Buildings and Renovations, Plumbing

Roof Ice Rips Off Water Supply Pipe

28 May , 2014  

Had another interesting surprise on the same weekend as the broken wind turbine tower. The 8 inch thick ice on the roof melted to a point that it let go and slid off. In its travels down the roof, it managed to rip off the water line. The water line carries water pumped from the lake into two, 55 gallon water tanks on the roof. This water is used for cooking and washing.
Even though the water line was secured to the blue barrels with a block of wood and hefty deck screws, the weight of the ice just ripped it off. Luckily, no one was standing under the roof when the ice came off.

Watch the previous video “Pump Water from a Lake to a Cabin or Cottage” to see how the system was originally set up

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