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Hand powered snow shovels.

There's a write up in todays paper about regular old school hand shovels. It makes it sort of sound like golf clubs, or in my case, fishing rods
The eternal Canadian quest for the perfect snow shovel: Don Pittis - Business - CBC News
I figure I've got at least a dozen snow only type shovels, none keep my 6'2" back happy.

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So what are you saying,you can't read English .lol.

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She's working hard to clear the 1/2" that accumulated since I stacked those piles...


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There's no such thing as a perfect snow shovel. You need a collection of snow shovels, plus a few extra tools that are not snow shovels.

Pushers (multiple sizes) - lightweight and plastic or maybe aluminum, used to plow light snow by hand.
Pusher/Scraper (multiple sizes) - Heavy steel blade, used to plow and scrape when cleaning up after a 2-stage or otherwise getting that last bit of snow off of the pavement.
Large Scoop - Used to pick up and toss fluffy snow.
Medium Scoop - Used to pick up and toss heavy, wet snow.
Small Scoop - Used to clear stairs and other tight spaces.
Broom - Used to clear very light snow, particularly off of stairs. (way easier than any shovel for a couple inches of powder on stairs, brush it off the stairs then clean up with a shovel)
Spade, pick axe, sledge hammer, etc. You went to Cancun in January and came home to the EOD Ice Monster. Your Yamaha breaks shear pins just looking at it.
Ice scraper or a digging shovel with a straight, flat edge - scraping ice.

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I am always in favor of bringing out the big guns; A propane fired weed burner or the propane fired roofing torch for rubber roofs.

That reminds me, I have to fill the other 40 pound LP tank and buy a propane filter and long fuel hose for my mister heater too.

I have a M.U.T.T.; (multiple use tough tool) from Gemplers or Northern Tool it works well but its heavy.
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She's working hard to clear the 1/2" that accumulated since I stacked those piles...

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Please tell me more abou the Meowbox that is on patrol
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Yanmar Ronin,

Please tell me more abou the Meowbox that is on patrol
That's ShadowCat; so named because he follows me everywhere. Fifteen pounds of professional mousecatcher and general bedwarmer, also watches over babby P. regularly.

Here pictured with his partner in crime inspecting freshly planted rice fields during a spring stroll:



The black one is the actual brains of the whole feline operations... hard to tell there but she's maybe 1/3 his weight, nevertheless completely fearless and also hauls home a respectable quota of vermin.

Neither one clears much snow, although they'll plow right through it with only the tips of their tails visible above the drifts.


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I am always in favor of bringing out the big guns; A propane fired weed burner or the propane fired roofing torch for rubber roofs.

That reminds me, I have to fill the other 40 pound LP tank and buy a propane filter and long fuel hose for my mister heater too.

I have a M.U.T.T.; (multiple use tough tool) from Gemplers or Northern Tool it works well but its heavy.
best ice tool on the market love mine also. you had to remind me of a need for propane refills?
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other than the stares and porch I don't need a shovel, in fact my doctor doesn't want me to use one

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