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    #16
    I have a 3 legged 6 ft Werner, its a great ladder. Love it in a store where shelfs, boxes and crap are in the way.

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      #17
      So do they come in fiberglass and what is the weight restrictions on them..are they rated for electrical work..aluminun ladders I do not use period..had one in the dirt and leg folded up on it..had 6 stiches across bridge of nose and new 400dollar pair of glasses..yes I know and yes partly my fault..me and my tools maxed out ladder..
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        #18
        Originally posted by LarryFine View Post
        Look at the bright side: by the time it falls over, you're already halfway down. :grin:
        :grin:

        First time it happened I was picking cherries and I thought I was losing my mind because all of a sudden the cherries were out of reach, and I hadn't remembered picking them! Fortunately the ladder essentially leaned up against the tree as the foot sank in.
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          #19
          I have even seen two legged ladders that were approved and work quit well..
          Roland

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            #20
            I don't really like the 3 legged four footers though. They do have a tendacy to want to tip if your not careful. Taller ones are great though.

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              #21
              Originally posted by Besoeker View Post
              Three points of contact will work on any surface.
              Four points requires an even surface.
              even water?
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                #22
                Originally posted by steelersman View Post
                even water?
                Ever heard of ice?


                What I find interesting is that the tripods weight is a pound heavier than the quadped.

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                  #23
                  weight difference

                  The difference in weight may have to do with the base of the 3 leg ladder generally being wider than the base of the 4 leg ladder, therefore wider bottom few rungs, etc
                  Mike, Dutchess County, NY

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                    #24
                    Originally posted by mjf View Post
                    The difference in weight may have to do with the base of the 3 leg ladder generally being wider than the base of the 4 leg ladder, therefore wider bottom few rungs, etc
                    Also, a more-rigid single leg?
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                      #25
                      If you get a choice on your next ladder purchase do yourself a favor and try one in the 6-12 foot models. Just make sure the wider base will fit where you normaly transport your ladders. You'll never want to go back to a 4 legger!

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                        #26
                        Originally posted by alfiesauce View Post
                        Ever heard of ice?


                        What I find interesting is that the tripods weight is a pound heavier than the quadped.
                        ice? what's ice?
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                          #27
                          ice is that what you use to cool down the hot coke..
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                            #28
                            Originally posted by cschmid View Post
                            ice is that what you use to cool down the hot coke..
                            hot coke? What the hell is that?
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                              #29
                              Originally posted by steelersman View Post
                              hot coke? What the hell is that?

                              What this was before the ice was added.:grin:

                              Tony Hill

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                                #30
                                Originally posted by 480sparky View Post
                                Aluminum????
                                it's ok as long as you apply noalox to the palms of your
                                hands before gripping the ladder.
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