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Old 05-21-2012, 11:50 PM   #1
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Snapped Ladder Repair Pix

I snagged the top of my ladder on a tree branch the other day and snapped the top of it off. My post asking for part purchase info netted zero responses so I set out to fix it myself.

I took the ladder off the camper, purchased a piece of steel pipe that was sightly smaller than the inner diameter of the aluminum ladder. I filled other ends of the ladder at the break with some PL Premium adhesive, then took a 3' section of steel pipe and slid it in both section of the break without inserting it completely.

Then I took some JB Weld adhesive and used it to seal the final section of the break. I squished it all together and let it set for 24hours.

Then I took a few bolts and drilled holes above and below the break and passed them through both the steel pipe and existing ladder tubing.

This method means that the sheer load is carried by both the bolts, and the adhesive.

Ladder now fixed.

Hope this helps someone out there!
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Old 05-22-2012, 06:09 AM   #2
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Very nicely done!


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Old 05-22-2012, 09:29 AM   #3
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Thanks - its been raining - only thing left to do is touch up the paint!
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