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.
#4: Snow Joe MELT25CCP-BKT 25-lb Flip-Top Bucket with Scoop Professional Strength Calcium Chloride Pellet Ice Melt