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I hate shoveling snow!
« on: February 03, 2011, 03:01:56 PM »
I don't know how you guys that get lots of snow do it.
We were hit with a record 14" of snow and I have been working on and off all day to shovel my drive off so I might actually escape the house.

It is hard work!

Our usual 1"-6" snows don't bother me and I can drive right over them without cleaning the drive, but this time the snow had drifted anywhere from 14" to 24"+.

Ok, enough complaining, back to shoveling....  :-\
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Re: I hate shoveling snow!
« Reply #1 on: February 03, 2011, 03:24:56 PM »
Meet IGOR the snowblower...
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Re: I hate shoveling snow!
« Reply #2 on: February 03, 2011, 03:30:19 PM »
We might actually get a couple inches this evening. Which is bad because it will shut down the city.

I've had to shovel snow when I lived overseas. PITA for sure.  ;D
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Re: I hate shoveling snow!
« Reply #3 on: February 03, 2011, 03:34:17 PM »
We have no driveway   :D
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Re: I hate shoveling snow!
« Reply #4 on: February 03, 2011, 03:45:03 PM »
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Re: I hate shoveling snow!
« Reply #5 on: February 03, 2011, 04:32:18 PM »
I don't know how you guys that get lots of snow do it.
We were hit with a record 14" of snow and I have been working on and off all day to shovel my drive off so I might actually escape the house.

It is hard work!

Our usual 1"-6" snows don't bother me and I can drive right over them without cleaning the drive, but this time the snow had drifted anywhere from 14" to 24"+.

Ok, enough complaining, back to shoveling....  :-\


 Eh...Suck it up Sally!!I  ;D grew up in the snow belt, on Lake Erie. I'm 33, and my dad just got his first snowblower. Guess he figured with me in Idaho, it was time!
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Re: I hate shoveling snow!
« Reply #6 on: February 03, 2011, 04:40:39 PM »
Heh, heh, heh...
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Re: I hate shoveling snow!
« Reply #7 on: February 03, 2011, 04:50:17 PM »
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Re: I hate shoveling snow!
« Reply #8 on: February 03, 2011, 05:46:29 PM »
Living here on the coast of massachusetts we have been getting a one to two  snowstorm once a week since christmas with four to eight predicted for saturday It seems all I do is shovel and being on the coast it has the consistency of cement.  I keep reading news reports of roof collapses and I keep looking at all the snow on my roof.

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Re: I hate shoveling snow!
« Reply #9 on: February 03, 2011, 07:18:57 PM »
Me too. I bought a 7.5HP Craftsman 24" snowblower several years ago and it rocks!

The hell with all that shoveling. Blowing is where it's at.  ;)  8)
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Re: I hate shoveling snow!
« Reply #10 on: February 03, 2011, 07:35:39 PM »
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Re: I hate shoveling snow!
« Reply #11 on: February 03, 2011, 08:15:46 PM »
It wasn't so much the 8" of standing snow (I can drive over that) as much as the 2'+ drift blocking the garage... (Central OK for anyone interested).

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Re: I hate shoveling snow!
« Reply #12 on: February 03, 2011, 11:45:23 PM »
I mostly don't bother shoveling because we never get enough snow, but if we got a lot I would shovel my roof . . . I saw some good videos of roofs collapsing today. :o
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Re: I hate shoveling snow!
« Reply #13 on: February 04, 2011, 05:37:14 AM »
The storm that hit us this week took me about 4 hours to clear my driveway. And that was with a snowblower. The drifts were chest-deep. I couldn't see my 5-year old behind them. It's kind of funny around here... The first couple snowfalls of the year, I enjoy breaking out the snowblower even when it's only a couple inches. Then once we hit January and February, unless it's over 3-4 inches of snow, nobody bothers anymore. "Eh, the cars will compact it enough and it will melt eventually.
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Re: I hate shoveling snow!
« Reply #14 on: February 04, 2011, 06:21:43 AM »
I leave this as a possible solution.

http://alum.mit.edu/pages/sliceofmit/2011/02/02/1948-mayor-to-mit-use-flamethrowers-to-melt-snow/

I'm surprised the MIT folks haven't come up with some sort of forcefield to put over the Greater Boston area that prevents the snow from ever landing on the ground.  

I have a snow blower for the driveway and path to the utilities.  Boy I can tell you the neighbors love me when I'm out there are 5:30am so I can get the driveway slear for my wife to go to work!!!
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