Ok....didn't happen today. I got them mated together. Each length had 4 screw holes in the connector. I doubled that. I ovalized it and It turned out pretty good. BUT... my big ladder is no longer servicable. It's just not safe. I tried putting one of my 24's to the lower edge of the roof and scrambling up but the pitch is more than 45 degrees so I decided I need to regroup on this one. 36 and 40 foot ladders are freaking expensive ...but I can do that or hire a local handyman to come over and help. Either way it's more cash before I'm done. I'll jump on this tomorrow so I can get it set up. I am comfortable with the joined sections so I guess things turned out ok.