Small step ladders for trad use.

Discussion in 'Traditional Window Cleaning' started by Scottie, Nov 15, 2014.

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  1. Scottie

    Scottie Well-Known Member
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    Hi,
    I am after a set of small step ladders for trad use on bungalow windows or windows that are just a tad to high to reach and be comfortable. I dont want to spend much, but wondered if yu guys had an recommendations as too what ones work well with window cleaning, smallish and light but good wearing. 2nd hand or new, but cheapish will do.

    Thank you.
     
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  2. Richard

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    Get a 2m A frame ladder
     
  3. boarcity

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    step ladders are no good for this game, dangerous, very unstable

    either get an A frame ladder or i prefer using a small pole , or get a beer crate to stand on
     
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  4. Smurf

    Smurf Banned
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    Or you could do the awkward ones with a wfp instead
     
  5. TolishAPurd

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    Step ladders are essential for the handyman work I do and have there uses in WCing, but not often enough to warrant buying one just yet. Ana frame is good, but can be pricey, I'm still looking to buy one myself. You'll definitely do well to get yourself a set of folding steps, or like boar says, a beer crate. If you get a beer crate then you can add a bit of ply wood or strand board to the top to make it a bit stronger-just glue it and screw it.
     
  6. norm

    norm Grand Master
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    i use abru 4 tread trade for this and cut the nylon strap between the legs as they catch on the flowerpots :rolleyes:
     
  7. PTWC

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    Get a small 'A frame' ladder.
     
  8. Smurf

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    If there are loads of bushes/plants in the way then a ladder is useless. That's when using a pole be it trad or wfp comes in handy. Also a lot of bungalow type properties have dorma and/or velux roof windows so what do you do then to clean them?
     
  9. PTWC

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    :) He just wants to ask what ladder he should get for Trad on low level work. Thats all.
    He has got a pole.
     
  10. daveyboy

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    Or use your normal ladders
    Putnit above the window and go up a couple of rungs to reach
     
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