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Jan 4, 2016 12:13 AM # 
Did you make it yourself? Would a longer handle and a pivot at the top help you stand further back? What material is used for the slide?
Jan 4, 2016 1:34 AM # 
By going after the roof snow asap (ie, before going off to work or play:-), there shouldn't be blocks and the like. Solar panels must complicate the effort though.

I've fought ice dam wars for years and occasionally allow myself to get behind which can lead to obnoxious results. Don't have your need to be in the 'line of fire' when raking though. I didn't rake this recent snow fall, now it's probably too crusty to remove.
Jan 4, 2016 11:52 AM # 
JJ: No, we bought it: It is called MinnSNOWta. The porch is too small so I can't stand back. In fact we used only three segments for the handle. The rake has a total of 4 segments. Material is:
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The slide is specially treated cloth that is slippery to snow yet stays flexible in the cold.
bl: going after the snow ASAP: Yes, but skiing ASAP is much more fun and provides for enough exhaustion.
Jan 4, 2016 12:06 PM # 
Oh, I get it, you have to stand on the porch because standing on the ground beyond the porch would be way too far. Yeah, that makes sense.

I don't really have problems at my house, but I was looking at videos of these things last winter and have been thinking about making something similar to use at my mother's house.
Jan 4, 2016 4:18 PM # 
In the next life (of the roof that is), there will be a self-tending, auto-shedding metal roof (reads like good advertising hype). Due soon, moss is taking over on the north side.

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