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    Default Wooden extension ladder v. aluminum extension

    Can any one tell the proper way to deploy a wooden extension ladder, fly section in or out, and why?

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    Quote Originally Posted by banksvfd201 View Post
    Can any one tell the proper way to deploy a wooden extension ladder, fly section in or out, and why?
    I was taught wooden ladders=Fly in, Aluminum=Fly out.

    According to this, it assures secure footing.
    --- http://apps.leg.wa.gov/WAC/default.a...=296-305-06005

    This states that it is because the rungs are mounted on the top rail on wooden truss ladders.
    --- http://www.houstontx.gov/fire/firefi...il/AprilCE.htm

    I don't know about deploying. Watch webisode #9 of http://www.thebattalion.tv/. They talk a about wooden ladders. The ladder(s) shown in the webisode do appear to have the rungs mounted on the top rail...
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    Quote Originally Posted by banksvfd201 View Post
    Can any one tell the proper way to deploy a wooden extension ladder, fly section in or out, and why?
    We carry wooden ladders, pm me and I can send you our Lesson plans, DVD, or power points.

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