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Werner

Model AH2210B

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Store SKU #451129

8 ft. - 10 ft., 22.5 in. x 54 in. Aluminum Universal Fit Attic Ladder with 375 lb. Maximum Load Capacity

$169.00 /each
  • Wide access opening
  • Easy to open; smooth closing
  • "Safe and Secure Attic Access!!" (see reviews)

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Available for standard or extra-wide openings, the Werner Aluminum Universal Fit Attic Ladder offers a lightweight design, yet boasts a duty rating of 375 lbs. The strut design eliminates springs and allows for a wide access opening, easy to open and close smoothly. Designed for safety, the ladder features wide, slip-resistant steps that provide stability when climbing, while the non-marring feet help protect any flooring type.

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  • Aluminum construction offers lightweight durability
  • 375 lb. load capacity offers ample support for transporting items to and from the attic
  • Fits all ceiling heights from 8 ft. to 10 ft.
  • For ceiling openings measuring 22.5 in. x 54 in.
  • Slip-resistant steps provide secure footing
  • Non-marring feet protect floor surface from damage
  • Step-by-step online video for easy installation
  • ANSI and OSHA compliant for safety
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I have a 22.5x48 opening and I like your aluminum versions but you don't have one that fits 48" Is there a space/part that I can remove to make it 48?

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Romeo
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June 13, 2013
I have a 22.5x48 opening and I like your aluminum versions but you don't have one that fits 48" Is there a space/part that I can remove to make it fit a 48" length. Maybe cut the end part of the frame and don't use that 1 inch thick wood? How much space is available?
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October 13, 2015
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1 Man job all day, every day.
Modify opening about 3/4 to 1 inch larger than the pull down.
Trim the attic stairs out FIRST with desired casing.
Make sure your nails caught good meat.
Lift stairs over your head walk up ladder slowly and put it in the hole, flush with sheetrock and nail the trim to the ceiling. Those nails will catch your framing and temporarily support it.
Open it and cut legs to
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1 Man job all day, every day.
Modify opening about 3/4 to 1 inch larger than the pull down.
Trim the attic stairs out FIRST with desired casing.
Make sure your nails caught good meat.
Lift stairs over your head walk up ladder slowly and put it in the hole, flush with sheetrock and nail the trim to the ceiling. Those nails will catch your framing and temporarily support it.
Open it and cut legs to desired length and angle.
Using your separate ladder drill 16 holes through jamb into framing with a 1/8 drill bit.
Nail in 16D nails and maybe a few screws. I personally like 3 inch screws better but codes call for 16d nails.
Secure cord through pre drilled hole.
1 man, 30 minute job.
Reframe could add on an hour or two if difficult.
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Extreme South Mooresville, NC
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November 28, 2014
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No. I can't see that as a possibility. The folded ladder takes up the full length. You would have to start with an uncut-unhinged ladder.
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May 13, 2014
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You can't cut any attic ladder framing as far as I know. It will void the warranty. There is, however, this one on Home Depot . com
http://www.homedepot.com/p/Fakro-22-5-in-x-47-in-x-8-ft-11-in-Insulated-Steel-Attic-Ladder-with-350-lb-Load-Capacity-Type-IA-Duty-Rating-66865/202040148
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November 6, 2013
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Don't alter the frame of the ladder. You have to alter the rough opening to fit the ladder frame... this will take a little doing but if you have a Sawzall or a Circular Saw, and a Drill/Screw Gun...you can do it easly enough! Having a helper makes it a little easier. Good Luck!
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September 28, 2013
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DO NOT attempt to modify the ladder. You risk harm to yourself and to others. ALWAYS modify the framing of the ceiling. It is rare that an opening can not be modified, but if that is the case seek a different ladder or forego the installation altogether. Do not risk personal safety for access. Not worth it.
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McAllister, MT 59729, USA
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June 27, 2013
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It would be necessary to reframe the opening using the correct size lumber to match the existing ceiling framing. The ladder frame fits into the new opening, and the ladder frame cannot be modified.
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June 18, 2013
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The AH2210 Aluminum attic ladder has a minimum requirement of 54 inches for the rough opening. The end frame protects the ladder and allows the ladder to close properly.
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Romeo
June 17, 2013
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Thanks Jacks! I just went ahead and removed both ends of the frame of the ladder cut the extra space, removed the rivets cut the middle ladder shorter and changed it with bolts then attached the whole thing directly to the opening. Job is done and solved my space issue.
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Carnation, WA 98014, USA
June 13, 2013
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There is no part you can remove to get back that 6 inches -- the ladder itself folds and the folded ladder takes up the space in question. You'd have to cut the ladder in the middle and I don't see how that could be anything but a lot of work.
It would be easier to re-frame the opening -- unless the room is an odd shape, the size of the opening you have is entirely arbitrary. You'd need to access the top
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There is no part you can remove to get back that 6 inches -- the ladder itself folds and the folded ladder takes up the space in question. You'd have to cut the ladder in the middle and I don't see how that could be anything but a lot of work.
It would be easier to re-frame the opening -- unless the room is an odd shape, the size of the opening you have is entirely arbitrary. You'd need to access the top (attic side) and bottom (ceiling) and move one member of the framing 6". Usually this is easy if the joices are exposed from the attic side.
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can 1 person install this ladder

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Petoskey, MI
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Is far easier with two persons.
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Brighton, MI
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yes, just installed by myself. not really sure why you need two people, but i guess it would have been nice to have a runner for tools and whatnot. this ladder only weighs around 50 lbs. I am not the strongest person but was able to lift it into place fine. i took my time on this as the outside temp to day is around 80, and i dont really want to know how hot it is in my attic. all in all it took me about Read More
yes, just installed by myself. not really sure why you need two people, but i guess it would have been nice to have a runner for tools and whatnot. this ladder only weighs around 50 lbs. I am not the strongest person but was able to lift it into place fine. i took my time on this as the outside temp to day is around 80, and i dont really want to know how hot it is in my attic. all in all it took me about 3 hours from cutting the hole, cutting and installing the headers, squaring everything up and permanent mounting, will put trim around the door at a later date. Read Less
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January 6, 2015
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Very hard for one person. You need someone in attic and one person below to push it up opening and center on opening. Person in attic then installs screws.
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January 4, 2015
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It can be done, but it is awkward to lift it into place by yourself. What you can do is suspend the ladder with rope harness tied to the metal frame, and then climb into the attic space and hoist it from above. With the ladder suspended on the rope, tie off the rope, and then pull the ladder into position, then untie, gradually lowering it onto the rear temporary support board. After you are sure it is Read More
It can be done, but it is awkward to lift it into place by yourself. What you can do is suspend the ladder with rope harness tied to the metal frame, and then climb into the attic space and hoist it from above. With the ladder suspended on the rope, tie off the rope, and then pull the ladder into position, then untie, gradually lowering it onto the rear temporary support board. After you are sure it is well supported on the temporaries, untie the ropes from the ladder frame. Read Less
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2 people are best. If you install these stairs without a 2nd access to the area above the stairs then there will be no one to lower the stairs after you drop the stairs on to the support planks. Also, raising the stairs through the rough-out hole in the ceiling is tough to do by yourself.
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Yes, one person could install it . . . . but I'd recomend you have someone there to help. It is cumberson to get into the attic and it would be wise to have some one assist you positioning it before securing it in place.
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Best with two people unless you are very strong.
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September 22, 2014
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You must have 2 people that are capable of lifting the ladder into the overhead space.
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How thick is the door panel and is it insulated in any way

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Petoskey, MI
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door panel is about 3/8" plywood and there is no insulation
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Seneca, SC
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Door panel is about 1/2" plywood without any insulation. If you buy this item at the store look closely that ladder sections are alined to each other. My ladder was out of alinement by over 3/4" .
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Door panel is about 3/8" and is NOT insulated and I don't think can be. I simply had a old cushion from a couch and laid it on top when i closed the ladder.
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Redmond, OR
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The door panel is 5/16" thick, and is un-insulated.
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Beaverton, OR
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3/8" thick and there is no insulation with this model
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Door panel is 3/8" thick, but the framing is 4"
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December 9, 2014
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The door is 3/8" thick. The AH does not have any insulation.
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Is the mounting hardware included?

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Extreme South Mooresville, NC
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November 28, 2014
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The only thing you will need is some deck screws to hold it in place while you square the frame. Go to Werner.com and watch the installation video. It shows you everything you need to know.
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Yes, comes with plenty of lag bolts, but extra smaller screws and shims are helpful to get it set at first.
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North Las Vegas, NV, USA
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You might need:-
2x2 wood for framing
Wood nails -1 box
Ply wood sheets to keep inside attic after installation is done.(so u can store stuff.)
Stud finder- very helpful to know where to find studs and start your project.
At least 2 people to do it.
Plenty of light in attic..... Start the project in morning so u have ample time to finish...
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Yes, even most of the bolts. Most cases will require some shims. There is, however, no trim. That is relevant to each job, therefore, not included. But, Home Depot sells all kinds.
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January 30, 2014
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Yes. It includes all of the lag bolts to mount the ladder to your existing frame. The box will tell you everything that you will need other than that. Bear in mind, you must have a rough opening that measures 22.5x54 inches or you will have to make the frame opening yourself.
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You will need some 3" to 3 1/2" Wood screws as well as some quality wood shims in addition to the lag bolts that are supplied with the ladder. You will also need some 1"x4" boards longer than the width of your stair set to suspend the ladder while you fasten the ladder to the rough opening in your ceiling.
Best of luck with your project,
Alan
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November 25, 2013
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Yes, the AH series of attic ladders include the hardware necessary for installation. This includes the Lag Screws, Cap Screws, Lock Nuts and Washers. Additionally, ten #8 Deck Screws, 1 x 4 Temporary Support Boards, and Shims are required by not included with the ladder.
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Rated 4.4 out of 5 by 131 reviewers.
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by First one was defective -- requires carpentry skills to install The first ladder was defective; the plywood backing was split. Quality control should have caught that. We were replacing an old attic ladder, so our carpentry was minimal but installation of a ladder for the first time would take real skills. Another problem is that attics are often dark and hot, and working up there is difficult. Overall, this ladder fit correctly and the installation instructions were clear. For first time users -- very important to measure the floor to ceiling height before you buy the ladder, and then pay close attention to how you cut/adjust the ladder legs and feet to fit exactly to that height. It is a two-person job, and each person must be able to lift the weight of the ladder. August 30, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Excellent product, easy to install with very good instructions The instructions are very thorough with good coverage of possible scenarios. It was very easy to install and I only needed a little bit of help from my wife to get it in place. Be sure to pick up some 1x4 for temporary bracing, plenty of door shims and some 3" screws. I used the torx style screws because you can stick them on the bit in the drill and put them in with one hand. I also used a couple of the quick grip style clamps to hold it in place while I shimmed and squared it before putting in the screws. August 30, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Great lightweight attic ladder I bought this attic ladder to replace my original wood ladder, which had seen better days. This ladder is much lighter and sturdier than the wood ladder. It wasn't difficult to install, but definitely requires two people. September 7, 2016
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by problems the 1/4 inch plywood bolted to the ladder was out of align, laying on the piano hinge on one side. after squaring the unit in the rough opening, the problem still existed, so we thought something was still in a bind. We started over with measuring and removed all shims. after going through the installation process again, the plywood still laid on the hinge, binding when attemping to lower the ladder. at this time it was evident it was a factory defect. i used a rotary tool to cut away the overlapping plywood, and the ladder then operated correctly with no binding anywhere. Also, the plywood on one side is gapped down away from the ladder frame about 1/2"---very noticeable. will have to re-bolt or add other bolts to pull against frame. I recently installed a louisville brand ladder from lowes in another part of my home and had no problems. August 30, 2016
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Good product but buy good mounting hardware to install. The only downside was the mounting hardware. The lag screws snapped off when using an 18v drill to drive them in. August 30, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Works on 10’4”+ Ceilings! The product description stated that the ladder was intended for ceiling with a max height of 10’3”. After contacting Werner, I discovered that the product would work for ceilings that are slightly higher. My ladder was installed in a location where the floor to ceiling height was a little over 10’4”. It worked perfectly. Due to being at the upper limit of the ladder’s reach, no trimming of the legs was required (removed one step from the installation process). The adjustable feet allow for a couple of inches of play to bring them in solid contact with the floor. Feels plenty sturdy for average home use. The installation was simple with two people. I would recommend drilling the pilot holes for the 1/4” hex head lag bolts slightly larger than the 1/8” recommended in the instructions. In my opinion using a 5/32” or 11/64” drill bit will still allow for a snug fit without being so tight that you run the risk of over torquing the bolts and shearing off the heads. A little bar soap to lubricate the threads may also make driving the lag bolts a bit easier. I textured and painted to match existing ceiling, then trimmed out to finish. Finally, I replaced the pull cord with an eye screw, so as to avoid having a cord hanging in walking space. Opens easily using a homemade pull consisting of an eye hook screwed into the end of a dowel. April 14, 2016
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by Warped Panel and Poor Customer Service I would not recommend this manufacturer. A professional Home Depot installer just installed these stairs and we discovered the wooden panel that runs along the ceiling and encloses the stairs is warped. (This was not apparent until it was up). Because of this, it doesn't lie completely flush against the frame or the ceiling. It does not seal properly when shut and is unsightly. I contacted Werner who blamed it on the installer and told me to complain to Home Depot about it. The installer did a fine job, and all we want is a replacement panel which is inexpensive, but Werner refused. Now I have to buy a replacement piece of wood myself and try to have it cut to fit. Very poor customer service!! I should have gone with Louisville! July 7, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Great product It was so easy to install with detailed instructions. The ladder is well built and fit perfectly. June 28, 2016
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