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Safety Adapter For Extension Ladders
"It lets you safely use an extension ladder against a tree, pole, or other uneven surface," says Bernard Nahlen about his new safety device that slips over the top rails of extension ladders.
  The patented unit consists of a 3/4-in. wide spring metal strap with a box-shaped bracket at each end. The two brackets simply slip over the ladder rails, anywhere down to the ladder's top rung. When the ladder is placed against a pole or tree, the middle part of the spring strap bends around it.
  "It keeps the ladder from sliding and possibly falling when placed against any surface," says Nahlen. "The band will conform to any shape, including building corners. If you want you can screw the band down for extra safety. The metal has a breaking strength of more than 1,300 lbs. per square inch, so it will support even the heaviest person."
  Nahlen says he can custom make the safety adapter to any size ladder. "All I need are the ladder dimensions," he says. He's looking for a manufacturer, but for now he makes the units himself. They sell for $14.95 unpainted; $17.95 painted.
  Contact: FARM SHOW Followup, Bernard F. Nahlen, 1255 Pasado Road, Marysville, Calif. 95901 (ph 530 743-8516).

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2005 - Volume #29, Issue #2