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Join Date: Sep 2002
Location: McDonald Pennsylvania
Re: Painting Idea, House Not Car
I considered renting a lift. But they are $400.00 a day for an engine/diesel powered lift. However there are several drawbacks to a lift. First is how to get it from the rental to the job, I have a 4 cyl Tacoma with no hitch. Second is they are jerky when operating. We have them at work so I know this first hand. Also what happens when it starts raining 2 hours after you rent the lift. Dont think they are going to refund your money because it rained.
Decided a ladder was the way to go. I have also acquired a stabilizer and a ladder leveler.
It is true it is possible to fall and become injured but with proper use and a little common sense it is perfectly safe. Autombiles, power saws, electricity, guns, lawnmowers, chemicals are all dangerous and even fatal when used carelessly but are used without any harmful effects daily by millions and then there are those that are hurt daily by these items and many others. Take precautions and pay attention and ladders are no more dangerous than any other tool.