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Feb 12, 2015 13:07 |  #2881

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I'm not terribly familiar with Randolph, is it a typical raised ranch?

I'm not to worried about the snow on the roof as I get plenty of sun but I've got a roof rake coming in anyway just in case(except the price magically seemed to go up ~$20 overnight).

http://www.amazon.com …t+Aluminum+Snow​+Roof+Rake (external link)

Otherwise I'd just climb onto the roof from the deck and walk up to the peak and push it to avalanche it off the front.

Did it go up another $20?


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Feb 12, 2015 13:13 |  #2882

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No, not necessarily. There is a chance that the water might go inside the walls. Not a big chance, but it is there.

If you do go upstairs, check the south side, it is the most susceptible to the sun and melting.

Yes about the south side - you will know which side you are supposed to look at because of the ice & icicles from the outside

Good point about hte walls - but that depends on the how much ice you have.


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What's considered steep? I guess it's hard to tell from this image: https://photography-on-the.net …p?p=17426407&i=​i261435334

Thanks guys... I'm just a little ignorant about this. Not sure what I should do as a homeowner and what's overkill.


I would say what you have is not very steep - we aren't talking a church hall style roof, but our roof on our place is quite steep.

The way the temperatures have been, and the amount of wind, I don't think you will have an issue right now.


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Feb 12, 2015 13:23 |  #2883

We are getting more snow this weekend, too, right? Haha.

Alright... I just ordered a roof rake. The prices on Amazon seem to have gone up! The Garelick 21foot is $109 to $177 with an estimated deliver of more than 27-42 days. There's one from a different seller for $155 incl. shipping and gets here in a week.

I instead went to roofrake.com and found I think the same rake. Ordered the 21 foot plus 3 five feet extension poles (total of 36 ft) and replacement wheels for $129, including shipping: http://roofrake.americ​ommerce.com …67-DELUXE-ROOF-RAKES.aspx (external link)

We'll see how long it takes to get here.


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Feb 12, 2015 15:11 as a reply to  @ post 17428870 |  #2884

No, it is not very steep. My house is a cape, without the attic, the rooms right under the roof, so it has to be much more steep.


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Feb 12, 2015 17:16 |  #2885

Nathan wrote in post #17428875 (external link)
Did it go up another $20?

Wow, seems the sellers are really screwing folks since I purchased it.


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Feb 12, 2015 18:30 as a reply to  @ 20DNewbie's post |  #2886

I think when I got my local I paid around $70 to $80.. no shipping to deal with, it was nice.

So, the roof rakes work, but it's one heck of a workout. That and the snow that comes down afterwards is usually like the stuff the plows push at the end of your driveway, a real pain.. When you do your garage, make sure to close the doors as it tends to go everywhere when it hits the pavement.

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Feb 12, 2015 20:10 |  #2887

Good advice about the garage. Thanks, Ken.

I'm just a bit anxious to see how far I can reach with 36 total feet. It's just a matter of waiting for it to arrive.


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Feb 12, 2015 20:32 |  #2888

Seeing all your posts about the roof rake got me curious... DIY anyone? If you have a oil barrel laying around, for $14, this is not bad. =)

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Feb 13, 2015 00:54 |  #2889

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Seeing all your posts about the roof rake got me curious... DIY anyone? If you have a oil barrel laying around, for $14, this is not bad. =)

https://www.youtube.co​m/watch?v=arhIyCuvnGw (external link)

If I was going to DIY something it would be more like this one.


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Feb 13, 2015 09:45 as a reply to  @ 20DNewbie's post |  #2890

I saw that too. Wasn't sure how well it would work with compacted snow on the roof. Looks cool though.


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Feb 13, 2015 09:53 |  #2891

pretty good and interesting find, Christian


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Feb 13, 2015 12:43 |  #2892

This one looks to be the inspiration, seems to handle packed snow pretty well(so far as packed dry mid-west snow goes).


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Feb 13, 2015 12:49 as a reply to  @ 20DNewbie's post |  #2893

that looks awesome! i like how you don't have to chop and pull... just push and pusht...


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Feb 13, 2015 13:21 |  #2894

MinnSnowta!

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Feb 13, 2015 13:36 |  #2895

That thing actually looks fun and easy to do but his house looks like it's only one story. What do you do if it's three stories?I don't think that pole is long enough.


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