I finally decided that I need to install some snow melt cable on my roof and gutters. Bad ice damming and icicles. I know that Raychem makes this product, but it may be a little expensive. Any recommendations on a particular manufacturer that can be cut to length in the field?
This is a DYI for myself. I am an electrical contractor with 25 years in the trade. Mostly commercial and industrial. I haven't installed any snow melt on a house before though. What is an EDB breaker. I thought it had to be on a GFI breaker?
Tim welcome to ECN. Do I need to drive the van over and show you how to do this? Seriously Tim it up to how much you want to spend. You get what you pay for and New England winters are not easy on the cable. I removed my ice melt system when I replaced my roof and had ice and water shield installed. I'll get you the name of the product I used. It was on the roof ten years with no problems. A little pricey but well worth it.
Uh, isn't this the worst time of the year to install this stuff? Seriously, this is not going to prevent ice dams and icicles. It is meant to keep small channels open for the water to flow through to prevent the water from backing up and causing leaking from ice dams.