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Sit down seat for ladders
"I've been doing electrical wiring for over 40 years and my legs and feet can't take standing for long periods of time on a ladder anymore. I came up with my own `sit down seat' to take the pressure off my lower limbs," says Ralph Collmann, Hartley, Iowa
"I removed the seat and part of the frame from a junked bicycle and welded a piece of electrical conduit to the bottom of it. I cut a slot out of the conduit so it would slip over a rung on the ladder. A chain attaches just below the seat and has a hook on its free end that flips over an upper rung. I adjust the length of the chain as needed to get the right distance from the ladder. The seat itself can be adjusted like when it's on a bicycle. I added some padding to the seat to make it more comfortable.
"The seat works great for me. I only wish I had made it 25 years ago," says Collmann.
Contact: FARM SHOW Followup, Ralph Collmann, Rt. 2, Box 95, Hartley, Iowa 51346 (ph 712 728-2782).


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1989 - Volume #13, Issue #3