With 30 inches of snow on the ground and another 12 inches forecast, removing the existing snow from a low pitched roof was necessary to prevent a costly ice dam and interior damage.  An old shop broom, a scrap of 3/8" plywood, a telescoping handle and a few feet of 12 gauge electrical wire transformed an old shop push broom into an effective snow rake.

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I was planning on doing a similar Instructable with my extendable pole saw and a broom, but you beat me to it. You even used the hose clamp. Good execution!
Extendable pole saw handle would be a stronger solution but would also weigh more. Good thought!
... especially since the pole saw is a long handle I *do* have.<br><br>My problem is that I don't have a good straight-line point of attack on the section of roof I'm more concerned about (flatter). Not a problem yet, but I do want to think about how to clear it if a problem develops.

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