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post #1 of 53 (permalink) Old 11-13-2018, 10:54 AM Thread Starter
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Early in upstate NY.
Had to scrape snow off this am to go to the dentist. Forecast was rain but it came as white stuff. More on the way. May service the snow blower for the house just for the contractors.


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Early in upstate NY.
Had to scrape snow off this am to go to the dentist. Forecast was rain but it came as white stuff. More on the way. May service the snow blower for the house just for the contractors.


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Nice.... Snowblower still in basement. No room in the garage. Too much car related junk. Getting rid of the Sable would help.

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Had a couple inches yesterday. Made the morning commute fun. Had to turn on my 4WD just to get out of my neighborhood.

This winter looks to be a good one. Have -3- SnowBlowers ready at the waiting.. Oh wait, my Montego is blocking the big one, damnit.

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At the end of last years snow season my 30 year old 10 HP track drive 2 stage snowblower was running ratty. Thought I would look at the spark plug as I hadnt in a while. Plug came out with the threads that were in the aluminum head. We were expecting a 6+ inch snowfall within 2 days, so I picked up a new snowblower pretty much equivalent to the old one at Menards for a great end of the season price the next day. This summer I took the old blower apart, helicoiled the stripped plug threads, cleaned out the carb and fuel system, adjusted the carb, put new belts on it, etc. Now it runs like new. Now I have 2 functioning heavy duty snowblowers. FYI, my driveway is around 80 feet long, and wide enough to park 3 cars side by side at the garage end, so a good snowblower is essential to survive the Wisconsin winters!

After I got the old one running this summer, I told the wife that with 2 snowblowers, she can get out there at 5:30 AM during a heavy snowfall with one of them and help me clear the long driveway. I meant it as a joke, but I got "THE LOOK" from her, and never brought the subject up again
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OH Bah Humbug. Winter.

Now I know why us old people move to AZ or FL.

We're due for some slushy/rainy/snowy stuff, commonly referred to as a 'wintry mix'. All it means is messy traffic and people who can't remember how to drive in bad weather.

Time to get out the brushes and my supply of spray ice melt. (I hate being out at oh-dark-hundred chipping away ice.) Also time to pick up a new set of wiper blades
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This might create a little urgency!

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Added air to all tires on the wagon. All low 3-5#. Snow blower checked out and mouse nest out of the chain box. Tires aired to 20# and ready for SNOW.
3 medical appointments this week and 2 hair. All to be done by noon tomorrow. Friday free to watch snow. Now, need snow shovel and coveralls along with work gloves. My snow shovels were in the attic where the fire toasted them. Work clothes in storage somewhere.
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The vehicles are all prepped and have fresh single beam wipers, scrapers in all of them. There are shovels and scrapers at every door, snowblowers tuned and in position (one in the shed, one in the garage). The PITA plow is hung on the Durango and the quick mount plow for the Super Duty is in drive up position. Ice melt is laid in and the salt/sand barrel is in position. The generator is fueled and at the ready and the log rack is loaded.

No doubt I have forgotten something whose lack will rise up and bite me in due course...

It's SHO time!


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Allegedly 3-8" coming tomorrow in my parts. Tomorrow afternoon it's supposed to start going sideways into Friday morning.

Explorer is winter ready. Let it snow.

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It is past time for these guys to go SOUTH.


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