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12-10-2010 05:23 PM

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I have a 16 ft. extension ladder that I need to get off the floor and hang from the ceiling of my basement/shop. The box stores only have stuff for step ladders and/or hanging from a wall. Any help is appreciated.

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#1 posted 12-10-2010 05:42 PM

you could put a permanent bracket on one side of the ceiling and then have a velcro closure of some sort on the other side. You lift and slide it into the main bracket and have a small bracket that velcro slides through and adheres. Probably confused you by now as i dont have any diagrams. Another way would be, go to local hardware store and look in the wire shelving area. They always have hardware for these things.


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#2 posted 12-10-2010 06:39 PM

Can you use I hooks and rope and tie off 3/4 way down you weould be able to do one side at a time (cheep) I havem use it for large items.

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#3 posted 12-10-2010 08:19 PM

I use this in our high ceiling workshop. Attach a bracket with wooden dowel about 12” from ceiling. Rest the ladder into the bracket, hook a rope to other end. Make sure rope is pulling ladder towards top bracket as you lift it into place. I used boat tie down bracket to wrap rope onto. You can suspend a large ladder into a high ceiling while standing on the ground with this method ! I did a quick sketch to try to explain my lack of words !
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#4 posted 12-10-2010 09:19 PM

I use a similar method as canadianchips, except my ceiling isn’t as tall so I don’t need a pulley system. I use a couple of these hooks screwed right into the joists to grab onto one of the rungs.

If this is confusing, let me know and I’ll upload pictures when I get home.

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