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Alot of snow
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Richard    Posted 02-06-2004 at 19:33:14       [Reply]  [Send Email]
Now I realize alot of you from the east and up north won't think much of seven inch snow fall, but its the most we have had here in ten years. Spent half the day yesterday clearing the 300 foot drive. And around here, not many have invested in snow removal equipment. It was hard work for my garden tractor and a 4-wheeler with a blade. I guess this summer, I'm gonna keep an eye peeled for a blade for the big tractor.
Richard from west Missouri


Dieselrider    Posted 02-06-2004 at 19:44:58       [Reply]  [No Email]
We are just a sharing bunch of folks up here. Thought you could use the cooling off. Lol. I use a skid steer for snow removal but, today I spent most of the day shoveling off the shed roofs on the house. I had about 18-24 inches on them. Then it started raining this morning. That makes for alot of weight.


toolman    Posted 02-06-2004 at 20:00:13       [Reply]  [No Email]
i did the roofs around here last warm spell and glad i did , we had 4 ft, on them and with the rain a couple of them were bending just a little too much, not snowin here last few days , nice warm , don,t know what to do with myself , been clearin snow most every day, now a big vaccum in my life guess im gonna have to take up a spring time hobby now,soon as i do it will snow like crazy again.


Dieselrider    Posted 02-06-2004 at 20:09:58       [Reply]  [No Email]
I'm kinda hoping the rain sticks around a couple days but, they're calling for cold again. Supposed to be +5 degrees F tommorow night. All that rain covered ground will be a vehicle skating rink. OHHH BBOOOOYYY!


deadcarp    Posted 02-06-2004 at 19:56:50       [Reply]  [No Email]
lucky you got the snow off before it soaked up the rain. i figured out one time how much our snow weighed. we had less than an acre parking lot and still it came to about 10 tons! per inch! after that it didn't take me long to decide to get the snow off the roof - we had the equivalent of a parade of cars parked up there. :)



Dieselrider    Posted 02-06-2004 at 20:15:36       [Reply]  [No Email]
How do they figure the weight of snow? I know it gets real heavy especially when wet but would like to be able to figure the approximate weight. I still have a couple roofs with quite a bit on them but, they are steeper roofs.


Willy-N    Posted 02-06-2004 at 20:41:31       [Reply]  [No Email]
12 inches of fluffy dry snow is about equil to 1 inch of water. So if you have 12 inches of water or 12 ft of snow. 12 inches of water in a sq ft is 7.49 gals at 8.2 lbs per gal = 61.49 lbs per sq. ft of weight. Divided by 12 = 5.12 pounds per ft of dry fluffy snow. If you wet it the weight goes up fast. Here is a site to show the cals for snow load. Mark H.


Dieselrider    Posted 02-06-2004 at 21:03:39       [Reply]  [No Email]
Thanks Mark, I book marked that and will look at in hte morning.


toolman    Posted 02-06-2004 at 21:04:58       [Reply]  [No Email]
planning on getting more snow or is it a just in case type thing lol.


Willy-N    Posted 02-06-2004 at 21:28:01       [Reply]  [No Email]
I can't seem to ever get much more than a foot and off it comes. Most of the time it will slip off befor 6 inches on the 12/6 pitch. My problem is the porch. It gets compacted by the roof above and stays to the point of ice build up. I can get several feet right next to the house with a big layer of ice under it because of dripping water from above. Mark H.


toolman    Posted 02-06-2004 at 21:37:49       [Reply]  [No Email]
ya i remember you telling me that was probably my problem with my barn too, im going to try insulating that area and adding a little heat this summer to see if i can make it slide next winter,hate shovelling it off twice a year.


Willy-N    Posted 02-06-2004 at 22:01:52       [Reply]  [No Email]
I have put a propane heater out in my lean to off my small barn and made the snow slide off on a bad year once. Jusr ran it for about 4 hours and off it went. Mark H.


toolman    Posted 02-06-2004 at 20:02:39       [Reply]  [No Email]
houses round here need a 110lbs per square foot snow load when your building,thats the code, but barn s and sheds they don,t much care about long as they get their permit fees.


Willy-N    Posted 02-06-2004 at 20:28:31       [Reply]  [No Email]
All my roofs are designed for a 125+ lb snow load. I hate to cut corners. They would never get that high but I am covered. Mark H.


Ron/PA    Posted 02-06-2004 at 20:21:14       [Reply]  [No Email]
As the zoning officer for poverty patch, I agree with your statement. I also aprove of the process. ($grin$)
Ron


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