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Old 01-21-2015, 06:25 PM
 
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Looking to buy a home-based fire escape ladder for a second floor window. Not tremendous variations but on amazon there are several, all with positive and negative reviews. Does anyone have one of these that they would recommend?
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Old 01-21-2015, 07:39 PM
 
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Home fire escape ladders come in many shapes, sizes, installation methods and ratings. Unfortunately, you need to pick the one that is best suited for your home, installation method and most important to those who will actually be using them. It's not possible to just throw out brands and models without knowing a lot more about specifics. These are designed to save a life, so you don't want to buy without studying your specific needs.
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Old 01-23-2015, 05:59 PM
 
Location: Tennessee at last!
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I have 2--and the reason for 2 is that they fit differently on the windows. The most important thing it that they will fit on window frames properly and that they will hold the weight of the persons who my have to use it. MANY of them will only hold a 180 pound person, so if you have anyone heaver than that that may use the ladder, it will pull apart.
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Old 01-25-2015, 08:41 AM
 
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Thanks for the replies. Do they usually say on them what type of window they fit, or is it just a matter of measuring the window? Windows are fairly standard for a late 1970s house, not sure what I'm looking for in terms of fitting one vs. another
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