...that 'S' word & lawn art - Page 2 - Fiberglass RV


Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
 
Old 01-05-2009, 09:45 AM   #15
Senior Member
 
Trailer: 94 Casita 16 ft
Posts: 198
In all fairness, I actually have 2 snowblowers (one would need about an hour's worth of going through), plus a few friends with plows and heavy equipment. Truth be told, I'm quite impressed with the old girl, and enough so that I may just give it a good once over this spring.

Either way, both of our vehicles are 4wd, plus the snow-machine has a trailer so winter is a pleasurable experience that comes with a nice little exercise program. As long as I can keep up with the windrow that the plow leaves, I've got things beat.
__________________

__________________
Paul from NWOnt is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-05-2009, 10:24 AM   #16
Senior Member
 
Trailer: 1960 28 ft Airstream
Posts: 336
We don't need snow blowers in most of wyoming...our wind accomplishes the same thing... And its free!!..

Pam
__________________

__________________
Pamela H is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-05-2009, 06:16 PM   #17
Senior Member
 
Doug Mager's Avatar
 
Trailer: 1975 13 ft Trillium
Posts: 2,536
Registry
Our driveway is about 400' long and is a U shaped monster rising on both read connecting ends a height of about 20'. We long ago gave up trying to keep the whole thing clear, now resorting to clearing the southernmost part as best we can. We live on a covered wagon route (city bus which in itself is ANOTHER joke) and this the city realizes should be one of the first or better maintained routes. This results in a rather heavy salt laden load deposited at the top end of both ends of our driveway making for even more work!!!
Accumulation of snow last night brought a huge tree down ona powerpole, taking with it a HUGE transformer with a multitude of electrical claps of 'thunder' and a light show to rival the annual 'Festival Of Lights' AND cutting off power to the northernmost part of the top of Iron Mountain from 7:30 last evening till 8:30 today....

MORE of this "Canadian Grass", as I've heard it referred to on other sites, is expected before the weekend...

Just think, only about 70 more days till SPRINGTIME!!!! (or as we refer to it here, High Water Time!!)
__________________
Doug Mager is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-05-2009, 09:45 PM   #18
Senior Member
 
Roy in TO's Avatar
 
Name: Roy
Trailer: 1972 boler American and 1979 Trillium 4500
Ontario
Posts: 4,954
I hear you Doug,

We are on the first major street south of North America's busiest highway (all 14 lanes of Highway 401). We get a good chunk of the overflow anytime something happens on the highway. 3 bus routes pass by regularily. Fire and ambulance station 1000 ft. up the road.

We too are on a hill. Matter of fact after Hurricane Hazel in '58 washed out the bridge 10 houses down, the city raised the street in front of my house to decrease the grade of the hill. The driveway and everything on it now runs down to the house, rather than the other way around. Everthing has to go up hill.

City policy is heavy salting for the first 2" of snow no matter how much they are expecting or how soon. Plows hit the road after that. Windrows are always heavy slush. Once upon a time they used to salt after they plowed only if needed. Made for a lot easier shoveling, I think the streets were in better shape after a storm back then too.
__________________
Roy in TO is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-06-2009, 11:44 AM   #19
Senior Member
 
james kent's Avatar
 
Name: james
Trailer: Boler 1984
Ontario
Posts: 2,938
Quote:
Everthing has to go up hill.
Roy, I thought you knew about plumbing and stuff. I hate to be the one to let you know but S*** don't run up hill.
__________________
james kent is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-06-2009, 11:11 PM   #20
Senior Member
 
Carol Ann in TO's Avatar
 
Trailer: 1972 Boler American and 1979 Trillium 4500 (plus 2 Rhodesian Ridgebacks)
Posts: 367
Registry
Quote:
Roy, I thought you knew about plumbing and stuff. I hate to be the one to let you know but S*** don't run up hill.

James, don't get him started on the plumbing....

Carol Ann (his wife)
__________________
Carol Ann in TO is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-07-2009, 02:52 AM   #21
Senior Member
 
Roy in TO's Avatar
 
Name: Roy
Trailer: 1972 boler American and 1979 Trillium 4500
Ontario
Posts: 4,954
Quote:
I hate to be the one to let you know but S*** don't run up hill.
We learn by experience.

There were a lot of other factors that took precedence when we bought this place. If and when we move, there are a lot more things I would factor into the consideration.

Even though I paid a home inspector to check things out before we bought, he missed a lot of things. I learnt from a city building inspector after buying - that there "is no direct translation" for a plumbing "vent" in the previous owners native language. Need I say more?
__________________
Roy in TO is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-07-2009, 08:05 AM   #22
Senior Member
 
james kent's Avatar
 
Name: james
Trailer: Boler 1984
Ontario
Posts: 2,938
Hahahahaaha! I hear you
See you guys at Emily
Happy New Year
__________________
james kent is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-07-2009, 07:09 PM   #23
Senior Member
 
Doug Mager's Avatar
 
Trailer: 1975 13 ft Trillium
Posts: 2,536
Registry
Snow Plowin' 101
Attached Thumbnails
Snow_Plowin.jpg  
__________________
Doug Mager is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-13-2009, 09:17 AM   #24
Senior Member
 
Trailer: Former Casita 17 ft owner
Posts: 1,498
Quote:
Maybe the Snow Joe 322P is just what you need
I was thinking more like this one, Roy.
__________________
Morgan is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-13-2009, 09:21 AM   #25
Senior Member
 
Trailer: Former Casita 17 ft owner
Posts: 1,498
Quote:
Morgan
Wow!
We call 11 mm a dusting. That's about 5/8 of an inch. Are you thinking cm's? That would make it almost 4 1/2 inches.
Well, you can have my #*#[at]% snowblower. We got hit with a couple of storms at Christmas time and then a warm spell and the poor 25 year old thing just went splut, splut, phutt with the wet stuff and up and died. My snow blower doctor is out of the office until next week. Thank goodnes we haven't gotten more than a "dusting" during the waiting time. Ah well! That's what we have 4X4's for, EH? Just pack it down, spring will come eventually.
Roy
What's this thing with axels and snowblowers?
What do you have in mind for our next problem?
Can you let me know ahead of time?
Nope, James, I measured it myself. I admit I estimated the drift height, I didn't want to get too close.
__________________
Morgan is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-14-2009, 09:55 AM   #26
Senior Member
 
Roy in TO's Avatar
 
Name: Roy
Trailer: 1972 boler American and 1979 Trillium 4500
Ontario
Posts: 4,954
Quote:
I was thinking more like this one, Roy.
Are you sure?
It seems to slow down some when it encounters the windrows.
__________________
Roy in TO is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-14-2009, 07:39 PM   #27
Senior Member
 
Roy in TO's Avatar
 
Name: Roy
Trailer: 1972 boler American and 1979 Trillium 4500
Ontario
Posts: 4,954
Quote:
What do you have in mind for our next problem?
Can you let me know ahead of time?
Ummm.

Hate to have to tell you this Jim, but you had better check you basement for water coming up from under the floor. Never had a problem until today ...

I'm in the middle of cutting a hole in the concrete floor to set a sump pump into. Can't figure out where the water is coming from. We are in the middle of the artic cold snap so it should not be surface water. Our city water pressure is down. Tested the water for chlorine and it came up negative and different from that coming out of the tap. That leads me to believe it is ground water.

So far we've sucked out about 20 shop vacs full of water and the new hole fills up almost as fast as we empty it. Stopped at home depot to get everything we need and the guy giving me all the parts forgot to mention that we also need a back check valve that was not included with the sump pump. Carol Ann is making another trip down to HD to get one as I write this.

I'm dirty, wet, tired and frustrated. Any idea's?
__________________
Roy in TO is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-14-2009, 08:14 PM   #28
Junior Member
 
Trailer: Coleman
Posts: 17
Cool

Snow?.....I've heard of it....almost 70 F. today...had to wear a coat to work.



Tom
Austin, Texas
__________________

__________________
Tom B. is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply


Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Leaves vrs Lawn Tractor= FIRE! Pat B Ohio General Chat 3 11-13-2009 04:17 AM
Word for the day Roy in TO Jokes, Stories & Tall Tales 18 03-25-2009 07:32 AM
Nonfuncnional Organic lawn mower Kurt in BC Jokes, Stories & Tall Tales 1 12-08-2008 08:57 AM
WORD OF THE DAY Doug Mager General Chat 13 09-10-2007 10:52 PM

» Upcoming Events
No events scheduled in
the next 465 days.
» Virginia Campgrounds

Reviews provided by


Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -6. The time now is 01:15 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.