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Best £190.00 ever spent

Post by modelman on Thu Apr 19, 2012 3:15 pm

It came this morning, 'Now what have you bought'? she says, 'Its to clean out the guttering dear' he replies hugegrins

Its true actually, I used to spend half my life on up ladders & on rooftops, but not any more, too old, but with this, a nice, safe platform & the bucket & tools are up there with me, AND...............ITS PERFECT FOR GETTING AT THE MH ROOF hugegrins hugegrins hugegrins

The platform is adjustable for height & has a trapdoor so you can climb up the inside with no fear of it tipping.

Folds down to flat-pack about 20cm deep x 2m high x 1.2m wide. PLUS ALL alloy, VERY light.

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Re: Best £190.00 ever spent

Post by CC on Thu Apr 19, 2012 3:22 pm

Would you say with the braces removed on one side it would fit over the bonnet (each side of the wings)
I find the overcab area above the windscreen the most difficult area of all to access, looks a good bit of kit up!

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Cleaning overcab

Post by murph on Thu Apr 19, 2012 4:00 pm

Hi CC,
I use two stepladders joined by a scaffold plank for cleaning under the overcab, much cheaper, but you do have to be carfull not to fall off the plank.


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Re-Best £190 ever spend

Post by burlingtonboaby on Thu Apr 19, 2012 6:50 pm

Hi Modelman
Looked at a set of platforms before I purchased my podium steps, your platform has much more height than my podium steps, Ideal for getting up on the roof, however I couldn't climb up them very well,
Be carefull not to do a Boaby from them, oh_blast!
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Re: Best £190.00 ever spent

Post by CC on Thu Apr 19, 2012 9:31 pm

murph wrote: Hi CC,
I use two stepladders joined by a scaffold plank for cleaning under the overcab, much cheaper, but you do have to be carfull not to fall off the plank.


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I've already tried that one myself Murph... I'm used to working off ladders and steps as an occupation, but that setup even for me was far from safe police

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Re: Best £190.00 ever spent

Post by groundhog on Fri Apr 20, 2012 8:10 am

I agree with CC, I bought three towers a few years back off of a company on a special deal and they are brilliant, much safer than ladders can get to the top of the house easily. We have renovated a number of houses over the last few years, saved a fortune in scaffold hire and the whole lot fits easily into my trailer. allthumbz

PS: Don't need them for the van, very lucky I can just step straight on to the roof as my drive has a big bank next to it..... and NO not HSBC, Santander type bank.
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Best £190

Post by murph on Fri Apr 20, 2012 8:52 pm

If you think about it, with a big luton like ours to get underneath you have to sit on the plank, and the top is reached with a long handled brush from ground level. Mrs M would play censored with me if I spent £190 from our pension, without very good reason which she understood. understanding is the important bit.

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Re: Best £190.00 ever spent

Post by deckie on Fri Apr 20, 2012 10:02 pm

murph wrote: If you think about it, with a big luton like ours to get underneath you have to sit on the plank, and the top is reached with a long handled brush from ground level. Mrs M would play censored with me if I spent £190 from our pension, without very good reason which she understood. understanding is the important bit.

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OH Murph,

Leaving yourself open like that ...... snigger snigger

Sitting on a plank with Mrs. M. etc etc hugegrins

Not to mention the big luton ...... just wait till "Whisky" sees it !!!!!

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PS "All done in the best possible taste" hugegrins

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Re: Best £190.00 ever spent

Post by whisky on Sat Apr 21, 2012 8:44 am

deckie wrote:
murph wrote: If you think about it, with a big luton like ours to get underneath you have to sit on the plank, and the top is reached with a long handled brush from ground level. Mrs M would play censored with me if I spent £190 from our pension, without very good reason which she understood. understanding is the important bit.

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OH Murph,

Leaving yourself open like that ...... snigger snigger

Sitting on a plank with Mrs. M. etc etc hugegrins

Not to mention the big luton ...... just wait till "Whisky" sees it !!!!!

deckie

PS "All done in the best possible taste" hugegrins

Hmm. think_smiley_46 Seem to think that theres a bit of difference between an Orange Dongle and a Big Luton. Maybe thats why you need a long brush. lol4

Tongue firmly in cheek. Whisky. hugegrins

Oh. Forgot the plank. up!

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Re: Best £190.00 ever spent

Post by deckie on Sat Apr 21, 2012 9:17 am

whisky wrote:
deckie wrote:
murph wrote: If you think about it, with a big luton like ours to get underneath you have to sit on the plank, and the top is reached with a long handled brush from ground level. Mrs M would play censored with me if I spent £190 from our pension, without very good reason which she understood. understanding is the important bit.

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OH Murph,

Leaving yourself open like that ...... snigger snigger

Sitting on a plank with Mrs. M. etc etc hugegrins

Not to mention the big luton ...... just wait till "Whisky" sees it !!!!!

deckie

PS "All done in the best possible taste" hugegrins

Hmm. think_smiley_46 Seem to think that theres a bit of difference between an Orange Dongle and a Big Luton. Maybe thats why you need a long brush. lol4

Tongue firmly in cheek. Whisky. hugegrins

Oh. Forgot the plank. up!

Seems like I'm the 'Champ' (Chump hugegrins ) then ..... With my Orange Dongle post ...... knew I had to be good at something hugegrins

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