FALL/WINTER WEATHER

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Re: FALL/WINTER WEATHER

Postby Bud » Wed Feb 02, 2011 5:32 pm

GAFL to the person(s) that made those.
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Re: FALL/WINTER WEATHER

Postby vtexposfan » Wed Feb 02, 2011 7:39 pm

I knew today I'd be moving ice and snow. What I didn't predict is that I'd be moving fist-sized chunks of pavement from my driveway that the plow dug up.
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Re: FALL/WINTER WEATHER

Postby mcm » Sat Feb 05, 2011 11:38 pm

Anyone else pay someone to shovel their roof? I got up to go to Dunkins this morning and saw 3 dudes shoveling my neighbors roof so I had them do mine too for $300.
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Re: FALL/WINTER WEATHER

Postby rearadmiral » Sun Feb 06, 2011 12:30 am

The sun is free.

Media scare tactic.
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Re: FALL/WINTER WEATHER

Postby vtexposfan » Sun Feb 06, 2011 12:51 am

Saw somebody up on theirs on Faneuil St. at 8:30 this morning. Yes, I was up at 8:30. Happens once in a great while. It's amazing how peaceful the city really is at 8:30 on a weekend morning.
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Re: FALL/WINTER WEATHER

Postby mcm » Sun Feb 06, 2011 7:59 am

rearadmiral wrote:The sun is free.

Media scare tactic.


I know 2 people who got leaks. Maybe I'm a sucker but I'll pay $300 for peace of mind.
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Re: FALL/WINTER WEATHER

Postby MCA » Sun Feb 06, 2011 9:21 am

mcm wrote:Anyone else pay someone to shovel their roof? I got up to go to Dunkins this morning and saw 3 dudes shoveling my neighbors roof so I had them do mine too for $300.


Buy a roof rake?
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Re: FALL/WINTER WEATHER

Postby mcm » Sun Feb 06, 2011 12:30 pm

I actually got a roof rake on Friday afternoon at Lowe's but it didn't seem to do much. The first foot or so beyond the gutter was rock solid ice. I could clear the 2-3 feet after that but the "media" and a few roofers/carpenters that I know said that really wasn't enough.
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Re: FALL/WINTER WEATHER

Postby rearadmiral » Sun Feb 06, 2011 1:52 pm

mcm wrote:
rearadmiral wrote:The sun is free.

Media scare tactic.


I know 2 people who got leaks. Maybe I'm a sucker but I'll pay $300 for peace of mind.



2 out of all the people you know is a pretty tiny percentage.

I hear you about the whole 'ounce of prevention...' stuff. But it's a minuscule # of people being affected. The news makes it look so much worse.
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Re: FALL/WINTER WEATHER

Postby MCA » Sun Feb 06, 2011 4:23 pm

My dads buddy told him about a way to get rid of the ice dams. Fill a sock or pantyhose w/ rock salt and throw them on the gutter. salt goes through and melts it.

pretty good idea I thought.
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Re: FALL/WINTER WEATHER

Postby rearadmiral » Sun Feb 06, 2011 5:10 pm

Just got rid of about 1000 lbs. of snow of my deck.

Now my old lady can sleep at night.
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Re: FALL/WINTER WEATHER

Postby Ronnie B » Sun Feb 06, 2011 5:32 pm

MCA wrote:My dads buddy told him about a way to get rid of the ice dams. Fill a sock or pantyhose w/ rock salt and throw them on the gutter. salt goes through and melts it.

pretty good idea I thought.



I went upstairs and through a bunch of rock salt out my skylight onto my roof after I read this. Boom. Instant waterfall.
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Re: FALL/WINTER WEATHER

Postby TeeDub » Sun Feb 06, 2011 5:33 pm

Ronnie B wrote:I went upstairs and through a bunch of rock salt out my skylight onto my roof after I read this. Boom. Instant waterfall.



you move to NH?

edit: my bolding of 'through' did not show up in the quote.
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Re: FALL/WINTER WEATHER

Postby Ronnie B » Sun Feb 06, 2011 5:35 pm

I gotta make it so Lug can understand my posts TDub.
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Re: FALL/WINTER WEATHER

Postby rearadmiral » Sun Feb 06, 2011 5:37 pm

Ronnie B wrote:
MCA wrote:My dads buddy told him about a way to get rid of the ice dams. Fill a sock or pantyhose w/ rock salt and throw them on the gutter. salt goes through and melts it.

pretty good idea I thought.



I went upstairs and through a bunch of rock salt out my skylight onto my roof after I read this. Boom. Instant waterfall.


Rock salt on your roof can't be a good idea, can it?

This is great:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hkAJ-CQv ... r_embedded
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