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  1. slippy

    slippy Well-Known Member
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    ankalad 1.jpg ankalad 1.jpg ankalad 2.jpg ladder on gutter.jpg

    Used my ladder to get up this narrow space between two roofs. I always get worried when I step off or step onto the ladder from roof. Worry it will slide back. It was raining this day so I extended the ankalad stabilizer so it dug into the ground- look ok?
     
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  2. boarcity

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    a while ago , a windie oop north wrote that he had jus bought a new ladder and it came fitted with those rubber swivel feet . prior to this he had ladder spikes on his old ladder . anyhow first day in use the ladder slid out on him. so he unbolted the feet and fitted his spikes which he had used for many years .

    moral is -dont trust rubber feet
     
  3. daveyboy

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    Rubber feet are fine with ankalad as that will prevent backwards slip
    However I would make the ankalad as wide as possible with the strap on to prevent it going sideways too
    The width of the ladder isn't enough for the ankalad to stop that
     
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    If you are going up a ladder and straight on to a roof, you should have the ladder projecting further up over the height of the roof, this will give you something to hold onto when you are crossing, stabilising you.
     
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    3 rounds above.
     
  6. slippy

    slippy Well-Known Member
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    How do you use spikes on concrete? Surely they would only work on grass.
     
  7. slippy

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    You mean the ankalad even at ladder width if touching the ground, should stop the ladder sliding back?

    I couldn't widen it, there were things in the way stopping that.
     
  8. boarcity

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    they work very well on concrete . concrete usually has little ridges in the surface and spikes grab these edges
     
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  9. daveyboy

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    It will stop it sliding back but you'll have nowt stopping it going sideways
    If working at roofline it's a good idea
     
  10. slippy

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    Do u have a link so I can some?
     
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