Author Topic: Council House Gutter Cleaning,  (Read 287 times)

Ashy

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Re: Council House Gutter Cleaning,
« Reply #15 on: Oct 15, 2020, 11:13:14 AM »
In this case it is almost certainly the channelled apparatus that collects rain water off the roof.It may be cast iron, galvanised steel, or plastic.
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Michael Rolls

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Re: Council House Gutter Cleaning,
« Reply #16 on: Oct 15, 2020, 12:50:23 PM »
I remember our Community Health Council moaning at the cost of painting hospital  iron guttering every few years. Why didn't we use maintenance free plastic guttering. I invited any members who wished to try to entrust their lives to a ladder leaning against a plastic gutter 30 feet in the air in a strong wind - they gave up
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Ashy

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Re: Council House Gutter Cleaning,
« Reply #17 on: Oct 15, 2020, 12:59:37 PM »
You need a ladder stay.
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Michael Rolls

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Re: Council House Gutter Cleaning,
« Reply #18 on: Oct 15, 2020, 01:06:30 PM »
but not reliant on a plastic gutter. Have you ever tried being at the top of a 30 foot, perhaps even more, ladder in a gale?
On the concept of not expecting anyone responsible to me to undertake a task I wasn't willing to risk myself, I have - I didn't enjoy it
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crabbyob

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Re: Council House Gutter Cleaning,
« Reply #19 on: Oct 15, 2020, 01:09:47 PM »
best not try a steeple-jacks 200ft ladder then
every hill has a down side, even Benny Hill

Alex22

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Re: Council House Gutter Cleaning,
« Reply #20 on: Oct 15, 2020, 01:42:47 PM »
I don't know how he does it  !  20 replies about nothing....... 😀

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Re: Council House Gutter Cleaning,
« Reply #21 on: Oct 15, 2020, 02:08:05 PM »
Tis indeed a skill. I think people initially open up Brian threads hoping for some shopping advice.

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Re: Council House Gutter Cleaning,
« Reply #22 on: Oct 15, 2020, 02:17:27 PM »
There is one a few hours old with no responses as yet,  ssshhhhh....

Ashy

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Re: Council House Gutter Cleaning,
« Reply #23 on: Oct 15, 2020, 02:19:27 PM »
I've been up some very tall ladders in all weathers but they were all the fixed type, some of them almost vertical. It's more fun in a cherry picker.
Yes the new thread is complete in itself it would seem.
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crabbyob

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Re: Council House Gutter Cleaning,
« Reply #24 on: Oct 15, 2020, 02:21:34 PM »
well its too late for Scrumpy to go shopping anyways Ashy the steeple jacks ladder is vertical
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Michael Rolls

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Re: Council House Gutter Cleaning,
« Reply #25 on: Oct 15, 2020, 02:34:36 PM »
best not try a steeple-jacks 200ft ladder then
Absolutely - what was the name of the guy - Fred Dibney or the like, who seemed to delight in prancing around the top of huge chimneys and the like whilst I hid behind the sofa
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crabbyob

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Re: Council House Gutter Cleaning,
« Reply #26 on: Oct 15, 2020, 02:41:53 PM »
i did it for a while and 200ft up we wore safety harness, but whenever we hooked up your tools were 100% always out of reach so you soon stop hooking on.... but at the end of the contract we had to take the ladder down....lol... now that was a knee-trembler...
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Re: Council House Gutter Cleaning,
« Reply #27 on: Oct 15, 2020, 03:32:36 PM »
There is one a few hours old with no responses as yet,  ssshhhhh....
As soon as there is a response it will snowball. I did look at it but have completely forgotten what it was about. That too is a skill.


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Ashy

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Re: Council House Gutter Cleaning,
« Reply #28 on: Oct 15, 2020, 05:03:07 PM »
I've forgotten what it was about too.
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Ashy

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Re: Council House Gutter Cleaning,
« Reply #29 on: Oct 15, 2020, 05:20:47 PM »
I must say I am surprised that Birmingham council doesn't keep its gutters clean, seeing as they seem to spend so much time in them after a good junket.
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