Gutters Bid


#81

If you’re using the standoff on the roof and flipping up the feet to dig into the turf, it doesn’t matter if your ladder is set out a little bit further than the standard 4:1 ratio.

Just make sure to lift up on the top of the ladder a bit while you’re getting those feet sunk in. Otherwise the ladder will extend a bit from the standoff grabbing the roof while the feet sink.


#82

Yeah. No harm done man! I was under assumption it was favored to “lean against” vertical wall vs lean “down” on roof. Either way I wasn’t aware of a difference. I’ve done it both ways.


#83

Download the ladder safety app by NIOSH

You put your phone against the rail of the ladder and it will beep and vibrate at the perfect angle.


#84

I dunno about you guys, but I’m much more concerned if the ladder is going straight up and isn’t going to slide to the side. Finding a solid level place to put the feet seems much more important than the exact distance to the house.


#85

That’s why I bought a Ladder-Max. It’s the only stabilizer OSHA approved for direct roof placement. Or that’s what their video said anyway. It’s also a lot more money. I bought one. It’s horrible. The Werner one is fine, but sometimes the white caps pop off when you are pulling the ladder away from the roof. One day I should tape those on or something.


#86

Tennis balls to replace white caps. Osha doesn’t approve any product. It is either compliant or non compliant with OSHA.


#87

Tennis balls are a great idea :bulb:

It looks like they changed the wording in their product description. And they no longer claim to be the “only stabilizer” approved for such use.


#88

WHEW. This ain’t no joke. Think it was about 2500 ft of gutters. I’m about 90% done blowing out. I’m also cutting some trees back that hang over the gutters and rinsing down. Been up here 6 hrs straight. And started cramping bad. Had to take a break. Walk on some flat flooring did the trick. Drinking plenty of water. Not a body builder but I do stay in shape and don’t skip leg day. Though I’m thinking next leg day will def have to wait. It’s the angle of walking the roof I guess. Or I’m just a big baby.