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  • michaelg251 commented on Peterthinking's instructable $26 Fire Ladder2 months ago
    $26 Fire Ladder

    Please, under NO circumstances make this ladder. It is dangerous beyond comprehension. There are No pieces of hardware shown in this ible that are rated for this application. The eye screwed into the wall is a malleable type that now has a side load placed upon it. In all likelihood it will pull out of the wood stud after bending because it will just rip through the dry wall due to the angle of the load placed on it. The type of rope shown is totally unreliable and certainly NOT meant to hold the weight of a person despite what the rating on the package says. Raned: PLEASE do not attempt this for a 3 story escape mechanism. Purchase a wire rope ladder made by a reputable company for your own safety. I have worked in the rigging industry for over forty years as an installer, user and an ...

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    Please, under NO circumstances make this ladder. It is dangerous beyond comprehension. There are No pieces of hardware shown in this ible that are rated for this application. The eye screwed into the wall is a malleable type that now has a side load placed upon it. In all likelihood it will pull out of the wood stud after bending because it will just rip through the dry wall due to the angle of the load placed on it. The type of rope shown is totally unreliable and certainly NOT meant to hold the weight of a person despite what the rating on the package says. Raned: PLEASE do not attempt this for a 3 story escape mechanism. Purchase a wire rope ladder made by a reputable company for your own safety. I have worked in the rigging industry for over forty years as an installer, user and an inspector. Please trust my judgment on this one

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