Window above front door- water removal

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  1. windowsurfer

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    As we go into winter, I'm worrying about pure water freezing up on cold winters day, especially on some of my large houses that have a fancy window above the front door, the houses do not have a canopy/porch and have a double step going to the front door. Does anyone have a system to divert water away from the front step, have used a squeegee to move majority of water away, but some still lys about. Was thinking of putting a plastic sheet down with shallow sides, that could catch the water then tipped to the side when finished dripping? I know that a company carry salt to put down to prevent accidents at businesses, but think custys wouldnt like this?
     
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  2. cheapncheerful

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    as a wfp newbie i was just wondering the same thing.....your sheet idea is a winner....as a hybrid i just leave anything dodgy for trad but great question..:)...and the force drags me in....
     
  3. Natty1972

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    I ve got a rectangle plastic container , got it from homebase , I place it in front of the door to catch the water runs then I just throw the water in the garden , always a little dampness lying around , better than a puddle ,,,,
     
  4. Tuffers

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    Get a broom and....

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  5. windowsurfer

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    Yep that sounds like what im after, someone told me you get plastic sheet, type things, that you can put plant pots in for watering, will take a trip to homebase, cant see it on website. Thanks. I want somthing that you can roll up easily so its transportable, when carrying everything else, I use a trolley system.
     
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    Also add I always trad doors ( front doors ., conny doors aswell ) Last winter was mild so it wasn't must frost , who knows what we will get this winter !!!!
     
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    Could you not just trad that one window? Be quicker then messing about with sheets surely.
     
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    its easy to say that when the force hasnt dragged you in tolish....you just get carried away....:rofl:

    in my case....till the water runs out ...booooo
     
  9. Natty1972

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    Windowsurfer It's a plastic storage container , I took the lid off it .

    It's just short of a front doors width but it gets most of the water , I just carry it house to house ....
     
  10. windowsurfer

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    These windows are above a double step, on usually slimy slabs, have to set ladders out a fair bit, the windows are quite tall, i dont know if its a georgian style with a sun beam effect window on top, so you have to stretch up with a 6" squeegee, not a good move for me, this is how my ladders slipped on a similar set up, on patio doors with a double step,slimy slabs. Plus I would have to get ladders off the car and then put back on, all precious time. Ive got a good few of these detached houses all spaced out, so dont want these custys taking a trip o casualty with a broken hip on my pure ice.
     
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