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Maybe some of you who live farther north can help us folks in South Louisiana identify these strange things that appeared on our houses today. It appears to be some sort of alien growth that gets larger as the day progresses. We don't normally see things like this. Should we worry?


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Glad to see I am not the only one seeing this, I thought it might be just me.
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Glad to see I am not the only one seeing this, I thought it might be just me.
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Covington, on the northshore of Lake Pontchartrain and currently having flashbacks to my college days in Montana.

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Yes! Worry!!
I refer you to my link at the Ladder Accident thread.
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Do NOT attempt to climb this icicle.
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We get real big ones in Colorado

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That is an icicle. It's frozen water. While ice can be dangerous, especially if it falls on you or if you fall on it - it's also a blessing. You can fish almost anywhere without a boat.

While Minnesotans aren't alone in getting frozen water we get more than most folks. Here's a short video of a company moving a house across White Bear Lake, right in town here a couple years ago.

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Oliver, that is exactly what they are, a little known alien life-force, that only comes out in cool/cold weather. The small ones are quite harmless, but if allowed to grow too large, they can become deadly. They have no real intelligence, merely operate on instinct. Then drop on unsuspecting victims when the victim walks beneath them, they can sense the right time to drop to hit the victim in the top of the head. The large one are often deadly to humans, or larger animals. Whan a victim is kill, others that are close also drop, to feed. So, your best bet is to stop them before they get larger. Best way is to load a 12 ga shotgun with buckshot, and blow them all off of your eaves. You may require a bit of roof work after you finish, but that's a small price to pay to insure your pet's and family's safety.

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These are either tumbleweed seeds or insulation quality indicators.

If the latter, and presuming they are working correctly, they suggest your attic is under insulated. They will only operate when escaping heat is exits via the attic and melts snow, which freezes at the eaves, where the roof and the outside temperature are equal.

No offense, but I think these are the cheap version. Mine were more heavy duty and looked suspiciously like dams.

The reason I have what you want is, I never lent it out before.

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Very Funny Theo. We don't get many up here. It has to thaw before you get icicles. That usually doesn't happen here until late March or early April.

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These are either tumbleweed seeds or insulation quality indicators.

If the latter, and presuming they are working correctly, they suggest your attic is under insulated. They will only operate when escaping heat is exits via the attic and melts snow, which freezes at the eaves, where the roof and the outside temperature are equal.

No offense, but I think these are the cheap version. Mine were more heavy duty and looked suspiciously like dams.
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What is snow?

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