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Discussion in 'Chit Chat & Introductions' started by Posh, Nov 27, 2012.

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  1. Posh

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    When I bought my grippa ladder I asked the guy how far you can have your ladder tilted & he said use as 1 in 4 as its limit. Anyone know what that means. RC lol
     
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    one foot forward for every four feet upward.
     
  3. Posh

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    So if I was 12ft up I should be 3ft out?
     
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    yer thats right,
     
  5. Posh

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    Thanks lads.
     
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    was told along time ago the easy way to judge if the ladder is set at approx to 1-4 at any height is put your toes against the foot of the ladder whilst standing upright then stretch both arms out parallel toward the rung of the ladder. Then If set properly the rung should be touching the palm of your hands....




    Is that correct chaps for those that have been on ladder training?
     
  7. rcproperty

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    with my ladder training they never said that, only problem with that is that people might just lean a little bit and that wouldnt work, diffrent hights of people to, the rungs might not meet there finger tips so the just ben arms little to make it touch,
     
  8. Posh

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    A good rough guide tho. Saves time getting the tape measure out or carrying a 3ft kid around to measure it lol. Will remember that smurf coz think that a pretty good idea.
     
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    Found the same tip with a pic on the web if anyone is interested

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    Photo 1: Set the ladder angle


    Set your ladder at the correct angle. Put your toes against the ladder's feet. Stand straight up and extend your arms. The palms of your hands should just reach the ladder's rung.
     
  10. Posh

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    Can't see the point of having a grippa ladder at that angle tho. Good chance that won't slide away.
     
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