Are three legged ladders legal for use?

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LarryFine

Master Electrician Electric Contractor Richmond VA
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Henrico County, VA
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Electrical Contractor
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?
 

wawireguy

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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!
 

Karl H

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San Diego,CA
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?"
 

VoltageHz

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NJ
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:

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?
 

wawireguy

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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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