Twice since Friday I’ve had the feet slip out from me while half way up a popular telescopic ladder. Both times were in a garage with a proper ladder position. Can’t believe I didn’t get hurt today. Is it the oil residue and dirt on the floor that causes this?
is it possible that the rubber feet on your ladder have become contaminated from use and are no longer as sticky is when it was new? dirt dust and other contaminents would reduse the ammount of friction against a smooth floor.
It may be worth giving the rubber a good detergent scrub and maybe trying some denatured alcohol on them to remove any oils or grease on the surface.
Wow! Careful Erol!!! So far I’ve only had a couple of major blood blisters on my fingers from my telescopic:shock: ouch. Probably oil and grime like Gerry said. I would try his recommendation. Stay safe!
I think Gerry is correct in that the feet need a good cleaning. I think these incidents have also shown that garage flloor conditions warrant further safety attention with these type of ladders - oil (that you can’t see) and dirt. The one I have is an Extend N’ Climb which I consider to be a top rate product so far. I’ve been using it for 4 years without a hitch - outside of garages.
I own an Extend and Climb, and really like how heavily built it is, for its size
and compactness when down.
I have had to clean the bottom rubber feet from time to time, as Gerry mentioned, due to dirt and grime, and whatever else tends to stick…:roll:
But I love the Xtend and Climb almost as much as my heavier 22’ Fiberglass Little Giant.
Between the two, I couldn’t be happier with safe and effective laddering tools.
I only Have the little Giant and in High Garages I just extend the ladder up and push open the hatch.
I just use it in the extension ladder position.
Go up the ladder and push the hatch away do my inspection and reverse the method .
Works well fo me .