Rarely do I like to take my Little Giant inside homes for extension ladder usage as opening it in a smallish foyer area begs for banging it against something while getting it opened up for usage. I generally take along another 16 foot extension and use my ladder stopper in conjunction with it to protect the foyer floor.
Today though I did use my Little Giant in a home for some transoms that were high up in a living room area that had plenty of space and dark colored carpet. I have the ladder mitts on one end to protect the floor and I put the ladder stopper underneath the other end in the step ladder configuration and that worked very nicely.
I love using the Little Giant as it is so versatile and manageable in most instances. It’s just those tight foyer areas that I have found it better to bring in the fiberglass extension to tackle those high up large panes in the foyer.
Also I am finding my lock in mechanisms getting harder to adjust…WD40? Any suggestions?
[FONT=Times New Roman][SIZE=3]I had a little giant nock off when I first got back into window cleaning. It is a very affordable and versatile ladder, but very heavy and awkward to use.
[B]Have you considered getting a set of sectional ladders[/B]. They are the bomb inside a home. I have a set that go up 24ft. They are all I ever use. Well I do carry and 2ft. step and a 30 ft. WFP.
Mike: I have considered sectionals and have used them but not owned one yet. For this purpose in the foyers, (which seems common for the standard Ryan Homes home here) I most likely will buy a sectional next year.
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I just bought my Little Giant at Costco two months ago. At the time of my purchase there was a sales rep from Little Giant giving demos on the ladder. He told me his secret is spraying End Dust on the sliding parts of the ladder never WD-40! I checked the manual for maintenance and this is what I found.
To ensure smooth operation, lubricate the hinge mechanism and lock tab assemblies at least every six months and prior to long term storage. This should be performed more often as use dictates, and under extreme weather conditions. Lubricants may include a silicone spray, a high-performance lubricant, a dry lubricant, “END DUST” white lithium grease and a light machine oil.
I think the problem with grease is it will collect dirt build up over time and that’s what you don’t want.
Sorry so long, I hope this helps answer your question.
I use my Werner LG knockoff inside on high windows all the time. I find it’s much easier to get it into some areas than any extension ladder. I did a house last week where there wer transoms in the bedroom (up about 18ft). There would have been no way to get an extension into that room. The Werner was no problem.
I use 2 LG knock-offs (17’ and 26’) and just love them. (the larger one is quite heavy tho and I glad I only need to use it one to two days a week.
It actually cracks me up sometimes when I arrive at a customers home and they offer to let me use their ladder. I tell them I have a 17’ and 26’ ladder inside my minivan and they look at me in disbelief. LOL
After reading the many responses to this thread here and other places. I have concluded that even though I have mastered the manuevering and placement of the Little Giant in tight spots…it is much safer and easier to pop up a Sectional Ladder in a tight foyer area in a home rather than carefully spreading the LG apart for usage in a tight spot.
I’ve actually done it hundreds of times, it’s just the other day that it dawned on me that there must be a better way to access high ups in close in foyers than the LG.
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