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    #31
    Originally posted by steelersman View Post
    ice? what's ice?
    Internal Combustion Engine.....?
    Si hoc legere scis nimium eruditionis habes.

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      #32
      Originally posted by Besoeker View Post
      Internal Combustion Engine.....?
      http://www.ice.gov/

      :wink:

      I'm kinda partial to 4 legged ladders myself. I always feel like the 3 legged ladders rock on me when you get near the top. By the top, I mean 2 steps down from it just to be clear.
      Last edited by Cow; 01-10-09, 12:29 PM.

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        #33
        The only problem with a three legged ladder is you can't straddle the top..i know your not supposed to, but I bet a few of you have :cool:

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          #34
          Originally posted by byourdesky View Post
          The only problem with a three legged ladder is you can't straddle the top.
          Well, you can, but there's only one stirrup.
          Master Electrician
          Electrical Contractor
          Richmond, VA

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            #35
            Originally posted by stormywyo View Post
            I have even seen two legged ladders that were approved and work quit well..
            My co-worker who is also on this forum read this thread.

            He told me of a thread of Three Legged Ladders and I've seen this thread but

            never had read it before today. He told me someone mentioned a

            two-legged ladder.He had a great point is'nt a two-legged ladder

            an "Extension Ladder?"

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              #36
              I could definitely see thow a 3 legged ladder could excel in some instances.

              However, a few people have said that the 3 legged ladders are better than 4 legged ladders in EVERY instance. Example:

              Originally posted by wawireguy View Post
              They are superior in every way honestly.
              When woking on flat surfaces with room around my work area (98% of my experience) how is a 3 legged ladder better than a 4 legged ladder?
              All responses based on my complete lack of code knowledge.

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                #37
                Originally posted by LarryFine View Post
                Well, you can, but there's only one stirrup.
                The more I see the more I realize there is no end to what I've yet to see. I'm sort of intrigued to try straddling a ladder with one stirrup now. :grin:
                Two things are infinite : the universe and human stupidity; Iím not sure about the universe.

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                  #38
                  If you ever tried one you'd probably like it. Three legged ladders don't walk on you like a four legged one. Like most things it's different strokes for different folks but I meet people all the time that decry the use of three legged ladders and haven't even tried one. One caveat is that the shorter 4' ones are less stable than a 4' four legger. One other thing is storage and transporting. The bases are wider on a three legged ladder.

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