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I have to agree on the replacement part. Fibreglass ages and gets brittle especially after being exposed to UV.
Having said that, if it's a 5' step ladder...I mean how badly can you get hurt falling 2 or 3', eh?
Depends on what hits the floor first.

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I have to agree on the replacement part. Fibreglass ages and gets brittle especially after being exposed to UV.
Having said that, if it's a 5' step ladder...I mean how badly can you get hurt falling 2 or 3', eh?
My wife was taking a walk last week around the neighborhood and fell and cracked 3 ribs.

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I have to agree on the replacement part. Fibreglass ages and gets brittle especially after being exposed to UV.
Having said that, if it's a 5' step ladder...I mean how badly can you get hurt falling 2 or 3', eh?
Welllll, it all depends. I slipped on an icy sidewalk January 29th and ended up in hospital for three days with a broken patella (kneecap) broken tooth, slight concussion and I'm still doing therapy to walk properly again. I still can figure how I did it.

My knee is 2 feet or less from the ground. They say it's those "little" falls that surprise you. I'm gonna get me a pair of stilts.
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Welllll, it all depends. I slipped on an icy sidewalk January 29th and ended up in hospital for three days with a broken patella (kneecap) broken tooth, slight concussion and I'm still doing therapy to walk properly again. I still can figure how I did it.

My knee is 2 feet or less from the ground. They say it's those "little" falls that surprise you. I'm gonna get me a pair of stilts.
Did the same thing three yrs ago, on an icy, mossy, rock slope. Detached the patella, and tore all the connective stuff. Still painful. You have my sympathy!
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if you fall off of something add the height under your feet to how tall you are and that is how far you fell...
so squat just before you fall and you won't fall as far...
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Don't trust it!
Fiberglas cannot withstand UV light.
IT is trash.
No doubt about it.

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A new ladder is much cheaper than a wheelchair or casket.

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Ok, Ok, I'll get one. Jeeze you guys, you'd think I'd asked you to contribute money or something! I also have a 16ft extension ladder, but it's been stored out of the sun and is holding up well--better than the ladder a couple of guys I hired last year had. Besides, my days on high ladders are over.

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Ok, Ok, I'll get one. Jeeze you guys, you'd think I'd asked you to contribute money or something! I also have a 16ft extension ladder, but it's been stored out of the sun and is holding up well--better than the ladder a couple of guys I hired last year had. Besides, my days on high ladders are over.
If by contributing, you mean sending flowers, we'd rather not do that.
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If by contributing, you mean sending flowers, we'd rather not do that.
Actually, I just like to be amusing wherever possible.

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