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Rope Winch Guides Upper Half Of Extension Ladder
Frank Heraghty, Claremore, Okla.: I had trouble trying to hold up a big extension ladder and guide it while raising the upper half of the ladder at the same time. So I came up with a simple and cheap solution. I inserted a 1-in. dia. pipe through one of the rungs towards the bottom of the ladder. A 10-in. long, L-shaped handle is welded onto one end of the pipe. A rope wound around the pipe leads up and over the top part of the ladder, then back down to its bottom rung. Four or five cranks of the handle will raise the top ladder about one foot.

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2018 - Volume #42, Issue #2