ladders then I am ready to go!

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  1. 1393jason

    1393jason Active Member
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    I've got most of the cleaning kit (basic stuff) I've cleaned my windows inside and out to the point where I think my neighbours think I am going crazy, I've got my leaflets on the way........I just need some ladders and some customers.

    I am considering 3 different ladders. I wondered if you guys could help me pick the right one?

    1/ 2.5m triple, closed height 2.5m and open 5.5 (these are what I am leaning towards)
    Triple 2.5m (8ft2) Professional EN131 Trade Ladder

    2/ 3m double, opens to 5m Double 3.0m (9ft10) Professional EN131 Trade Ladder

    3/ I have pretty much discounted these in my mind. but the 3m triple that opens up to 7m.

    Any thoughts on these ladders for a newbie? Thanks all in advance.
    Jason
     
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  2. High-tower

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    Get the 3m treble... You can just use the first 2 sections as a double, but have the extra section if you need it... Handy for gutter jobs...
     
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  3. boarcity

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    3metre triple . but dont get any fitted with fancy aftermarket feet, theyre actually deadly in certain situations, a backward step [literally!!!] over standard plastic feet
     
  4. 1393jason

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    Thanks for the replies guys. boarcity have you had any experience with these feet? SupaGrip swivel feet are fitted as standard on the midland ladder range.
     
  5. boarcity

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    iv not used them no. but i know theyre made of rubber [as opposed to the original plastic feet], i had a bad fall back in 2010 when my ladder was stood on a rubber safety mat and it suddenly let go and i fell the full drop .later i looked into the problem and found out its well known that rubbers lethal outdoors if the grounds damp,dusty or smooth.
    up till my fall i believed that rubber was extra good at gripping. a common fallacy!!

    which is why the ladder makers use plastic feet as original fitment
     
  6. Clisty1989

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    Mines a 6.92m triple, take the top section off and itll reach 90% of window, with all 3 sections itll just reach some 3rd storey windows, but i dont do them off a ladder, the couple times i have my backside was twitching like a rabbits nose! I only used the 3rd section on gutter jobs, can also reach tops of apex's on sides of houses
     
  7. boarcity

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    i personally like trade ladders made by LYTE and have had very good service getting them from www.brownsladders.co.uk
     
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  8. 1393jason

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    How would you normally do the 3rd story houses? WFP? I discounted the triple as I thought it was slightly excessive and heavy plus I have no plans for gutter jobs straight away or even at all.
     
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    Ah ok, thanks for this info. I think this forum has already saved me making a few mistakes. I have also looked at the Lyte ladders as I see a few here have recommended them and they are slightly cheaper than the midland ladders.
     
  10. boarcity

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    the lyte double 2.92 metres is what i use as my daily ladder [windows] i also carry a 2.92 triple [gutters]

    as said you can use the 1st two sections [of the triple] as your window ladder ,however these 2 sections are noticeably heavier [sturdier made thicker metal etc ] than the double of the same size
     
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