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    Looks good to me.

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    What - they didn't have a hose-clamp?

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    Its wood glue first, then the duck tape.

    Then wrap it all up with a good coat hanger for extra security.


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    Now we see the influence of TV shows like "MacGyver" on modern society. While "duck" tape may do in a pinch, but its not a long term solution to any problem!

    By the way Rick, its (hay) bailing wire that duct tape replaced...not coat hanger wire! (Those that do not know history are doomed to repeat it!)


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    In case anyone is not in the habit of checking the stringers on pulled down stairs I suggest you develop one. I give them a good looking over before I set foot one.

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    Every single pull-down I inspect is installed improperly. Mainly it's the fasteners, and/or lack thereof.

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    The one in Franks picture looks like the 250# rated ladder. The ones I hate are the old 225# rated ladders that are more narrow than my butt.

    Hell, stepping on one of those things with no tools strapped to me is one thing, but going up with another 20 lbs of crap is another, since I'm already 227 lbs...

    I usually lay my 6'ft ladder up against it and enter that way to keep from breaking a ladder that is usually too flimsy to hold my arse.

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    I took this picture 176 times last year. The label is in two languages, in case the installer is “bi-ignorant.”

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    Quote Originally Posted by Phillip Stojanik View Post
    Now we see the influence of TV shows like "MacGyver" on modern society.

    This one is "Red Green Show" material


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    Here is an attic ladder that I came across this morning. You can't even get the ladder down due to its location.

    This was the only access to the attic where the HVAC equipment and WH is located. House is 7 yrs. old.

    Guess where the air filter is located? Never has been changed in 7yrs. the homeowner told me, but the air is working he says.

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    Re: your signature "We child-proofed our home but they keep getting in."

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    John,

    "Slow Children" ... that is not politically correct anymore, is it?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jerry Peck View Post
    John,

    "Slow Children" ... that is not politically correct anymore, is it?
    Oops. I mean, "differently intelligenced" children. My bad. I was slow as a child. D'oh!


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    I prefere the old slider types that whack you in the face if your' not paying attention.


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    Rick, that looks like it has an extra hinge in the middle of the stair segment. Think that was field modified or a factory option for tight spaces? I've never saw that before.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jim Luttrall View Post
    Rick, that looks like it has an extra hinge in the middle of the stair segment. Think that was field modified or a factory option for tight spaces? I've never saw that before.
    Added,

    Found Out Rick could be climbing on it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jim Luttrall View Post
    Rick, that looks like it has an extra hinge in the middle of the stair segment. Think that was field modified or a factory option for tight spaces? I've never saw that before.
    Tighter and higher require the extra hinge/stair section, they need a Rainbow the wood jobs are a pain in one's arse and have to be folded just right, like my wife does a map, to get past the header trim, without causing

    The set in Rick's pic remind me of boar hog glands

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    Quote Originally Posted by BARRY ADAIR View Post
    they need a Rainbow ...
    Just my luck I'd get my fingers caught in the folding elements at the end of the tread.

    Ouch !!

    But it is a nice-looking product.


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