question:

in nfpa 1911-19.8.6.6 and 19.8.6.7, both state to inspect visually for straightness or misalignment.

what if the fly section of a 75' telesqurt has a slight bend, appx. 2" from tip to back on the ladder app. 3' or so and the last diagonal brace is slightly (less than 1") bent inward toward the ladders centerline?

19.8.6.6/7 state to inspect, but I don't see a recommendation. should complete overhaul be performed on the ladder or would it most likely or least likely, pass inspection without overhaul?

note: this is again, a 75' telesqurt, steel ladder contruction, not aluminum.


Thanks for your insight.


/john