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We do a conservatory soapwash about once in a week and a half on average . Never had an issue with carefully leaning a well padded ladder against a gutter. We get lots of repeat work and recommendations.

Standing on a freestanding A-frame ladder while pushing a pole forward, backwards and sideways is not for us. It might be alright but in the past I've had a free standing step ladder push sideways and topple over while I was on it. On one occasion I fell awkwardly while cutting some rebar with a hacksaw. The saw jammed and I pushed the ladder sideways, fell onto concrete and broke my wrist. Too unstable for my liking and too slow because it's unstable. I tried using the A-frame free standing a few times in the early days in the trade and very quickly realised it was not for me. It's far safer to lean the ladder as we do and the sideways stability is greatly improved by the friction of the padding. We can also be nearer to the work and with care we can get a full arc of movement with the pole. Leaning against a gutter might not be as good an idea for some of the heavier guys. I can't say.

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On 22/05/2021 at 04:22, Davy G said:

Welcome, I wouldn't be without it in my kit. I don't think there's ever a day it's not used at least once. I keep trying to find one for you to see via a link but no luck so far. I actually bought mine in b&q but I've looked periodically and I haven't seen these there for ages. I'll keep looking online. Even my wife is searching.

You and yours are very helpful! 😉

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