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Snow Removal...

Discussion in 'The Okie Corral' started by deputy tom, Jan 12, 2010.

  1. deputy tom

    deputy tom

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    After watching car dealership's employees using leaf-blowers to remove light weight snow from their lots I decided to get one today and try it out.I cleaned my driveway (120 feet long),front sidewalk,steps,three neighbor's walks(usually do five) and didn't break a sweat.I usually am drenched with sweat after brooming the same light weight snow much less shoveling heavy weight snow or running a snow-blower in anyweight snow over the same extent of territory.Used about six ounces of fuel.All for just about a hundred bucks,I win! tom.:supergrin:
     
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    G33 Frisky! CLM Millennium Member

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    That blows.
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    What's snow, and what is this talk about removal?
     
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    G33 Frisky! CLM Millennium Member

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    Just wait until the poles shift and you have 20 feet of ice.
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    Good for you. I've heard of that before. How deep was the snow you were blowing? Was it a gas powered blower? That is brilliant. I'll give it a try.
     
  6. HiddenEyes

    HiddenEyes It can be done

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    What is this broom object that you speak of?

    <---Has snowplows and blowers for the beautiful white stuff.:supergrin:

    A pro type backpack blower can lift and move non-adhered ice layers. They will also move slush and water from melting snow; if you then get a nighttime freeze the ice will not be as slippery.



    Mr. HE:cool:
     
  7. Indy_Guy_77

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    Yep. I used my 'lectric one to clear the front half of our drive the other day. Was just removing the overnight-blown on stuff, though.

    -J-
     
  8. deputy tom

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    2" of light powder.Yes gas powered.tom.
     
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    i do it all the time...some times its light and blows easy...other times you need a shovel...
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    And other times you wish for a bulldozer :whistling:
     
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    I do snow removal and keep shovels, snow blower and leaf blower in the truck during snow season, I love a dry powdery snow its easy money with the leaf blower:supergrin:
     
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    yep, cash fro clouds...:wavey:
     
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    true believer Super Moderator Moderator

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    or a third snowblower a few weeks ago...:wavey:

    i learned another lesson, next time i have card made up show shoveling not snow removal..:dunno:
    hey buddy, i still see snow!
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    Other than perhaps aesthetics, any reason why you would bother messing with 2" of light powder?
     
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    Yes,sliding down the drive isn't fun and the boro ord. saying it must be removed or face a hefty fine.tom.
     
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    I take care of my elderly/widow neighbors.They don't pay me but I do get home made cookies.tom.:cool:
     
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    I tried that with my B&D electric blower in dry snow. I wasn't as successful, must not move enough air to make it effective. Though it did do a nice job blowing snow off the cars.
     
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    I'm thinking the gas blowers have more velocity.tom.:cool: