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    We just missed that storm here Looks like you got more coming too.


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    Did you use the broom to get to the roof? Probably safer than climbing a 24ft ladder in the snow!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rick Bunzel View Post
    Did you use the broom to get to the roof? Probably safer than climbing a 24ft ladder in the snow!!//Rick
    Yup... step-through bars will get you on and off the roof OK, it's making sure the bottom of the ladder won't kick out that's the problem...

    ... and then, there's those pools of frozen water at the low spots under the snow...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rick Bunzel View Post
    Did you use the broom to get to the roof? Probably safer than climbing a 24ft ladder in the snow!!

    //Rick
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    Quote Originally Posted by John Arnold View Post
    Forgot my snowshoes...

    So

    You went on the roof toooooo


    Maybe find a soft spot to fall thru or just to get a winter tan ?

    I see the broom but I know you are not going to sweep the roof off,,,,,,right?


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    Quote Originally Posted by Ted Menelly View Post
    So

    You went on the roof toooooo


    Maybe find a soft spot to fall thru or just to get a winter tan ?

    I see the broom but I know you are not going to sweep the roof off,,,,,,right?
    I did in fact sweep a couple spots so I could ID the type of roofing material. I also needed to look at the chimney top and flue.

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    Quote Originally Posted by John Arnold View Post
    I did in fact sweep a couple spots so I could ID the type of roofing material. I also needed to look at the chimney top and flue.

    I figured that is what you were up to. Mine this morning was too frosty and too steep to get on


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    Is that creosote oozing out of the chimney on the right?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jerry McCarthy View Post
    Is that creosote oozing out of the chimney on the right?
    Nope. That's the classic Philadelphia roofing tar chimney "crown".

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    Quote Originally Posted by John Arnold View Post
    Nope. That's the classic Philadelphia roofing tar chimney "crown".
    It helps lock in the natural juices and keeps the chimney extra moist and juicy. Yum.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Nick Ostrowski View Post
    It helps lock in the natural juices and keeps the chimney extra moist and juicy. Yum.
    The clay liner was in remarkably good shape, probably due to the efficiency, or rather, lack thereof, of the 39 year old gas furnace.

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    So, it looks like the typical 2 if not three story Philadelphia home. Did you stick the tall extension ladder in the snow drift or just set the feet on the ice below.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Ted Menelly View Post
    So, it looks like the typical 2 if not three story Philadelphia home. Did you stick the tall extension ladder in the snow drift or just set the feet on the ice below.
    Actually this was a sort of non-typical one story row, so I really wasn't doing anything very scary. I flipped the ladder feet around and jammed them down into whatever was under the snow on the front concrete patio. It felt secure, so up I went with my broom.

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    I haven't been able to inspect a roof since the end of November.

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    Quote Originally Posted by John Arnold View Post
    Forgot my snowshoes...
    Forgot my sunscreen....
    Sorry, John. Good to see a bit of weather doesn't hold you back. In this town we can't drive two blocks without crashing in snow like that.

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    Quote Originally Posted by John Arnold View Post
    Forgot my snowshoes...
    You will need snowshoes to get around up there. The streets are just slick with ice around here. It's like the city had to shut down.


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