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glendot

06:06AM | 06/03/05
Member Since: 06/26/04
30 lifetime posts
Bvmoney
I have an aluminum extension ladder. Both rung locks are broken and I need new ones. Our local ladder supply said if it is a Louisville or Werner they can get parts. However, this ladder is over 30 years old and there is no ID on it. I have been to the Werner site and the Lynn site and the rung locks they show are not mine. I can take a photo of one of the locks and send it to you, or anyone you suggest, to see if I can locate replacement parts. Any ideas?

Shinejr

10:52AM | 04/15/06
Member Since: 04/14/06
3 lifetime posts
I'm in a similar boat except only one is broken. How did you make out?

glendot

04:42PM | 05/08/06
Member Since: 06/26/04
30 lifetime posts
No luck finding them. All potential sources wanted ladder manufacyurere name, model number, but this was gone from the ladder. So I made two of my own. Not really like the rung locks you normally see but they work well. Will take a photo and send it to you. What is your email?

Shinejr

10:24PM | 05/08/06
Member Since: 04/14/06
3 lifetime posts
Thanks. My email: hclb@optonline.net. I think I bought the 40" ladder from Montgomery Ward about 35 years ago. No marking whatsover.

glendot

02:43AM | 05/09/06
Member Since: 06/26/04
30 lifetime posts
What I did was to fashion a pair of wooden blocks that sit on any rung I want to use as the bottom of the extension piece. I shaped them to fit inside the rails of the ladder which sits on the ground, then they rest against the rung which I want, and act as a stop to the bottom of the rail of the moving ladder. Will take a photo and send to you.

wjo123

02:39PM | 08/08/06
Member Since: 08/07/06
1 lifetime posts
Glendot, I'd like very much to see your photo(s) of how you solved your problem.

thanks

glendot

06:25AM | 09/26/06
Member Since: 06/26/04
30 lifetime posts
Here are a couple of photos. As you will see they are not very sophisticated, just something I cobbled up in desperation. However I have used them many times and they seem to hold up quite well with my 250 pounds. I designed in a slot to put in a tie down but I don't use it. My weight alone, together with the ladder edges, seem to hold them in place quite well. Note there is a left and a right one. Good luck.

Whoops, just noticed there is a limit of one photo per post. I will do a second post to show how they go on the ladder
303-rung_locks

glendot

06:50AM | 09/26/06
Member Since: 06/26/04
30 lifetime posts
Here is the picture of the rung locks in place. They do not attach to the ladder, just sit there when in use.When not in use, I store them seoparately.
304-rung_locks

Shinejr

08:30AM | 09/26/06
Member Since: 04/14/06
3 lifetime posts
Thanks a lot. I would have never thought of this method.

adrelnjunky

08:57PM | 01/06/07
Member Since: 01/06/07
2 lifetime posts
I drove all over the place....Menards Home Depot, Lowes, nobody carries parts for extension ladders. several hundred for the ladder and on a cold day the rung lock snaps back to lock the ladder and "snap" it breaks making the ladder (at the very least) or unuseable. I found this site that carries them, but they ain't cheap...$68.00 each. I'm gonna take the old one off and make a clay mold and see it I can't melt some aluminum and make a repalcement. will post pics in about a week to 10 days... today is Sunday Jan 7th 07
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