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post #1 of 15 Old 02-09-2017, 03:48 PM Thread Starter
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Should I be Pissed or Glad?

I am getting ready to fire up my blower Patiently waiting for the wind and storm to settle down and I go outside and my neighbor plowed my driveway!!!! Doh!! I don't know wether to thank him or tell him not to bother or please ask me next time. He left me a big 5 foot pile at the end near my truck and garage. I believe he has a small crew of guys working for him on his rentals and they must enjoy plowing like we enjoy our blowing oh well!!!!
Now I just have to clean up their mess!!

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Ouch, tough one.

I would fall on the side of wishing they had not touched the driveway. Here's the thing - it's your driveway and you know exactly how you like it done. What ever that is to you, it's your way.

Unless you ask, or pay someone to do a job that you otherwise had in mind for yourself, it is annoying - even if they do it to be nice.

Also, some people just like doing these things around their own home - clearing the driveway, mowing the lawn, etc...Not for someone else to decide to do that for you.

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I plowed for years, had several trucks driven by smart caring employees, I and no one else ever left snow where it was not wanted. Always picked the best spots. Snow can be dragged away from a vehicle and garage door and pulled backwards before being pushed. The plow can also be angled.
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So I just finished up! Have decided to politely ask " NOT TO PLOW IN THE FUTURE!"
Note: I have an old large tree that has rooted itself in a small area of the driveway causing a few ripples in the pavement. Well you guessed it!! the plow scattered some pavement chunks all over the driveway so as I was cleaning up, I was hitting small bits while snowblowing till finally I hit one the size of a horseshoe and BOOM. Caused me an extra twenty minutes of aggravation to change out the shear pin bolt! along with a few scratch marks on the chute!
Flash4 mentioned some key points! I know how I like it done! Thanks but NO THANKS!
Besides: I do have a few friends with plows that I could call if ever I was under the weather.

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For me this Question is a no brainer.as much as I hate winter here in the land of the frozen tundra. sometimes it is kinda fun when we get a good dumping. back in 2010 we got a 20 inch dumping with drifts 4ft high in some spots. and this was going to be the first real workout since I got "SR" and before the comple overhaul when the gov let loose at the end of February. and I had been waiting for this moment for a long time. I could see it stacking up out there. but then along comes 1 of the neighbors with his plow truck and drops the blade in the drive. and yes I am very anal when it comes to snow removal. I want every thing to be untouched. because I am going to lay waste to this white stuff on my driveway and no 1 else is going to take that away from me. plus with the plow on the truck he has to drive up on the snow which leaves compacted tracks on my drive. so that means I have to scrape those track lines up. but the snow was still coming down long after he was gone and blowing in like crazy. so the joke was on him because I still got to lay waste to the stuff. it is well known now in my hood that I will plow out my neighbors that need help and I like doing that for them and they are very happy I do that for them. AND NOW IT CAN BE TOLD THAT IF IT DARES TO STAND BEFORE ME, IT WILL FALL BEFORE ME!!!!!!!!!

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So interesting this subject came up. I told my neighbor a few days ago I sold my 17 year old blower and I was on the fence on riding the winter out or buying a new one now. Well, two days ago I purchased my new Ariens 24 Platinum because we were scheduled to get a foot or more in New England on Thursday. He ended up doing some of my garage area with his single stage Toro late in the day. It didn't really help me at all because there is so much more real estate that needs to be cleaned up with the blower and, as others mentioned, I'm picky about how I want it done.


I went out and spoke with him once I noticed what he had done and told him I bought a new blower so I'm all set. His answer was "I thought you might have bought one". I think he misspoke and meant "I know you were considering buying one but didn't know if you had yet." He was just being nice (as I've helped him out before when he was not home). It was one of those juxtapositions where someone is trying to help you but you're anxious to test out and use this great new machine you just bought.


Kind of funny that we might get upset if someone else helps us with snow removal because we're so into our machines, etc. haha...A lot of other folks may be soooo appreciative haha...


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My son has a plow now and does a few driveways. He is only 16 and needs to learn how to plow. I got my driveway done before he came home last night as he was shoveling on a commercial crew. I had to ride with him late night to finish his route as we have 12:30 am curfew for young drivers. I rode shotgun with him while he did 4 driveways and he did a great job. Now I know he doesn't need to practice on our driveway.....I'm going to tell him leave it alone unless I ask!!!!

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For me it would depend on the situation. If I was away from the house for a few days I'd be appreciative if someone cleared my driveway. Otherwise, I'd want to take care of it myself as I enjoy using the snowblower. In your case it all comes down to the approach. I'd show your appreciation and say thank you yet tactfully say he doesn't need to worry about it as you enjoy doing it and there's a few spots in the pavement heaved up by the tree roots that the plow catches on.

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