Clearing Downspouts & Guttering By Hand

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  1. Smurf

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    Thought you might like to see what I use to access the roofline as safely as possible using a ladder without drilling holes in ppl's walls. Before anyone asks I'm not going to step onto the roof :D Also the base of the ladder is 2' away from that wall :rolleyes:

    What do you think?
     
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    Looks very good mate, how mich are those supports??
     
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    Top of ladder is fitted with mirolite standoff http://www.laddersto...-stand-off.html
    Invaluable bit of kit and I use it on every job. £125 + vat & delivery

    The ladder is permantly fitted with ankalad stabiliser http://www.laddersaf...tabiliser.shtml £95 + vat & delivery
    Stops the ladder slipping backwards & sideways also stops ladder bounce so the ladder is more ridged when climbing & working.
    Can be used on slippery surfaces too when using a normal ladder would be very dangerous to atempt. Also can be used as a free standing ladder so long as you don't go higher than the recommended height.

    Got both off ebay for £90 (nearly new for the two) so saved myself a fortune :)
     
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    Great I will keep my eyes peeled on eBay lol
     
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    Be careful what you bid on as there is plenty of rubbish listed on ebay too ;)
     
  6. rcproperty

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    looks good, how you gettin on with that??

    scaffold is safer :p
     
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    That one in the pic was a 15 min job to unblock the downspout including setting up & packing away for £35. Would have charged extra if they needed the guttering cleared and guttering & fascia cleaned. So you can make easy money unblocking downspouts & gutters. Do a few in the same street and make a day’s wage easily in just 2-3 hours. :D


     
  8. rcproperty

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    yer thats true, gutters are a quick way of getting a good wage when you can get them!
     
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    You can get them all year round rc if you try and to be honest you can earn more money than cleaning windows.
    Do both and your quids in :D

    Need to use the right kit though like I do which looks the part and gets loads of work including using a guttevac too for awkward jobs ;)
     
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    yer you can, not to sure about more than window cleaning,
     
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