Ice Dams & Ice Melting

Post in 'DIY and General non-hearth advice' started by Don2222, Feb 16, 2011.

  1. doubledip

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    Just got 10" of snow dumped on us here in SE Michigan. I’ll be going out to rake the roof in an effort to impede any ice damming.
     

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  2. Hogwildz

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    Same here, and yet another coming through tonight.
    I'll lt it up there. Another advantage to having ventilation and a vented soffit, anything damming melt off, off the gutter will merely run out the vented soffit. ;-)
     
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  3. Don2222

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    Hello Hogwildz

    Yes you are correct, I have proof of that! Luckily the strip vent is letting the water out! See icicles!!
     

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    LOL, better to run out the soffit vent, than back to the wall and down inside it.
    Either way, it happens.
    My addition is a breezeway I am making into living space. There is no heat in there yet, and no insulation in the ceiling yet. But as the ice melts during the day and refreezes at the gutter, it dams up.
    So it sometimes cannot be avoided, accept to tear the gutter down. There is no heat at all in those rooms yet.
     
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    Hello

    Here is a house with walls that are 2x12 not 2x6 with triple pane not double pane windows. It makes a difference!

    http://www.fourthickwalls.net./
     
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