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 aluminum ladder in the rain? 
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Post aluminum ladder in the rain?
Does it damage an aluminum ladder to leave it out in the rain, or should I keep it covered?
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John S
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Sat Mar 31, 2012 10:06 pm
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Post Re: aluminum ladder in the rain?
Should be OK, unless you're near the sea. I hear aluminum corrodes in a salty environment.


Sat Mar 31, 2012 11:06 pm
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Post Re: aluminum ladder in the rain?
I found this information on a web site named keytometals-dot-com:
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Most aluminum alloys have excellent resistance to atmospheric corrosion (often called weathering), and in many outdoor applications, such alloys do not require shelter, protective coatings or maintenance.

You should be fine with your ladder exposed, although I do store mine in a shed.


Sun Apr 01, 2012 1:50 am
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Post Re: aluminum ladder in the rain?
I'll let you know this summer.

I've had 2 of them out there all winter. At least lay them down.


Sun Apr 01, 2012 11:15 pm
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