HotBlack wrote:Hi Veff
I´m not sure what exactly your house looks like, but I cant stop wondering why you dont go up on the roof and rake the snow off?
I´ve read about your plumming problems earlier and as I dont know much about climate in different parts of US I have to ask if the part you live in dont have winters usually?
Hopefully the followingf will clear things up a bit
- My roof may not be as steep as some, but I am not about to climb on an ice / snow covered roof and possibly kill myself. The house is tall.
I actually lost balance slightly on the ladder (going down? can't remember exactly when it happened) the other night at one point, but since I was only 3 feet or so up above the deck, I was fine; I knew this, which is why it happened. If I had been on a high ladder or been on the roof, I would have been more careful due to the weight of the pole especially when using it sideways to reach other side of house (where there was no deck).
- We usually have winters, however, this is my first as a homeowner
; I owned a condo before:
a) the roof was the association's responsiblity; besides which it never seemed to hold snow long due to pitch and heavy sun (southern) exposure.
b) the condo was on the top (3rd floor), and there were no trees close enough to unit and none close to that height so as to get leaves in the gutters (besides which it would have been the association's responsibility to clear them anyway); also never had problems with ice dams; probably also due to snow melting quickly in the sun and/or roof protection?
c) All piping was inside laundry room or middle of condo since bathrooms and kitchen and laundry room were not facing outer walls, which was surrounded by other rooms and a hallways on 3 sides; the 4th side was adjacent to neighbor's INTERIOR wall.
I guess I never realized how great the condo's setup was.
The snow on roof may not even be that bad in terms of quantity; it is just that I haven't lived there long enough to know what the potential limits are
It is supposed to be dry (storm passing to our south this weekend) and in the 30s, so there may finally be some meltdown...
The plumbing woes aren't really woes, I just needed to determine the appropriate course of action.
So far no problems, even though the low was 0 F last night and the wind chill worse (of course); all plumbing is working well; no frozen pipes (that I know of ;have to do laundry and dishwashing this weekend, but sure it will be fine.
[b]I am actually not concerned about any of it (plumbing and snow) anymore, now that I have done my research and learned a lot.
Something much more important, that I am thinking about: Time to decide if I should try to get back together with my ex gf or move on; probably one of the most important decisions of my life...