Ice melting equipment


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Old 02-03-04, 04:45 PM
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Question Ice melting equipment

Having a severe problem with ice buildup in our gutters. Water is leaking through the walls. What can anyone tell me about installing an ice melting system for gutters/roofs?

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Old 02-04-04, 07:16 AM
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There are many systems out there at the hardware stores. Essentially it is a small controller with a plug and a length of heating cable.
Plug goes into a receptacle (you will have to install one near the gutter), and the cable lays in the gutter.
 
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If you have trouble with ice daming you can zig-zag the wiring up on the roof. Generally you want to melt the snow/ice up on the roof past the houses walls (a couple feet).
 
 

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