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Singlin

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I have spent the last week digging my Observatory and Obseving platform out of the snow.

We had 2 meters in two days.

Road was closed for avalanches.

More snow on Monday.

 

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OK, I have to admit it, not Essex Alps snow, real, actual snow.
Bet your roads are still open in non avalanche areas,
20mm of snow here and the world stops!

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Thats pretty extreme! I have a wooden prop holding up the middle of the inside of my observatory. I don't want the rolling roof to collapse under the weight of a sudden dump of snow while I'm not there. The most we had since I've been there is 0.3m overnight- could be enough weight to collapse the roof if not centrally supported?

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Love to watch it snowing, but hate the stuff. 2 inches of it and i am house bound. I really need to look for snow chains for wheelchairs. I know they exist. Expensive and it doesnt sow much here.........bad investment. 

If it does snow heavy..........why leave the house.....................shop online.

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30 cm should be fine on a garden shed roof.

After 50cm I would probably remove it. Our roofs are designed and built to take 4 meters of compact snow.

On my roll on and off Observatory I clear the snow off the rof otherwise it is too heavy to push.

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9 hours ago, Singlin said:

30 cm should be fine on a garden shed roof.

After 50cm I would probably remove it. Our roofs are designed and built to take 4 meters of compact snow.

On my roll on and off Observatory I clear the snow off the rof otherwise it is too heavy to push.

I have large area roll off roof (3m x 3m) and also live in the mountains! A cubic meter of freshly fallen snow weighs around 160kg. So 0.3m x 3m x 3m x 160kg = 420kg hence why I have a removable central support in the winter. So far we only had one deep snow fall of 25cm in the begining of December.

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Cleaning up my Observatory and Dob base

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Now that is what you call proper snow.  Don't suppose you could send that to Network Rail so they can see what snow actually looks like could you? :icon_biggrin:

I must say your colleague looks to be dressed somewhat more appropriately for the conditions if you don't mind me saying :eek:

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So much snow is a major inconvenience, but it makes for some nice pictures!

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Wow!!!!. I saw on the news a couple of days ago that things are pretty bad over there. More snow forecast this weekend also for you guys. Are yu missing a dog?. I found it. Its head is circled. Its looking to the left.

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I was wondering why it was not answering to my call. Well spotted Paul!

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It may be gorgeous, but way too cold for my old bones.

Good luck digging yourself out and watch out for spring floods!

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Is that your house in the background.....still under snow? ?

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Looks lovely. I wouldn't fancy shovelling it though!

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