Update on mini standoff

Discussion in 'Traditional Window Cleaning' started by daveyboy, Dec 29, 2014.

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  1. daveyboy

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    You know what I'm going to say next :D
     
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    I wish now I had bought one from the chap on fleebay that was flogging them dirt cheap.:p

    As there are times I still want the top of the ladder to be stable but in some instances I don't want the ladder sticking out too far from the wall.
     
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    I like using it with my 12 rung triples
    Most standard houses i can now leave ladders collapsed and lean standoff against the wall below sill and crack on without touching the sill or extending ladders
     
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    I would imagine you get a good workout too humping that ladder about just for window cleaning
     
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    It isn't that heavy when you get used to it
    I'm 6'2" and 14.5 stone with no fat so it is not that bad (about 15 and a bit now i reckon with christmas beer and food)
     
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    We use these, made a video a while back.
    Don't use the ladder that much now but when we do this is what we have to make the ladder some what.
    safer.
    As you will see this one you can take on/off easily.
     
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    Nice vid H MAN
    I've used a few types of standoffs over the years similar to that one. I found them to be not as good as the type of standoff I use now as the microlite standoff was designed and built for resting on roof tiles. It's also the only standoff in the UK rated as class 1 and apparently approved by HSE
    The min microlight standoff version to the one I have that daveyboy1 posted here has been specifically designed so to be used close to a wall where the normal microlite standoff the user could be too far away to the job in hand and/or would be also to awkward to use on some tight ladder sets to get the angle of the ladder set correctly resting on a wall.

    Unfortunatly the pic that dave posted does not do it any justise at all as he uses the mini standoff for trad window cleaning.

    Myself I would never rest a ladder on a fascia like that as they can/do break. Also the ladder can slip sideways if not careful. That is why I was supprised to see that pic as daveyboy1 should know better :D
     
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    The correct name for the standoff daveyboy1 uses if anyone is interested is called the compact made by ladderfix ltd. They also make the ultimate and microlite standoff which is the same thing.
     
  10. H MAN

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    Yes the standoff we use is actually from the U.S.A.
    They have many different changeable arms for it as well now.
    It is also approve by the safety wise in the States.
    As said before if we have to use the ladder to go on roof (which is not very often) it is ideal as it sits on the roof not the guttering.
     
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