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Blog entry by Eloyd posted 10-23-2020 12:53 AM 608 reads 0 times favorited 8 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I have a little giant ladder that I don’t use all the time. Instead of storing it in my shop I want to keep it in a covered breeze-way here. I am cocerned about someone walking away with it though. Is there some kind of locking rack, or a way to store and lock it so it is stored and secure in my breeaze-way? I could get my local welder to weld some kind of rack that I can attach to the wall there, but I am wondering what the rest of you do.

-- Eloyd



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Bstrom

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#1 posted 10-23-2020 03:08 AM

Whatever works is all that matters – thieves can be crafty. Any way to get it out of view?

-- Bstrom

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#2 posted 10-23-2020 03:11 AM

Implant a heavy duty eyelet into any timber and chain it to it,

If a thief has the tools to get at it, you’d probably need a 24×7 armed guard to otherwise protect it… Most security doesn’t deter a thief… it usually just redirects them to someone that has no security.

Alternatively, if you don’t use it often, sell it and with the money you save from getting a welder to do his thing, would let you rent on demand and have heaps of drinking money left over.

-- If your first cut is too short... Take the second cut from the longer end... LBD

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GR8HUNTER

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#3 posted 10-23-2020 02:45 PM

make it hard to take most thieves are lazy buggers :<)))

-- Tony---- Reinholds,Pa.------ REMEMBER TO ALWAYS HAVE FUN :<))

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#4 posted 10-23-2020 04:33 PM

Just a thought – If you have space on a wall or on your ceiling in your shop, you could mount them there. I’m a home inspector/insurance adjuster and have 6 ladders so space in my garage is a premium. I have 3 of them up on the ceiling (least used) and a few on the wall. It also gives me an area to store long items, large sawhorses, ladder accessories ext. Little Giant ladders are awesome (I have 2 of them) and you pay for it so the possibility of theft and wear & tear on the ladder outside (even if covered) would be my concerns. They sell a wall mount but you could just build one out of plywood as well. I obviously don’t know your entire situation, just throwing a few ideas at ya.

Good Luck,
Hutch


-- Hutch

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Eric

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#5 posted 10-24-2020 12:07 AM

LBD has the idea for locking it up. Years ago I used a long eye bolt through the wall stud to lock up a canoe.

-- Eric, building the dream

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LittleBlackDuck

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#6 posted 10-24-2020 12:26 AM

Thanks for the support Eric, however, I’m in two minds about hutch’s method… If you lock it up too high, the thief will need to steal the ladder to reach it!

-- If your first cut is too short... Take the second cut from the longer end... LBD

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hutchmp

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#7 posted 10-24-2020 02:34 AM

Exactly!!! I do use a small 3 step ladder to get the one end down with. I guess that makes 7 ladders :) !

-- Hutch

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#8 posted 10-27-2020 02:15 PM

Have my 24’er chained under the deck, with nothing more than a bicycle type steel cable and a decent lock looped around one of the railing and deck supports… Locks only keep honest people honest anyway, so if they want it, they’re going to take it… But as has been said, thieves are generally pretty lazy and prefer easy pickings

-- Mike in Concord, NH---Unpleasant tasks are simply worthy challenges to improve skills.

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