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Other Tools & Accessories / Re: Thoughts on new extension ladder
« Last post by sgt_rjp on Today at 11:57 AM »
Not to sound like an advertisement, but I might as well cover some of the remaining features.  I still suggest you follow the links and check out at least the videos.  I’m sure I’m not doing any justice.  . 

I’m looking at the 1A type(300lbs), but it’s also available in 1AA(375lb).  The top three rungs are red to help you remember not to climb on them(and keep them above the gutter or roof).  The standard hyperlite(sans sumostance) seems to be available with hooks and pole rest,  but aren’t on the ones Home Depot carries. I haven’t found them as accessories either.

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Other Tools & Accessories / Re: Thoughts on new extension ladder
« Last post by sgt_rjp on Today at 11:44 AM »
When you are considering an extension ladder I would respectfully offer that you also need to consider your own physical condition and strength.  Don't buy a ladder that you can't handle when fully extended.

Like others I have tons of ladders up to 32' and that length is the max I feel that I can safely handle.  Yes, I am a smaller guy.  I don't have a Little Giant ladder but I do have some clones that were made after their patent ran out.  I love them, but...

Based on my own experiences I would suggest that anyone buying one of that style of ladder try it out fully extended prior to purchase to make sure there are not any surprises.  The design puts additional weight at the very top and bottom due to widening of the ladder.  The bottom is great for stability, but at the top it adds weight where you might not want it most.

Just my 2 cents.

Peter

Im in decent shape but realize that I’m not getting younger and certainly not in the shape I was in even 5years ago.  That’s actually why I’m looking at this model.  It’s got the height I need and built in levelers.  It’s non-conductive ladder at the weight of competitors aluminum models.  The few personal reviews I’ve read report it to be solid even when fully extended.

Actually, I’m thinking you might not have looked at the links and just commented on the traditional LG.  It turns out they’ve got a lot of other models.  I’ve seen their earlier extension ladders(LUNAR) on cable installer and lineman’s trucks.  The one I’m looking at seems to be one of their newest models: Hyperlite.   It’s a green(not quite festool green) fiberglass extension ladder with their “sumostance” base.  I’m sure the base adds some weight to the bottom, but there is no extra weight at the top. 

Another feature I didn’t mention is the second pulley on the rope.  That side mounted double pulley system makes it even easier to raise the ladder. 

I was about to order one from Home Depot but thought I’d get a reality check from you guys.   This group appreciates quality but calls a spade a spade if things aren’t what they appear to be
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Festool and Tanos Systainers / Re: wire systainer
« Last post by Bert Vanderveen on Today at 11:43 AM »
What about your heavier cables:  SDIs, twin actives, twin & earth 4mm, 6mm, 10mm square etc?  Surely they aren't centre-dispensed as well?  That'd be a nightmare!

In the Low Countries cabling with wires covers 90% of all uses. It is required to go through conduits (pvc and abs mostly). Other types are mostly 'selfcontained', eg for linking circuit boxes you'd use 5-core (or more) cable. The rolls these come in are impractical to store in a systainer.

The boxes shown have a feature that should help dispersing without hassle: the central hole in the cutout — you are supposed to thread the start of the wire through this. The OT probably dislikes doing that as much as I do.
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I'd buy a second battery version, if I knew Makita was going to offer an ac adaptor.

It would seem a logical extension.   Greenlee's charger fits , but it's pretty anemic so I doubt it'll run a saw.   Los Gatos makes an AC adapter for Makita.  It's big and clunky though.
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Home Improvement & Other Projects / Re: How not to tile a shower...
« Last post by Cheese on Today at 11:39 AM »
Hey Tom, I noticed the niches do not incorporate Schluter corners and neither does the shower. Was this based on cost or based upon preference?

Actually Tom I was referring to the Schluter decorative edging. I'm at the point where I can't decide if I should run it around the floor and in the corners of the shower or not. Each 8ft strip is about $30-$35, but each actual corner piece that connects the strips is $25-$35. The cost starts adding up in a hurry.
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Other Tools & Accessories / Re: Thoughts on new extension ladder
« Last post by Peter Halle on Today at 11:16 AM »
When you are considering an extension ladder I would respectfully offer that you also need to consider your own physical condition and strength.  Don't buy a ladder that you can't handle when fully extended.

Like others I have tons of ladders up to 32' and that length is the max I feel that I can safely handle.  Yes, I am a smaller guy.  I don't have a Little Giant ladder but I do have some clones that were made after their patent ran out.  I love them, but...

Based on my own experiences I would suggest that anyone buying one of that style of ladder try it out fully extended prior to purchase to make sure there are not any surprises.  The design puts additional weight at the very top and bottom due to widening of the ladder.  The bottom is great for stability, but at the top it adds weight where you might not want it most.

Just my 2 cents.

Peter

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the exercise  [wink]
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Festool and Tanos Systainers / Re: wire systainer
« Last post by antss on Today at 11:11 AM »
Seth , I think your collection needs one of those.
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Other Tools & Accessories / Re: Thoughts on new extension ladder
« Last post by Bob D. on Today at 10:48 AM »
I could use a 20 footer for around the house. That would have a ~17 working height.
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Festool How To... / Re: storing tools in cold garage?
« Last post by rst on Today at 10:42 AM »
Pixelated is correct in that moisture, whether from general humidity or condensation, is the killer.  I used to keep paint in an unheated garage within an old refrigerator that I installed a 60 watt light bulb kept lit.  You can do the same with a cabinet to hold your tools.
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