Types of ladders.

Discussion in 'Gutter & Fascia Cleaning' started by AnMadraRua, Dec 8, 2014.

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  1. AnMadraRua

    AnMadraRua Member
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    Can you guys recommend the types of ladders I buy?

    I'm in two minds as to whether I buy traditional extending ladders or folding ones, either way I will be getting stand offs. The folding ones are a fixed length of 5.7m but they fold in 3 sections so can be used as step ladders and also as a platform which will come in handy for conny cleans and such, or should I buy extending ones?

    Any help would be greatly appreciated.
     
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  2. Smurf

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    I have a 12 rung triple combi from bps fitted with an ankalad & use a microlite standoff on roof tiles for easy safe access for roofline work.

    They can also be used as step ladder but I don't bother as with the ankalad can also be used free standing as a normal ladder so you can face what you want to work on instead of being sideways.
     
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    #3 Smurf, Dec 8, 2014
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    Here are some example pics of one of the buildings I cleared the guttering & downspouts today. Several of the joints had also come apart so was easy to sort out including checking and clearing the downspouts at the same time. Using a pro gutter tool on a 25' wfp also reduced the number of ladder sets I had to make aswell.


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    This is probably a better pic of another building i also did today showing the ladder set up I use a bit better

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  4. Smurf

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    If you are going to attempt to clear gutters by ladders then invest in the right kit for the job:thumbsup:
     
  5. AnMadraRua

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    I've bought a set of extendable ladders and stand offs and a set of pro gutter tools.
     
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    What did you get?
     
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    I wouldn't entertain the folding gimmickey ladders
    Proper tools for a proper job
     
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    You need the right tool for the job in hand. For me, the best and safest window cleaning ladders are a frame ladders of which I have a big and small depending on the house. For gutter work I have the same setup as the smurfmiester. Not a lot you cant do with that bunch except the wife doesnt like 4 big ladders lying about. :D
     
  9. boarcity

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    if you plan on just bread and butter window cleaning you need to buy nothing too long nor too heavy -or itll kill your back once you get busy .

    id never buy anything folding or multi purpose- accident waiting to happen on them
     
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  10. Posh

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    I got some of them telescopic ladders couple of months ago. Great for quick easy jobs & for spares.

    I got a double LYTE 12 rungs.
    Also a 7 rung tripple that turns into a stepladder. Both reach everything I need to.
     
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