I am getting enormous grief from SWMBO over a couple of bits of
guttering that have managed to get themselves unclipped. We've asked a
couple of local roofy-type people to pop over and sort them but I
think it's too pathetic a small job for them to nbother turning up
Trouble is our 1930s house has quite a big overhang of the roof and
when I tried to get to one problem area I really couldn't safely get
to it even though I've got a ladder stay. The other one is at the
front of the house but right on a corner which again is really hard to
get a ladder to (again, safely IMHO). Any tips, tools or techniques
for dealing with this? I guess I really should try to DIY but I don't
fancy plunging 30ft onto concrete if I don't take the right
A scaffolding, maybe you could get away with an aluminum tower that you
can erect yourself and get from a local tool hire shop. I had one
recently that was around 85GBP a week. Clipping new gutter is not easy,
I had a fight with mine on the ground, old gutter may have gone brittle
A well propped and tied scaffolding tower is probably indicated here.
I bought one for the purpose, and made a wood platform with standoffs so
that it couldn't fall TOWARDS the wall.
A bit of rope through an open window and a bar across the frame behind
stops it falling AWAY.
You can buy/hire ladders with standoff tops as well.
Whereabouts are you?
I do this for a living, and have a scaffold tower, which would seem to
be the only safe way of rectifying the problem.
Is it just that they have come unclipped?
If they have come unclipped, then the clips/brackets will probably need
changing anyway, as they must be worn.
I'm presuming this is a plastic gutter - cast iron ones corrode away,
but usually the corrosion binds the gutter to the bracket, so they dont
come off. Galvanised brackets are the worst for breaking I think.
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