Ankalad - uneven ground

Discussion in 'Gutter & Fascia Cleaning' started by Taxlossloz, Jun 23, 2015.

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  1. Taxlossloz

    Taxlossloz Grand Master
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    Got some slopes to work on today ( gutter cleaning) got levellers but does Stabiliser still work ? Do struts adjust independently and still connect ( all the pics are of nice flat even surfaces- which don't really need stabiliser anyway) ?
     
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  2. Jake

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    Mate you don't need one, just use a normal ladder, if it's grass then dig the feet in a bit and away you go... Don't worry about it, just be careful
     
  3. Taxlossloz

    Taxlossloz Grand Master
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    I got 2x12 with spikes but for 3x14 fancied making it rock solid - which it is . Just wondering how to set it up on a slope.. Smurf?
     
  4. daveyboy

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    Just stick laddermats under the end to raise it
    Laddermats can slip when damp as boarcity found out the hard way
    But the ankalad won't let it slip
    You can do the legs individually so not a problem
    That's how i do it
     
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    So would you be resting the ladder on the gutter also ?
     
  6. Jimroot

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    Could use planks to help level it, I've used ladderm8s, a spike board, under one leg to level it and it worked nicely. (Only a mild slope though)
     
  7. Smurf

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    Sorry I missed your post…How did you get on?
    As daveyboy1 has already mentioned they do work up to a point depending how bad the ground slopes away be it sideways, backwards, forwards or a combination so you need to screw you loaf if the ladder set is safe or not. There is only a certain amount of adjustment you can make and other factors like obstacles being in the way too.

     
  8. TolishAPurd

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    If you can't do it with an ankalad and a set of ladder mats, then its probably best left to the gutter vac folk.

    All that'll do is help to prevent slip out mate. When you are up at gutter height the forces on your ladder are magnified. So assuming the ladder digs in just another inch on one side it could make you slide six inches to the side at the top half... once you go, you GO. You only get one chance with gutter cleaning, and the margin for error is small.
     
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  9. cheapncheerful

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    and having gone for slides along the gutter recently....its not so much fun...

    I was lucky I was only half way up ....

    got to be careful out there for sure...:D
     
  10. Smurf

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    It's so easy to want to crack on and get a job done and dusted but it's also so easy to get hurt in doing so.

     
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