- What ladder?
i have something like this https://www.aldi.co.uk/workzone-multifunction-ladder/p/096729221911100 from aldi – and it’s great for that sort of thing. Can’t slip over, and has a nice solid platform
Don’t seem to do it anymore, but have this instead https://www.aldi.co.uk/workzone-scaffold-and-ladder-system/p/098136286491800
Although Clas do the same thing https://www.clasohlson.com/uk/3.5-m-Multi-Purpose-Ladder/40-6947 – free delivery and it’s normally easy to find a 10% voucher.Posted 4 months agohooliMember
Stay on the ground and use something like this
You do end up with a mouth full of debris every so often but its better than climbing a ladderPosted 4 months agoandy4dSubscriber
I have a ladder stand off for my ladder (think it was £25/30 on amazon), it does make it more stable but it’s also a bit of a pain too. Because it’s quite wide it makes getting to the edge harder, windows can get in the way and it doesn’t fit over our down pipes so you need to place it away from them to. I actually took it off when I painted the outside of the house this year, but do use it for gutter clearing.Posted 4 months agodjflexureSubscriber
I have similar fears and requirements to the OP
Went with Zarges – double – very stable, does the job well.Posted 4 months agoneilnevillMember
Generally a long double like a double 16, is sstiffer and thus nicer to use than a shorter triple like a triple 12, but triple is easier to store and transport. A builders ladder will be stiffer and nicer, but heavier probably. Full alu is generally a lot lighter than wooden sided, but wooden may be stiffer (going on personnel experience but that’s of some old, albeit good, ladders).
A friend to help erect and stand on the bottom rung of the ladder is very very good. A bag of sand or ballast over the bottom helps if you don’t have a mate. I Will never forget endless very boring hours stood on a ladder as a little kid, while dad did various jobs up at the top. Very boring, but a cherished memory now he’s gone. Weird.Posted 4 months agojoshvegasMember
Footing a ladder is NOT standing on the bottom rung.
Its placing the feet at the base of the stiles to prevent it sliding AND holding on aswell.
I would listen to Perchy here he’s obviously up to date with his codes as I’d expect. Except it EN 131 proffessional
JoshPosted 4 months ago
Licenced to climb and inspect ladderscloudnineSubscriber
Not sure if the one linked is long enough but the sliding foot on them makes them feel very secure and are great to use free standing tooPosted 4 months agoRioSubscriber
I hate going up and down ladders (although quite happy to work at the top of one) and cleaning gutters needs a lot of going up and down and moving ladders, so I use one of these – https://www.stihl.co.uk/STIHL-Products/Blowers-and-Vacuum-Shredders/Accessories-for-blowers-and-vacuum-shredders/Accessories-for-hand-held-blowers-and-vacuum-shredders/213778-28094/Gutter-cleaning-set.aspx
Usually on a lightweight Worx cordless blower as with a petrol Stihl it weighs a ton and is like trying to maneuver a jet engine on the end of a long pole. You do end up with the contents of the gutters all over the garden though.Posted 4 months ago
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