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You need a safer stabilizer, one that goes on the roof. I wholeheartedly recommend the Ladder-Max Ladder Standoff Stabilizer. I know it's a bit pricey but it was worth every cent to me. It doesn't damage my gutters nor shingles and I feel totally stable 28 feet in the air while cleaning my gutters. I highly advise against resting your ladder on the gutters ...


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Do not rest the ladder on the windows (or elsewhere) on the wall: you need to get above the gutter. I'm not 100% sure what a Werner stabilizer is, but if it is what we in the UK call a stand-off, put it on the second or third rung from the top so there is some ladder above it, and rest the stand-off on the first row of roof tiles. That way you can get your ...


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Not allow to comment, so have to open a separate Ans. This is how to stabilized the ladder. This is how I saw the Pros stabilized the ladder after lending against the gutter. Used two Vise-Grip C' clamps, one on each side of the ladder, the Vise-Grip are attached to the rafters you have above the windows. A chain or rope is run through the C' Clamp ...


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I'm a gutter installer from florida,the sand shifts alot here under ladders,plus uneven ground and bushes to consider.I find a good spot on side of house or a lower roof to access top with another ladder.As long as your roof is a 6-12 pitch anyone can walk it,much faster,efficient and safer in my opinion .stabilizers throw off your balance and are difficult ...


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That ladder is a beast to move and get in position so a helper would be nice to help you and definitely rest the ladder on the gutters because it will get you in a safe and better position to clean the gutters, also to make sure your ladder is at the correct angle and I was taught to put your toes against the base of the ladder then extend your arms toward ...


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Leaning the ladder against the gutter If the gutters are safe to lean on, and if there are no potential problems with denting them, then that is the way to do it. The ladder will be stable and you will be in a better position for cleaning the gutters than if you were on a ladder leaning on the walls. Some gutters are actually strong enough that you can ...


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The ladder should be placed against the gutter and extended (3' or so) above it, so you can do your work without reaching up blindly. Doing the work as you suggest could cause you to have an unstable body position, reaching up and over like that. If you are concerned about damaging the gutter, you could fasten a wide softner of some sort to the ladder. If ...


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You guessed correctly that downspouts are sometimes sized like wood - there is a "nominal" size which is how they are described, and an "actual" size which is the true measurements. According to GutterSupply.com (chart 1-3), 2x3 and 3x4 downspouts (and also 4x6) have nominal and actual numbers that are the same1, but for other sizes they are not. Here is the ...


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The good news is that your down spout is a simple, plain rectangle tube -- no fancy profile rolled into it as is common with most down spouts. That's good news because it means you can easily have a new part made. If you want to bang it out yourself you can find rolls of pre-painted "aluminum trim coil" in a range of colors at home centers. First find a ...


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I've used Bondo from 3M for gutter repairs. It's a two part fiberglass filler that will bond well with aluminum and plastics. It sets quickly and can be sanded in a few hours. Just bend the aluminum back in place to support the Bondo. You mght want to use some duct tape on the inside of the gutter to hold it together. I would do the inside first and let it ...


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From the tear it looks like aluminum. I'd bend all the pieces back into the original shape and then fill in the cracks and skim coat the area with some J B Weld. This stuff works great. It can be sanded to smooth it out and then painted to match your gutter and is completely resistant to water.


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Embarrassing confession: Once I could finally be there during heavy rain to see what was going on, I observed that the water on the porch was not coming from any leaks. It was coming from water spilling over the gutters onto the ground, which resulted in water splashing off of the ground and railings and onto the porch from there. We've since had the gutter ...


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