7:11 PM 02/08/2013
The fire escape off the brownstone in Gowanus that I just moved into has a long metal pole extending out from the fire escape on the 2nd floor and another on the 3rd floor. They're about 5 feet long, anchored to the railing in two spots, and have hooks on the end. I can't figure out what they're for, and Googling didn't help. Does anyone on here know? Thanks!
I believe they hold the ladder in place
9:17 PM 02/08/2013 | 0 Votes
yup, they have the hooks that hold the moveable ladder in place. The moveable ladder usually connects the fire escape to the ground - i.e. it is the bottom section
12:32 AM 02/09/2013 | 0 Votes
Thanks, @ben-gazi and @timber for the replies. I think we may not be talking about the same thing, though. I do see the hook that holds the movable ladder in place. These hooks, in contrast, are small, and are at the end of metal rods that extent 5 or so feet out from the edge of the fire escape, parallel to the ground, away from the building. Attaching a couple of photos. Are those indeed ladder-related? Or something else maybe?
12:27 PM 02/11/2013 | 0 Votes