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Old 02-14-2014, 12:52 PM   #43
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Old 02-14-2014, 01:06 PM   #44
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LOL - clearly I haven't done well at making what was my original intent of commenting on the topic of snow loads on roofs of fiberglass trailers.

My last attempt - promise! The weight and density of any cubic foot of snow is not consistent!


Still wrong. The statement "The weight and density of any given cubic foot of snow" contains three parameters that are measured, as is. If any of those parameters change, it is no longer the same "given" cubic foot of snow and must be measured again.

I think what you mean to say is that a first foot of snow can be compacted by additional dustings, and that as winter wears on what may look like the same "foot" has likely increased in both weight and density. This due to the introduction of more water, which remains the only way that weight can increase.
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Bottom line being no one can say oh there is only a foot of snow on my trailer and it was fine with that last year and believe it will be the same this year as the weight of a foot of snow and thus the total load on the roof can vary greatly. Simple as that.
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I think I finally see your point!

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Still wrong. The statement "The weight and density of any given cubic foot of snow" contains three parameters that are measured, as is. I
My bad Francesca I should have used a term a square foot. Duly noted and corrected.
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Still wrong. The statement "The weight and density of any given cubic foot of snow" contains three parameters that are measured, as is.
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My bad Francesca I should have used a term a square foot. Duly noted and corrected.
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Now you're just messin' with my head...or attempting the well-nigh impossible, that is, to shut me the H-E-double-pitchforks up.

I must admit that "correcting" the wrong error is a truly brilliant application of Absurd Logic, against which technique there is no defense.

I surrender!
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Methinks this discussion has run its course, with nothing left to be gained. Therefore, I will be closing it. Even though I fully understand the principle of the discussion, it still made my head hurt reading it.
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