Telescopic Ladders

Discussion in 'Water Fed Pole Cleaning' started by johnny bravo, Feb 15, 2013.

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  1. johnny bravo

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    in maplins atm, £79 from £130, large pair, do these last long , are they strongly built, only to keep in car incase needed., smaller pair £59.
     
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  2. OoO

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    NO NO AND NO!

    The ones maplins stock are horrible, we tried a pair over xmas.
     
  3. rcproperty

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    +1 on this!
     
  4. Kips

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    I thought they looked great so got a set off amazon. Sadly, they were total sh1te. They had so much flex in them that basically when you were near the top, they were nearly vertical, even when safely 'angled' against the wall when you started to climb on them. I mean really they felt unsafe. I used them twice on a job, or maybe even just once, and sent them back for a refund.

    Great idea but until they start making rigid ones that are affordable then no way, not worth the money. It's a nice idea but it's just a pipe dream.
     
  5. OoO

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    On the whole telescopic ladder idea, i would say no as well.

    Not worth the risk of injury :(
     
  6. Kips

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    THIS!
     
  7. nwcs

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    ive had a telescopic ladder over a year bought from sellor on ebay,

    £54.00 new. and i have to say it was £54. well spent ,

    i only need ladders on van 2 days a month now.

    there no good for cleaning windows with as there are a bit bendy

    but for climing over garage roof or on extentions there great.

    i now take roof rack off van nost of the time that saves on fuel.
     
  8. johnny bravo

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    they seemed wobbly when testing instore, might ask to test outside to climb on them properly, handy for when using backpack only doing wfp cleaning, only 1 or two house ledges to get onto , save me getting ladders out onto roofrack, i imagine they are no good climbing a great height, but may be handy for acess only , garage roofs , conservatory cleaning etc. handy just to throw into boot.
     
  9. Smurf

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    You pay very little money you will get rubbish. :rolleyes:

    The only time I've used telescopic ladder to be honest was when I was working as a building sureveyor to access lofts

    Used this pro version and found it was very good for what I needed it for.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Nz2RzVT1kRkUnless
     
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    I have telescopic ladder 3.5m one titan brand and it is proper handy as don't have roof rack on my van and the amount of time I have to climb over something. Not suitable for all day window cleaning but handy to have. Plus it's always dry as it's inside the van. Have a step ladder too just 4 step one. God send for some jobs.
     
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