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Re: I hate shoveling snow!
« Reply #30 on: February 05, 2011, 10:28:10 AM »
I shoveled snow into my chilling cooler today.  I love chilling with snow.  Got the brew down to 60F in 20 minutes and I didn't have to make or buy ice  ;D
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Re: I hate shoveling snow!
« Reply #31 on: February 05, 2011, 02:59:35 PM »
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A heated driveway seems like it would be really cool.  Unfortunately there are issues that are more serious than cost to operate.  With 2 feet of packed snow and sub-zero temps, it would take a very long time to melt off the drive.  Once it was melted off, there wouldn't be anywhere for the water to go and it would just freeze in the street.

The trick is to turn it on while it snows.....it never gets a chance to accumulate. provided there's enough horsepower to keep it >32ºF
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Re: I hate shoveling snow!
« Reply #32 on: February 08, 2011, 07:33:19 PM »


This is last Saturday - I shoveled about 3 ft off the snow bank in anticipation of the 12 inches coming on Sunday.  I just had no where else to put the snow and couldn't throw the snow over the bank anymore (8+ ft at the edge of the driveway).  Sunday ended up being mixed with rain which made for a lot of slush and wet snow.
Here's a few more pics ( http://s881.photobucket.com/albums/ac20/akr71/snow/ ).  We got about another 3 inches today.
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Re: I hate shoveling snow!
« Reply #33 on: February 09, 2011, 08:40:36 AM »
Twenty Eight Degrees Farenheit BELOW Zero  Last night.
I guess I should be glad the wind was not howling at 40 mph in conjunction with that.
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Re: I hate shoveling snow!
« Reply #34 on: February 09, 2011, 08:42:33 AM »
Twenty Eight Degrees Farenheit BELOW Zero  Last night.
I guess I should be glad the wind was not howling at 40 mph in conjunction with that.

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Re: I hate shoveling snow!
« Reply #35 on: February 09, 2011, 09:03:41 AM »
Twenty Eight Degrees Farenheit BELOW Zero  Last night.
I guess I should be glad the wind was not howling at 40 mph in conjunction with that.

Dang that global warming!
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Re: I hate shoveling snow!
« Reply #36 on: February 09, 2011, 09:24:00 AM »
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Re: I hate shoveling snow!
« Reply #37 on: February 09, 2011, 09:41:43 AM »
We started today at -4F but are supposed to in the +40s this weekend.  Gotta love Iowa.

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Re: I hate shoveling snow!
« Reply #38 on: February 09, 2011, 11:35:03 AM »
WHYoming is right!  ;)

Uhhhh Yup. I keep dealing with that issue every single winter and still I am here..... :o ???

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Public lands and outdoor recreation. Low Crime rate, Fresh Air...etc. 
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Re: I hate shoveling snow!
« Reply #39 on: February 09, 2011, 12:54:44 PM »
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Dang that global warming!
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Yes, it's great!  I blame global warming for everything.  It's so convenient!
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