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How to use a ladder on a sloping driveway?

I'm working on wiring on the side of a building with a driveway that slopes down. So in the building garage entrance, wiring is only eight feet above me, but as the driveway to the back slopes down, I'm 12 - 14 feet from where I need to work. What's best way to use a ladder - extension better than stepladdr?????
By: goer
Date: Thu-Apr-3-2014-
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There are ladder attachments that can be added to deal with this situation. Werner is one (or at least used to be) such manufacturer. I have a yard that slopes along the length of the wall and have used one for many years. Wouldn't be without it.
[d] By: toughies
Date: Thu-Apr-3-2014
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not sure of your situation, but 
In general, a straight ladder (not step ladder) should be situated as follows: Standing facing the extended ladder, it should be at an angle created by your feet (toes) at the base and your arms extended straight at and hands grasping the side rails. This is called the "Fireman's stance". Ladders should NEVER be placed at an angle anywhere near 45 degrees. If the ground slopes side to side, find a ladder block to place under the low side to level the feet. IMPORTANT! If there is any way you can get some help, get an able bodied person to "foot" the base of the ladder for you while you are up there. Your helper will put their feet against the feet of the ladder to help hold it in place while holding the side rails too. This is just a mini tip, there are other safety cautions for using ladders. Give us more info. 
[d] By: atop
Date: Thu-Apr-3-2014
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Park your truck on the slope and brace ladder on tailgate. Possibly use a couple bags of cement at the base. Maybe tie theladder back to the truck bed about 6 ft up to hold the top from slidiong down. I dunno just an ideas I've done before. 
[d] By: skinning
Date: Thu-Apr-3-2014
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My dad used to put a sheet of thick plywood down and put a railroad tie under it. He adjusted the level of the plywood by how far the tie was under it. Note that the tie should end up outside the ladders feet, NOT between the ladder and the building. Next, he would stick blocks of anything (cement, split firewood, etc.) under the 2 raised corners of the plywood to keep anyone from stepping on the plywood and possibly flipping anything. it was always a sturdy platform and works even when the slope is angled to the building. 
[d] By: dermal
Date: Thu-Apr-3-2014
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