Oh Hell No: Stacking Six Ladders is Not the Way to Clean a Victorian

As seen on Fulton Street in the greater NoPA / Western Addition / DivCo area:

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This isn’t the way to do it, I don’t think…

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6 Responses to “Oh Hell No: Stacking Six Ladders is Not the Way to Clean a Victorian”

  1. chris says:

    Obviously that’s an extendable ladder. While certainly scary, it’s cheaper than a cherry picker, and definitely the way it used to be done back in the olden days.

  2. sfcitizen says:

    I’ll tell you, it wasn’t at all obvious to me that that contraption was one thing instead of six lashed together.

    And I’ll bet that back in the day, back when labor was cheaper, that there’d be a spotter or two on hand to help out. It appeared that the guy with the white truck was doing this all by his lonesome…

  3. Peter says:

    The overpriced pie on the ground floor will cushion the fall

  4. sfcitizen says:

    Overpriced pie? Sounds delish, I’ll drop by for some window shopping…

  5. chris says:

    Yeah… I think no spotter = low overhead. I’m sure he’s pretty used to it by now.

    This looks to be the same type of ladder he’s using… basically a top, a bottom, and middle segments to adjust the height.


  6. sfcitizen says:

    Well all right.

    But geez, looks like he has six sections, instead of five.

    Anyway, this isn’t for me….