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Old 03-24-2009, 10:23 PM   #1
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I'm doing a nasty stairwell, spraying popcorn ceilings but I have to physically get up there to mask some wood beams. The walls are all crazy so I can't use planks. What do you think is better ladder leveller or a ladder pivot? is there something you would reccomend?

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Take them both and use the one that works best. Not all steps are the same size therefore eliminating the pivot in some cases.

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I have levelers on my 16 and my 24 so that is what i would run with. The pivot tool is a great tool and if you have one bring it with you as well.
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I have levelers on my 16 and my 24 so that is what i would run with. The pivot tool is a great tool and if you have one bring it with you as well.
Just after I bought a leveler kit for my 16' back in 2008, I noticed a deal at SW for a 16' ladder w/leveler pre~installed.

Anyone want to by an unused leg leveler kit?



Do you know what it takes to install one of those kits onto a ladder?!?
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THESE are the bees knees! The best. I like that PIVOT deal (own one) for interior stairways. But for out in the yard and such, /\ those are teh best!!
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Hahaha, Wisepainter, you're a stud , that picture is awesome...I'm going to buy the pivot tommorrow! Thanks a lot man.
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THESE are the bees knees! The best. I like that PIVOT deal (own one) for interior stairways. But for out in the yard and such, /\ those are teh best!!
Mine are the same except they have a round foot pad.
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Those look good too, I know I can buy those at ICI for 69 dollars and the pivot is 113 at GP....hmmmmm, I like the pivot I think because i can use it with my step ladder as well as my extension, great pics you guys, awesome!
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I have 6 pivots and a few Werner's with the levelers built in. The werners are great for exterior work but the pivot is the best tool Ive bought under 100 bucks. Great for stairways. ....Plus it is not a Jack Pauhl approved product ....so you know it must work great for professional.
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Those look good too, I know I can buy those at ICI for 69 dollars and the pivot is 113 at GP....hmmmmm, I like the pivot I think because i can use it with my step ladder as well as my extension, great pics you guys, awesome!
the pivot for stairs is hands down the best. Those pivotal pad deals (depending on size of stair) will not extent enough.. FYI. Those are what I originally thought this discussion was about, so I just threw it up On roofs , those are AWESOME cause the will go both down and sideways and your ladder is solid!

Workaholic.. round pads? You like em round? What is nice about the square ones is that I have had to nail toe boards on roofs. They stay nice and centered with the flat sides
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Workaholic.. round pads? You like em round? What is nice about the square ones is that I have had to nail toe boards on roofs. They stay nice and centered with the flat sides
Never had a choice really. The round ones are what has always been with me. They work the same though.
I agree that the pivot is the best for stairs but for exteriors the levelers are a must.
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For me in a stair well, it is not advantageous for the ladder to be touching the wall, that's why a Little Giant is my ladder of choice, and it's leg leveler is the balz.

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Little Giant Gross Weight:

4,356 lb. or roughly 50 tons.
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4,356 lb. or roughly 50 tons.
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DON'T DO IT!

Get the Levellers. Get the ones with 18 inches of travel and round pivoting feet. These kind will fit on any stairs and can be bought for $60 dollars a pair.

You will have to install them. Just do it.

Those platforms need to be moved EVERY TIME you move the ladder.

Wouldn't you rather just move the ladder?

Besides, the levellers are also good for all kinds of situations that platform wont cover. Like any area where one leg needs to be only an inch or two higher than the other.

Also dont get any AUTOMATIC LEGS. They ALL suck. Get the ones you adjust yourself.
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Never had a choice really. The round ones are what has always been with me. They work the same though.
I agree that the pivot is the best for stairs but for exteriors the levelers are a must.

Round ones are best. The less footprint the better. They are easier to sneak into shrubs and other foliage without damaging it.
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the pivot for stairs is hands down the best.

No way. 18 inch ladder levellers are the best. They will fit on any stairs. And once you adjust the differential in height you move the ladder up or down the stairs just like you would on flat ground.

With the platform, you have to move it every time you move the ladder.

No fun. And slow.


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