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A SNOW-LESS Winter in Bahstin...

 
 
Tai Chi
 
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Reply Mon 31 Jan, 2022 07:45 am
@Joeblow,
Yeah we just use a snow blower as our driveway is so short. They always crap out at the worst time though or a tire goes flat,
Joeblow
 
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Reply Mon 31 Jan, 2022 08:01 am
@Region Philbis,
Good guys!
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Ragman
 
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Reply Mon 31 Jan, 2022 09:40 am
@Tai Chi,
They have inflatable tires? How come not hard rubber ones?
glitterbag
 
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Reply Mon 31 Jan, 2022 02:33 pm
@Ragman,
Wouldn't they freeze up hard like massive hockey pucks?
Ragman
 
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Reply Mon 31 Jan, 2022 04:03 pm
@glitterbag,
I guess so. Obviously, I hadn’t considered that. Though I’m not sure if they did if it mattered? Perhaps they’d have no traction?

I guess when you have inflated tires, you need to keep a pump handy.
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margo
 
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Reply Tue 1 Feb, 2022 06:38 pm
@Region Philbis,
Yikes. You people surely take weather seriously.

In Sin City today it's cooled off a bit. Still around 30C but the humidity has dropped a bit so you don't constantly feel like a wet rag.
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Tai Chi
 
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Reply Thu 3 Feb, 2022 05:38 pm
@Ragman,
Ragman we have the hard rubber ones on our wheelbarrow and the last time a tire went flat on the snow blower Mr Fix-it filled it with expandable foam -- true! Now it is like a solid tire.
edgarblythe
 
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Reply Thu 3 Feb, 2022 05:42 pm
@Tai Chi,
I do the same thing with those kinds of tires.
Tai Chi
 
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Reply Thu 3 Feb, 2022 05:44 pm
@edgarblythe,
Sure easier than trying to patch them
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hightor
 
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Reply Sat 5 Feb, 2022 06:48 am
Well, this is going to be a challenge. We got 4 - 6 inches of sleet dropped on us yesterday. It's covered with a half inch of powder but you're actually walking on a thick layer of ice. I can scrape it off of my concrete step but I can't shovel a path. The snow blower can't break through the solid ice and merely rides on top of it. Sub-freezing temperatures will be around for a while so it's not going anywhere. I've never had to confront anything like this before. Fortunately I wasn't planning on going anywhere. But will I really have to wait until spring?
Region Philbis
 
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Reply Sat 5 Feb, 2022 06:57 am
@hightor,
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but I can't shovel a path.
do you have a dirt shovel?

those work pretty well with ice... makes a hell of a racket too, in case lazy neighbors are sleeping in... 🙃

if not, give it a healthy dose of rock salt and wait til the sun melts it a bit.

i haven't been out yet to see what awaits...
hightor
 
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Reply Sat 5 Feb, 2022 07:09 am
@Region Philbis,
Yeah, I envision cutting it into blocks with a garden spade and lifting out small sections one at a time. For some reason I'm not in a hurry.
Region Philbis
 
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Reply Sat 5 Feb, 2022 08:29 am
@hightor,

and if all else fails...

https://iili.io/0dpwvI.gif


MontereyJack
 
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Reply Sat 5 Feb, 2022 08:32 am
@Region Philbis,
I had what used to be called a coal shovel til someone walked off with it. the blade was solid steel and rigid, not a flimsy steel i suppose because coal was fairly heavy and dense. the flat bottom woks perfectly for chopping thru ice and the dense crusty snow snow plos leave after they've gone thru the streets.
steel handles also work much better than plastic handles.   https://i5.walmartimages.com/asr/726f0713-79ad-4ce3-a5d2-ac43d4e74a5e_1.9059f91f86894d97a6bf8de7af5ba48f.jpeg
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Linkat
 
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Reply Sat 5 Feb, 2022 08:33 am
@Region Philbis,
Yeah I was going to suggest the ice melt...I picked up a huge bag last wek.

But I guess that won't help if you don't have any on hand seeing you can't get out.

We have the same thing right now. But the sun is it ..I'd wait a bit and the sun help you out.
Region Philbis
 
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Reply Sat 5 Feb, 2022 01:10 pm
@Linkat,

we lucked out -- only a 1/2" of ice.

it still took over an hour to clear the steps, path, sidewalk and car...
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jcboy
 
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Reply Sun 20 Feb, 2022 08:22 am
Looks like a lot of people are going to get hammered by old man winter in the next couple of days!

Millions of Americans will be forced into an involuntary polar plunge this week


Quote:

After a mild end to the weekend for many states, Old Man Winter will make a comeback as we start off the new workweek.

“Temperatures will be 10 to 20 degrees below average over the northern tier states by Monday morning,” the Weather Prediction Center said Saturday.

And that’s just the beginning. The thermometer will slip to 30 to 40 degrees below normal by Tuesday and Wednesday, as a strong high pressure system begins to spread Arctic air farther south and east.

Many cities will see a sharp polar plunge in a 48-hour span.

Region Philbis
 
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Reply Sun 20 Feb, 2022 10:20 am
@jcboy,

meanwhile, in Bahstin... Cool

https://iili.io/15eKvI.jpg


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