Wed Dec 29, 2004 10:44 am
beaconlight wrote:I heat my snow shovels in the wood burning stove
I gather you don't have wood handles!
Wed Dec 29, 2004 11:12 am
Ron You don't have to get them very hot to melt canning wax. When Bev makes Jelly she heats the wax in a pot that is in another pot filled with water. How hot is that? definately less than 212 degrees and we are near sea level.
Its the steel Blades that is the real trick. wouldn't have thought that any one would try to melt the shovel or put in a plastic bladed shovel. Us old geezers are too cheap to waste like that. If you were brought up in the depression you learned "just what it takes to do it right and no more than that". Also don't use all your flour to make bread today. Some will be stale later in the week, make fresh. Besides the oven heats the kitchen. None of this "Super Sizing" excess crap in Those Days.
Wed Jan 05, 2005 10:06 pm
I push gobs of snow with my cub- no chains-
i think the trick is front and especially rear wheel weights
ag tire good tread- off ya go!! rsvp email@example.com
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Fri Jan 21, 2005 7:52 pm
what if... you took a few bars of soap to her? just rub the soap on the rusty blade.. and itll be nice and slippy
Tue Feb 01, 2005 10:41 pm
I am in Canton, CT and have been having fun plowing. Ag tires, chains and weights front and rear. If I have the blade angled, and snow starts to build up, I just jog the wheel to the side momentarily which seems to make the snow slide off. My blade is rusty, so the snow likes to stick to it. I am going to hit the blade with my big old wire wheel...it's a workout, it weighs a LOT. Then I'll wax it. Wire wheels leave an almost burnished finish, much more slippery than sanded steel. My most valuable tip I received as a newbie snow pusher? "Push it far enough off the driveway so you have room to push the next snowfalls off the drive." If I had left the first fall right at the edge of the driveway, I never would have been able to clear it the second time. I have a big 4' snowblower that was supposedly on a cub. I am going to paint it and put a motor on it this summer, and next year, I'll THROW it all away! (I hope). Hal in CT
Tue Feb 01, 2005 11:18 pm
Also push it so the piles are downwind. Other wise it drifts in behind the piles.
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