New ladders

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  1. gray4

    gray4 Member
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    Needed a new set of ladders quick
    Yesterday (old ones seen better days) went in to local diy shop and got a set of young man ones anyone ever use these as I just did not feel safe
     
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  2. cheapncheerful

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    dont forget being on new ladders takes a while for you to get used to them...i have heard of them...cant remember wether i have used them..my old ladders where like being in the navy at sea going up them...:D
     
  3. gray4

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    Think they just got more bounce than the old ones the first high window I was like what the ****
     
  4. seye

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    Depends whether they are trade or diy type ladders, youngman do both, can you post a couple of. Pics?

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  5. gray4

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    Think diy type not planning on using full time just need a set quick as I had 3 good paying one offs yesterday
     
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    Nice one, just care of yourself I think the fact you don't feel safe maybe intuition telling you something.
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  7. cheapncheerful

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    if there clean..take em back and tell them you want to buy the trade pair...they should be happy as they get more money off you and you will feel safer on them....mind you...they dont half scratch easy so probably too late...
     
  8. daveyboy

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    I'm after a new set
    What size do you think would cover most jobs?
    I have 3 piece ladders which will do most 2 story houses but won't reach gutters but need new longer ones
    Been looking at lyte and werner sets online

    I have resorted to using an old b&q special set I had laying about for gutters but don't feel safe at all
     
  9. seye

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    For gutters I use clow group ladders 15 rung double total 30 rungs, quite heavy but manageable but most importantly safe. I wouldn't entertain B&q ladders at least the ones I have seen up here plus all my ladders have feet on them.
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    My smaller 3 piece ones are trade ones..can't remember the make.
    I like em cos they have the bar accross the bottom to make the base wider and more stable
    Am doing as few high jobs as possible until I get new ladders sorted
     
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