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Old 02-24-15, 04:37 PM
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wobbly ladder

When someone used a ladder to go up to my attic, they suggested that I make it stable by putting on two screws to hook onto the floor of the attic. I'm not sure what he was talking about.

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Old 02-24-15, 04:41 PM
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What kind of ladder? .
 
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If you are referring to a wooden ladder being wobbly you need to tighten the metal stay rods beneath or through each step or rung.
 
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As Ray asked, what type of ladder? [wood/aluminum, step/extension] also what size?
 
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wobbly ladder

It is a small wooden ladder-I can't get to it now so I don't know what size-maybe 5 rungs? I don't believe there is anything wrong with the ladder. As I said a carpenter suggested two screws so it has something to hook onto in the attic.
 
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Small wooden ladder doesn't answer the question. Is it a step ladder that opens in an upside down V? Or is it just a straight ladder that has to lean against something?
 
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A picture of the ladder and the attic opening would help. http://www.doityourself.com/forum/li...rt-images.html
 
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5 rungs would indicate a 5' ladder, most likely a step ladder. Since the typical ceiling is 8' higher than the floor I fail to understand how securing it to the attic would work. Sounds like a taller ladder would make getting in/out of the attic safer/easier.
 
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It is a straight wooden ladder that has to lean against something.
 
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Old 03-01-15, 04:03 PM
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How long is the ladder? At 5' it would never reach the attic is it homemade or cut from a section of a taller ladder?
A pic showing how the ladder is being used to access the attic would really be helpful!
 
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At the risk of sounding negative, I would just buy a new ladder. A small articulating ladder is great for all jobs around the house, can be used safely in several positions or heights, and is fairly inexpensive.
 
 

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