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Old 12-16-2013, 03:21 AM
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I am confined to a wheel chair from a lower leg amputation.
As you know standing on a stool with one leg is just not a safe thing to do.
I went to Lowes and bought a light bulb changer. It is a yellow pole with different attachments for various sized light bulbs. It has three sections and can telescope out to 18 feet.
Now I can change my light bulbs while sitting in my wheelchair.
Earlier today a friend of my late Mother called and asked if I had a light bulb as she didn't want to go to the store, I told her yes.
A few minutes later she came over for the light bulb. She is in her late 70's and her husband uses a cane. Neither one needs to climb on a stool.
I loaned her my light bulb changer.
When she brought it back she was very happy to be able to change a light bulb with out the risk of falling.
I told her she could borrow it any time
I hope this will be of help for those on here who are unsteady on their feet or knows someone who is and does not want to risk falling.

Jerry
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Old 12-16-2013, 05:14 PM
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Thumbs up Good job!

That's always a good thing to have just the right tool for the job.
Makes it safer and easier.
Good to have friends that will loan out those tools too!
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Old 12-16-2013, 05:24 PM
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I am confined to a wheel chair from a lower leg amputation.
As you know standing on a stool with one leg is just not a safe thing to do.
I went to Lowes and bought a light bulb changer. It is a yellow pole with different attachments for various sized light bulbs. It has three sections and can telescope out to 18 feet.
Now I can change my light bulbs while sitting in my wheelchair.
Earlier today a friend of my late Mother called and asked if I had a light bulb as she didn't want to go to the store, I told her yes.
A few minutes later she came over for the light bulb. She is in her late 70's and her husband uses a cane. Neither one needs to climb on a stool.
I loaned her my light bulb changer.
When she brought it back she was very happy to be able to change a light bulb with out the risk of falling.
I told her she could borrow it any time
I hope this will be of help for those on here who are unsteady on their feet or knows someone who is and does not want to risk falling.

Jerry

I got one of those thing and use it for high ceilings. they are great. by the way the threads on the end fit nearly everything else also. paint roller handles, duty brooms, squeechees..
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Old 12-19-2013, 10:03 PM
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I changed 4 long fluorescent tube bulbs yesterday (4 out of 8 died within three days of each other...and the others are about to burn)
The chore was a taxing 15 minutes for an able-bodied 20-something with two feet on a hair for hight.

I am more appreciative for my abilities, and have a new-found appreciation for tools that help others do similar tasks.

*not taking stuff for granted today*

I'm actually thinking of getting one of those lightbulb changers...I have some on 12 ft ceilings in the workshop and I don't currently own a ladder.

Good idea, thanks for posing.
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Old 12-23-2013, 12:01 AM
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I was wondering if one of those would be good for picking pears? Pears are best picked green, but gently so as not to cause bruises as they ripen.
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Old 12-23-2013, 01:51 AM
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Karen....
This shows a number of options that might work for you.....
Both soft (peach) and hard (apple) fruit pickers....

That will be the neat thing about my Lingonberry raised bed.... It is only 1' high and the Lingonberry plants only get about 1 1/2' tall.....

Good luck....

OH SNAP..... forgot the link
http://images.search.yahoo.com/searc...it+picker+pole
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Old 12-27-2013, 03:05 AM
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I was wondering if one of those would be good for picking pears? Pears are best picked green, but gently so as not to cause bruises as they ripen.

Picked up a fruit picker on amazon. It was pricey but works great, in fact my wife ordered a second one so we can pick two trees at once. Much nicer than the basket type.

http://www.amazon.com/The-Twister-Fr...s=fruit+picker
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