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    The Cortlandt Home Depot has several types of extension ladders on clearance. The one I noticed, and want is just like this one, a 32' Louisville Type IA Fiberglass priced at $177. There is no Home Depot link, but this one looks just like it:
    http://www.tool-home.com/products/ca...oducts_id=4374

    It seems like a really good price, but I've already blown my home improvement budget for this December.

    I don't know if any other stores will have them on clearance, but it is worth a look. They also had smaller fiberglass and aluminum ones on clearance too.

  • #2
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    Thanks Charles. I'll check here. Someone just stole one from me. I've got no Rosie to hunt them down.

    J.C.

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    • #3
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      the day i need a 32' ladder is the day i put down my k-60 and become a roofer

      rick.

      p.s. that's a great price.
      phoebe it is

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      • #4
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        I hope it's not one of these which are under RECALL.
        https://www.louisvilleladder.com/pag...phh171avlhdvg2
        http://www.louisvilleladder.com/admi...sonladders.pdf & http://www.louisvilleladder.com/admi...ganLadders.pdf

        Louisville Ladder is a well regarded company and normally known for quality products. A grade 1A fiberglass is major overkill for around the home, but they are nice and stable. On the other hand a grade 3 aluminum or wood ladder (too many of them anyway) is really too light duty to be safe.

        CPW, Have you ever carried or setup a 32 foot grade 1A ladder of any brand? They are pretty heavy for one person to deal with.

        Specs on their 1A fiberglass extension and single section ladders. The 32 footer is 70 pounds of grunt & groan to deal with.
        http://www.louisvilleladder.com/prod...phh171avlhdvg2
        Last edited by Woussko; 12-09-2008, 09:55 PM.

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        • #5
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          That's a big ladder.

          I know gutter guys that do everything with a 26 foot Little Giant. It's a little easier to store than a 32 foot extension monstrosity, regardless of the price.
          I'm on "The List" and I love it!!

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          • #6
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            Woussko,

            I'm glad to see you're back typing. I made a mistake, it is 28' not 32', but at the $177 price that is still a good deal. I think I am going to have to pass it up though because of budget right now. I have a Type III 24' aluminum right now [got it with the house for very little $$$], and I did get to use a Fiberglass IA a while back and the difference was night and day. So ever since then, I've wanted to upgrade mine to at least a Type I Fiberglass. I sometimes need to remind myself that it takes years to get tooled up.

            Charles

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            • #7
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              Remember that the difference between a Type I and a III is not just commercial and home use, it has to do with the load you put on the ladder too. A Type III is not rated for the heavier loads that a IA is, so take your body weight AND the weight of any tools or materials you might have with you up there into consideration too.
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              • #8
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                One thing I like better about 1A ladders (in addition to the increased load rating) is the wider base. Definitely more stable, be it extension or step ladder.

                Go
                Practicing at practical wood working

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                • #9
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                  I have a good friend who is a painting contractor who refers to type III as "Widow Makers"! I used one once and found out why. The thing was Aluminum but felt like rubber!

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                  • #10
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                    LOUISVILLE LADDER FE3228 28' Fiberglass IA EXTLadder
                    Normally sells for about $250 to $350
                    $177.00 is a real good price for this ladder.

                    • 300 Lbs, work load capacity ( Includes weight of user and tools)
                    • Max extended length 25'
                    • Ladder weight 58 pounds
                    Last edited by Davet; 12-12-2008, 11:59 AM.

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                    • #11
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                      Originally posted by JTROANOKE View Post
                      I have a good friend who is a painting contractor who refers to type III as "Widow Makers"! I used one once and found out why. The thing was Aluminum but felt like rubber!
                      Type III ladders are only good for giving to people you don't like.
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                      • #12
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                        The budget committee approved. Merry Christmas to me.

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                        Originally posted by Bob D. View Post
                        Type III ladders are only good for giving to people you don't like.
                        Anyone want a 24' Type III ladder.
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