Snowgorok: The Fourpeat!

Don't I have to worry about tons of water getting log jammed on my roof, with nowhere to go? We've got high's around 40 and lows around 25 for the next week or so. I guess this is an issue I have to deal with eventually, but I'm worried about creating a wading pool above my living space.

Bullion Cube wrote:

Don't I have to worry about tons of water getting log jammed on my roof, with nowhere to go? We've got high's around 40 and lows around 25 for the next week or so. I guess this is an issue I have to deal with eventually, but I'm worried about creating a wading pool above my living space.

Is your roof flat or angled? If it is angled, you shouldn't have a problem. If it is flat, try putting concentrated amounts directly on the gutters so that they melt first, Then, as long as you keep the melting side pointed away from the roof and towards the side of the house, it should (in theory) melt that way.

(Note that my roof is pretty steep, so I don't have to worry about puddles or anything like that.)

cartoonin99 wrote:

This is all much more amusing if he is wearing the dress while screaming at the pc and holding a near empty glass of cognac. :D

Don't laugh too hard. I seem to recall last week a certain drunken Quintin stomping all over a certain sober cartoonin in L4D2.

Really? Two threads now about me wearing a dress?

Bear wrote:

My wife drives a Toyota Highlander, it's dreadful in the snow.

Sounds like she needs different tires. The standard-sized all-season radials should work fine for a 4wd in regular driving (at least they do on my wife's Rav4), but all tires result from a set of compromises. Her tires might not be as suitable in the snow as some others on the market. Did they use special "sport" tires in her model or something?

This is a house up the road from me. You can't see it in the picture, but just off frame you can see the gutter slowly ripping off.

IMAGE(http://i23.photobucket.com/albums/b400/surprisexmyxfate2/44124d88.jpg)

Bullion Cube wrote:

My gutters are FULL of ice. I got on the roof again and cleared the snow away from the gutters, but there was nothing I could do about the ice itself. This isn't a good thing...

Don't worry about the ice on the roof. As long the water has a place to drain and doesn't dam up you'll be fine. You can use garden variety rock salt in the gutters to get rid of the ice but you have to be really careful with the type of salt you use on the roof. Rock salt will absolutely destroy your shingles. It'll get rid of the ice but at the cost of replacing your roof.

Funkenpants wrote:

Sounds like she needs different tires. The standard-sized all-season radials should work fine for a 4wd in regular driving (at least they do on my wife's Rav4), but all tires result from a set of compromises. Her tires might not be as suitable in the snow as some others on the market. Did they use special "sport" tires in her model or something?

It came with some variety of Toyo tires and believe they are of the softer performance variety. I just went out and checked them and you're right, she needs some new ones. Wide tires and 4/32 tread depth is baaaaaaaaad.

And oh holy crap, I looked up some replacement tires and they're over $200 EACH. Ouch!

Bear, I'd recommend giving TireRack a go. They've got OEM replacments listed for $154 a tire. I WAG'd 07 as the model year though, so it might be off in price.

If you can get up there, you can use warm water to defrost the gutters. Kind of pointless, as the next melt/freeze cycle will fill them up again.

AnimeJ wrote:

Bear, I'd recommend giving TireRack a go. They've got OEM replacments listed for $154 a tire. I WAG'd 07 as the model year though, so it might be off in price.

Unfortunately she's not running Bridgestone's. It looks like she's running Toyo Open Country H/T's. It doesn't look like that site carries Toyo

I'd prefer four of these and a winch on the front:
http://www.savannajones.com/products...

Then again, I'm spoiled because I grew up driving a CJ5 and a Scout SSII. That think was a Hummer before Hummer's were hip. Soft top, no mats (just hose out the mud) and leaf springs that let you drive across a plowed field at 55mph and still drink coffee!
http://z.about.com/d/4wheeldrive/1/0...

Yea, you really can't beat an old CJ or a Scout for an offroader.

As for tires, tire rack has plenty of other stuff that's just as good as Toyo and probably cheaper too. Punch in the Make/Year/Model and go from there, read reviews and all that. They're generally a ton cheaper than most local places.

My wife and I were awoken last night by the sound of a 60 pound ice block falling off the roof and onto our deck.

Paleocon wrote:

My wife and I were awoken last night by the sound of a 60 pound ice block falling off the roof and onto our deck.

Yowza! That is certainly no good. Deck ok?

AnimeJ wrote:
Paleocon wrote:

My wife and I were awoken last night by the sound of a 60 pound ice block falling off the roof and onto our deck.

Yowza! That is certainly no good. Deck ok?

As far as we can tell. There is still snow on it so we can't tell if it damaged any of the decking. It sounded a whole lot worse than anything else.

If there's that much snow down, it's a fairly safe bet that you have a well made deck which did not suffer damage. If it had, say a broken board or the like, then some of the snow would have dropped through that whole.

Bear wrote:

Unfortunately she's not running Bridgestone's. It looks like she's running Toyo Open Country H/T's. It doesn't look like that site carries Toyo

Did you want to replace them with the same brand, or try a different one?

No idea about Bear and his wife, but I tend to lean towards Kuhmo and Yokohamas. Solid tires, well rated, and wicked cheap.