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Denver - 12 inches of concrete today

Expecting to see a big spike in snowblower repairs from Colorado.

We just had a 12 inch accumulation of liquid concrete today.

My neighbor's machine blew the engine after only a few minutes. Haven't determined why yet. They had sufficient clean oil in the engine.

I was able to try out a couple of my recent craigslist finds. One wanted to stall at every opportunity. The other one soldiered on but the chute kept blocking with wet snow being compacted into cylindrical shaped chunks of pseudo-concrete.

Horrible stuff!!
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post #2 of 10 Old 03-23-2016, 11:23 PM
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Come on down south to Larkspur. I had areas where it was 3 feet deep!!!!
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Come on down south to Larkspur. I had areas where it was 3 feet deep!!!!
Wow.... I guess we were lucky up here round the metro area.

Did you manage to clear it without using dynamite?
I can't imagine any snowblower being able to handle three feet of that stuff.
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Did it with my Ariens Deluxe 28 but took 5 hours.
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Did it with my Ariens Deluxe 28 but took 5 hours.
Well if the stuff you got was like the stuff we got...kudos goes to Ariens!!
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Slushfest 2016

We had 14" here in S Denver...I live on a corner lot and managed to do 3 corners of it and the guy next door in 1:15 minutes...I also managed to steal my neighbors thunder, seems he went out and bought a new snow blower and didn't tell me....dohhh lol...I saved him the driveway.
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We had 14" here in S Denver...I live on a corner lot and managed to do 3 corners of it and the guy next door in 1:15 minutes...I also managed to steal my neighbors thunder, seems he went out and bought a new snow blower and didn't tell me....dohhh lol...I saved him the driveway.
I'm at the Tech Center (more or less) I too live on a corner lot on a small cul-de-sac. I did my own 200 feet of sidewalk and driveway. Next I went round the whole cul-de-sac sidewalks and did one neighbor's drive... she lives alone.

Then I watched a neighbor driving home from work get stuck in the snow in the middle of the cul-de-sac so I also ended up clearing a path through the road with a branch leading to everyone's driveways.

Needless to say... I am exhausted.. back aching... shoulders aching.... I guess I got carried away after a lack of snow for 30 or 40 days.

I wish I'd got my BobCat up and running in time (another Craigslist find) that high speed paddle wheel impeller from the 70s would have been fun to watch as it propelled slush into the outer atmosphere.
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At first I thought I might be jealous..... now that I think about it, not so much! That wet heavy crap is hard on rooftops too! Hope you guys don't have any cave in's! :>(




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At first I thought I might be jealous..... now that I think about it, not so much! That wet heavy crap is hard on rooftops too! Hope you guys don't have any cave in's! :>(

Sun is out and rapidly evaporating the "snow".
But I still have lots left.
It's yours if you want it for the price of shipping. ;-)

No ominous roof creaking... yet.
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Sore is an understatement. Advil is my friend.
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