2020 - Volume #44, Issue #2, Page #32[ Sample Stories From This Issue | List of All Stories In This Issue | Print this story | Read this issue]
30-Ft. Extension Ladder Tucks Under Shop Loft
He bought the 30-ft. extension ladder at an auction for $10 and hinged the upper end by inserting a length of pipe through the top rung of the ladder and hanging the pipe between two of the shop’s rafters. The rope rides over a pair of pulleys bolted to the shop’s rafters, with one pulley located above the bottom of the ladder and the other above the wall cleat.
Bunce releases the rope from the boat cleat to let the ladder down, and pulls on the rope to raise the ladder back up.
“It works great. I came up with the idea because my dad keeps sheets of plywood in a 12-ft. high loft for long term storage,” says Bunce. “The only way to get up there was to drag out a big extension ladder which is cumbersome and heavy, especially if there’s much stuff inside the shop. Permanent stairs weren’t worth the cost or the wasted floor space.”
Contact: FARM SHOW Followup, C.J. Bunce, 14961 U.S. Hwy. 24, Perry, Kansas 66073 (ph 785 393-3933; email@example.com).
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