Ideal ladder height?

Discussion in 'Traditional Window Cleaning' started by Bridger, Dec 16, 2014.

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  1. Bridger

    Bridger Newcomer
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    Hi all! First post on the forums, looking to start up a window cleaning round early next year :). I have seen an ideal ladder that isn't too costly and comes down to quite a small size, however, it is only 4.5m in length, do you guys reckon this is long enough for general 1 story trad cleaning.

    Thanks!
    Matt
     
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  2. boarcity

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    sounds ok
     
  3. Smurf

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    Hi & welcome to the forum Bridger :thumbsup:
     
  4. cheapncheerful

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    hi and welcome Bridger;
    i think my current is 4.2 m unopened and it for the most of its life remains unopened.....as i feel safer like that...i would start out on what you have and.....if you get a job you cant reach get off to the the shops and get something bigger or ....let the force take you ....:eek:

    dont forget the odd window can often be done by trad pole....
     
  5. rugbywolf

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    Most people will go for a double 11, but they're not all the same size these days. A double extending ladder around 3.6 metres closed would be considered average.
     
  6. TolishAPurd

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    Why limit yourself to just one ladder. I have a tall one for gutters, a tall one for windows, and a short one for windows. For each job I take the lightest one I can get away with. That way I am never carrying more weight then is needed which makes a massive difference by the end of the day/week.
     
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  7. rugbywolf

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    Or better still, get a triple extender and use the top two (that's what I do).
     
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  9. loftusW12

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    The ladders i use are made by a firm called WCS, though looking on their website they seem to have stopped making ladders, shame as they are excellent quality, the ones i use extend to about 18 feet fully open, not sure what that is in meters.
     
  10. daveyboy

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    Divide it by 3.3 for metres
     
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