The sun is bright, the roof is dripping like mad, and I hear nary a drip or drop inside our house! I declare this Victory over Ice Dam day (heretofore celebrated in history as "VID").
Here's a photos of the back roof -- you can see that in this area above the deck, where we were actually able to do a bit of snow removal behind the ice dam, the roof is functioning normally. The rest of the house, where we couldn't remove any snow, still has some good snow build-up, but we have channels for the melting snow and ice to run off (see below).
Further proof of victory, a free-flowing down-spout! Wahoo!!! This is the spout we were able to hang our Calcium Chloride Sausage over, so we had good ice-melty drips dripping into it for the past couple of days.
Here's a good picture of the clear channels wherever we put our ice-eating sausages, so now the melting water has a place to run off the roof.
For step by step instructions on how to do what we did, go to my post entitled "how to bust an ice dam" .
5-7 year mission preview, realized
5 years ago