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Connie ladder for WFP



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neil fearnley

Hi

Can anyone recommend a ladder for doing Connie's with wfp

Dont mean a proper conservatory ladder just like a single section one

Can't seem to find one that's not a big 2-3 section one

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Smurf

To be honest any leaning ladder would do as long as you can gain enough height and more importantly it's stable to use on all types of surfaces. You're best bet is to use a stand off also a ladder safety device to stop the ladder slipping backwards too.

 

Myself I prefer to use an ankalad or ladder spurs when using ladders and the best standoff I've found is a microlight standoff as is a lot safer to use than the chepo ones you can get.

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sambo
To be honest any leaning ladder would do as long as you can gain enough height and more importantly it's stable to use on all types of surfaces. You're best bet is to use a stand off also a ladder safety device to stop the ladder slipping backwards too.

 

Myself I prefer to use an ankalad or ladder spurs when using ladders and the best standoff I've found is a microlight standoff as is a lot safer to use than the chepo ones you can get.

 

Smurf - would you put the standoff on a conservatory roof?

 

I have been using a platform step ladder but feel I don't get enough height over the conservatory but would be worried about breaking the conny roof using a standard ladder???

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Smurf

If I can't be arsed to use me conservatory ladder I use my ladders free standing away from the conservatory guttering by deploying the ankalad (blue outriggers)

 

Gaining enough height using ladders is the only way to do awkward jobs as sometimes a conservatory ladder can't really be used this this example

 

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I've used a microlight standoff on plastics roofs before but there is always a chance the plastic panel might break. If you going to use a standoff then best to rest it on the window frames just below the guttering which is not always an Ideal way either.

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Guest ashley

how much to clean it with out the roof?

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Guest ashley

i was think 10 for the con with out the roof

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neil fearnley

Is it easy to fit?it says the ladder needs drilling etc

Are they adjustable to alter the footprint?urs looks quite close to that connie in the 1st pic

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Smurf

The ones I have came with a threaded bar that goes through the 1st and 9th rung so no drilling was required. However ask @daveyboy1 as his did not come with the threaded bar so he had to drill holes in his ladder

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Smurf

Yes they are adjustable but when using the ladder free standing you need the legs out as wide as possible to make it as stable as you can.

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Smurf

The tripple ladder I use with the ankalad fitted is also a combi so can be used as a very tall step ladder but I hardly ever use it in that configuration.

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neil fearnley

Thnx for the advice smurf

Going to go with the the one in the link and look at an ankalad and standoff

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Smurf

My advice is If wanting to use an ankalad on a ladder free standing then don't get a ladder with the bottom section less than 12 rungs.

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Smurf

Reason being if you look at the pic I posted - looking at the side of my 12 rung ladder my feet are somtimes one rung below the top of the ankalad so for safety reasons the ladder is still above the roof.

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Smurf

Sounded a bit daft my last post as I know you can exetend the 2nd section but as I use my 12 rung triple fitted with an ankalad for all the other jobs at one house including gutter clearing etc. Therfore I only need one ladder that does all the jobs I want it to do and the top section is long enough to be used on it's own too. One ladder does all so to speak.

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Smurf

If you want a light ladder just for conny cleaning then that 9 rung double will do just fine as that 12 rung triple I use is a bit of a best to hump about.

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Diwrnach

I do the same, just lean a ladder on the wall at either side go as high as comfortable and reach across.

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Smurf

You will find the more conservatory roof cleaning jobs you do the more challenges you will have to overcome.

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Diwrnach

Yeah some are a right pain in the arse, height is usually the answer though, if you can get yourself higher than the apex its happy days :)

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neil fearnley
And some are right barstuards to get at let alone trying to cleaning them

Will prob price myself out of jobs like that til I get some more skills tbh

Can do without the grief lol

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Smurf

No matter what you take on they will be a lot harder than you think and may take a lot longer to do properly but I had no one teach me so I learnt as I went along. That goes for all my cleaning services I offer as I just got stuck in and learnt as I went along.

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Rascal

I use a small tower for conservatories. I find it soooo much more comfortable working from a platform than a ladder. Just sold my 5m scaffold tower which I used to use the base section. Bought one of these to replace it https://www.aluminium-scaffoldtowers.co.uk/scaffold-tower/loyal-trade-towers/2-90m-single-width-loyal-aluminium-trade-tower.html

 

i do put the platform right on the top rungs though, gives me about 6' platform.....

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