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LST 9 ft. 6 in., 22.5 in. x 31 in. Insulated Steel Scissor Attic Ladder with 350 lb. Load Capacity Not Rated

  • S-shaped steps double as hand rails while climbing
  • Folds and unfolds almost by itself with minimal force
  • Length adjustable by adding or removing step segments
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Fakro LST Scissor Attic Ladder is made from powder-coated steel and fine finished pine wood. Ladder door is insulated and has weather seal gasket to minimize heat transfer. Well balanced scissor system requires less room to unfold and delivers 350 lbs. load capacity. The ladder unfolds and folds with minimum force and no sudden movements. Once extended, steps also conveniently serve as a handrail while climbing. Standard ceiling height range can be adjusted by adding or removing step segments (details in specification).
  • 350 lbs. load capacity
  • Standard ceiling height 7’6 ½ in. to 9’2 ¼ in.
  • Plastic wheels prevent floor from scratching
  • Anti-slip steps with shape acting as a handrail
  • White finished insulated door with perimeter weather seal gasket
  • R value 5.2
  • Includes opening rod and white door trim
  • 2-year warranty
  • Maximum ceiling height 10 ft. 10 in. with two additional steps (LSS sold separately)

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Ratings
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MaterialSteelSteelSteelSteel
Maximum Ceiling Height (ft.)10.19.29.29.2
Recessed Opening Width (in.)302224.524.5
Ladder RatingType 1A - 300 lbs.Type 1A - 300 lbs.Type 1A - 300 lbs.Type 1A - 300 lbs.
Product Weight (lb.)7184 lb93 lb99
Fits Ceiling Height10 ft.9 ft.9 ft.9 ft.
Recessed Opening Length (In.)1031.2546.62553.75
FeaturesInsulatedAdjustable,Insulated,Ladder Included,Scissor Ladder DesignAdjustable,Insulated,Ladder Included,Scissor Ladder DesignAdjustable,Insulated,Ladder Included,Scissor Ladder Design
Finish TypePrefinishedFinishedFinishedFinished
Number of Steps 111111
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Specifications

Dimensions

Maximum Ceiling Height (ft.)
9.2
Maximum Ladder Length (ft.)
10.83
Minimum Ceiling Height (ft.)
7.5
Recessed Opening Height (in.)
15
Recessed Opening Length (In.)
31.25
Recessed Opening Width (in.)
22
Rung/Step Depth
3.125 in
Step Rise (in.)
9
Swing Clearance (ft.)
4.92

Details

Features
Adjustable,Insulated,Ladder Included,Scissor Ladder Design
Finish Type
Finished
Fits Ceiling Height
9 ft.
Ladder Rating
Type 1A - 300 lbs.
Ladder Type
Attic
Load Weight Capacity (lb.)
350 lb.
Material
Steel
Number of Steps
11
Product Weight (lb.)
84 lb
Returnable
180-Day
Rung/Step Material
Steel
Stainable/Paintable
Paintable

Warranty / Certifications

Certifications and Listings
No Certifications or Listings
Manufacturer Warranty
2-years warranty

Questions & Answers

53Questions17Answers

what is the usable unobstructed opening clearance? in other words, what size box would pass thro...

Asked by MK October 11, 2020
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LST 22.5 x 31 has 21.5 inch wide clearance that is 11" long, then the clearance narrows down to 17.5" between spring. Total length of the clearance will be between 16 and 18 inches as a part of an opening length is occupied by the stairs system. Box that will pass can be 21.5"x11" or 17.5"x16 in size. For more detailed questions please do not hesitate to contact us at service@fakrousa.com

Does it include a Pull System kit or do I have to buy that separately? Thank you.

Asked by JC October 8, 2020
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JC, all FAKRO ladders, including LST model, will have and opening rod included so you do not need to purchase a separate one. In addition, LST ladder has also installation brackets and trim included. The only thing you would have to purchase separately are #10x3" installation screws and an extra step if your ceiling height exceeds 9'2". The LST standard works for 8'2"-9'2" ceiling heights, adding 1 step will allow it to work up to 9'10" and adding 2 steps will allow it to work to 10'10".

Thank you FakroUSA for answering this question on the smaller LST unit. For the Fakro LST 9 ft. ...

Asked by Lanie October 7, 2020
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Lanie, between the spring mechanism you would have 19"x41" but if you were to turn around to avoid the springs you would have more space, for which it would be 21"x41".

This item price increased over $60 from last week, any chance it will come back down ?

Asked by EdK September 16, 2020
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This ladder might have been on promotion last week. The next promotion for this unit will start on November 26th.

My rough opening is 26.5x30 inch, is there a way to make it work?

Asked by Benjamin July 24, 2020
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Unfortunately there is no way to adjust the unit itself for your opening so you would have to adjust your opening so that it measures 22.5" wide x 31" long. If you have any questions please contact me directly at service@fakrousa.com

advertised as for standard 9'-6" ceiling however in specs state 9'-2 1/4" max. I have a 9'-6" cei...

Asked by Marco July 11, 2020
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Thank you for bring this to our attention, I will get this information fixed. The standard ceiling heights this unit works for is from 8'2"-9'2" so you will need an extra step for a 9'6" ceiling height.

My house is pretty old and the rough opening seems... inconsistent, at best. At one end it's 22.5...

Asked by JD June 1, 2020
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The outside frame dimensions of the wooden box are 22"x31 1/4" for this model so you will be able to fit it in your opening. However, you will need to make sure that the spacing between the wooden box frame and the ceiling joists is all the same. The installation calls for the use of shims in between the frame and the joists so on the side where it is only 22.25" wide, you might have to put a little bit of an extra shim piece to even it out with the 22.5" wide side.

Hello! Can it fit a 22x44 finished opening?

Asked by Paulette May 11, 2020
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I installed this unit about three years ago because of space considerations. The steps/ladder and springs come attached to a wooden frame that measures the dimensions listed. The install amounts to screwing in this wooden frame into your existing boards on all four sides. You could theoretically remove the end board from that frame and make it fit a bigger opening, but it would probably reduce the structural rigidity. It would also probably void the warranty.

Will this fit a 22"x36" opening? I know that I am good and will need to bring in the 36" to 31.5 ...

Asked by MMarcoux April 27, 2020
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This my fit your opening, but it is so small that you will never get anything up into the attic. I would bit the bullet and make a bigger opening and get a better ladder and they are cheaper too!

What is the minimum ceiling height needed ? I have about a 7' ceiling .

Asked by HenryJ March 5, 2020
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For a 7' ceiling height you would have to remove 2 steps from the ladder. By design we have made one of the steps easy to remove by unscrewing nuts and bolts which works for a minimum ceiling height of 7'6". In your case of having to remove 2 of the steps you would have to drill through the rivets of the second step to remove it.

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The product is well made and balanced nicely so it is easy to operate. But, the installation ins...
The product is well made and balanced nicely so it is easy to operate. But, the installation instructions require more than one person. One, or more to hold the unit from below and one above to do the supports. I added cleats to the sides of the unit and the opening so that I could drop it in from above and do the install single handed. At over 90 lbs just getting it into the attic was a bit of a job. The mechanism takes up a lot of the opening after installation. That is a bit of a bummer. You can't get anything more that 18' tall through the opening and I have to swivel my hips to get past the narrowest point. I'm 6' 3", other may not have this problem. But, the landing is nice and unobstructed, unlike when I used a ladder. My ceiling is 8 ft, so I removed one section , which was easy. I selected this unit because my opening isn't standard size and changing the opening so that a standard size stairs would fit was going to be a lot of work. But, the hand holds that the scissors on the stairs provide are nice.
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I STRONGLY RECOMMEND SHIPPING THE LADDER TO THE STORE FOR PICK-UP. I ordered a ladder, had it shi...
I STRONGLY RECOMMEND SHIPPING THE LADDER TO THE STORE FOR PICK-UP. I ordered a ladder, had it shipped to my house, and it was damaged upon arrival. So, I returned it to the store (thank you Home Depot!), and then ordered another shipped to the store. The shocker was - when I picked up the ladder from the store, it came in a huge cardboard box (that was missing when delivered to my house). The cardboard box has huge labels - that the box must be included with any return - which, to me meant, that the first shipper damaged the box/ladder, and discarded the box before delivery to my home. I STRONGLY RECOMMEND BUYING FROM HOME DEPOT. Based on my need for a return, I could have been "stuck" for return shipping if I would have bought from an online-only source. Not worth the risk. The only way to assure that you'll get a good, damage-free ladder, without incurring costs associated with returns, is to pick it up from a store. I bought this scissor attic ladder because my home did not have enough room for a folding attic ladder (the attic access is inside a walk-in closet). While I did install the ladder myself, this is really NOT a one-man job. The ladder is heavy, and the method of installation should have three people: one in the attic; and the two to lift the ladder up into the opening. And the two people had better be stout, and they have to hold it in place a short while - as the temporary bolts/brackets are put in place. Temporary supports could be used on the underside (room side), if you don't mind filling the temporary holes in the ceiling after the install is done. I installed eye bolts in the attic, and then used cam buckle straps to lift the ladder into the opening. It was not easy! A "come along" would have been better suited, but I did not want to spend the money for this tool (and then never use the tool again). The ladder comes with four metal pieces (about 9" long) to temporarily "hold" the ladder in the opening until the lag bolts/screws are installed through the ladder frame into the framing of the house. For my application, the metal pieces would not work, as my home has truss framing, with vertical supports exactly where the metal pieces were supposed to go. So, I bought and used two 60" long slotted angle pieces (from Home Depot), and that worked great (see pics). The slotted angle pieces spanned the 47" opening, and provide a guaranteed way to hold the ladder in position. I needed two LSS ladder extensions to extend the ladder, to account for my 10' ceilings. When adding two LSS extensions, I recommend moving the storage pins/bolts. Moving the pins is not in the instructions for the LSS extensions, but really helps lessen the force (and strength) needed to open and stow the ladder. This wasn't the easiest thing to do, and the pins have bushings that pressed into the ladder frame that must be pressed/pounded out, and then pressed in to the new location. If you are mechanically included, and have a good collection of tools, moving the pins is achievable, albeit difficult. If I had not moved the pins, my wife could not have opened/stowed the ladder. Moving the pins was necessary for her, as the extra length of the LSS extensions required the ladder to be compressed further to stow. The door on the ladder opens and closes easily. The ladder looks great in place. My wife commented that the ladder looks better than the opening that was there before (which was well made/painted). Pulling the ladder down is easy, once you understand how it works. The ladder doesn't pull down straight, but follows an arc (due to the arm that help support the weight of the ladder). You unhook the ladder, then pull OUT (sideways) and down. If you pull down only, you're fighting the mechanism. The ladder is quite sturdy, and doesn't flex like I thought it would. If flexes less than the extension ladder I had been using to access the attic. The ladder treads are narrow, narrower than I prefer, but this is necessary due to the width of the mechanism needed to counterbalance the door and ladder. I've read negative reviews about tread width, but the treads aren't much narrower than the extension ladder I had been using. It is just something to get used to. I am happy with the ladder. It is pricey, but as I had stated earlier, this is the only ladder that would fit into my limited space. This solution is much better than carrying the extension ladder in from the garage every time I (or my wife) want to access the attic. In addition, now my wife can access the attic anytime she wants, and . . . I don't have to get the extension ladder out (and put back) every time. For anybody that doesn't have room for a more typical folding ladder design, I heartily recommend this scissor attic ladder. For those with room for a folding ladder design, I would recommend this only if: you like the design/looks (it definitely looks expensive and unique - a good fit for high dollar homes); and/or you want the higher weight rating (although other ladders can be bought with high capacity). As for installation, if you are mechanically inclined, and are adept at framing, etc., then you can do this! But, self-installation is not for the faint at heart. I framed homes earlier in life; I do all my own demo/renovation work; as well as my own plumbing, electrical, car repair etc. I found installation, especially alone, challenging, but achievable. I would say that most average homeowners should not attempt this installation.
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This ladder overall definitely fit exactly as another reviewer mentioned - As a matter a fact, th...
This ladder overall definitely fit exactly as another reviewer mentioned - As a matter a fact, thanks to another review that gave me enough courage to get this attic ladder set for the garage. Rough opening on my end was 32 5/8" x 28 7/8". Some other reviewer said if you have 32 x 28, you should be perfect. Now while I had a slight more, I ended up sealing the gap between 1/2 to 1 inch all around using a trim frame all around and then insulating the gaps from the attic. With this done, the finish looks perfect and no issues. The setup took 2 guys to help lift this puppy up in the air thorough the hole and another 3rd guy in the attic to quickly lock and bolt this thing tight. End dup removing one X pair from the ladder to get a perfect open and close use. Besides that, these dimensions do make it rather difficult to fit anything "big" through the opening especially if bringing items up but if the items are no bigger than 24" x 21", you should in theory squeeze through the hole. Planning to use entire garage attic for storing original PC boxes since running a data center and more than enough space to maintain those needs.
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A bit expensive but excellent quality. Home Depot best price I found.
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Locate video at FAKRO site to see how to install while waiting for delivery. Needed 2 below to lift into opening and 1 above to lock down. Although a senior, installation was a breeze for me and 2 sons. Easy to open, lower, and raise. Like that ladder latches when scissored up and door does not get away from me when half closed. Great design. Free ship to HD is best option. Price was lowest I could find, even beating Amazon.
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Fits between the collar ties and makes for easy access...
Fits between the collar ties and makes for easy access to the attic!
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This is such a high quality ladder. We used it...
This is such a high quality ladder. We used it to go from our garage to a loft in the garage. The bolts around the top will need something done with them to make them safe from causing any bodily harm. Other than that there are no complaints.
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This attic ladder for our opening perfectly. Sturdy and good...
This attic ladder for our opening perfectly. Sturdy and good quality.
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I really like this ladder. I had it installed and...
I really like this ladder. I had it installed and it works well and now I have a reliable access to my attic space. I especially like that the loops work as handholds for getting up the ladder.
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Part of the panel was chip it is inconvenient to...
Part of the panel was chip it is inconvenient to take back because too heavy. I installed with the defect panel anyway. Disappointed.
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