Snow roof rake scooper tool I looked for something simple to use for a roof snow rake idea. I searched Google images and YouTube for something that uses a 5 gallon bucket and 2 or 3 10 foot sticks of electrical EMT conduit. There are designs but none that really show how to remove snow from the roof Painlessly and safely from the ground without damaging the roof shingles. The design is simple! Easy to craft from items around the home and will save your roof from collapsing in the event of MORE SNOW!!! ( you will have fun I promise ) Get any 5 gallon round plaster plastic bucket and cut the bottom out so you have a nice crisp edge. I used a rotozip tool but you can use anything , razor knife, hand saw, what ever. Use a pole or extension pole and feed the pole on the inside of the bucket.
Step 1: Use Bolts to Fasten the Bucket to the Main Pole Inline With Nothing Protruding Beyond the Cut Edge of the Bucket.
Use bolts that are long enough to go through the pole with possibly a nut mounted on the inside of the bucket and a Philips head on the outside facing the roof...you do not want anything to bough your roof surface. You can use 2 bolts or one but two is going to give the bucket ridgidity and bolt the pole to the bucket. Bolt the bucket with the cut edge out towards the top (business end) . If you bolt the bucket with the factory made end out it tends to push snow into a wedge as it is tapered down and can be difficult to release the snow from the "mold" so to speak. Make sure the pole you use is rigid enough to take some abuse/ OOPSies / miss-handling a of the snow roof scooper tool. You can use duct tape the couple the lengths of electrical conduit together end to end. This will give you 20 feet to work with or more of you have more EMT sticks of electrical conduit.
Step 2: Use Electrical Tape to Wrap the Plastic Sheathing/ AKA Shower Curtain Around the Bucket Mouth to Create a Trough U-Shape
Then tape a piece of shower curtain to the bottom section of the bucket with the length of it trailing down the pole making a sluce trough for the snow to slip and slide. That's it. Poke the snow a little and make snow "marshmallows " as they come tumbling down the roof line at you while you laugh hysterically that this contraption works like a charm!!!I live in Milton, New Hampshire and we had 28 square of roof to remove snow from that was over 3 feet deep in areas over the farmers porches.
Step 3: This Was My First Instructable! I Want to Share My Gadgets With the World!
-Andy from Milton, New Hampshire