Quick Ice Dam Cure Fill the leg of discarded pair of panty hose with a calcium chloride ice melter. Lay the hose onto the roof so it crosses the ice dam and overhangs the gutter. If necessary, use a long-handled garden rake or hoe to push it into position. Or lay a loaf of french bread on the roof as seen in the picture.
"Frustrated, we huddled in hungry, impotent silence, waiting for the drip of melting snow, for a needle of suns-light. But the silent darkness remained whole, and whatever snow vanished did so because it was our only sustenance." ~ from The MoonQuest: The Q'ntana Trilogy, Part I by Mark David Gerson. Info/excerpts/purchase www.themoonquest.com