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    Quote Originally Posted by bstewert View Post
    I can see those standoffs working on a flat vertical wall. Can't picture it on an overhang eve, like in the pic. The arms would be touching the roof shingles?
    This will help you envision it better. I'm not making this up. Ladder standoffs make ladders way more stable, allow much easier roof access, and protect gutters. I use them all the time, unless I don't need them. so I have plenty of experience using them and not using them. Set up properly they allow you to use a less steep angle with less chance of the ladder kicking out, as well as making the top much more stable. Allowing you to get on and off the ladder to/from the roof with much more ease and confidence.

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    Thanks Squisher for being persistent about the use of stands. That is a great concept. They look like they would stabilize the ladder better than bottom of the ladder supports.

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    I use a stand-off like the one in the second picture and Squisher is not exaggerating when he says it makes a big difference in stability. Not sure one could be made for tree work but for anything involving a building, they are great.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bermy View Post
    maybe we push it a bit knowing we are tied in....

    I stand on the top of the rails, sometimes, because I'm tied in, and stable.

    This seems to be the right height for a lot of canopy raises, with my 25' ladder.

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    I can see holding a ladder different ways. There is hardly ever one correct way to do something. However a ladder can definitely kick out with someone standing on the bottom rung. But now they won't be able to do anything about the falling ladder except maybe get caught up in it.

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    I see. Hate leaning a ladder against the gutters.

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    Just go over them then, no problem.

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    Wow!

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    You can't get hurt at a church lol, everyone knows that!
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    Atheists can!

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