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    Default bamboo ladders are light, strong and safe to use around electricity

    What if a bee stung the guy holding the ladder on the lip? Or a fly flew up his nose?



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    Everything will be OK. Don't worry. They have their hard hats on!

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    Quote Originally Posted by weldonwelding View Post
    Everything will be OK. Don't worry. They have their hard hats on!
    Who needs fiberglass when bamboo is plentiful. I wonder what product or method they use to hold the ladder's rungs to the rails. I've seen where they use bamboo to build scaffolding on commercial high rises too. It's probably just as strong,light and spark proof as fiberglass.

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    Quote Originally Posted by tackit View Post
    I wonder what product or method they use to hold the ladder's rungs to the rails.
    Some use lashing made from palm tree leaves i saw it on Gilligans Island in '65 ...Bob
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    Quote Originally Posted by aametalmaster View Post
    Some use lashing made from palm tree leaves i saw it on Gilligans Island in '65 ...Bob
    Surely if it was strong enough to be used on Gilligans Island back in '65 then it is more than strong enough to pass the strictest OSHA standards today.

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    Looks like a Chinese acrobatic show. At first glance I thought "Dang, look at what that guy on the bottom is doing!" Then I look around and see the supervisor holding his chin, the police van to the right, and just the right height for the ladder too. Oh, oh. Now where is that policeman?
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    Quote Originally Posted by aametalmaster View Post
    Some use lashing made from palm tree leaves i saw it on Gilligans Island in '65 ...Bob
    Hey Bob, You know you are getting old when someone asks you that age old question: "Ginger or Maryanne? and you respond "Neither...Mrs. Howell!".
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    Quote Originally Posted by nocheepgas View Post
    Hey Bob, You know you are getting old when someone asks you that age old question: "Ginger or Maryanne? and you respond "Neither...Mrs. Howell!".
    Deff MaryAnne ...Bob
    Bob Wright, Grandson of Tee Nee Boat Trailer Founder
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    I've got no problem at all with the bamboo ladder, I'm well familiar with that amazing stuff. My fascination is with the Asian version of Clark Kent holding the ****ed thing! I wanna be him when I grow up....
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    Quote Originally Posted by tackit View Post
    What if a bee stung the guy holding the ladder on the lip? Or a fly flew up his nose?
    That's what the guy standing behind him is supposed to be preventing, he is also the safety coordinator.

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