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jasper123 Feb 20th 2015 11:20 pm

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Well tonight the UK TV is full of the harsh cold snow storms in New England and all over the east coast, they said 6 feet of snow :eek: and they showed everything frozen, they then showed Niagara Falls Frozen, theres still some water falling, but most of the falls have frozen solid in motion, WOW remarkable, trotty and everyone else who live in these areas please be extra careful, and stay warm and safe!!!

islandwoman120 Feb 20th 2015 11:46 pm

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Hope this link works - I Googled US snow storm 2015: What Record-Breaking Snow Really Looks Like - The Atlantic

trottytrue Feb 21st 2015 2:20 am

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Islandwoman120..those picture say it all, all we can do is move the snow around this morning we have a flood in the basement we called a plumber he put a camera in the wall and said the leak was coming all the way from the roof. Problem is the ice dams are allowing the snow to back up on the roof and the heating exhaust pipe is allowing the snow to melt around it and the seal must have broke as it is letting the water in. Now we have to get the snow removed of the main roof, but to do that we have to snow blow a trench all the way to the back of the house. What a mess....
I cannot count how many people have fallen off roofs or been run over by cars or snow plows unable to see them due to all the snow....

curleytops Feb 21st 2015 7:56 am

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Originally Posted by trottytrue (Post 11571629)
Islandwoman120..those picture say it all, all we can do is move the snow around this morning we have a flood in the basement we called a plumber he put a camera in the wall and said the leak was coming all the way from the roof. Problem is the ice dams are allowing the snow to back up on the roof and the heating exhaust pipe is allowing the snow to melt around it and the seal must have broke as it is letting the water in. Now we have to get the snow removed of the main roof, but to do that we have to snow blow a trench all the way to the back of the house. What a mess....
I cannot count how many people have fallen off roofs or been run over by cars or snow plows unable to see them due to all the snow
...

I remember a guy who lived down the street from us in Canada going out to clear snow off his roof a few years ago. He thought it might be a good idea to tie a rope around his waist for safety's sake and tie the other end to the rear bumper of his van as he was going to be clearing the roof on the far side of the peak. Too bad he didn't think to tell his wife because a short while later she jumped in the van and drove off, pulling him up over the rooftop, down the drive and several yards down the street before she heard his screams. Surprisingly they both survived the ordeal.

Fish n Chips 56 Feb 21st 2015 8:48 am

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Originally Posted by curleytops (Post 11571744)
I remember a guy who lived down the street from us in Canada going out to clear snow off his roof a few years ago. He thought it might be a good idea to tie a rope around his waist for safety's sake and tie the other end to the rear bumper of his van as he was going to be clearing the roof on the far side of the peak. Too bad he didn't think to tell his wife because a short while later she jumped in the van and drove off, pulling him up over the rooftop, down the drive and several yards down the street before she heard his screams. Surprisingly they both survived the ordeal.

Thanks Curly, I love stories like that. lol

bandrui Feb 21st 2015 9:53 am

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Originally Posted by curleytops (Post 11571744)
I remember a guy who lived down the street from us in Canada going out to clear snow off his roof a few years ago. He thought it might be a good idea to tie a rope around his waist for safety's sake and tie the other end to the rear bumper of his van as he was going to be clearing the roof on the far side of the peak. Too bad he didn't think to tell his wife because a short while later she jumped in the van and drove off, pulling him up over the rooftop, down the drive and several yards down the street before she heard his screams. Surprisingly they both survived the ordeal.

Great story. :lol:

jasper123 Feb 21st 2015 1:26 pm

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Originally Posted by curleytops (Post 11571744)
I remember a guy who lived down the street from us in Canada going out to clear snow off his roof a few years ago. He thought it might be a good idea to tie a rope around his waist for safety's sake and tie the other end to the rear bumper of his van as he was going to be clearing the roof on the far side of the peak. Too bad he didn't think to tell his wife because a short while later she jumped in the van and drove off, pulling him up over the rooftop, down the drive and several yards down the street before she heard his screams. Surprisingly they both survived the ordeal.

Curleytops is this a true story? did it really happen? WOW its funny when you read it ----- but I doubt very much that HE could see the funny side :eek:

curleytops Feb 21st 2015 6:36 pm

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Originally Posted by jasper123 (Post 11571874)
Curleytops is this a true story? did it really happen? WOW its funny when you read it ----- but I doubt very much that HE could see the funny side :eek:

Yes Rodney, it is indeed a true story. Dad tells me this afternoon that he heard of a similar thing happening to somebody else living on the outskirts of town. I have to wonder about some of these people :huh:

trottytrue Feb 22nd 2015 2:12 am

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Curleytops...that really made me laugh and even now it puts a smile on my face people do such silly things.

cheers Feb 27th 2015 9:23 pm

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So this member is in Sunny Northern California visiting my 95 year old MIL.

Cheers

islandwoman120 Feb 27th 2015 9:58 pm

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Originally Posted by cheers (Post 11578740)
So this member is in Sunny Northern California visiting my 95 year old MIL.

Cheers

This member is in Devon avoiding the raindrops....

jasper123 Feb 27th 2015 11:20 pm

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Originally Posted by islandwoman120 (Post 11578765)
This member is in Devon avoiding the raindrops....

This member enjoyed the day out in the lovely sunshine with my lovely 95 y.o.
Mum, and a nice lunch ;)

trottytrue Feb 28th 2015 12:32 am

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This member was looking for a contractor to come and give an estimate on the leaks caused by all the snow on the roof which melted around the chimney came through the bathroom ceiling down into the living room and dining room walls ending up in the basement :eek: and we are expecting more snow next week....

BristolUK Feb 28th 2015 2:29 am

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Originally Posted by curleytops (Post 11572119)
Yes Rodney, it is indeed a true story. Dad tells me this afternoon that he heard of a similar thing happening to somebody else living on the outskirts of town. I have to wonder about some of these people :huh:

Urban myth. Sorry.

A quick google shows similar tales, snow or not snow, from different places in the world.

The "man on the roof" tale has been a popular urban legend since at least the mid-1960s.

It even made a TV show in 1976.

BristolUK Feb 28th 2015 2:33 am

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Originally Posted by trottytrue (Post 11578841)
This member was looking for a contractor to come and give an estimate on the leaks caused by all the snow on the roof which melted around the chimney came through the bathroom ceiling down into the living room and dining room walls ending up in the basement :eek: and we are expecting more snow next week....

Sympathy. We have a couple of spots where water drips through but it seems to be just where a bit of ice backs up and melts. Happens in winter, not every time and then not at all after. Not even from torrential rain.

Nothing happens where the worst dam is. :confused:


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