Covering the metal on my extension ladder...


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Old 10-03-18, 08:17 AM
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Covering the metal on my extension ladder...

Can anyone suggest something I might have around the home to cover the metal at the top of my extension ladder to prevent scratching the surfaces that it leans against?
 
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How about a towel or hold clothing.
 
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They sell these "Ladder Bumpers" at Lowes for cheap:
 
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We just use old towels................
 
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I prefer to use the ladder boots/socks like Vermont pictured. I have used rags wrapped around the top of the ladder but prefer the socks.
 
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They sell these "Ladder Bumpers" at Lowes for cheap:
Thanks all. I like the idea of using something designed specifically for this purpose (plus it's under $10.
 
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Ah, but it doesn't meet your requirement of "something I might have around the home".
 
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I agree. Why I answered towels. Oh well!
 
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I have also used towels or rags taped around the ends.
 
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Ah, but it doesn't meet your requirement of "something I might have around the home".
Well it was a hope more than a requirement.
 
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Old 10-03-18, 05:53 PM
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I have used old rags for years. Can't see the expense of the bumpers.
 
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Before they started selling the ladder socks we always used rags. I would not go back to rags unless I had no choice! They come in different styles [?] and prices. The cheaper ones are just a thin cover while the higher priced ones are thicker and give a little bit of cushion. All of them last a long time. I've never consider the price of any of them to be a deterrent. ..... but then I spent a good part of my working life on ladders.
 
 

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