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  • Originally posted by bcroe View Post
    Here a 6 inch gap has been added between the upper and lower
    panels. Snow will only need to slide half as far to clear a panel, and there will be only half as much
    snow being pushed into each pile on the ground. That means I won't be doing so much running the
    snow blower to keep the pile lower than the bottom of any panels. And pushing snow off will be a
    lot lighter work; possibly avoided completely on some occasions. This would work even better if
    the panels were turned landscape. But that would be much more difficult, and will be postponed
    to another phase. Bruce Roe
    As the white stuff did its last Mon and Tues, the snow slots again proved their worth. This morning
    panels with a 6 inch gap were already 97 % clear. The one test section with a 4 inch gap was only
    about 60% clear. I extrapolate that without a gap, I would have a lot of snow to move. Bruce Roe


    • Originally posted by bcroe View Post
      I extrapolate that without a gap, I would have a lot of snow to move.
      I hate to extrapolate snow. That's why I moved to Phoenix.

      Dave W. Gilbert AZ
      6.63kW grid-tie owner


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