Window Cleaning Issues - Canvassing, pole systems, pricing, problems, etc.
Posted by Pete_Riley (Pete_Riley), 1 March 2004Hi all again,how do you all secure your ladders onto the roof rack (bars).Thanks
Posted by denzle (Denzle), 1 March 2004Use a Racktite Ladder clamp, totally safe and you can padlock them as well to stop them going walkies.
Cost about £26 the pair and well worth it.
You can get them from most WC supplies or your local Wickes store.
Posted by Rick (Rick), 1 March 2004swivel bars (or whatever anyone else may call them).
Posted by gibbouk (gibbouk), 1 March 2004ladder clamps are the only option. bungys are only a quid but when you have the first one break on you either whipping round and smacking you in the face or losing your ladder as you are driving down the road, you will be glad you spent the money. i think its illeagal to use bungys, not sure
Posted by Silly_Philly (Philip Hanson), 1 March 2004on 03/01/04 at 18:00:45, gibbouk wrote:
or losing your ladder as you are driving down the road
Ah, happy memories. How my ribbs ache when I remember the time that happened to me at 60mph on a very busy single carraigeway. Especially when I looked at the foot long scratches on the car.
PS Avoid the same "laughter", get some clamps.
Posted by WavieDavie (WavieDavie), 1 March 2004We have cleats on the roof rack uprights and use climbing rope on the cross bars to make a figure-of-eight on the cleat. That way, the rope's going against itself three ways and shouldn't come loose.
Climbing rope's also designed to still be tie- and untie-able in the rain.
Posted by Pete_Riley (Pete_Riley), 1 March 2004Thanks all
Posted by gibbouk (gibbouk), 1 March 2004 Quote:
Ah, happy memories. How my ribbs ache when I remember the time that happened to me at 60mph on a very busy single carraigeway. Especially when I looked ad the foot long scratches on the car.
yeah know the feeling of laughing as my ladder shot sideways going over a flyover, stopped only by the railings from dropping 30 foot into a busy shopping street below. i remeber thinking "me officer i am not a window cleaner i dont even own a ladder"
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