On Wed, 24 Feb 2016 09:45:35 +0000, no_spam wrote:
Just to add - one thing I like about standoffs is that you can attach them
about 2/3 up the top half of a two piece ladder and then when you are at
gutter height there is still some ladder above you which you can hold on
I do not like standing near the top of the ladder which is tucked under
the guttering and working "freestyle" on the guttering with nothing
substantial to hold onto.
On 24/02/2016 09:45, no email@example.com wrote:
Thanks to all - I was tempted to buy a cheapie and add a sheet of
aluminium to make a tray but have ordered one of these:
Having looked around at feet, the rubber pads seem to ne a little
controversial so I think for soft surfaces I'll make a cleated board to
spread the load and stake it to the ground.
On 24/02/2016 17:29, no firstname.lastname@example.org wrote:
It was dumped on the doorstep yesterday by Hermes - fortunately it's a
low crime area, but at least they put a card through the letterbox to
say they'd left it on the doorstep !!.
It seems much more solid than others I've seen, with the parts welded
together rather than being bent, but that means it's probably a little
Now all I need is the right round tuit.
I'm 69 and still climbing ladders without mishap. As a child it was my job
to pick fruit from trees. Invariably at some point the ladder would settle
into the tree to the accompaniment of my fathers voice from below "keep hol
d of the ladder it can't fall through the tree because the branches get thi
cker as you go". I've never used movable feet, preferring the solid feel of
the end of the stiles on the ground. Stand offs are useful additions but i
f you are only going to use occasionally think about hiring the item. Also
consider zip up scaffold for ease of working.
I saw a prat repairing a 1st floor window today. He was up a ladder
that was on concrete - no feet on it. When he told he should have
someone holding the bottom of the ladder he replied
"If I drop anything, the lad holding the ladder could get hurt"
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