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posted: Nov. 26, 2016 @ 11:34a
I got one of these last time Lowe's had for $20. It's a good deal, but the rivets on the folding stays seem a tad tight. Thinking about getting another one, for use as a poor man's scaffold when combined with a 2 x 12 (definitely not an OSHA-approved application, I know).
UkeDoggie said: I got one of these last time Lowe's had for $20. It's a good deal, but the rivets on the folding stays seem a tad tight. Thinking about getting another one, for use as a poor man's scaffold when combined with a 2 x 12 (definitely not an OSHA-approved application, I know).
wilked said: When buying ladders I try and picture how many various people might use them.
25% of men weigh more than 225 pounds. If you move it to 250 pounds you are good for 90% of males.
I buy 300 lb ladders to be sure safety is met. 225 is on the low range of what is sold, opt for at least 250 lb
While I agree with you regarding ladders, and this is certainly sold as such, I think of this more as a glorified step stool. I have a litany of Type 1A ladders and yet yesterday I pulled my back pretty hard while hanging LED fixtures in my storage shed because I was simply too lazy to go get one of my ladders. I picked up two of these today and they will be dedicated to the shed and garage, to access storage bins where a couple of extra feet is needed. I don't think (well I don't recommend) anyone is contemplating serious work with these. Having said that, I would like to point out that safely using a ladder is critical. I have only every fallen off a ladder once and it was earlier this year. I was on a Type 1A 6' Werner and over reaching while painting, thus creating an unusual tension on the folding stays, when one suddenly gave and I went down hard onto the concrete floor. I was very lucky that I went from 250 lbs to 190 lbs over this year, as I am relatively sure I would have broken something with that fall.
To the gentleman that is going to buy two of these and use a 2 x 12, see the link above. The 3' long, 12" wide, 21" high Werner work platform is $19.98 and likely a bit more stable and a bit more in compliance with OSHA, lol.
Lowe's is putting out some decent deals, and they need to do so to keep up with homedepot
posted: Nov. 26, 2016 @ 1:48p
UkeDoggie said: definitely not an OSHA-approved application, I know
I don't approve of OSHA
posted: Nov. 26, 2016 @ 4:12p
posted: Nov. 26, 2016 @ 4:13p
I second that.
posted: Nov. 27, 2016 @ 2:30p
Complained re shipping charge. Wouldn't remove. Said I had to spend 45 to qualify. Then walked that back and said no delivery to my area thru the advertised services-UPS ETC SO either arrange to pick it up or forget it's
posted: Nov. 27, 2016 @ 7:44p
evmocas said: To the gentleman that is going to buy two of these and use a 2 x 12, see the link above. The 3' long, 12" wide, 21" high Werner work platform is $19.98 and likely a bit more stable and a bit more in compliance with OSHA, lol.
This gentleman has had that particular Werner work platform for a couple of years now, and has indeed found it stable and useful when a 21" high scaffold fits the bill. I expect I will be using it as a step to get up on my new makeshift scaffold when I've got that 2 x 12 resting on the third step of each stepladder, for a 36" working height. I guessing you can see how much OSHA-approval means to me as well.
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