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Black Friday & Ladder Purchase


Woody86

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If you need them now then buy them now is my advice. You might save a few pennies on a sale that might or might not happen, but using them now will start to earn their keep.

They might not be in stock in a months time.

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Good point Spruce. To be fair they called me and mentioned that they will not be partaking in black Friday. Time to buy some ladders šŸ˜„

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Just a quick question. The other day I think you mentioned that you did a gfs clean and a downpipe elbow came lose and you needed ladders in case it happened on a custy?

If so, are those ladders you suggest the best option for repairing gutters. They are made for windys working off them to clean windows and restingĀ on the frame with 3 points of contact! If you are intending to use for gutters and general higher access then 'normal trade ladders' might be better?

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8 minutes ago, ched999uk said:

Just a quick question. The other day I think you mentioned that you did a gfs clean and a downpipe elbow came lose and you needed ladders in case it happened on a custy?

If so, are those ladders you suggest the best option for repairing gutters. They are made for windys working off them to clean windows and restingĀ on the frame with 3 points of contact! If you are intending to use for gutters and general higher access then 'normal trade ladders' might be better?

Valid point and a timely reply. In all honesty it was an absolute pain in the ass using some cheap Aldi telescopic ladders trying to get up high enough (which they was about 6ft short) to reseat the downpipe.

I've since spoken to Ramsay Ladders and they suggested aiming for the normal trade ladders if I'm not intending to use them for window cleaning.Ā 

To be fair it does make sense. Still feeling reluctant to pay 250 quid though plus 40ish for delivery šŸ˜‚

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3 minutes ago, Woody86 said:

Valid point and a timely reply. In all honesty it was an absolute pain in the ass using some cheap Aldi telescopic ladders trying to get up high enough (which they was about 6ft short) to reseat the downpipe.

I've since spoken to Ramsay Ladders and they suggested aiming for the normal trade ladders if I'm not intending to use them for window cleaning.Ā 

To be fair it does make sense. Still feeling reluctant to pay 250 quid though plus 40ish for delivery šŸ˜‚

I believe Ramsey windy ladders are very highly regarded but for trade ladders I'm haven't a clue. Might be worth asking for recommended brands of trade ladders here?

Also triples are shorter on the van but heavier. Then you are also looking at ladder mat, standoff, ladder mittsĀ and a decent secure method to attach to roof rack. Not cheap but your safety is very important!!! Working off ladders should (in my opinion) be a last resort but if necessary then do it as safely as possible.

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The best thing, and probably the safest, would be to buy a decent set of standard ladders and a stand off.Ā If it is specifically to repair downpipes a "V" stand off would be the best.

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4 hours ago, ched999uk said:

Just a quick question. The other day I think you mentioned that you did a gfs clean and a downpipe elbow came lose and you needed ladders in case it happened on a custy?

If so, are those ladders you suggest the best option for repairing gutters. They are made for windys working off them to clean windows and restingĀ on the frame with 3 points of contact! If you are intending to use for gutters and general higher access then 'normal trade ladders' might be better?

Spot on and safer, The only ladder work for me now is flatĀ roof access.Ā 

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Personally wouldn't bother paying out for a standard set of ladders, you just need to be more careful in future, says me who sent one flying a few months agoĀ šŸ˜…Ā but IĀ managed with my 3.8m tele ladder and I am only 5ft but it was an easy fix and slotted back together very easily,Ā 

maybe just buy a decent set of telescopic ladders like theseĀ https://www.screwfix.com/p/xtend-climb-aerospace-grade-aluminium-proseries-s2-telescopic-ladder-3-8m/673jjĀ for the rare occasion you will need them, far easier to store in the van or at home when not in use.

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1 hour ago, Ian Docksey said:

With the way things are atm. I cant see many companies taking part in Black Friday. They've lost a fortune this year.

There is also the possibility of prices going up.

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