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Re: OMG - Enough with the snow already!
« Reply #400 on: April 11, 2018, 09:32:49 PM »
I rode today. Neener Neener
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Re: OMG - Enough with the snow already!
« Reply #401 on: April 17, 2018, 06:11:28 AM »
 :bluduh: :bluduh:
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Re: OMG - Enough with the snow already!
« Reply #402 on: April 18, 2018, 10:21:21 AM »
Emptied all my aerosol cans into the atmosphere, I'm getting desperate.
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« Reply #403 on: April 18, 2018, 10:25:36 AM »
Emptied all my aerosol cans into the atmosphere, I'm getting desperate.

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« Reply #404 on: April 18, 2018, 03:52:24 PM »
Emptied all my aerosol cans into the atmosphere, I'm getting desperate.

I bought a skid of styrofoam coolers, tossed an old truck tire on top to hold them down, threw a gallon of diesel on the pile and lit it. Feck the ozone
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Re: OMG - Enough with the snow already!
« Reply #405 on: April 18, 2018, 06:54:20 PM »
Hate to break it to you guys, but that's not gonna do anything for global warming. :bigok:
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Re: OMG - Enough with the snow already!
« Reply #406 on: April 19, 2018, 06:07:21 AM »
Hate to break it to you guys, but that's not gonna do anything for global warming. :bigok:

So you're saying that driving the backroads in my 8 mpg Chevy Suburban looking for abandoned refrigerators and letting the Freon  out of them is a waste of time?
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« Reply #407 on: April 19, 2018, 06:45:42 AM »
Hate to break it to you guys, but that's not gonna do anything for global warming. :bigok:

So you're saying that driving the backroads in my 8 mpg Chevy Suburban looking for abandoned refrigerators and letting the Freon  out of them is a waste of time?

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Re: OMG - Enough with the snow already!
« Reply #408 on: November 09, 2018, 06:38:37 AM »
And winter 2019 has officially announced its arrival.   :bluduh:



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« Reply #409 on: November 09, 2018, 06:47:01 AM »
You either need to clean your screens or take smaller pictures   ;D

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Re: OMG - Enough with the snow already!
« Reply #410 on: November 09, 2018, 07:02:00 AM »
They are calling for 20cm in the next 24 hours. First major snowfall of the season. Not the first snowfall though, that happened Sept 29! Makes me wonder why I live in Igloomikfuktuk.
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« Reply #411 on: November 09, 2018, 07:18:49 AM »
You either need to clean your screens or take smaller pictures   ;D


Dang, it looked good on a phone screen.   :lol:   This better?
It's still falling too.

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« Reply #412 on: November 09, 2018, 07:39:31 AM »
Yup, we're getting a sleety snowy mix at the moment.

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« Reply #413 on: November 11, 2018, 08:57:34 PM »
We had about an in or so on the ground, but 15 miles away where I deer hunt there was a good six inches down. 

I love it.   :inlove:  But I'm a 4 season guy.
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« Reply #414 on: November 16, 2018, 10:10:02 AM »
Enough!!!!

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« Reply #415 on: November 19, 2018, 11:54:58 AM »
FML-all weekend.... and it's only November.
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Re: OMG - Enough with the snow already!
« Reply #416 on: November 19, 2018, 12:20:49 PM »
 I had to get the snowblower out this Sat.

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« Reply #417 on: November 19, 2018, 02:48:15 PM »
I failed to better my last day of riding. November 13 it is.  :-\
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« Reply #418 on: November 19, 2018, 02:57:07 PM »
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« Reply #419 on: November 19, 2018, 03:42:11 PM »
Put the snow plow marker sticks out today.  Ground's still not frozen, so they went in reasonably easy.  The little snow we've got left could be gone tomorrow and I can get the leaves cleaned up.  Again. 
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Re: OMG - Enough with the snow already!
« Reply #420 on: November 19, 2018, 09:53:17 PM »
If it weren't for the therapeutic properties of the occasional off-camber decreasing radius downhill right-hander I'd almost certainly go completely sane.

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Re: OMG - Enough with the snow already!
« Reply #421 on: November 20, 2018, 10:51:30 AM »
The other thing I'm dome with? Id Genesee Counties refusal to salt until accidents pile up. I hit ice everyday this week in the same area. my son hit it this morning heading in the opposite direction, totalled his car. I don't have all the details besides he is okay, and that is what matters most, but it still irks me to no end. It's not like these temps/conditions were a surprise.  >:(
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« Reply #422 on: November 20, 2018, 10:58:05 AM »
Glad to hear your kid's ok.

US 23 between Center and Owens?  I've done the same (nearly sideways slide) when working at the Home Depot up there.  Now the sad part, dealing with the insurance company and finding a replacement.
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« Reply #423 on: November 20, 2018, 11:02:05 AM »
Glad to hear your kid's ok.

US 23 between Center and Owens?  I've done the same (nearly sideways slide) when working at the Home Depot up there.  Now the sad part, dealing with the insurance company and finding a replacement.

Yes, just a little bit north of Owen. Closed down the expressway for 2.5 hours. Sad, he bought the car for cash with the money he saved from his time in Afghanistan, a Fusion with a 5 speed manual, and he took very good care of it, 120k on it, but it was very clean.
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« Reply #424 on: November 20, 2018, 11:21:42 AM »
I'm heading to that area this afternoon. Thanks for the heads up. Glad to hear you boy is ok.

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« Reply #425 on: November 20, 2018, 09:03:10 PM »
Ugh.  That sucks.  Glad he's OK.

I managed to slap the deck back on yesterday to mulch up the remaining leaves.  I then pulled it right off.
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« Reply #426 on: November 26, 2018, 11:10:15 AM »
Ugh.  That sucks.  Glad he's OK.

I managed to slap the deck back on yesterday to mulch up the remaining leaves.  I then pulled it right off.

Worst part is, he only had liability collision, so USAA said, "suck it." He is giving the title over to the storage yard as the tow bill and storage is not covered either.
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Re: OMG - Enough with the snow already!
« Reply #427 on: November 26, 2018, 11:49:27 AM »
Full coffee cup commuting began this morning, although it wasn't as bad as it could have been.

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« Reply #428 on: November 27, 2018, 10:32:53 AM »
We had 7.5" of the wettest snow I have ever seen Sunday night/Monday morning.  It was so heavy the snowblower gave up and we shoveled.  I am hurting today.
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« Reply #429 on: November 27, 2018, 07:25:22 PM »
We had a snow day yesterday- we too had 7-8", but it was lighter by the time it got here.  The tractor and snow blade on the loader made short work of it.

Of course it transitioned from rain to snow, so the base now is CRAZY slippery in places.
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« Reply #430 on: November 28, 2018, 02:40:08 PM »
I spent an hour after work taking my snowblower out for a boot in the dark.

Funny though, before I went home, I checked my security cam to see if my kids were home. Nope, but I did see my across the road neighbour, who was in my driveway thoroughly scooping the snow off her car...

So, it turns out that 28" dual stage Husqvarna can easily throw snow across a two lane road, easily arching over passing traffic.
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« Reply #431 on: November 28, 2018, 03:40:26 PM »
I spent an hour after work taking my snowblower out for a boot in the dark.

Funny though, before I went home, I checked my security cam to see if my kids were home. Nope, but I did see my across the road neighbour, who was in my driveway thoroughly scooping the snow off her car...

So, it turns out that 28" dual stage Husqvarna can easily throw snow across a two lane road, easily arching over passing traffic.

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« Reply #432 on: November 28, 2018, 09:17:04 PM »
Well done.   :clap:
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« Reply #433 on: December 28, 2018, 10:44:31 PM »
They are calling for 20cm in the next 24 hours. First major snowfall of the season. Not the first snowfall though, that happened Sept 29! Makes me wonder why I live in Igloomikfuktuk.

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« Reply #434 on: March 31, 2019, 06:59:19 PM »
WTF it's snowing again.  :mad: :angry: :baldy:
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« Reply #435 on: April 11, 2019, 05:22:44 AM »
really?  REALLY???  April 12th and the grass is re-covered with snow?  FO, mama nature.  It ain't funny.
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« Reply #437 on: September 24, 2019, 08:55:34 PM »
We had 7.5" of the wettest snow I have ever seen Sunday night/Monday morning.  It was so heavy the snowblower gave up and we shoveled.  I am hurting today.

I just saw this and remembered back to the olden days (just last winter ;D) when I had to clear the driveway. I modified the impeller blades in my olde snowblower using a kit from a Canadian company called Clarence's Small Engines.  I think they're out of business--no online presence--but similar items can be found online or made.  Search for snowblower impeller modifications. 

The issue was the shoot clogging with wet snow, and the cause was the wide gaps between the impeller blades and the housing.  The solution was to take strips of rubber belting (any farm implement store will have this) and add them to the impeller blades and close the gap.  The kit was short pieces of belting, a steel bar with bolt holes, nuts & bolts, and instructions to mark & drill holes in the impeller blades, and sandwich the drilled belt pieces between the blades and the steel bar.  I think it could be made by the more handy people on this forum.  Just expect a bit of smoke at first because the belting will have some friction with the impeller housing until they are properly mated. Kinda like an engine's break in period.

It worked great on the heavy wet stuff, my underpowered Craftsman (not underpowered on the little city driveway I had when I bought it but not adequate when we moved to the country) was frequently clogging--this almost completely ended that.  Inlaws in Minot, ND, where they know extreme snow, had this first and also were amazed by the difference this thing made in their snowblower's performance.  Trying theirs's out convinced me to do the same.

When I replaced the Craftsman (still going strong at approximately 25 years old--I know the new owner), I noticed that newer snowblowers had much bigger impeller housings, and tighter tolerances. Maybe this project wouldn't be needed on newer units.
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Re: OMG - Enough with the snow already!
« Reply #438 on: September 25, 2019, 09:45:45 AM »
What is this "snow" of which you speak?

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« Reply #439 on: September 25, 2019, 11:44:26 AM »
Been there, done this.   :o
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« Reply #440 on: October 11, 2019, 06:26:11 PM »
Posting this in the good things thread may look like I'm being nasty or sarcastic.  But Here it may be ok.

It dropped to about 45 today, with rain, in the Milwaukee metro.  But it blizzarded in my old home in North Dakota, and a conference call I was going to be on this afternoon was cancelled.  We're liking the mild Wisconsin weather in comparison to what we're used to having.
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