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Posted: 1/20/2015 10:41:10 PM EST
[Last Edit: 1/20/2015 10:43:31 PM EST by 57Strat]
I need a new ladder for around the house to replace my 30 year old 6 ft traditional ladder. A contractor was at my house recently and had one of these Werner 13ft ladders. It looks like it will cover most ladder requirements around the house and it is easy to store. $119 at Home Depot. Should I get this one or are there better options?


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Link Posted: 1/20/2015 10:47:22 PM EST
I have one similar and love it.
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Link Posted: 1/20/2015 10:48:59 PM EST
Get a 22 foot Little Giant with the work platform
Link Posted: 1/20/2015 10:50:21 PM EST
Me too. The sections lock in different positions, it can be straight or regular. It's my most used ladder.

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Link Posted: 1/20/2015 10:53:22 PM EST
Get a telescoping type. I have a Werner 1.0 model that has 3 hinges, and inevitably it's too akward for the task and I bail and use a stepladder.
Link Posted: 1/20/2015 11:06:06 PM EST
I've got the 22' version. Good ladder.
Link Posted: 1/20/2015 11:07:42 PM EST
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Originally Posted By kcr121:
Get a 22 foot Little Giant with the work platform
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This, as they are rated for fat people or skinny people with a lot of tools.
Link Posted: 1/20/2015 11:09:07 PM EST
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Originally Posted By kcr121:
Get a 22 foot Little Giant with the work platform
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This. Theyre great, sturdy, and versatile. But they will be the heaviest ladder you will ever own.
Link Posted: 1/20/2015 11:21:54 PM EST
[Last Edit: 1/20/2015 11:22:27 PM EST by skyshark288]
Originally Posted By 57Strat:
I need a new ladder for around the house to replace my 30 year old 6 ft traditional ladder. A contractor was at my house recently and had one of these Werner 13ft ladders. It looks like it will cover most ladder requirements around the house and it is easy to store. $119 at Home Depot. Should I get this one or are there better options?


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http://www.homedepot.com/catalog/productImages/400/2b/2b429143-3d46-4f52-9ee7-99cfe7aba7ee_400.jpg
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http://img1.proteanpix.com/wernerco/image/MT-13_PI_Extension?$Zoomr$
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I've used the crap out of mine the last couple years. Love it
Link Posted: 1/20/2015 11:23:34 PM EST
That one does what I need it for around the house.
Link Posted: 1/20/2015 11:25:15 PM EST
[Last Edit: 1/20/2015 11:26:18 PM EST by hondaciv]
Get a regular fiberglass ladder unless you need 20ft of extension.

I have both, the fiberglass and the multi-position ladder (little giant).

The fiberglass ladder gets used 99% of the time because it doesn't weigh 5 metric tons like the multi-position ladder does.


Link Posted: 1/20/2015 11:25:56 PM EST
[Last Edit: 1/20/2015 11:31:13 PM EST by StrkAliteN]
Worked around and on ladders for close to 20 years as a union construction electrician

Rule 1 - NEVER buy or use a cheap ladder. You can seriously fuck yourself up falling from 4-5 feet off the ground

Rule 2 - Buy a ladder that is easy to use and designed for the job

Rule 3 - Type 1A ladders are heavy duty ( Much safer - Far more stable and just a tad heavier than the lesser rated ladders )

Rule 4 - Fiberglass Fiberglass Fiberglass ( never waste your money on an aluminum ladder )

At my house I own a Type 1A 24 foot fiberglass extension ladder and a 7 foot Type 1A fiberglass step ladder and a small 3 rung fiberglass step ladder for getting 1-2 feet off the ground quickly

I cannot speak for all the gimmick ladders ( little giants etc ) Honestly never had a need to use or buy one as the 3 ladders I own have suited every need

The gimmick ladders look heavy and hard to move around and deploy - set up. Maybe they are and maybe they aren't.

Just my opinion and yours may vary

Store them inside and a good ladder will outlast any of us.

edited to add

All of my ladders are Werner. They make a fantastic quality type 1A heavy duty ladder
Link Posted: 1/20/2015 11:31:00 PM EST
The one you linked to looks fine, I have this one LINK



Had it since MrsCJan and I bought our home in 1997, and it has never given me an ounce of trouble. It's a heavy bastard though.
Link Posted: 1/20/2015 11:31:35 PM EST
You have to lock it!
Link Posted: 1/20/2015 11:32:25 PM EST
I have the same ladder in the 17' version. I like it for home use. Converts to two step ladders which was useful painting the house with scaffold.
Link Posted: 1/20/2015 11:34:08 PM EST
I have the exact ladder you posted op, it works really well. Stable, and compact when storing
Link Posted: 1/20/2015 11:35:00 PM EST
Go Louisville or go home.
Link Posted: 1/20/2015 11:36:36 PM EST
I have the 17 one and it a great ladder. Fiberglass one gets cited a lot at work. It is heavy but handy as hell.

Back in the day I recall doing some work about 15 feet on an old wooden extension ladder. Oh hell no.
Link Posted: 1/21/2015 3:02:52 AM EST
if you have to stand on it for any extended length of time no good, to change a light bulb OK
Link Posted: 1/21/2015 3:08:04 AM EST
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Originally Posted By hondaciv:
Get a regular fiberglass ladder unless you need 20ft of extension.

I have both, the fiberglass and the multi-position ladder (little giant).

The fiberglass ladder gets used 99% of the time because it doesn't weigh 5 metric tons like the multi-position ladder does.


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This, I bought one of the multi-positions off a fairly good blackfriday sale a couple years ago and it is heavy as fuck. Way prefer fiberglass over the multi-position.
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