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#114538 - 04/17/03 03:34 PM Scary Ladder Setup  
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Love your web site. Here is a guy working on a 3 phase sign, on a metal ladder that is tied to another ladder. If you look at the bottom of the picture a young lady is holding the ladder from sliding. Very Scary...

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#114539 - 04/17/03 07:39 PM Re: Scary Ladder Setup  
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I am working on a business sign this week.
Lazy as I am, I ask: wouldn't it be nice if signs were easily modified for maintenance?
Signs like the one in the picture would benefit from having pegs extending that ladder hooks (as you use on lines) could "catch." No more ladder sliding.
Signs that project from buildings over the sidewalk could easily be made so that the removal of a pin/bolt would allow you to swing the sign against the building. You could do your work either by leaning the ladder against the building, or while standing on the roof.
It'd be nice, wouldn't it?


#114540 - 04/17/03 08:44 PM Re: Scary Ladder Setup  
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#114541 - 04/17/03 09:57 PM Re: Scary Ladder Setup  
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Does that sign behind the ladders say "Dentistry"?.
That guy may want to jot that Phone No. down, in case the ladder does slip! [Linked Image]


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#114542 - 04/18/03 01:16 PM Re: Scary Ladder Setup  
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That ladder appears to have double rungs on both sides of the A. Is it 2 A frame ladders on top of each other or some type of ladder that is being used properly??


#114543 - 04/18/03 01:27 PM Re: Scary Ladder Setup  
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It looks like two extension ladders, one leaning on the other. Hopefully they tied
the two together where they meet, but why do I have doubts...


#114544 - 04/18/03 02:03 PM Re: Scary Ladder Setup  
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I've worked on tons of signs, generally from a boom truck but sometimes off a ladder. I'd put the ladder right on the face of the sign before I'd do that A frame trick [Linked Image]. Why not lean the ladder on the side below the access hole the guy appears to be working in?. I actually think thats what happening and the other ladder is just laying there.


#114545 - 04/18/03 07:56 PM Re: Scary Ladder Setup  
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walrus,
I don't actually think that the ladder is touching the sign is it?.
It looks like there is a small gap between the head of the ladder and the sign surface,
unless, my eyes are playing tricks on me!. [Linked Image]


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#114546 - 04/18/03 09:13 PM Re: Scary Ladder Setup  
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#114547 - 04/19/03 10:50 AM Re: Scary Ladder Setup  
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Now I see. It looks like one extenstion ladder leaning on the sign. You can see the locks part way down. There is a second extetion ladder leaning on the first one. Perhaps part of the job required a helper below handing stuff up. Still not safe on the lower ladder.


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