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post #1 of Old 08-20-2011, 06:16 PM Thread Starter
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Ladder height help

I need a ladder to reach my gutters. From the ground to the gutter +2 feet above is 19 feet. I then measured about 6 feet away from my house. Using the Pythagorean therom, I need about 20 feet of ladder.

Since a 20 foot extension ladder doesnt actually give me 20 feet of ladder, would a 32 foot extension ladder work?

Thanks in advance for any help.
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That 20 feet does not give you the extra two feet you want but any thing that allowed an extension of more than 22 feet would work.
I'd go with the 36 if it is not lot more and of good quality. Like cutting hair, it is easier to make it shorter, than longer.
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That 20 feet does not give you the extra two feet you want but any thing that allowed an extension of more than 22 feet would work.
I'd go with the 36 if it is not lot more and of good quality. Like cutting hair, it is easier to make it shorter, than longer.

That 20 feet does give me the 2 extra feet. It was added into the 19 feet from the ground. 17 feet to the gutter from the ground + 2 extra feet gives me 19. Plug that into the equation and I get 19.92 feet which is why I said I need 20 feet of ladder. I'm going to try for a 28 foot ladder. The price difference between a 28 foot ladder and a 36 foot ladder is insane. I'm going to try for a 28 footer. If anyone thinks thats definitely too short, let me know please.

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Hello Kufta,

If your home gutters height is around 20-23 feet then you should use ladder of 26-29 feet. Add 6 feet more in your home gutter height in ladder for safety.
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