On Oct 21, 12:12 pm, firstname.lastname@example.org wrote:
Around here they are positioned with the open side downwind of the
prevailing. They used to be seen at almost every farmstead, now only
at old ones. My woodshed is built on that pattern, open on N side,
"eyebrow" over it. Never have more than a skift of snow on the
exposed face of the wood and I have had to dig a path through 2' of
snow to get to the shed.
The boots are for if the ends are leaning against the structure. You should
always have the rungs _above_ the gutter if cleaning gutters. Having the
end of the ladder against the gutter, is a disaster waiting to happen. In
other words, the boots are pretty much useless when cleaning gutters.
On Thu, 20 Oct 2011 16:33:49 +0000 (UTC), Jules Richardson
A hoop of EMT on the top that rests on the roof keeps the ladder off
the gutter. A carpeded wooden box tht slides onto the top of the
ladder and bungies to the top rung protects the siding when I need to
put the ladder against the wall
On Oct 20, 1:01 pm, email@example.com wrote:
That is a damn good idea. Thanks for posting it...
I'm gonna definitelly give that idea a try
Maybe a cardboard box to slip over the ends instead
of the carpeted wood box...... I'll figure it out.... The
local Moslem liquor store throws them out every day of
about the right shape....
You are a genius !!!
:>)))) Andy in Eureka, Texas PE
PS The comment someone made about the ladder being
higher than the gutter, for safety, is a very good one.....
I keep a 28' ladder in my garage along a wall. I stack 2 cinder blocks
under both ends, lay the ladder down flat on them and cover with a couple
of long boards. Makes for a great storage shelf! Downside is you have to
empty the shelf to use the ladder.
I used to hang my 28' on a wall in my garage until I bought a 10'
aluminum step ladder.
Now the step ladder is hanging in the garage and the 28' is hanging
under the deck, under a small "roof" overhang to keep it clean/dry.
No room on the garage floor due to storage on one side and the dogs'
crates and the freezer on the other.
BTW...I bought the 10' Werner (essentially brand new) on eBay for $60.
Brand new, the ladder sells for ~$180. It was pick-up only about 350
miles from my house, but less than 30 miles from my Mom's house. I
paid the guy via eBay and he agreed to hold it for a month until I
went to visit Mom for Christmas.
Why not screw some shelf brackets into the studs and hang the ladder
on the wall?
With a few more cinder blocks you could keep the shelf on the floor,
but you wouldn't have to move anything to use the ladder.
Ηinder block wall with propane and ac lines along it.
With the end stacked blocks (32" high) under each end, I have open storage
underneath the ladder. Lots of light weight stuff on top and heavy stuff
underneath. And, having only to use it once every other year is not a big
problem; the area needs a good sweeping by then anyway.
Yep. I used to keep mine inside the garage hanging on the wall.
Problem was other stuff got hung on top of the ladder, etc. Finally
decided hanging under the eaves behind the garage was much saner.
I leave all three of mine outdoors. Other than the rope rotting, and the
plastic on the pulleys if there are plastic pulleys, they wear well. I
would just place them somewhere they are somewhat protected, and you don't
have to dig through the snow to get at it.
I would agree with everything except that part about putting where
you don't have to dig it out of the snow. I would want it exactly where
I would have to dig it out of the snow. I can't think of a reason why I
would want to get on a ladder when it is that cold out, so any excuse I
can use is a good one (g)>
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