Hello to all. In case you do not know I took a spill off my 6 foot fiberglass step ladder on Dec. 11th 2012 and have not been able to work since. I was told yesterday to stop wearing the boot type soft cast. I was told to try to wear sneakers but the Doc and I knew normal ones would not fit. Instead of buying a size bigger and wider than normal that I could only use while my foot is still swollen I opted for these from bass pro. It was the easiest shoe I have found and is at least offers some protection and is not totally open at the front. I will likely wear these with socks because I MUST start doing some simple inspections before I am so far in debt to my family I’ll never get out. See shoes at link below.
Now to the meat of the matter. I always use the 6 foot step to access attics but always have to break the rules of the ladder and safety advice by climbing all the way up it into the hole. Most times I MUST step on the top NOT A STEP area and I know it is dangerous for many reasons. I cannot afford to take any more chances so I am wondering what some of you may use that can be used safely and by the book. A 10 foot folder would not fit in most places. I also used to do some pretty stupid stuff getting onto roofs with the same six footer. I am considering a telestep for getting onto roofs as my big extension ladder hangs out to far out of the back of my truck and the Old4 way folding ladder hardly ever folds without having to use tools to open and close it which lead me to do the stupid stuff I used to do.
So basically I am done being stupid and am seeking you advice on the best way to access attic access holes in the by the book proper way. " a skinny telescopic that goes up a foot at a time to about 15 feet would be great but I can see having issues because I would have to open the hatch with the ladder it. I can the hatch falling down on me etc… I guess the right way would be to use the 6 footer to open the hatch and then the telescopic to go up but seems kind of ridiculous.
I also would like your opinions on the best telescopic ladders as I know I need at least one. Any discounts of coupon codes or places to order from would also be greatly appreciated. Free shipping etc…