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    • Frank99
    • By Frank99 11th Mar 18, 10:59 AM
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    That Ladder Thing?
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    • 11th Mar 18, 10:59 AM
    That Ladder Thing? 11th Mar 18 at 10:59 AM
    Whenever i try to clean my guttering i have to bend backwards to reach the gutter which is very uncomfortable.
    I notice someone doing this in a neighbouring street from the back window and he had some kind of metal attachment to push his ladder further out from the wall, this made it much easier because he didn't have to lean right back to reach his guttering.
    I can't seem to google it because i don't know the name of it, the closest i have got is a "stand-off" ladder attachment but i'm not if this is it but it looks similar.
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    • Rodders53
    • By Rodders53 11th Mar 18, 11:11 AM
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    • 11th Mar 18, 11:11 AM
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    • 11th Mar 18, 11:11 AM
    A stand off ladder attachment is what I have for my ladders to allow such work safely.
    • Ruski
    • By Ruski 11th Mar 18, 11:15 AM
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    • 11th Mar 18, 11:15 AM
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    • 11th Mar 18, 11:15 AM
    https://www.screwfix.com/p/ladder-stand-off/3571p
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    • telemarks
    • By telemarks 11th Mar 18, 12:30 PM
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    • 11th Mar 18, 12:30 PM
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    • 11th Mar 18, 12:30 PM
    I bought one of these, seems strong and robust, works well. One thing to look out for is one with a V in the back, as you can use these on corners, or round pipes.

    https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/READY-ASSEMBLED-ALUMINIUM-LADDER-STAND-OFF-V-SHAPE-NEW-UK-MANUFACTURER/322140265303
    • sevenhills
    • By sevenhills 11th Mar 18, 12:35 PM
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    • 11th Mar 18, 12:35 PM
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    • 11th Mar 18, 12:35 PM
    Whenever i try to clean my guttering i have to bend backwards to reach the gutter which is very uncomfortable.
    Originally posted by Frank99
    The local window cleaner did mine, he was going to charge 15/20, but just did the front and said all was ok, and charged 5

    • Frank99
    • By Frank99 11th Mar 18, 12:47 PM
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    • 11th Mar 18, 12:47 PM
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    • 11th Mar 18, 12:47 PM
    Absolute bargain, i got quoted 120, that's why i do em myself.
    Enjoy everyday like it's your last!
    • sevenhills
    • By sevenhills 11th Mar 18, 12:51 PM
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    • 11th Mar 18, 12:51 PM
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    • 11th Mar 18, 12:51 PM
    Absolute bargain, i got quoted 120, that's why i do em myself.
    Originally posted by Frank99
    Chancers come around every so often, quoting 40

    • BoxerfanUK
    • By BoxerfanUK 11th Mar 18, 8:19 PM
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    • 11th Mar 18, 8:19 PM
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    • 11th Mar 18, 8:19 PM
    Ok I know it's not the cheapest solution but no faffing with ladders for me and it works great with my feet firmly planted on the ground plus you can collect and blow leaves off the driveway too!!! :-)

    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#
    Last edited by BoxerfanUK; 11-03-2018 at 8:25 PM.
    • shown73
    • By shown73 11th Mar 18, 9:05 PM
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    • 11th Mar 18, 9:05 PM
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    • 11th Mar 18, 9:05 PM
    Wonder if I could bodge something similar to use with my leaf blower. Have to check the diameters. Bit of trunking, couple of corner bits, bob's your uncle.
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