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Old 02-04-2010, 05:33 PM
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You know the funny thing about their logic is that even if you clear the driveway or sidewalk, where are they going to go? When I was in AK clearing snow from the roads I had people stop me all the time to get them unstuck and I would tell them no. When they asked me why I would tell them because you will just get stuck in the road and be in my way, after I clear the road I will be back and get you unstuck.
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ok here a few results of my research. picked up the skis and tested them out in the back yard and boy my feet are sore just from moving around. but overall the concept worked. i have one sure client for this weekend. she is a nurse and wil be staying at the hospital, so she prepaid me my money and expects her place cleared by the end of the storm, so i will do everything in my power to see that it gets done. as for getting there. i think i may just walk if i cant drive. skiing is fun but clearing snow in ski boots would be a major beach. on a higher note. my landlord's maintence dept has my name and number and may be calling me for snow removal to work for them. Hey its extra money and i'll be clearing the apartment complexe and sidewalks and roads. they use their own maintenance people to do the snow removal and hire some extra bodies for help and its all cash so cant beat that. the pay sucks but if i dont get alot of snow removals signed up and those too far away to get to . i am better off helping them making something versus sitting at home making nothing. something is better than nothing my fiance said. I may also we allowed to use my snow blower but i need to find out if they will re-emburse me for the fuel.
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Well keep us posted how it all works during this upcoming snow fall.
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well latest forecast. 12-24 inches. the majority wil begin to lay tonight after 10 which mean i gotta wait. it started snowing around 11:30am. and nothing is laying so looks like we'll be expecting a sheet of ice on the ground under the snow in the morning. i may do 1 or 2 snow removal and salt applications around 11pm. just use the shovel so i dont wake anyone up. I already pre-treated my property and another one i am taking care of prior to the storm getting here around 10am this mornign. so hopefully the salt doesnt wash away and will help with the clearing process. I learned a neat trick to keep snow from sticking to your shovels. I read to spray cooking spray like pam or petroleum jelly on the shovel and the snow will slide off. Has anyone else done this before and how efficiently does it work? I'll be here just watching and waiting for temps to drop. The calm storm before the blizzard. I hate waiting sometimes. lol.
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You should get some photos of your setup to show us what you were doing.


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I read to spray cooking spray like pam or petroleum jelly on the shovel and the snow will slide off. Has anyone else done this before and how efficiently does it work?
I don't know! I never experimented with that but it would make sense.
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omg i sprayed my shovels and snow blower chute and auger with WD40 and it worked like a charm. the snow just flew off the shovels like it was on fire and shot out the chute twice as far. grant it i had to make 4-5 passes on 1 row to clear but overall it worked great. I managed to clear my sidewalks, driveway, porches, etc. in like 2-3 hours of the blower and shoveling. While i was out i got several calls for snow removal. My fiance was pissed by the end of the day to the fact the phone never stopped ringing. So for Sunday and monday i have 9-10 snow removal contracts lined up. I am extremely excited. My fiance is going to help me with the majority of them and luckly 1 of my contracts is my daughter's classmate. so she can chill there while we do 4 of them. as of now, my car is gone. its under a huge pile of drifting snow. all you can see is 1 window. didnt take no pics though. might tomorrow. before i leave the house. after clearing the sidewalk to my driveway. i have 6-8 foot snow piles next to the sidewalk. So gotta dig out my car in the morning and clear 1 property. then come in rest and get warm for an hour then back out to do 4 more. then home to rest and maybe 1 more. then the rest on monday. all i know is tomororw night and monday night i expect to be exhausted. according to the news. we got between 26inches at bwi airport to 35 inches is local spots. in my backyard i believe i got 28 inches. anyone want some snow.? $10 per cubic foot. lmao. just kidding.
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What did you ultimately do to get your equipment around? How did it work out?
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I am going to me walking mostly. Since the streets are only plowed with 1 lane. There no where to park my car and i cant double park and block the road. so its look like its going to alot of walking today. Gotta do what I gotta do. But i am heading out now. I slept in a little cause iw as a little sore from yesterday. But i'l catch up with yall later.

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Well I was only able to do 2 snow removals. OMG that snow is heavy. My snow blower is useless since anything over 8 inches, it jams the auger. One client i must have walked almost a mile up and back on top of shoveling. Luckily the other was right behind me. Then after i warmed up and my clothes were dry. I helped my fiance dig out our car. That was a nitemare. I may have a few more to do tomorrow but i serious need a nice relaxing hot bath. I am pooped. Top it off they are calling for another 8 inches or more on tuesday night. yay me. IS IT SPRING YET? I AM SICK OF SNOW.
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Did you get a chance to look around and see what others were doing to remove the snow? Was anything looking like a better way to do it?
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