Windy Weather Up A Ladder

Discussion in 'Tutorials & DIY' started by Tuffers, Oct 21, 2013.

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  1. Tuffers

    Tuffers Hero
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    I have for years had a bungee cord wrapped around the top couple of rungs. If it's windy when you're up your ladder, take the bungee of (as it'll be close to hand) and strap it to something if poss.
     
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  2. mrtaytay

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    Just been browsing through old posts and thought I had better reply to this one tuffers......seeing as no one replied. I bet you went to bed crying that night.

    Its a good idea....the major problem is finding something solid to connect the bungee to. My mate who used to windowclean tells me that a lot of the old victorian houses he used to clean always had some steel hook or hoop connected to the wall to aid those working from ladders.
     
  3. boarcity

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    in the past ive used a big spring clamp [made of plastic] clipped on the sill
     
  4. mrtaytay

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    Thats a good idea boar. When you think about it, there should be some kind of solid device that you can have permenantly attached to your top rung that can easily clip on to the sill and can be quickly tightened, like a vice, to provide ladder stability.
     
  5. Duncs

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    moderate wind have my mate holding ladder , never had any problems
    the main problem was moving ladders round house
    always scary traveling with ladders on your van on windy days
     
  6. Tuffers

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    Didn't sleep a wink Tay :zzz:
     
  7. daveyboy

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    I just grip the sh1t out of the sill with one hand..lol
     
  8. boarcity

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    help to lean in close to the glass
     
  9. mrtaytay

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    I have felt the ladder shift on a couple of occasions when really windy. Not a nice feeling. I have a few three story houses to clean. I always check the forecast re the wind before I book these in.
     
  10. mrtaytay

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    Emotionally scarred, I imagine tuffers.
     
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