What does a Garden Gnome do when she is not gardening, in the kitchen or doing genealogy? Well the answer might just surprise you so read the entries to find out more. This blog focuses on everything we do to make our house a home. There will be a strong emphasis on home energy efficiency and do-it-yourself (DIY) projects. At the same time there will also be crafts, knitting and crocheting projects along with any other little tips we do to create that down to earth, I want to be here home. Please enjoy your visit :)

Tuesday, March 29, 2011

Frozen Downspout

frozen downspout
Frozen Downspout
March 28, 2011

Winter is refusing to let go of its frigid grip on our area.  Despite the beautiful sunshine it is quite cold out and there is still snow on the ground.  The warmer day temperatures have caused a bit of thawing with melting snow that freezes into long and rather impressive icicles.  One of our downspouts froze up and if you look closely it is from the water coming down then freezing upwards until it met then froze solid.  At the same time melting snow from the roof continued to come down the spout and freeze.  It looks pretty but is a sign of water damage.  As soon as it turns nice this downspout will need replacing as the freezing caused the seam to rupture.  This is an easy and low cost DIY repair.

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