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Taming Winter with Hooks and Spears

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2/10/2016 00:07 AM EST

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David Ashton
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Re: What? No electronics?
David Ashton   2/23/2017 5:24:56 PM
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How does that old saying go??  "There are none so blind as those with dollar signs in their eyes..."

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Re: What? No electronics?
MeasurementBlues   2/23/2017 5:21:28 PM
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David,

We have an orange billionaire who does pretty much the same thing.

"But the Government is still trying to get a dodgy Indian millionaire to dig up a few more million tons of our coal.  Go figure...."

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David Ashton   2/23/2017 2:59:45 PM
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Martin.... "This is exceptionally warm for February around here."

We had an exceptionally warm Feb as well - mostly over 30oC max days.  We had 35 yesterday, 34 today and then it's going below 30 for the next 6 days.  I've been here 15 years and never had one like this.  And the weather guys say we can expect more of the same.  But the Government is still trying to get a dodgy Indian millionaire to dig up a few more million tons of our coal.  Go figure....

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MeasurementBlues   2/23/2017 1:55:36 PM
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@David,

I used the tools last week when we had 30 cm of snow. Today, temp is about 18-19oC. Snow is almost gone. This is exceptionally warm for February around here. Two years ago this time, we had 3 m of snow on the ground.

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David Ashton   3/31/2016 10:41:31 PM
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Martin....snow in April??  But I presume it'll melt off pretty quickly...

We are heading INTO winter here....chilly evenings (7 degrees C, probably pretty balmy for you).  But we should have frosts before too long, and sometimes minus 5 mornings...

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Re: What? No electronics?
MeasurementBlues   3/31/2016 12:12:06 PM
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@David,

Temperature is 20°C today. Flowers are blooming and allergies are blooming too. We're expecting a little snow in two more days.

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Re: What? No electronics?
David Ashton   2/11/2016 3:05:33 PM
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@Martin...well (I had to look this up :-) a hockey puck is 1 inch thick and 3 in diameter.  It should be easy enoguh to desgn a mechanism to enable a drone to carry and release it.  The release mechanism would be the tricky part, needing electronics to send and receive the command and actuate the release.  Or maybe you could organise for it to be released if the carrier touches a hard surface.  Possibilities.....

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MeasurementBlues   2/11/2016 12:28:56 PM
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@David,

sounds like all you need to do is get one of Susan's drones to position your Roof Melt pucks

I tried to hrow one out there this morning. I bounced off the crusted snow and off the roof. I recovered it and placed it on a rain gutter using a stick.

There's one area on the roof that I can't reach and an ice dam has formed. I contacted the roofer, figuring he already has some of my money, to come an remove it. Waiting for a reply.

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elizabethsimon   2/11/2016 12:03:32 PM
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I could have used to learn about Roof Melt a few years ago when I had a house with valleys on the north side of the roof that tended to fill with ice in the winter. My current house has an uncomplicated roofline with no valleys so I usually only have to deal with the area around the gutters. I did get a roof rake a few years ago to clear some of the snow off an area that's not as steeply pitched as the rest.

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Re: What? No electronics?
David Ashton   2/10/2016 11:09:03 PM
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@Martin....well sounds like all you need to do is get one of Susan's drones to position your Roof Melt pucks where you want them and you'll have no more problems!

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