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This is a guttering system for houses. During the balmy
summer months (grey and wet summer months if in the UK)
your house's guttering is like that of other houses.
However, when the possibility of sub-zero temperatures
approaches you can replace special sections of guttering
from your Icicle Art Guttering kit. The
simplest of these has microscopic holes of varying diameter
in, such that each will let through a different amount of
water and create an icicle of a different length. This might
be used, for example, to create an 'arch' of icicles (i.e. a
line of icicles, with the outside ones being longer than the
inside ones) over an arched window. More complex
products are available: a gutter section with a set of holes
arranged in a circle results in a large, hollow icicle. The
top of the range product is a length of guttering with
hundreds of individually addressable holes and a
smartphone app to allow you to gradually change the
icicle-forming properties of your guttering over time.
unfortunately this is what we normally get along with severe roof and gutter damage
icicles [dentworth, Jul 15 2012]
Some prior icicle art.
[AusCan531, Jul 15 2012]
||[+] a very pretty picture. You can make the icicles even longer by removing some of the attic insulation.
||I have another idea, make them gargoyles with tiny drain holes that come from the jaw- somewhat hanging out over the gutter, so the icicles can form apart from the roof.