In winter when snowfall is a regular matter. And you need to remove huge snow from your roof, car, road and other things every day. So, you must need the best roof rake for snow removal. You may buy it from a market or you can make it by yourself in your home. Now a question may arise in your mind how to make and which material could you use to make it. And how to use the material and which steps should you follow to make it. In this page, we will try to present the best answer to these questions.
First of all, you see the full video very attentively then you read the description below…
It prevents your roof from structural damage and glaze of color. You need some foot of flat aluminum, a cloth, two wheels, an aluminum tube for making a handle of this snow roof rake and some other accessories.
The great advantage of the homemade roof rake is you can make and design it according to your demand. You can make a good, strong, and a durable snow roof rake at a cheap cost. It can bring satisfaction to your mind because everything of this roof rake is known to you.
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Steps you should follow
To make a frame for snow roof rake first we take a 4-foot piece of flat aluminum. It is one and a half inches wide and eight inches thick plus. Then you need a quarter inch threaded rod, a nine and a half foot long trap. That was about ten bucks, some machine screws, and anti-skid pads for wheels.
After that, you may go to the next step with your bending frame and the corners. Though the frame is pretty flexible so, you need to give or take a quarter inch probably is not gonna matter too much. Then you enlarge the heavy duty pads to fit the end of this metal rod. Then you put the vise grips right on the wheel itself to hold the washer in place because of its loose. If you need you can drill the pad and make it fit for adjusting with the bending aluminum.
You need to make sure that the pad adjusts with the aluminum frame in both ends that about a half an inch or you need to find the right place where it works well. Then you find the dead center point and make the hole by a drill in both ends in the aluminum bent frame.
Then you need to put on the threaded rod to the 28 inches mark. You have to wing it here so, you need 3/4 plus 1/8 with a couple of thread and might as well the other side. You may speed this up just to keep it short and the locking nuts on the inside then mounted that on the bracket so, you took the little pad/wheels and put them on either side after that put on the nylon nuts, locking nuts on the outside.
So, after cutting down the trap to size folding it over the threaded rod and about to tape it down using duct tape. It holds on not too bad and you can also use a tougher tape or another way of holding that trap on. In this case, the trap secured threaded rod.
Through this task finally, you can finish making a roof rake for snow removal in your home with no cost or little cost. Now it is time for testing your roof rake for snow removal.
For more information about the making of a roof rake for snow removal, you can see the full video below……
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