Snowy scrounging.

Post in 'The Wood Shed' started by SKIN052, Dec 12, 2013.

  1. SKIN052

    SKIN052
    Expand Collapse
    Minister of Fire

    Joined:
    Nov 12, 2008
    Messages:
    791
    Likes Received:
    138
    Loc:
    Appleton, Newfoundland
    Found a power line with a bunch of Fir all cut up to 6' lengths, been left there for quite some time. Nice day to be at it. Maybe time to put the bike up for a while though with the snow making it a little tougher.

    [​IMG]
     
    Collapse Signature Expand Signature
    Backwoods Savage and Soundchasm like this.

    Helpful Sponsor Ads!





  2. TimJ

    TimJ
    Expand Collapse
    Minister of Fire

    Joined:
    Apr 10, 2012
    Messages:
    1,231
    Likes Received:
    802
    Loc:
    Southeast Indiana
    Get in when you can.........looks like a good start
     
  3. Applesister

    Applesister
    Expand Collapse
    Minister of Fire

    Joined:
    Dec 5, 2012
    Messages:
    2,483
    Likes Received:
    955
    Loc:
    Upstate NY
    Nice pic...
    does the "bike" have a seat warmer?
    They had links to plastic tobaggans here. A plastic tub would slide nicely on the snow.
     
    SKIN052 likes this.
  4. Backwoods Savage

    Backwoods Savage
    Expand Collapse
    Minister of Fire

    Joined:
    Feb 14, 2007
    Messages:
    27,815
    Likes Received:
    7,367
    Loc:
    Michigan
    Not sure why you'd want to put it up because of a little bit of snow. We run ours year around. Of course the winter months it is used for hauling wood and snow plowing.
     
    Collapse Signature Expand Signature
    SKIN052 likes this.
  5. SKIN052

    SKIN052
    Expand Collapse
    Minister of Fire

    Joined:
    Nov 12, 2008
    Messages:
    791
    Likes Received:
    138
    Loc:
    Appleton, Newfoundland
    The places I go to scrounge are "Off the Trail" and snow is just too deep to justify trying. But by all means it is used 365 days a year. When I am home I typically hop on the quad to go to the store, small town living at it's finest.
     
    Collapse Signature Expand Signature
  6. SKIN052

    SKIN052
    Expand Collapse
    Minister of Fire

    Joined:
    Nov 12, 2008
    Messages:
    791
    Likes Received:
    138
    Loc:
    Appleton, Newfoundland
    No seat warmer, can always dress for the cold but the lack of tracks makes the snow going rough. At $1000 a track I will pass.
     
    Collapse Signature Expand Signature
    Backwoods Savage likes this.
  7. weatherguy

    weatherguy
    Expand Collapse
    Minister of Fire

    Joined:
    Feb 20, 2009
    Messages:
    4,172
    Likes Received:
    719
    Loc:
    Central Mass
    Snow can get real deep in Newfy Dennis, Gander averages about 15 feet/year

    [​IMG]
     
    Collapse Signature Expand Signature
  8. SKIN052

    SKIN052
    Expand Collapse
    Minister of Fire

    Joined:
    Nov 12, 2008
    Messages:
    791
    Likes Received:
    138
    Loc:
    Appleton, Newfoundland
    2 years ago I had to shovel my roof 3 times, my ROOF!!!
     
    Collapse Signature Expand Signature
  9. BrotherBart

    BrotherBart
    Expand Collapse
    Hearth.com LLC Mid-Atlantic Division
    Staff Member

    Joined:
    Nov 18, 2005
    Messages:
    32,422
    Likes Received:
    9,635
    Loc:
    Northern Virginia
    This you?

    [​IMG]
     
    Collapse Signature Expand Signature
  10. SKIN052

    SKIN052
    Expand Collapse
    Minister of Fire

    Joined:
    Nov 12, 2008
    Messages:
    791
    Likes Received:
    138
    Loc:
    Appleton, Newfoundland
    Nope, roof is steeper, I get on the peak and have a 10' push shovel that i push it off with. I feel his pain though.
     
    Collapse Signature Expand Signature
  11. Backwoods Savage

    Backwoods Savage
    Expand Collapse
    Minister of Fire

    Joined:
    Feb 14, 2007
    Messages:
    27,815
    Likes Received:
    7,367
    Loc:
    Michigan
    Yes, it can get deep in many areas. Hence the need for snow plows and blowers.
     
    Collapse Signature Expand Signature
  12. Backwoods Savage

    Backwoods Savage
    Expand Collapse
    Minister of Fire

    Joined:
    Feb 14, 2007
    Messages:
    27,815
    Likes Received:
    7,367
    Loc:
    Michigan
    When we lived near Gaylord, Mi, shoveling the roof was a weekly job for normal. Sometimes twice a week and one time it was 3 times in one week. Yes, it happens. I also recall doing some work near Houghton, MI and when they shoveled off their roofs, by the end of January they had to shovel it up, not down!
     
    Collapse Signature Expand Signature
  13. SKIN052

    SKIN052
    Expand Collapse
    Minister of Fire

    Joined:
    Nov 12, 2008
    Messages:
    791
    Likes Received:
    138
    Loc:
    Appleton, Newfoundland
    lol, I hope it doesn't get that bad Backwoods.
     
    Collapse Signature Expand Signature
    Backwoods Savage likes this.
  14. #14 jatoxico, Dec 14, 2013
    Last edited: Dec 14, 2013
    jatoxico

    jatoxico
    Expand Collapse
    Minister of Fire

    Joined:
    Aug 8, 2011
    Messages:
    2,805
    Likes Received:
    851
    Loc:
    Long Island NY
    My garage roof partially collapsed from the 3+' we had last year. I was skiing in PA when the storm hit and the national news was showing footage from my area so I figured "that ain't good". Got home a day and a half later but the damage was done before I could shovel it off. Garage was an addition and it was built poorly, I should not have to worry about the new one. Old one was built w/ 2x6" ceiling joist 4' on center.
     

    Attached Files:

    Collapse Signature Expand Signature
  15. Backwoods Savage

    Backwoods Savage
    Expand Collapse
    Minister of Fire

    Joined:
    Feb 14, 2007
    Messages:
    27,815
    Likes Received:
    7,367
    Loc:
    Michigan
    Now that would be a terrible thing to come home to.
     
    Collapse Signature Expand Signature
  16. jatoxico

    jatoxico
    Expand Collapse
    Minister of Fire

    Joined:
    Aug 8, 2011
    Messages:
    2,805
    Likes Received:
    851
    Loc:
    Long Island NY
    Yeah. With all the snow on the roof you couldn't tell right away but the chips of sheetrock on the cars gave it away. The walls bowed out and roof ended up looking like a saddle. I can laugh now.
     
    Collapse Signature Expand Signature
    Backwoods Savage likes this.
  17. SKIN052

    SKIN052
    Expand Collapse
    Minister of Fire

    Joined:
    Nov 12, 2008
    Messages:
    791
    Likes Received:
    138
    Loc:
    Appleton, Newfoundland
    Some people were telling me I was nuts for shoveling off the roof. They are made to handle that weight load they said.....4ft of heavy snow, no, I don't think they are.
     
    Collapse Signature Expand Signature
    Backwoods Savage and jatoxico like this.

Share This Page