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How to Safely Set Up an Extension Ladder

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Don't Over-Lean the Ladder
Safe Ladder Use

Safe Ladder Use

Chris Adams, copyright 2010, licensed to About.com
Extension ladders have an angle they are supposed to lean at. Don't lean the ladder to far over. This ladder has the base to far away from the leaning surface. This is unsafe. The ladder is weaker in this position and more prone to slipping.

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