Telescopic ladders

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  1. pappajohn

    pappajohn Funster Life Member

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    It got one from a car boot sale (new) for £45 which is 3.2m, has come in very handy so far and much easier than trying to (wo)manhandle a 'fixed' length ladder around especially in my conservatory! :Eeek:
     
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    you must have a hell of a tall conservatory...:Rofl1:
     
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    Ive bought when they were on offer in November last year, to be honest whilst I thought ideal for the van which it is I use for work as well

    Cheap
     
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    Well, it is nearly 3 metres at the peak! :thumb:
     

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    my ex wife was looking at them a few years ago and was working out how to collapse them she manged to press the 2 button things, ladder folded up it was in slow motion rung by rung it got shorter it was a double thumb job, you shouldnt laugh:Rofl1::Rofl1::Rofl1: but both my legs went I had to drag myself self round the corner to another aile
    she had both thumbs trapped black and blue
     
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    Some newer ones have finger protectors so that your fingers only go blue when trapped.

    The onei have from maplin is ok but flexes a lot at the top so you may need to buy longer than you plan to climb to.
     
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    suppose by the very nature of design they are going to flex, its all compromise I would fancy lugging about a 3 meter extension ladder in my MH lol
     
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    I had one once and gave it away, Just never felt safe on the thing.

    And yes maybe not a slim Jim but not over the max weight limit.

    Pat.
     
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    looks like its £100 now :Sad:
     
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    We've had ours for a while, purchased from Aldi or Lidl of course.

    One recommendation built on experience - change all the chrome nuts & bolts for stainless steel ones. The chrome ones corrode in next to no time!
     
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    you've obviously never climbed a proper wooden extension ladder ? :Laughing:
     
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    Went to Cineworld today in Rugby, went into Maplin and it was £125! Went two shops down, The Range, got exactly the same one £59:thumb:
     
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    I have - but it didn't flex over such a short distance as the telescopic one. I use mine for quick and easy access into lofts or when working in tight spaces but I don't feel as comfortable using it compared to my aluminium extending ladder. The telescopic one compliments the two others that I have - it wouldn't replace them.
     
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    i find my set very uncomfortable underfoot the edge of steps dig into your feet
     
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    You're supposed to put some shoes on! :Doh:
     
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    On mine there is advice NOT to stand on a rung any higher than 3ft from the top of the ladder for safety, but when we used it to clamber in the loft obviously this couldn't be avoided, however I got a loft ladder from a car boot sale recently for £10 so once that's installed I won't need to use the telescopic one for that.

    I bought my telescopic ladders mainly for one purpose, though, so that I could easily place them in the plant border and be able to get up to the top of my conifers to trim them, much, much easier than trying to manoeuvre a fixed length ladder/extending ladder between all the bushes etc.:thumb:
     
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