Big Nor’Easter this Tuesday - R u Ready?

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Don2222

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Feb 1, 2010
8,710
Salem NH
Hello
R u Ready?
Still trying to finish up!!
Looks like 11” in our area!!
See

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jatoxico

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Aug 8, 2011
4,334
Long Island NY
We are getting 12" or rain or 3" and wintry mix or... Snowblowers are ready though. Had to replace the bowl gasket on the 2 stage. Has a Tec HM80, loud ill mannered beast that it is.
 

bholler

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Did s few odds and ends on the plow truck. I am ready
 

Don2222

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Feb 1, 2010
8,710
Salem NH
We are getting 12" or rain or 3" and wintry mix or... Snowblowers are ready though. Had to replace the bowl gasket on the 2 stage. Has a Tec HM80, loud ill mannered beast that it is.
I had a leaky bowl gasket too but it was also leaking around the safety shut off solenoid which helps stop any dieseling when you turn the key off.
So I just replaced the carburetor.
Do u have that pesky solenoid?
 

jatoxico

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Aug 8, 2011
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Long Island NY
I had a leaky bowl gasket too but it was also leaking around the safety shut off solenoid which helps stop any dieseling when you turn the key off.
So I just replaced the carburetor.
Do u have that pesky solenoid?
I was reading about your travails, hope that bushing is the right one. No solenoid on that engine. Its an old cantankerous flathead design with no such refinements.
In my case I was simply trying to get it to run a bit smoother and decided to pull the bowl to check for sediment etc. Clean as a whistle but after checking the gasket would not go back on likely because it swelled from the ethanol. Managed to solve nothing but it has shiny new gasket.
 
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PaulOinMA

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Oct 20, 2018
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MA
Ready here. Usually go grocery shopping Tuesday and Friday morning. Bought more today as I probably won't be going out Tuesday. Things like yogurt, fruit, and salad fixings. That's what we have for lunch every day.
 
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SpaceBus

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Nov 18, 2018
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Downeast Maine
I suppose I'll have to put the snowblower back on the tractor. Been skidding logs lately.
 

PaulOinMA

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Oct 20, 2018
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MA
Was it 2015 where here in MA we didn't have any snow until late January? Then five weekends of two feet. Ended up with 120" snow for the season. We average 66".

A forecast of a foot of snow now gets a "ho hum, yeah whatever" from me now after five straight weekends of opening the driveway and seeing 20" snow.
 
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SpaceBus

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Was it 2015 where here in MA we didn't have any snow until late January? Then five weekends of two feet. Ended up with 120" snow for the season. We average 66".

A forecast of a foot of snow now gets a "ho hum, yeah whatever" from me now after five straight weekends of opening the driveway and seeing 20" snow.
I think there was over 60" of snow that winter just 20 minutes down the road from us, but that was before we made it up here!
 

PaulOinMA

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Oct 20, 2018
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MA
The 120" total in 2015 started with the following at the end of January. Hudson is the neighboring town.

...SELECTED STORM TOTAL SNOWFALL IN INCHES FROM 1100 PM EST SUN JAN 25 THROUGH 900 AM EST WED JAN 28...

...MASSACHUSETTS...
AUBURN 36.0
HUDSON 36.0
LUNENBURG 36.0
CLINTON 34.1

When you're used to an average annual snowfall of 20-something inches in western NJ and 66" here in MA, 120" was a real workout. Roof rake saw a lot of use that year.
 

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Don2222

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Feb 1, 2010
8,710
Salem NH
My tractor worked without the throttle linkage bushing for the last storm where we got 4” of fluffy snow. Now I want to clean up the rust and paint it, then apply the NexGen clear Ceramic Spray, looks like really good non stick stuff! Anyone use this?
I just got 40% off here!
 

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peakbagger

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Jul 11, 2008
6,134
Northern NH
Its weather hype up north in northern NH. I am couple of feet short of snow. We need snow pack to recharge the aquifer. Its coastal storm so the mountains to the south of me means I am on the fringes. Good business for body shops for the folks along the coast who forgot to how to drive on snow. The ski areas also need it as its coming up on school vacation weeks.
 
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SpaceBus

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Downeast Maine
I just want it to stay cold. Our weather for next week has the highs above freezing from Tues to Sat. The high for Saturday is supposed to be 48df!
 
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bholler

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It started here a little while ago just a dusting on the parking lot so far

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Seasoned Oak

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Oct 17, 2008
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Eastern Central PA
I have a Covid shot scheduled monday afternoon right in the middle of it,a 2 hour drive from home .Just dont think that is happening. Plus the Interstate may be closed anyway.
 

Don2222

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Salem NH
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jatoxico

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Long Island NY
No that will do the job VF! First flakes coming down, we shall see what we shall see.
 

SpaceBus

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Nov 18, 2018
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Downeast Maine
I hooked up my rear blower and put the bucket back on my Kioti yesterday. According to current estimates we are only getting 2-4" of snow, so I may not even use the blower, just back drag with the loader bucket or use the scraper on the blower as a plow. I only engaged the blower once this winter, just to move a pile of snow I had already made.

Edit: Looks like we are in the 7-8" range now! Might be exciting.
 
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firefighterjake

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Jul 22, 2008
19,371
Unity/Bangor, Maine
Ready since November . . . missing the snow this year as I have yet to do any serious sledding.
 

peakbagger

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Jul 11, 2008
6,134
Northern NH
Looks like a potential PITA factor along the Maine coast, snow changing to sleet. When I grew up in Portland, we would get those storms every few years, the snow would get packed down and rutted in the streets than the tail end of the storm would change to rain/sleet and wet down the snow and then when the front passed it would freeze solid. I remember one storm where we got 20 inches of snow then sleet then cold. My street was solid ruts deeper than most vehicles could drive through. Snowplows could not touch it once it froze. The city kept the main thoroughfares open but gave up on the side streets. My mom worked at a hospital and they set it up that she had to make it to the main street and a bus picked her up to bring her to work. Our driveway was fine as I snowblowed it before it changed to rain.

The next few days the neighbors got out with pickaxes and we pickaxed the worst spots. Eventually the state brought in road graders to open up the side roads. That much snow with ice on top also made for some really bad ice damming on roofs. We were the only house int he neighborhood with heating cables on our roof but many homes had water running down the inside walls once it warmed up and the sun came out. That was probably 45 years ago and I remember it well.
 
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