Easily remove snow from your roof.
After receiving over 50 inches of snow this winter and you are like me you went to the local hardware store to find a snow rake for the roof. Only to be told they are sold out.
Well necessity being the mother of invention forced me to make my own.
So hear is my first attempt at an instructable.
Parts list and cost file attached below.
Step 1: Step 1
Cut two 12” pipes using the Schedule 40, 1 in. x 10 ft. PVC.
At the left side I marked each pipe with a 12.
Step 2: Step 2
Cut two 25” pipes using the Schedule 40, 1/2 in. x 10 ft. PVC.
I marked each pipe with a 12, 13 and 25 inch marking.
Step 3: Step 3
Take a rubber mallet and bang in both 12” pipes into each end of the tee. On the back side of the tee place a screw to hold each 12” PVC pipe in place.
Step 4: Step 4
Measure in 2 1/2” from each end on the main header.
Step 5: Step 5
Drill a 7/8” hole through the top to the bottom with a hole saw. Set the header on two spare 2x4’s to allow easier drilling. Note: Do not use a hole bit they make a mess and chew up the PVC pipe.
Step 6: Step 6
Slide the 25” x ½” PVC pipes through the header to the 12” mark. Screw in a hex head screw at the 12” mark. This allows the post to stop at 12”.
Step 7: Step 7
Duct tape the ends of the ½ inch PVC pipes to keep snow out of the ends.
Step 8: Step 8
Take the sheet metal and cut out a notch according to the photo and screw into the 1” header and ½” support pipes using 10 screws. Measure from the right 11 1/8 inches and to 12 7/8 inches. Mark these measurements. Measure 1 inch in as seen in the photo. Cut with sheet metal shears the two line. Bend the cut piece to 90 degrees.