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Werner 10' Small Opening Aluminum Access Ladder
Werner 10' Small Opening Aluminum Access Ladder

Online Price: $134.93

Product Code: AA1510

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Werner AA1510 Small Opening Attic Ladder - 250 lbs. Capacity

The AA Series Aluminum Werner Attic Ladder design has a load capacity of 250 pounds, adjustable feet, and high toe clearance for comfortable climbing. This unit includes grooved, slip resistant steps, heavy duty hinges for strengthened structure and a counter balance mechanism that eliminates sag and springiness. It is ideal for small places like closets and corners.

Product Codes: AA1510

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  • 250 Lbs Load Capacity
  • Aluminum Design
  • Perfect for Small Areas
  • Easy Open and Close
  • Easy Installation
  • Convenient Hand Rail

Average Rating: 4 of 5 Total Reviews: 2 Write a review »

  0 of 0 people found the following review helpful:
Instructions probably need some revision March 10, 2014
Reviewer: stepup  
"I have just installed your Compact Attic Ladder to make use of the small amount of storage space available between our ceiling and our roof, and I am offering some comments about my experience with installing it. We have a two-story home and the opening and space requirements apparently met the requirements needed by the ladder (after I previewed the specifications and instructions online). However, only upon installation did I find out some shortcomings in your instructions and specifications which seem, in retrospect, intended only for homes that are “perfect” for the installation of this particular ladder. The most significant of these shortcomings I discovered is that I could not install the spring-power assist lift arm for the following reason: your instructions indicate 28” of vertical clearance space at the ceiling opening (pg. 2 of instructions). Moreover, the diagram accompanying the instructions shows the vertical arrow at the side of the opening opposite the side where the ladder will be stored.

However, in reality, the 28 inches of vertical clearance is needed along the movement of the assist arm, which is a few feet away from the opposite side of the ceiling opening. Because I am using the storage space below my roof, and the location of the assist arm is deep inside the opening, the pitch of my roof did not provide the necessary clearance for the free movement of the assist arm. Your instructions and diagrams should be revised to indicate that the vertical clearance needs to be at the location of the assist arm pivot point. The ladder can still be used without the assist arm, but more force needs to be applied when pushing the ladder upward. The ladder can skew off center if the upward force is not evenly applied, but this can be corrected by straightening the ladder after it has been placed in its stored position. However, this puts extra strain on the slim assist pole. I found that the assist pole developed a mild bend after just a couple of practice attempts at lowering and stowing the ladder. Hence, I believe you should also develop a stronger assist pole to go with the ladder. I will probably have to somehow reinforce the pole that I have. Another problem I encountered in the installation is that your instructions on attaching the door do not take into account that some ceilings are made of drywall attached to framing, which is how my ceiling is constructed. The drywall is about a half-inch thick. This caused me problems in deciding where to attach the door. Ultimately, because the ceiling opening also had ¾-inch thick solid wood molding around the opening that supported a removable drywall panel used as a cover, I attached the door to the molding after trimming the molding to be flush with the opening. The door should also have a light metal chain or arm to control its movement. As is, the door swings freely on the hinges and if the door is near a hallway wall (as mine is), it could easily swing past vertical and hit the wall or a picture hanging on the wall.

Finally, the ladder and the assist pole leave a lot of aluminum residue on bare hands that touch or handle them. For people who are not comfortable with this, I think that the instructions could advise users that aluminum residue could come off and/or to wipe or wash the ladder and other aluminum components before handling. These are the comments I have about your Compact Attic Ladder after installing it. I should note that I had been looking for a product like this for some time, and previously have had to haul an unextended 16-foot extension ladder into the home and up the stairs in order to access the attic. The Compact Attic Ladder fills a need I was looking to fill, but I think some of the instructions need to be reviewed based on actual user experience."

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  0 of 0 people found the following review helpful:
The only ladder that would fit in my attic March 10, 2014
Reviewer: Wolfgang  
"I got very lucky with my dimensions, an inch here or there and this ladder would not have worked "measure carefully!!! it was harder for me to make a new attic door than to install the ladder. I had drywall for an opening. I was missing two washers that lucky I had. Once it's in it works very well. The door could use a chain or spring to keep it from hitting the wall as mentioned in another review. But overall happy!"

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