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Old 11-06-2008, 10:06 PM   #1
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I use a little giant ladder for most of what I do. I find myself at the highest point of the extension "mode" of it frequently. I'm ok with heights but my husband is quite literally sick when he sees how high up I am in the air (doing entry ways). He's worked in the steel industry for years and has seen some ugly things.

Does anyone know of a small pneumatic lift that would go up say 12 feet? I'm picturing something that I could hook to my compressor with adjustable legs that would work on stairs.

What do you guys do? Just go up on an extension?

If there is nothing on the market my hubby will invent something.

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Not sure of anything that would work in your situation. Especially for a price worth while. Ever think of just using small scaffolding? You can get the narrow kind which is nice to work off of, double stackable to about an 18' reach, wheels, can set up on steps, and all the other goodies for about $200.

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Thanks a****le your advice is appreciated, go tell your wife to sit in the kitchen with her bare feet.

I have scaffolding but it doesn't work real well in theses situations. My husband is ready to invent/build a small lift that runs on compressed air. I thought there might be something that was commercially available already.

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PainterLady, if I may ask, what does your hubby do? Is he a metal worker? Does he ever get online?
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PainterLady, if I may ask, what does your hubby do? Is he a metal worker? Does he ever get online?
He's an electrical engineer that works in large steel and pipe mills. Even though he's an Engineer he spends most of his time in the mill. I've toured through a couple of the places he's worked in and it's an ugly, dangerous place to work.

It seems like about once a month he's going to a safety course of some sort and that's changed the way he views safety over the years (that and seeing people loose limbs and such). And yes he's online all the time he's just never here as he's never touched a paint brush in his life.

I think I'll look into getting some smaller scaffolding for working in entry ways as the stuff I have is just too big and cumbersome for that kind of work.
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Does anyone know of a small pneumatic lift that would go up say 12 feet? I'm picturing something that I could hook to my compressor with adjustable legs that would work on stairs.

What do you guys do? Just go up on an extension?
For that small amount of height i would just stick with the extension ladder. If your little giant is comming up short just buy a bigger ladder, you can add leg levelers to use in your stairways and what not.
Personally i would feel much safer on a good extension ladder than a home made lift.
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If you are a painter, you go up ladders, simple as that. If you/your husband aren't comfortable with being at the top of a little giant...well, you never know, maybe a mean apple pie would pay the bills.
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I use a little giant ladder for most of what I do. I find myself at the highest point of the extension "mode" of it frequently. I'm ok with heights but my husband is quite literally sick when he sees how high up I am in the air (doing entry ways). He's worked in the steel industry for years and has seen some ugly things.

Does anyone know of a small pneumatic lift that would go up say 12 feet? I'm picturing something that I could hook to my compressor with adjustable legs that would work on stairs.

What do you guys do? Just go up on an extension?

If there is nothing on the market my hubby will invent something.
Personally, I hate a lil giant as an extension, that joint just don't seem too secure.

Use a regular extension. There actually safer than a lift. OSHA has no requirements for fall protection using a ladder, but it does for lifts and staging.

If you need to use an extension inside on bare floors, I just learned a trick the other week. Put rubber roofing under the legs. You know, the rubber membrane they use to protect against ice damns. I was just up 21 feet on a slate floor , the ladder was secure and floor was protected.
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If you are a painter, you go up ladders, simple as that. If you/your husband aren't comfortable with being at the top of a little giant...well, you never know, maybe a mean apple pie would pay the bills.

Don't want to be rude, but PVPainter is right!
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Vermont is right about the Pivot, I use mine all the time, it's a very usefull tool/equipment.

PainterLady they are giving you a hard time but you handled it well with the "bare feet" come back! Gotta love the "good ole boys club".
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