I saw this neat instcrutable by Phil B and realized....
I needed to make one for my big ladder...After all instructables are for how to DIY...
The second amazing thing was that I Had All The Parts On Hand never had to leave the property for anything.....Zer0 trips to Home Depot..
The first amazing thing is the IDEA from Phil B to create this simple elegant concept for one handed ladder moving.
Here is a Tip about ladder sitting. The un-retouched first picture is a clever Trick........ ;¬)
Step 1: MATERIALS and TOOLS USED
- Two wheels which we saved and never threw out.
- One ten foot length of 3/8" re-bar
- Four 3/8" hex head bolts 2½" long with 1¼" thread
- Four 3/8" hex nylock nuts
- Eight large 3/8" washers 2" diameter
- Two concrete anchors for metal angles ( see a pic )
- Electric drill and bits, or a small drillstand.
- Hacksaw, I used a power hand held band saw
- Welder, I used a heliarc.
- Re-bar cutter / bender
- Tape measure
- Heavy bench Vice
- Wrench or nut driver set
Step 2: ReBAR TRIANGLE and BOLT
- Cut two 3 foot lengths of re-bar and bend them in half 18 inches.
- Cut two 2 inch lengths of re-bar for holding the shaft bolts.
- Cut two 18 inch lengths of re-bar for cross bolt or longer if you have a wider ladder.
- Cut two of the bolts at a 45º angle where the threads stop.
that I'm not as proficient in its use as I should be..
My first bend resulted in a 17" -19" triangle, so I bent the second 3 foot the same way.
This meant when welding the wheel shafts, opposing symmetry is important and
naturally the shafts were welded identical and wrong..
One wheel inside to the ladder, and one wheel outside to the ladder.
......That had to be cut, drilled out and re-welded..see picture # 4........