|DO NOT use Snowblower on a Roof||gen...@internet.com||3/13/13 9:55 PM|
I just downloaded a user manual for a snowblower I am trying to repair.
It says "DO NOT use Snowblower on a Roof". COME ON....... I know this
world is full of idiots, but could anyone /really/ be that stupid?
(Not to mention having to lift it up there, when it takes 2 men to load
it into a pickup truck)!
|Re: DO NOT use Snowblower on a Roof||Ed Pawlowski||3/14/13 2:54 AM|
It is done all the time. Last winter, one of the local supermarkets
had one going after a series of big snowfalls. The previous building
owner where I work had done it a few years ago.
|Re: DO NOT use Snowblower on a Roof||Dean Hoffman||3/14/13 4:20 AM|
|Re: DO NOT use Snowblower on a Roof||elbrecht||3/14/13 4:26 AM|
On Wed, 13 Mar 2013 23:55:46 -0600, gen...@internet.com wrote:I have done my garage roof with my Toro 1800 [electric].
I've seen big honkin' 10HP blowers on flat roofs in the city.
Beats the hell out of a shovel- even way up in the air.
|Re: DO NOT use Snowblower on a Roof||Moe DeLoughan||3/14/13 4:46 AM|
When my next door neighbor hired a roofer to redo her roof, he dawdled
from early fall into the middle of winter...so right after New Year's,
we got to watch two of his crew hoist a snowblower onto the roof, blow
off the snow, and get back to nailing shingles.
|Re: DO NOT use Snowblower on a Roof||Unquestionably Confused||3/14/13 5:07 AM|
On 3/14/2013 12:55 AM, gen...@internet.com wrote:It is said that "Ignorance can be cured, but stupid is forever."
So, yes, I seriously doubt that some guy intelligent enough to find work
writing technical manuals and such, sat toking a blunt and decided,
"Hey, this is something fun to write into this manual."
More likely that some cretin told his buddy, "Hey! Here, hold my beer,
I wanna try something! Wait, set it down over there and give me a hand"
with predictable (to anyone with a brain) results.<g>
|Re: DO NOT use Snowblower on a Roof||Stormin Mormon||3/14/13 5:26 AM|
Years ago, I've seen a photo of a Jehovas
Witness meeting house, with a couple dozen
people up there, shovelling. And, also done
at stores and other places with flat roofs.
Stores, malls, etc.
Christopher A. Young
Learn more about Jesus
"Ed Pawlowski" <e...@snet.net> wrote in message
|Re: DO NOT use Snowblower on a Roof||DerbyDad03||3/14/13 5:45 AM|
Lots of videos of people using snowblowers on roofs...residential and
|Re: DO NOT use Snowblower on a Roof||trader_4||3/14/13 6:13 AM|
I think the misconception here is that some folks are
picturing people using it on a traditional, pitched house
roof. It would make sense to use it on FLAT roofs, if
there is a huge snowfall that is pushing the limits of
the roof. And if there is easy accessibility, ie a large
commercial roof. The snowblower manufacturer is probably
just putting that warning in to cover their asses in the
even someone runs one off a roof and kills someone.
|Re: DO NOT use Snowblower on a Roof||willshak||3/14/13 6:46 AM|
Probably has something to do with lawsuits.
"Nobody told me not to do it".
In Hamptonburgh, NY
In the original Orange County. Est. 1683
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|Re: DO NOT use Snowblower on a Roof||Stormin Mormon||3/14/13 7:25 AM|
I don't know how true this is, but I heard of a couple brain deads who
wanted to trim a hedge. Someone had the idea that two guys could pick up a
walk behind lawn mower, and carry it over the top of the hedge. Reaching
under the mower, they lost several fingers.
"Unquestionably Confused" <puzz...@ameritech.net> wrote in message
|Re: DO NOT use Snowblower on a Roof||Jon Danniken||3/14/13 8:48 AM|
I can see a problem with the snow that is being blown off of the roof
causing a problem, especially if there is a well-travelled road down
below, or a busy sidewalk. Yes, this is a common sense issue, but that
commodity is in short supply at the current time.
|Re: DO NOT use Snowblower on a Roof||EXT||3/14/13 8:44 AM|
"willshak" <will...@00hvc.rr.com> wrote in message
> gen...@internet.com wrote the following on 3/14/2013 1:55 AM (ET):I can see the benefit to blowing the snow off flat or nearly flat roofs. I
am sure that the manufacturer inserted that warning for protection from any
damages that the blower may cause when the operator hits a vent or other
equipment under the snow or if the skids on the bottom of the blower slices
into the roofing material and causes leaks, or if the blower picks up gravel
on the roof and shatters windows, or someone pops a disk in their back
trying to lift it up or back down. With care they will work but the
manufacturer doesn't want to cover the additional risks that roof blowing
entails. Their lawyers would probably like to add warnings against the
dangers of clearing snow off driveways but that would kill off all sales.
|Re: DO NOT use Snowblower on a Roof||DerbyDad03||3/14/13 11:21 AM|
On Mar 14, 9:13 am, "trad...@optonline.net" <trad...@optonline.net>
Note the phrasing of the OP's post:
There's no mention of what type of roof he is "objecting" to. In fact,
the last sentence, related to the weight, would apply to a flat roof,
a pitched roof or even a dome. It's clear (at least to me) that the OP
felt (at least at that point) that the use of a snowblower on *any*
roof makes the user "stupid".
Hopefully, the responses in the thread have pointed him in the right
|Re: DO NOT use Snowblower on a Roof||gen...@internet.com||3/14/13 11:41 AM|
That's like these "Mister Heater" heaters that go on a LP tank. They
say "Do not use indoors". While I'm fully aware that they can burn up
the oxygen, and kill a person in a tightly sealed building, and fresh
air should always be allowed to enter the building, but saying "Do not
use indoors" is rediculous. There's no point in having one if you are
going to try to heat the outdoor air.
|Re: DO NOT use Snowblower on a Roof||Jon Danniken||3/14/13 3:48 PM|
They are actually quite common around here in drift boats during the
|Re: DO NOT use Snowblower on a Roof||DerbyDad03||3/14/13 6:36 PM|
I have used them outdoors. One time I had to fix my wife's brakes on a
winter morning. I kept the propane heater right next to me and it helped,
especially to warm my hands up every now and then.
|Re: DO NOT use Snowblower on a Roof||nestork||3/14/13 7:30 AM|
My Makita corded electric drill came with a user's manual telling me not
to use it underwater.
|Re: DO NOT use Snowblower on a Roof||Ed Pawlowski||3/14/13 7:25 PM|
On Thu, 14 Mar 2013 06:20:27 -0500, Dean HoffmanThey would be wacky, but people do the sort of things warned against.
Of course, a simple label is not going to stop the true idiots.
|Re: DO NOT use Snowblower on a Roof||WW||3/14/13 8:02 PM|
"Stormin Mormon" wrote in message news:Z7l0t.34995$aO.firstname.lastname@example.org...
Had a friend that has a long frontage hedge that was over 6 feet tall and
about 4 feet wide. This was a tough job up & down a step ladder to do the
trimming. His neighbor brought over his large back hoe. He tied the lawn
mower on the bucket , fired up the mower and would swing it back & forth
over the hedge and then lower it to cut more off. Was a good looking job
when done. WW
|Re: DO NOT use Snowblower on a Roof||Red Green||3/17/13 1:55 PM|
|Re: DO NOT use Snowblower on a Roof||Red Green||3/17/13 2:00 PM|
|Re: DO NOT use Snowblower on a Roof||Oren||3/17/13 5:39 PM|
|Re: DO NOT use Snowblower on a Roof||Red Green||3/19/13 2:39 PM|