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    roof access ladder

    What is the load restrictions or weight capacity of the roof ladder? I am about 6'1" in the morning. My wife says that I am overweight, but I disagree with her, I am just under tall!!
    Any way I weigh in at just about 22.2 stone.
    Give or take half a stone. Is there anything that I can do to beef up the supports, or add more support to the ladder. I was thinking about adding a support to the rails of the ladder that run to the ground thereby helping to take some of the load off the ladder.

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    Gosh Rick, I thought I was the big dog around here at 21.5 stone. Our ladders are rated for 300#. I'll let you do the math. I trust the ladder to hold my weight but I don't trust the mounting system and the fiberglass to hold the weight. I use a little giant ladder to access the roof. Rated Heavy Duty. You might ba able to do a home made support for the ladder to the ground but I've never seen anything commercially available.
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    Thanks for the answer Ray. I will say that while they are rated at 300# (21.4285 stones), they will flex a bit on you at lowerer weights. Pay attention to the plates where the ladder is fastened to the rear cap. They tend to bend outward at the top edge and stay bent. Reseal this area if your sealant is breached.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jbeletti View Post
    Thanks for the answer Ray. I will say that while they are rated at 300# (21.4285 stones), they will flex a bit on you at lowerer weights. Pay attention to the plates where the ladder is fastened to the rear cap. They tend to bend outward at the top edge and stay bent. Reseal this area if your sealant is breached.


    Moving thread to BH - Exterior


    So, at less than 12 stones, I should have no worries with it. Unless I'm stoned, that is.
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    Quote Originally Posted by JohnDar View Post
    So, at less than 12 stones, I should have no worries with it. Unless I'm stoned, that is.
    12 stones? That's 175#! I haven't seen that since high school

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    How much does a stone weigh? I am serious as I have never heard that. Is that European or something?
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    Looks to be about 14 pounds to a stone. British I guess.

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    I looked up "weight of stone in pounds" in Google and came up with this the following.

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Stone_(mass)

    http://www.metric-conversions.org/we...-to-stones.htm

    http://www.metric-conversions.org/we...-to-pounds.htm

    It turns out that I am about 16 stone 11.

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    Jim B, Thanks for moving the thread.
    Jim G, It depends how big it is.

    A few (40) years ago I was stationed in Scotland and learned the term "Stone". What a fantastic country! I didn't want to get off topic but I would love to go back and visit and see how it's changed.
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    Quote Originally Posted by jbeletti View Post
    12 stones? That's 175#! I haven't seen that since high school
    Actually, it's 165 lbs. (11.7857 rocks). I'm just a Munchkin, only 5'8"
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