Homemade Snow Rake


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Old 02-04-05, 07:49 AM
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Homemade Snow Rake

I am considering fashioning a home-made snow roof rake using 4 ten foot sections of graduated sch 40, 1.25" - 1/2". I would use male-threaded reduction adapters to female couplers. I have a hip roof 2-story colonial and I'm thinking this may be a reasonably inexpensive means of getting snow off of the roof.

My question is, does anyone know of the longitudinal physical strength of these 10' sections of pipe. I could well screw the 4 sections together and have it immediately snap.

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Old 02-08-05, 11:58 AM
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Hi
will you be abel to lift it
 
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Old 02-08-05, 03:26 PM
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I agree, you will only succeed in building an uncooperative snake.
It would not have the strength to stay straight.

It is not cheap to have snow professionally removed but there is a reason for the high charges.
 
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Old 02-09-05, 06:50 AM
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Hi
Send the mother in law up on the roof to clear it.
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