Definitive Ladder Size

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  1. stonesthrow

    stonesthrow Guest

    Hi, I'm just getting all my equipment set up and I've seen a lot of contradiction on various websites about the size of ladder I need. I'm just going to be doing domestic 2 story houses for the time being. Some people have said anything over 4m is overkill, and others have said I need at least 6m!

    I'm going to be walking my round so I don't wanna be carrying any unnecessary weight. So what size ladder do you recommend?

    Cheers.
     
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  2. mr shine

    mr shine Guru
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    im using a 4m ladder which extends to 7.45m or 24 ft its no problem for 2 storey work and also the odd gutter clearance job which when starting out the extra money is handy. 6m would be for 3 storey so no need if your only doing 2 storey also personally i dont do 3 storey unless i have someone footing the ladder ,about 70 % of my work is wfp so ive no need for 3 storey ladder work. down the road when you can afford consider a back pack for windows which are not accessible by ladder also great for 3 storey youll pick up a backpack for around a 100 quid good luck anyway
     
  3. mr shine

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    i forgot to mention consider a ladder safety device for you own safety ,have a look on ebay their cheap enough
     
  4. stonesthrow

    stonesthrow Guest

    Thanks for the reply mate. Any other opinions? Was hoping to get a general consensus.
     
  5. All Round Cleaning

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    If your just going to do normal houses trad id say get some double 10 rung
    More than enough you dont want to overkill it .
     
  6. stonesthrow

    stonesthrow Guest

    So a 6m (extended) Youngman would be good?
     
  7. All Round Cleaning

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    Yes mate I think those will be fine to be honest .
     
  8. stonesthrow

    stonesthrow Guest

    Thanks for the help!
     
  9. rjacandwc

    rjacandwc Well-Known Member
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    I use a 4.7m ladder and have no problem. Mind i am 6ft+ in height lol
     
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