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Homemade Protective Pads for Extension Ladder

By: Joe Truini

The plastic caps on the end of an extension ladder can scratch paint or siding when they are leaned against your house. A simple way to protect your siding is to wrap the ends of the ladder with scraps of carpet, then hold them on with duct tape.


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    Joe T. Says:
    April 14th, 2011 at 9:51 am

    Thanks, Jerry, glad you liked the extension ladder tip. Seems like common sense is in short supply these days, so I try using it whenever possible to explain a Simple Solution. Thanks for writing and good luck!–Joe T.

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Homemade Protective Pads for Extension Ladder