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so for those of you getting tons of snow on the east coast ...

So for those of you getting tons of snow on the east coast, what's your general impression?

Some of you are obviously snowblower junkies -- tinker with them, buy/sell them, tear them apart, modify them, watch vides of them online, etc.

So with as much snow as you're getting, are you sick of it? Or you can't get enough?

When you think about next season, do you hope there's no snow at all?

Around here, it's been an extremely light snow season, except for a 20" blizzard last week, and people here were bitching and moaning.
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I'm a bit anal retentive when it comes to snowblowing, or everything, for that matter. The snow lines have to be straight, 3" away from my lawn's edge, the piles have to be in the right location, etc. As a result, I've been operating under survival mode lately. Maybe it's just me, but I find it hard to relax and capture videos in blizzard conditions with over a foot of snow on the ground. After the initial pass, I'm more at ease. But by then, there's not much left to video.

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Running out of places to put snow on my small in-town property. More snow on the way. MH

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While I love getting out there, being immersed in the snow falls and fighting back with the machinery, I'm quite concerned about the snow loads on the roof, ice dams and the safety of the school kids and other pedestrians forced to walk in the streets. A few people have been killed during these past weeks and roofs are starting to collapse.
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It's a little over the top - too much too quickly. I spent 3 hours moving snow around so I'd have a place to put the 12+ inches that's coming-in Valentines Day. Haven't had to do that but maybe twice before. Sheesh.
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hey theres another foot or so coming this weekend right??? aaaaaarrrrggggg lol i love my snowblower but ya know??? enough is enough lol

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Well this is my first year in the house. 115' x 8' and then a 40x40 section ...decent size driveway.
I started off with the Deere, now have 4 total and working on a 5th. I think these will become toys for the summer where I can take some time and clean up. Possibly repower and sell some.

As far as where to put it. I try to take everything from the 40x40 and blow it to part of the 100ft strip...then I blow that to a little marsh/swap area we have where it wont get in to any foundations or leachfield area

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We're not too bad here in NJ.. got enough to test the toys, but not so much as to be inundated. It sucks to have to deal with a lot of snow, but at least it is satisfying to be prepared for it when it happens.

Still, I am looking forward to spring.

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WestminsterFJR, I am in the same club. But your 3" off the edge of the grass is my 3' over the edge of the grass to allow for the whole winter season of clearing. And it's 10' in the back yard.

My dad gives me a hard time about treating the clearing of the snow like it's a science. I tell him, "dad, it is a science." He says just go out and clear it and be done with it. I just laugh my DUPA off when he tells me that.

Anyway, there is a lot of planning on how to clear your property.


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I'm a bit anal retentive when it comes to snowblowing, or everything, for that matter. The snow lines have to be straight, 3" away from my lawn's edge, the piles have to be in the right location, etc. As a result, I've been operating under survival mode lately. Maybe it's just me, but I find it hard to relax and capture videos in blizzard conditions with over a foot of snow on the ground. After the initial pass, I'm more at ease. But by then, there's not much left to video.
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I couldn't love it more! I enjoy every minute I am outside snowblowing so this winter (last 3 weeks really) has been great. At this point I am hoping we crush the all time snow record for Boston.

As for next year, there is no way we can duplicate what's happening now, but I will still enjoy cleaning any of the smaller systems we may get.

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