extension ladder, but would like
a light 12-foot ladder for things like cleaning the rain gutters on the
Where can I buy a simple 10-12 foot ladder?
You cannot buy the 10-12 foot ladders at Taco Bell. Those are reserved
for the exclusive use of drunkards who crawl up to the drive-thru window
on their bellies at 2am because they've forgotten where they parked
firstname.lastname@example.org (m Ransley) wrote:
Well, a quick check of Ace Hardware and Sherwin Williams websites shows all
they carry are step ladders and extension ladders. Haven't checked Taco Bell
I'm looking for simple, single section aluminum ladder.
I may end up doing that. But I'd really rather have an aluminum ladder for a
its light weight. I can't believe how hard it's been to find a simple,
single section ladder.
Thanks for the suggestion.
This is turtle.
Art -- Home Depot, Walmarts, Southlands, Low's, Sam's Wholesale places all
have just about every type ladder you want. Your Home depot your shopping at
has lost their ordering manager for everybody else has everything you want.
I'll have to try Walmart. But so far the places I've tried carry every type
of ladder EXCEPT what I want. They have step ladders, extension ladders,
ladders that fold into various shapes, but not a simple 12-foot single
If you'll NEVER use it for anything taller, look up "Ladders and
scaffolding" in your local yellow pages.
If you think you might occasionally need to go higher, buy an
extension ladder and use only the bottom section
For a one shot deal, you may be able to rent one.
As I said in my original post, I already have a good Type II 28-foot
But I'm looking for a lightweight 10-12 footer for various quick chores that
don't require much height. A ladder like that would be a real convienience,
and shouldn't cost too much -- if only I could find one.
Pg 1631 of the mcmaster-carr industrial catalog (cat #104) shows "straight"
ladders in glass, aluminum,wood. The alu 12' ladder goes for 112.98 and is
25 1/2" width - part #8007t23 . They also show a flared base one for 3 times
the price of the straight. You might also try msc direct or graingers (or
other industrial supply houses). Pat
For that range I use a very light handy 16' extension ladder; 2 8-foot
sections that slide together. This covers the range 8-13' very nicely
and the aluminum ladders are cheap. The extension ladders are easier to
carry and store than a plain ladder. Note that a 16' extension ladder
will only extend to 13', it needs 3' overlap. The extension ladders
without the 'missing rung' are more confortable and a bit more expensive.
free men own guns - slaves don't
how much do you want to pay for a ladder????
brother in law worked for a company that needed a 6 or 7 ft. simple
folding ladder... the home center sold them for about $19 at the time,
one of those cheap alum. ones... well the company sent him to their
supplier and he paid $79 for what he thought was the same thing... it
was rated higher and not a homeowners model.....so the size you want is
out there but you gonna pay about $300 or more for it if you go to a
supply house that the pros go to as they dont sell homeowners
quality(cheap) items... these guys buy them to last with alot of abuse
over the years.....
I use one of those folding multi-purpose ladders for jobs like that. You
could check ladder manufacturers' web sites (such as
<http://www.wernerladder.com and <http://www.louisvilleladder.com
to see if they make what you're looking for, and then ask the manufacturer
for a local dealer.
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