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Jimroot

Yes the chain came with it, I think it's about 6ft as it says to extend out to 6ft, so it didn't actually touch the gound as the vertical angle was too acute to allow the brace to function. It only functioned when I brought the ladder down a bit to free standing, then it was good and solid. I don't think with the small wall and the house wall I can get the required ladder angle. I think it would be a good job for the vac, as although I couldn't get my head up to look, I put my hand in and there's an inch of sludge in that gutter.

 

I've got a blocked drain and a leaking joint too :-( just hope I can fix the bloody thing myself, ha ha ha ha ha ha :-(

 

Maybe it's this model but I feel it just won't work in these sub 6ft sq sites?

 

Smurf, thanks for the pics and description. I'm finding It hard around other duties to get out in daylight to experiment, but I couldn't see a way of safely erecting without the risks I mentioned, I need to hit you tube and watch some vids as I can't see how you transitioned from base state to erect without dinging the window or loosing control and swinging it. I can see it needs this length of ladder for this job and this is the lightest feasible ladder, it just currently seems impossible.

 

I haven't noticed if it's slate, will have a look

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Dave B

The straps that come with ankalad are adjustable so i can set it up for various different situations

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Jimroot

Shouldn't have tried to save money and just bought the one you guys use, it may have limited use now.

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Dave B

It will be ok

If i put the cross brace on it would only go to 1 width

The legs have enough adjustment on to alter the angle

It just needs getting used to

I usually set the ladder roughly where i need it then put the legs out

Just needs fine tuning then

They say if the ladder is at the right angle then if you stand upright with toes touching the feet you should just be able to touch the ladder

Doesn't need lots of room set up as just pull the legs out once set

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Jimroot

To get onto a Victorian high roof? How long is our ladder max extension with two sections, is it abut 5.5? I found it slightly too short to work safely

even with standoff against the wall below the gutter

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Smurf

That's how I was taught to check if a ladder was set correctly.

However it's no good if you have knuckles that drag on the floor like me :D

 

 

They say if the ladder is at the right angle then if you stand upright with toes touching the feet you should just be able to touch the ladder

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Smurf

The ladderbrace that you have @Jimroot will work just the same as an ankalad. The only obvious difference is it has a fixed chain instead of an adjustable strap on the legs.

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rshandyman
Shouldn't have tried to save money and just bought the one you guys use, it may have limited use now.

Do not worry it will work fine

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Jimroot

Will keep trying and trying and trying :-)

 

I need the rocky music or something, or ideally an assistant :-)

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Jimroot

Will check the Titan gain but think I'd be too short to extend a 2 x 3.5m to roof line anyway, I'm struggling as I say with the 3 x. I'm not tall or short, about 5 10 but maybe my knuckles are too near my arm pits compared to smurf ;-)

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Jimroot
The ladderbrace that you have @Jimroot will work just the same as an ankalad. The only obvious difference is it has a fixed chain instead of an adjustable strap on the legs.

 

I just assumed it would only work at max extension like it said in the manual, but I didn't get enough time with it to experiment fully, I hope you are right and 'bracelad' earns his worth

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Dave B

Watch the first few minutes if this jim

Is the way to do it

Get ladder set then ankalad

LSD Staging Kit: [media]

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Jimroot

I can see why your wife enjoyed it cnc, a very pleasant larger erection, thanks davey ;-)

 

Will watch it a few times. Have you ever knocked a window with the ends of the ladder?

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Dave B

No i haven't (well haven't broken one)

You soon get used to setting ladders

Ask any trad guy sometimes you can be on that first rung climbing as the ladder touches the wall on safe solid ground

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Jimroot

Must be my total lack of experience beyond the domestic step ladder. I guess it's like driving, alien at first, now it's second nature, only its 7m in the sky with a lump of metal on the end so not everyone can do it. I can do hand stand push-ups so I don't think its lack of shoulder strength

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