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DIY roof ice stopper. Far stronger than off-the-shelf tin hooks.

DIY roof ice stopper. Far stronger than off-the-shelf tin hooks.

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Old 12-03-17, 01:46 PM
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DIY roof ice stopper. Far stronger than off-the-shelf tin hooks.

I just got a bright idea and made for my house DIY roof ice stopper. Far stronger than off-the-shelf tin hooks.


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Old 12-04-17, 04:30 AM
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You would need to inspect those pieces of hose regularly as the rubber hoses would likely not be UV protected.
The sun will deteriorate them quite quickly.

Proper metal clips would be safer.
 
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I was wondering if those were rubber. Between the heat and the UV rays I wouldn't expect them to last long term.
 
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Old 12-04-17, 06:18 AM
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Clamps like this would be far stronger and hold up better.
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Old 12-04-17, 03:54 PM
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Those are washing machine plumbing hoses, reinforced with fiberglass. I don't think that the inner layer will survive less than a decade. The Canadian sun is not so radiating.

Also need some flexibility and some padding below the iron bars.
 
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Old 12-04-17, 04:11 PM
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Most tin roofs have ice breakers (sometimes called snow guards) not dams. And then usually only over those areas that a person may walk under. The idea is to break the ice and snow into smaller chunks to fall off the roof and not injure someone. Yous looks like it will work provided the snow and ice can slide under the pipe. I think I would prefer the type that do not span the full length of the roof. I also would be concerned about the weathering of the straps you used. Perhaps an all metal stainless would be better.

However, in spite of all the criticism, I think you came up with a good idea. When and if they fail in the next several years, just update or improve on the material.

see...https://www.google.com/search?rlz=1C....0.dALnRZqZ4aU
 
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Old 12-11-17, 07:56 AM
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We had snow twice the last week and the stopper worked as I expected. Instead if suddenly slide down it slowly melted in the sunny afternoon.

My problems were 2:

1. The sliding ice was waking us up and upsetting us.

2. Because of the momentum part of it was falling too close to the foundations of my neighbor (he has finished basement).

All seams to be solved for now. I'll see in the first heavy storm.
 
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