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Speaking of snowstorm - show us a pic of some of the worst!

Post in 'The Inglenook' started by Swedishchef, Jan 1, 2013.

  1. Swedishchef

    Swedishchef Minister of Fire

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    Hey guys

    With all this snow I was curious to see what it looks like before/during or after a bad storm in your parts of the world.

    Upload some pics and tell us about it!

    The first two pictures were after a storm that took place on Easter weekend, April 7th 2007. We received 96cm of snow in 3 days. The picture was taken at my in-law's place.

    The other storm is a typical storm, once again, taken at my in-laws. We live near the coast and get high humidity precipitation bombs at times!

    Andrew

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  2. Beer Belly

    Beer Belly Minister of Fire

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    January 27, 2011....
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    .....Wife let me buy a big arse Snowblower after this......haven't had more than a 5 inch snowfall since<>
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  3. Swedishchef

    Swedishchef Minister of Fire

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    That's a good size dumping!

    What kind of a blower did you buy?

    Andrew
  4. charly

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    2010 , East Berne,NY,,,,, 55 inches in 2 days...People had barns collapsing trapping and killing horses, cows, etc. It was terrible!

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    Beer Belly Minister of Fire

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    Areins 30 Deluxe from Home Depot.....my little Craftsman 5.5 HP 24 Inch Blower was worthless....this puppy is 14.5 HP....30 inch....with Heated Grips, and on demand Locking Axle;)
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    Beer Belly Minister of Fire

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  7. Swedishchef

    Swedishchef Minister of Fire

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    Nice pictures Charly! That is one terrible snowstorm though. Was the snow wet? I presume it must have been.

    Beer Belly: Ariens make some of the best snowblowers out there. I also have an Ariens Deluxe 30 and man oh man can it throw the snow! THe new ones have a 342cc engine and all deluxe machines now have a cat iron gearbox with the 5 year warranty. The rest of the machine has a 3 year warranty. I am yet to have any problems with mine and it's first 2 winters it sat outside under a tarp since I did not have a garage yet! Best investment of my life...

    Andrew
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  8. charly

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    Yes it was wet snow,,, after the first 24 inches I sheared a roll pin in my chain drive sprocket for my blower... Ugg,,, wife and I tore the the blower apart in my garage ,,, had to take the impeller, gear box off, etc. to get the drive shaft out that drives the auger... gear spun on the shaft so I couldn't fine the roll pin to drive it out,,, tractor places were booked with repairs,, I use the front end loader the rest of the day... That night in bed I got thinking,,,weld the gear onto the shaft,,, next morning over to the neighbors who had a nice size mig welder,,, fixed.. Still had to go out in the storm for new chain,,, it had kinked the chain when it jumped off. But we got up and running again,,, what a storm...
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    We had it built and did some work ourselves as well,,,waited 20 years to build it,,, and 8 years later sold it to buy an 1840's farmhouse that had been redone with 96 acres,,,, never thought we would move,,oh well,,, wife always wanted an old farmhouse....
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    BrotherBart Hearth.com LLC Mid-Atlantic Division Staff Member

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    2010 was our big one here in the Tropics of Virginia. Had to dig my way out to the wood stacks and the generator shed four times. Out of power for seven days during the thing.

    The wood stacks. Which have now been relocated right out the back door. Oh and that is heavy rubber roofing draped on top of them. <> The foreground is the snow on the elevated deck.


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    The path to the generator shed.

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    Normal stuff for a lot of ya. But a record setter for us. What I don't have a pic of is the eight hundred and seventy-eight feet of the stuff between us and the road. Downhill. Took over a week to get out just as the generator gas was running out.
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    Wow. That is quite impressive BB. Remember: it is all relative to your "normal". If San Diego got 4 inches they would go nuts.

    that is a pretty impressive snowfall. And 850 foot driveway? That is proof that a storm like that is not normal: you wouldn't want to open it every week lol

    Andrew
  12. charly

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    That's one time your glad you burn wood! A wood stove can provide a lot of comforts in an emergency.
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    BrotherBart Hearth.com LLC Mid-Atlantic Division Staff Member

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    Digging out those wood stacks and getting that wood out from under that roofing liked to have been it for me. That and the generator duty. The next summer I built a four cord woodshed behind the garage with a brick walkway and overhang. Then extended it for a generator shed and put two new generators in the thing. All right out the back door. Then we got hit again in 2011 and out of power for another week but I was kicking back staying warm lurking on hearth.com.
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    Pic 4711 was more ice than snow, rather have the snow, the next two pics are from this year two days after Christmas.

    I think we received 18 - 20 inches from the storm after Christmas.

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  15. charly

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    BB, sounds like you got one up on mother nature, and got to enjoy it.. Made all that work worth while.
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    If only I had BB's money I would do the same as him ;)

    Zap: are those from this Christmas?
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    The last two are from 12-27-2012, it starting snowing just after 12 a.m., woke up to 18-20 inches of fluffy snow. (Thank God)
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    No snow, no rain, not even real clouds today, it was even kinda warm.

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    LOL. Then Mr California steps into the conversation. Do you guys even need wood stoves? Seriously?

    Andrew
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    The house warmed up 10 degrees after he posted the picture.
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    It's a chilly night here, -22C with wind. Not cold but cool. -22C without wind is cold.

    Damn wind, it has not stopped for 3 days!

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  23. RK_MacKendrick

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    Yes we do need wood/pellets stoves in California, at least on the north coast. For every day of nice sunny weather, we have ten of these.

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    oh and lots of fog

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    You have obviously never seen a wood shed built from three sections of pallet racking frames and purchased for five dollars a section at a bankruptcy auction roofed with new plywood and rubber roofing purchased at another bankruptcy auction. Total expenditure for the ugly bullet proof wood/generator shed, $28.00. Bought four of the generators when I heard the storm was coming and sold two of them when the snow started falling for what I paid for all four.

    So BB still has his money. ;lol
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    Swedishchef Minister of Fire

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    I need to find bankruptcy auctions!

    I still think you're rich.

    What did you do before you retired?

    Nice pics of Cali. I drove up the PCH from one end to the other a few years back. Nice drive. But if you wanna see real storms along a coast, move to Newfoundland, Canada. There's a town called Wreckhouse!!!

    Andrew

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