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    • ktcoil
    • By ktcoil 1st Sep 17, 1:46 PM
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    extension ladders for guttering
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    • 1st Sep 17, 1:46 PM
    extension ladders for guttering 1st Sep 17 at 1:46 PM
    Hi We need some ladders to do guttering and change bulb on outside lights on the side of the house, does anyone know where you can buy them for not bad prices? also when googling it said a 2 floor house is 4.9m, this ladder I have seen is 5.2m for £89, would this be high enough and a proper website?


    http://www.laddersukdirect.co.uk/domestic-extension-ladders/lyte-diy-triple-extension-ladders-53.html
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    • Gloomendoom
    • By Gloomendoom 5th Sep 17, 2:09 PM
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    Going up and cleaning gutters with one hand, without a stand-off, and no practice at a lower level will NOT be pleasant, and perhaps not safe.
    Originally posted by Lorian
    Particularly for the person down below, holding the ladder.

    Ask my wife!
    “Never argue with stupid people, they will drag you down to their level and then beat you with experience.” - Mark Twain
    • ktcoil
    • By ktcoil 6th Sep 17, 9:34 AM
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    ktcoil
    This is the light that wont come on even though switched on.


    https://photos.google.com/photo/AF1QipO7dzM3Zgr1jnBd9N04d_02Hj-c5GMcXHYXLRrX
    • Le_Kirk
    • By Le_Kirk 6th Sep 17, 10:05 AM
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    This is the light that wont come on even though switched on.

    https://photos.google.com/photo/AF1QipO7dzM3Zgr1jnBd9N04d_02Hj-c5GMcXHYXLRrX
    Originally posted by ktcoil
    Your link doesn't work - Error 404
    • ktcoil
    • By ktcoil 6th Sep 17, 10:18 AM
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    ktcoil
    sorry this may work


    https://plus.google.com/u/0/photos/photo/103003974244722549281/6462592133337904002?icm=false&iso=true
    • C_Mababejive
    • By C_Mababejive 6th Sep 17, 11:25 AM
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    Referring to the OP #1 the reason why that ladder is so cheap is because its diy grade and made of tin foil. Trust me, when you are at the top of it or climbing it, you will wish you had a proper ladder ! . The Professional grade equivalent is about twice the price. In my back garden i have a triple extension professional grade ladder. Believe me it weighs a fair bit and if im carrying it myself, i break it down and take one section off it. It takes two to carry the whole thing safely. When its erected i feel totally confident and safe on it.

    Its perfectly possible to die or suffer life changing injuries from less than gutter level. Its not worth it.
    Feudal Britain needs land reform. 70% of the land is "owned" by 1 % of the population and at least 50% is unregistered (inherited by landed gentry). Thats why your slave box costs so much..
    • Gloomendoom
    • By Gloomendoom 6th Sep 17, 12:53 PM
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    If you want to see how not to use a ladder, have a look at the Wickes ladder webpage...

    http://www.wickes.co.uk/Youngman-2-Section-Domestic-Extension-Ladder-6-3m/p/170037

    Casualty here I come!
    “Never argue with stupid people, they will drag you down to their level and then beat you with experience.” - Mark Twain
    • C_Mababejive
    • By C_Mababejive 7th Sep 17, 11:13 AM
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    https://www.shponline.co.uk/1m-fine-worker-dies-ladder-fall/
    Feudal Britain needs land reform. 70% of the land is "owned" by 1 % of the population and at least 50% is unregistered (inherited by landed gentry). Thats why your slave box costs so much..
    • Lorian
    • By Lorian 7th Sep 17, 4:05 PM
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    Lorian
    The bulbs in those types of lights fail quite often - usually a 500W bulb.

    Find someone competent to replace with a 30-40W LED Light and it will last longer and save on electricity. expect less than £50 for the light (some good ones for £30-40 on amazon).

    LEDs often have the cable attached so you need a £3-4 inline waterproof connector too.

    For a neighbour I'd fit it for £20 on a good day. Professionals would charge a lot more.
    • ktcoil
    • By ktcoil 7th Sep 17, 4:49 PM
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    we just a quote regarding the lights, they will go up and take the bulbs out, find and replace the bulbs in both lights for £50.
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