05:36PM | 05/08/02
Member Since: 05/07/02
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I live in a very ordinary two story
colonial style (built by Levitt) house.

Installing gutter shields (sometimes
called helmuts) on the first floor gutters
was easy. I have three ladders. One is
the articulated style, which made an
excellent platform for standing in front
of the first floor gutters and slipping
the shields under the shingles.

I also have an extension ladder which
can easily be raised past the level of
the second floor gutters. The problem
is two fold. I do not want to damage
the gutters by leaning the ladder against
them, and the gutter shields cannot be
snapped onto the outside edge of the
gutters if the ladder is physical
touching the gutter itself.

I have a ladder stand-off which is
typically used to span across a window.
The windows on the front of my home
are grouped together in pairs on
the upper floor, and the top of the
windows are directly below the roof
overhang. Obviously, an ordinary ladder
stand-off is not the answer in this case.

I thought about renting ladder jacks or
even scaffolding. I don't have a truck
to haul these monstrosities back to my
place, so, it would actually make more
sense to hire a couple of guys to do it
for me.

I do have a small shop where I've tried
to fashion some kind of ladder stand-off
that would keep me an inch or two away
from the gutters without destabilizing the
ladder, breaking a window, etc.

Can someone help?




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