Foot the ladder

Discussion in 'Gutter & Fascia Cleaning' started by Elliot, Feb 20, 2016.

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  1. Elliot

    Elliot Active Member
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    Does anyone use em , are they as good as they look . I'm thinking of getting some , I'm 100% wfp on my windows !but I'm getting a few gutter and fascia jobs , I don't like using the pole on em . I like to get up and do em right by hand . But getting up to the roof line can be dodgy , so ou need to feel safe . Cheers el
     
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  2. Green Pro Clean Ltd

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    I have myself come off a ladder and so have two friends of mine and the worst of it all was a broken wrist.

    Anything that makes the use of a ladder safer is a must, it just aint worth risking life an limb for the price of a gutter clean.
     
  3. TolishAPurd

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    Posh has got one. I'll pick one up one day.
     
  4. Rosewood

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    I just use a good old fashioned sand bag, throw it on the bottom rung it is quite large, weighs a good 20kg but ladders have never moved
     
  5. Taxlossloz

    Taxlossloz Grand Master
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    I'm WFP too but don't have gutter vac
    I have 3x 14 with ankalad stabiliser plus levellers for adjusting for slope and getting spikes fitted which levellers can go past when spikes not appropriate ( Tarmac )
     
  6. boarcity

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    today i fitted my spikes[from off my old ladders] onto my new ladder sets

    after having a fall [prior to getting spikes] i know firsthand how important an additional safety device is , especially so if you work alone.
    iv never seen a foot the ladder but if it was my chosen device id make sure it was readily at hand-possiblly mounted on a bracket on outside of van door . you dont want it hidden below clutter inside van spikes 001.JPG
     
  7. Duncs

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    when i was trad if i was working on my own Ihad two choices
    my large water bucket along bottom of ladders
    second choice i had builders concrete block the really heavy ones it would never move kept it at the back of van
     
  8. Rosewood

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    So how do the spikes work if your on concrete, won't they stop the bottom of ladder from touching the ground pos making it less secure?
     
  9. TolishAPurd

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    I used to do that in the early days until i forgot about it and stuck my foot in the bucket on a cold winters day.
     
  10. Duncs

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    tolish done that many times too nowt worse if its done first thing in the morn
    wet feet all day
     
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