Would anyone recommend a double a frame ladder

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  1. JClean

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    Just asking if a double a frame ladder is beneficial to any one.
    Had a few houses where I've seemed to repitch the ladder to completely clean a window , whereas if I'd pitched it into the middle I could of cleaned the whole window off one pitch.
    Cheers
     
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  2. TolishAPurd

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    I wouldnt be without my two mate- safer and gets you to places you couldnt safely get to with a normal ladder. Ramsay seems to be the go to brand, but just look for the ones with the big rubber block on top like this;

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  3. JClean

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    What have you got 3m or 3.5m??
     
  4. TolishAPurd

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    I've got a 2 1/4 and a 3.5 m. The smaller one is fantastic for most, easy to carry through awkward houses, tight paths etc, and very light. The bigger one comes out when I need to get the ladder higher for example when goin over a shallow porch and putting the head of the ladder near the gutter.
     
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    The best ladders out there.
    They are designed purely for window cleaning.
    I have a couple try Ramsey ladders or midland ladders.
     
  6. JClean

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    What is the best size do you find??
     
  7. Cghwindowcleaning

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    I have a 3.5m double it's probably a little on the large size
    If your mainly domestic and fairly heavy if your using it day in day out all day.
    A 3m or 2.5m may be best suited for residential work.
    I have a couple of smaller singles at 6ft and 8ft great for shops or high ground level Windows.
     
  8. JClean

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    Cheers
    I was thinking of a 3m , might try and look for a second hand one.
     
  9. David K

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    I and around 80 % in DK use This windowcleaning ladder called "Dirks"
    Produced in Holland . Super durable and my last one i had 7-8 years until i drove under a Building and wasted it completely . Think it Cost 450 pounds . Made of aluminium of course . Teflon coated so your fingers Wont stick to it when the frost bites.
    You Can get it all sizes..
     

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  10. Andy

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    i wouldent trad with out them as Tolish said get the one with the rubber block. you can rest them on the frames in to the edges of windows on the brick ect ect lot more versatile than normal ladder. can rest mine on 2 story fascia easy
     
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