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Suggestions on where to get an A ladder

Unread post #1 by JojoD818 » Thu May 18, 2017 12:09 am

Hi guys,

I need an A ladder like the one on the pic.

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1. Any suggestions on where to get one?
2. The ceiling height is about 11 feet, would an 8 feet ladder be sufficient for painting and general use?

Are those fiberglass types any good? The ladder is for my wife/son only. So those who know me personally wouldn't have second thoughts on suggesting a general purpose ladder only.

Thanks in advance,

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Re: Suggestions on where to get an A ladder

Unread post #2 by timber715 » Thu May 18, 2017 12:10 am

Try the favorite store.... saan pa eh di sa Panda!
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Re: Suggestions on where to get an A ladder

Unread post #3 by JojoD818 » Thu May 18, 2017 12:16 am

timber715 wrote:Try the favorite store.... saan pa eh di sa Panda!



Oo nga naman. May napansin ka na ba sa kanila niyan brader? Di ko na kasi maalala.
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Unread post #4 by timber715 » Thu May 18, 2017 12:18 am

meron sa 2nd floor nakalagay... tawagan mo muna si Edward para sigurado.
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Unread post #5 by JojoD818 » Thu May 18, 2017 12:24 am

timber715 wrote:meron sa 2nd floor nakalagay... tawagan mo muna si Edward para sigurado.



Okidoks sana meron. Thanks brader :thumbup:
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Re: Suggestions on where to get an A ladder

Unread post #6 by Violaine » Thu May 18, 2017 4:31 am

When it comes to ladder...i trust Werner. I have two sizes for use in the house. The 8 footer is aluminum while the shorter one is fiberglass. The 8 footer is more than enough for painting ceiling between 9 to 11 feet high...but it is easier to paint the ceiling using an extension rod for paint rollers. Its awkward to use the ladder.
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Unread post #7 by bigfoot » Thu May 18, 2017 8:12 am

Also consider those 4 fold aluminum extension ladders. A 16 ft (4 ft per fold) is around 4k plus I think. Those A frame are studier in the long run, but for occasional use, the 4 fold aluminum maybe more flexible, easier to store, maybe a bit heavier though.
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Unread post #8 by JojoD818 » Thu May 18, 2017 8:26 am

Violaine wrote:When it comes to ladder...i trust Werner. I have two sizes for use in the house. The 8 footer is aluminum while the shorter one is fiberglass. The 8 footer is more than enough for painting ceiling between 9 to 11 feet high...but it is easier to paint the ceiling using an extension rod for paint rollers. Its awkward to use the ladder.



How much was it for the 8 footer? The ladder will only be used for touching up the corners. Major painting will be done using an adjustable aluminum boom. The plan is that I do the paint roller while the wife goes up there and finishes the corners where the paint rollers can't go.
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Re: Suggestions on where to get an A ladder

Unread post #9 by JojoD818 » Thu May 18, 2017 8:30 am

bigfoot wrote:Also consider those 4 fold aluminum extension ladders. A 16 ft (4 ft per fold) is around 4k plus I think. Those A frame are studier in the long run, but for occasional use, the 4 fold aluminum maybe more flexible, easier to store, maybe a bit heavier though.



We actually do consider those 4 fold aluminum ladders but the problem my wife tells me is that the width of the steps can be uncomfortable for long period of use that's why we opted to for the step ladder one. Handyman has the 16 ft model for about 3.6K now, will still consider it if we can't find a suitable step ladder.
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Re: Suggestions on where to get an A ladder

Unread post #10 by Violaine » Thu May 18, 2017 8:41 am

For the wifey and kid, the A frame ladder is safer than the four fold 16ft ladder because you need to.extend the full length of the ladder to reach the top wall in which case the person will be farther away from the corners...yes it can function as a scaffolding with the surest footing but you dont have anything to lean on and hence less safer.
The green color fiberglass 8ft werner can set you back for 6-7k...but it is the last ladder that you are going to buy. Already made in China but the aluminum is thicker and rivets are bigger.
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