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What time is appropriate to begin snow throwing (mechanically) on a Sunday morning?

Posted on 12/15/2013 3:13:28 AM PST by gasport

The street plows have been out. The foot of the driveway has an 18" ridge line. I must be at work at 0800.


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1 posted on 12/15/2013 3:13:28 AM PST by gasport
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To: gasport

You didn’t say how long it takes you to get to work, but my rule of thumb is 6:42 AM. Is that what you needed?


2 posted on 12/15/2013 3:18:23 AM PST by Wingy
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To: gasport

Of course it depends on how long it takes to drive to work, but wait until 7AM, if you can.


3 posted on 12/15/2013 3:21:03 AM PST by Stirner
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To: Wingy

10 min drive.

By 0700, I will have had way too much coffee.


4 posted on 12/15/2013 3:23:14 AM PST by gasport (Will operate for food.)
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To: gasport

My theory about snow blowing is simple.

You have to get to work and in order to do that, you have to fire up the snow blower.

Apologize to your neighbors when you get home later that day. Or blame Bush.


5 posted on 12/15/2013 3:27:54 AM PST by EQAndyBuzz ("The GOP fights its own base with far more vigor than it employs in fighting the Dims.")
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To: gasport

When I lived in northern Pennsylvania I used a snow blower to clear my walk as well as a couple neighbors and the church next door. I usually started between 6:30 and 7:00 AM.


6 posted on 12/15/2013 3:29:02 AM PST by R. Scott (Humanity i love you because when you're hard up you pawn your Intelligence to buy a drink)
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To: EQAndyBuzz

That, or look into getting an aftermarket quieter muffler for it.


7 posted on 12/15/2013 3:29:52 AM PST by Gaffer
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To: gasport

If I were your neighbor and knew that you had to be at work, I would understand. 7 AM?


8 posted on 12/15/2013 3:30:47 AM PST by oblomov
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To: gasport

Never.

There is never an appropriate time.


9 posted on 12/15/2013 3:32:40 AM PST by Lazamataz (Early 2009 to 7/21/2013 - RIP my little girl Cathy. You were the best cat ever. You will be missed.)
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To: gasport

Sell your snowblower and move to Florida.


10 posted on 12/15/2013 3:35:10 AM PST by GeorgiaDawg32 (www.greenhornshooting.com - Firearms training in Jacksonville, Fl.)
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To: gasport

Using a snow blower early on a Sunday morning is a necessity. On the other hand, using a leaf blower early on a Sunday morning...


11 posted on 12/15/2013 3:37:31 AM PST by DoodleDawg
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To: gasport

You can be over here anytime.


12 posted on 12/15/2013 3:37:38 AM PST by Vince Ferrer
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To: R. Scott

>>When I lived in northern Pennsylvania I used a snow blower to clear my walk as well as a couple neighbors and the church next door. I usually started between 6:30 and 7:00 AM.>>

You should run for president, you’re a man with the right solutions.


13 posted on 12/15/2013 3:40:15 AM PST by kitkat (STORM THE HEAVENS WITH PRAYERS FOR OUR COUNTRY.)
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To: GeorgiaDawg32
Sell your snowblower and move to Florida.

https://medium.com/p/b201a8362982

14 posted on 12/15/2013 3:41:02 AM PST by gasport (Will operate for food.)
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To: gasport

Ask your wife to clear the driveway while you are getting ready for work.....that way you have plausible deniability.....

Tell your neighbors you know nothing about it until you read it in the news papers....

Hey, it works for King Obama....


15 posted on 12/15/2013 3:42:58 AM PST by Popman ("Resistance to Tyrants is Obedience to God" - Thomas Jefferson)
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To: kitkat
>>When I lived in northern Pennsylvania I used a snow blower to clear my walk as well as a couple neighbors and the church next door. I usually started between 6:30 and 7:00 AM.>> You should run for president, you’re a man with the right solutions.

He's got my vote

16 posted on 12/15/2013 3:47:04 AM PST by onona (The Earth is the insane asylum for the universe (yup, I belong))
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To: gasport; All

At 9 am this morning I will start the “3rd” snow throwing for this weekend.

The worst location is the apron of my driveway, we live on a cul-de-sac, city plows came last night and my 20 foot wide apron has close to a 18in. depth of heavy packed snow, the driveway has about 4 in. or less of the soft fluffy snow.

But first things first, it is now time to make the first pot of coffee!!


17 posted on 12/15/2013 3:50:33 AM PST by Las Vegas Dave (The democRATic party preys on the ignorant..!)
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To: gasport

Come to Texas.


18 posted on 12/15/2013 3:51:30 AM PST by 2ndDivisionVet (A courageous man finds a way, an ordinary man finds an excuse.)
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To: gasport

Do what you’ve gotta do, apologize to the neighbors, and tell them that as soon as the global-warming kicks in, you’ll never have to do that again.


19 posted on 12/15/2013 3:51:45 AM PST by DuncanWaring (The Lord uses the good ones; the bad ones use the Lord.)
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To: Lazamataz

you never “hit” the driveway? - where do you live?


20 posted on 12/15/2013 3:53:21 AM PST by Revelation 911 (if "meat is murder" what is abortion?)
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To: gasport
My snowblower has been patiently waiting in the corner of the garage for me to take it in for repair - since LAST JANUARY.
I begin shoveling at 0700....
21 posted on 12/15/2013 4:01:06 AM PST by Psalm 73 ("Gentlemen, you can't fight in here - this is the War Room".)
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To: gasport
Earliest I've ever fired up my snow thrower was 5:30am. That was on a work day and there were 8 inches of snow on the driveway.

Other neighbors down the road were either out already clearing their driveways or out shortly after I was.

On weekends I've seen people out as early as 6:30 or 7am.

Do what you gotta do to get to work, if your neighbors know you work weekends they'll understand.

22 posted on 12/15/2013 4:04:25 AM PST by usconservative (When The Ballot Box No Longer Counts, The Ammunition Box Does. (What's In Your Ammo Box?))
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To: gasport

most towns have ordinances, check on line...


23 posted on 12/15/2013 4:08:28 AM PST by Doogle (USAF.68-73..8th TFW Ubon Thailand..never store a threat you should have eliminated))
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To: gasport

What are these things”street plow, snowblower”, you speak of?
Are these terms X-rated?
Seminole County, Florida . 73* 5 minute rain just finished.
Good for the flowers.


24 posted on 12/15/2013 4:10:42 AM PST by GOYAKLA (Waiting for the Golden Screw to be removed from Obama's navel and his a$$ falls off!)
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To: Doogle

I would agree 7am seems reasonable.

Of course, I wake up at 4am every morning after having gone to bed at about 9pm, so I have no dog in that race.


25 posted on 12/15/2013 4:11:18 AM PST by Ueriah
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To: gasport

Would shoveling on an asphalt driveway be any quieter?

People understand when you need to do things out of the ordinary.


26 posted on 12/15/2013 4:12:09 AM PST by raybbr (I weep over my sons' future in this Godforsaken country.)
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To: kitkat

It wasn’t all from generosity. When I finished I’d hurry in, take off my clothes, jump in bed and snuggle my cold body tight to my wife’s warm back.
The real reason was to stay friendly with my neighbors


27 posted on 12/15/2013 4:21:21 AM PST by R. Scott (Humanity i love you because when you're hard up you pawn your Intelligence to buy a drink)
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To: gasport

Let it melt on its own....


28 posted on 12/15/2013 4:28:19 AM PST by Hot Tabasco (Miss Muffit suffered from arachnophobia.....)
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To: Hot Tabasco

“Let it melt on its own....”

Solar powered snow removal. I wanted to start a business that did that. Scam my way to wealth (just joking)


29 posted on 12/15/2013 4:32:19 AM PST by mrs. a (It's a short life but a merry one...)
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To: gasport

If you were my neighbour out blowing snow early Sunday morning, I would turn over in bed and think, “Poor guy has to go to work - so glad it’s not me out there.”

Or if I was feeling particularly kind, I would come out and help you.


30 posted on 12/15/2013 4:32:57 AM PST by JudyinCanada
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To: Las Vegas Dave

Used to live on the highway in CO. Plows would push three lanes of snow into my driveway, which would then freeze solid. 10’ wide, mounded as high as four feet or more.

Snowblower not an option.


31 posted on 12/15/2013 4:40:35 AM PST by Sherman Logan
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To: GeorgiaDawg32

A friend told us his relocation plan when he retired: He was going to drive his pickup with the snowplow attached and head south until someone asked him,”What’s that thing on your truck for?”


32 posted on 12/15/2013 4:48:26 AM PST by Mangia E Statti Zitto
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To: gasport

Ask Algore to help you, it will take half the time.


33 posted on 12/15/2013 4:59:07 AM PST by COUNTrecount (There's no there there.)
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To: Sherman Logan
Snowblower not an option.

What did you use to open a path to your driveway, dynamite?

34 posted on 12/15/2013 5:00:34 AM PST by Las Vegas Dave (The democRATic party preys on the ignorant..!)
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To: Sherman Logan

“Snowblower not an option”

Try an old Gravely with granny gears.


35 posted on 12/15/2013 5:01:14 AM PST by Born to Conserve
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To: gasport

Here’s something kinda funny: When I worked at Domino’s, closing every night, I would often see people mowing their lawn at 0100, 0130, it was the weirdest thing.


36 posted on 12/15/2013 5:04:19 AM PST by real saxophonist (The revolution will not be televised. Everything else will.)
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To: gasport

Our burb has clearly defined noise ordinance on line....check with your local government.


37 posted on 12/15/2013 5:05:36 AM PST by halfright (FAST & FURIOUS! DON'T ALLOW THEM TO DIVERT YOUR ATTENTION.)
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To: Las Vegas Dave

No. Shovel. PITA.


38 posted on 12/15/2013 5:11:36 AM PST by Sherman Logan
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To: gasport

I do it any time I have to. I think people understand. I also snowplow my nearest neighbors when I can, so it doesn’t irritate them so much.


39 posted on 12/15/2013 5:25:25 AM PST by rlmorel ("A nation, despicable by its weakness, forfeits even the privilege of being neutral." A. Hamilton)
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To: Las Vegas Dave

It isn’t a problem around here. People understand. Like another poster said, if I have to be at work at 0530, and there is a foot of snow, I turn on the snowblower. We all do.

Shoveling isn’t even an option for me. I can barely stand up straight right now due to a flare up of chronic back pain, but I have to get out there with the snowblower.

It is the price of living in areas that get snow.


40 posted on 12/15/2013 5:31:20 AM PST by rlmorel ("A nation, despicable by its weakness, forfeits even the privilege of being neutral." A. Hamilton)
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To: rlmorel

Frikking spell check pisses me off sometimes. Keeps replacing “snowblow” with “snowplow”.

I WISH I had a snowplow.


41 posted on 12/15/2013 5:33:08 AM PST by rlmorel ("A nation, despicable by its weakness, forfeits even the privilege of being neutral." A. Hamilton)
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To: real saxophonist

Heh, I am refurbishing an old manual push mower, so I can mow my lawn at “off” times.

My wife and I have used a lawn service for years...best money I ever spent!

But Obungle’s Economy is going to make that go the way of the dodo, eventually...


42 posted on 12/15/2013 5:35:44 AM PST by rlmorel ("A nation, despicable by its weakness, forfeits even the privilege of being neutral." A. Hamilton)
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To: rlmorel

To answer the initial question, “What time is appropriate to begin snow throwing, etc............

The best time is when needed. I live in heavy snow country and believe me, if I need to get out and it requires snow removal in order to do so, that snow blower will be if full operation when/where needed. I some cases it COULD be an emergency.


43 posted on 12/15/2013 5:37:45 AM PST by Progov
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To: gasport

Look...it’s not like you’re firing up the backpack blower to clear the leaves from around your pool, or running your tractor mower to take an inch off your grass. Those things can wait for the sake of being a “good neighbor.”

You need to clear your driveway so you can take care of your family.

Do what you need to do. Your neighbors would.


44 posted on 12/15/2013 5:38:39 AM PST by RavenATB
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To: gasport

Why aren’t you done yet?


45 posted on 12/15/2013 5:41:44 AM PST by AppyPappy (Obama: What did I not know and when did I not know it?)
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To: Progov

Agreed. It isn’t like a lawnmower or a leaf blower. Gotta be done.


46 posted on 12/15/2013 5:42:54 AM PST by rlmorel ("A nation, despicable by its weakness, forfeits even the privilege of being neutral." A. Hamilton)
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To: Mangia E Statti Zitto

Good one- I’ve heard the same story with “tie a snow shovel to the roof of the car and....”


47 posted on 12/15/2013 6:11:06 AM PST by Fireone (Impeach and imprison, NOW! Treason and murder are still crimes.)
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To: gasport
The street plows have been out. The foot of the driveway has an 18" ridge line. I must be at work at 0800.

Hire someone else to do it or wait until you get home.

That kind of noise needs to wait until 9:00 A.M.

48 posted on 12/15/2013 6:18:43 AM PST by Washi
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To: Progov

Rules in MN:

Blow snow with the wind, even if it is to the far side of the driveway.

Clear an area to the windward side of the driveway to allow for drifting to occur without encroaching on the driveway.

Blow snow early and often. Waiting with subsequent sunshine makes for partial melt and refreeze, which means snow turns to ice.

Keep garage doors closed while blowing snow, or it will end up in the garage, no matter which way the wind blows.

Keep the snow blower near the door of the garage so you don’t need to shovel first to get the car out of the way, to get the snowblower out for the rest of the driveway.

Get out before the plow and bow the end of the driveway when it is not compacted. Blow a bit off the street on the left side of the property to reduce the amount of snow the blade pushes onto the driveway apron.

As soon as the plow comes, blow it out, as it will continue to harden and become concrete in a short time.

When you walk back to reposition the snowblower in a way which puts you in the street, look for traffic. Passing plows may not see you and clip you. You will be found in April.

Use sand when the weather is cold, chemicals when above 0 degrees.

Feed the birds.


49 posted on 12/15/2013 6:25:28 AM PST by LachlanMinnesota
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To: Sherman Logan; All

My neighbor “Mike the fireman” finished snow throwing his drive around 8:30 AM.

I just finished mine about 9:15, took almost 1/2 hour, considering after using the snow thrower, I also push a snow shovel over what I just plowed, looks much neater that way!


50 posted on 12/15/2013 6:25:45 AM PST by Las Vegas Dave (The democRATic party preys on the ignorant..!)
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