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Old 11-20-2014, 09:54 AM   #101
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I maybe heading too buffalo!!! I'm packed just waiting too hear if were going!!

Too bad my wife usually packs for me!! I'm probably forgetting something!!

Plowing won't be any fun but I imagine I'll get some good pics!!!!
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Old 11-20-2014, 10:33 AM   #102
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Sounds like that's not happening they want 6 grand too ship my loader down there!!!

I guess I can always shovel the stadium!! One shovel an hour!!
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Talked to a few guys that plow in Buffalo. They said if you dont have a loader you are merely a spectator.
I have a 5 Guys Burgers i was supposed to start a few days ago in Jamestown south of Buffalo. That aint happening. I cant get close and my 8 pallets of tile are on a freight truck off the road somewhere on the NYS Thruway.
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Where how and when do they truck all that snow away? Seriously major undertaking even if you're prepared.

Or do they just blow the streets back into the yards/driveways?
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We have big trailers here that basically are fed by propane and are huge ovens that you load with a skid loader or motor and it melts it into water which is drained into the storm drain system. I don't know if they'll take those there or if they have some.
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LOL Never heard of melting trailers.

Googled it .... gonna be a while before they melt all the snow on that street, yet alone municiplaity.... Suppose it's a solution, but likely much more cost/time effective to truck to the lake.
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Where how and when do they truck all that snow away? Seriously major undertaking even if you're prepared.



Or do they just blow the streets back into the yards/driveways?

They dump it into Niagara Falls, and Atlanta trucks it back to Georgia. They make a snow mountain so people can go sledding

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They dump it into Niagara Falls
What about all the acid snow from the co2 in the air? Isn't that an environmental concern.
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What about all the acid snow from the co2 in the air? Isn't that an environmental concern.

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On a not so funny note, 7 people have died so far from the storm
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Cold is a good motivator
This is so true. If you can just make a mental decision to accept the cold, it's so much easier. Then just allow it to motivate you into working smart. Like yous said, layers is key. I also have rules to live by in the cold.

Thermals under my pants if it's below 30 for me.

Canvas pants: keeps out the cold wind and is a better insulator than jeans. Also dries much faster of it gets wet.

On top it's cotton t-shirt, can't get used to anything but cotton touching my skin.

Then some type of wicking longsleeve.

On top of that either a t-shirt (if I am working indoors), or long sleeve flannel or other button up.

Zipper hoodie

On top of hoodie a down zippered/button up vest

Greatest thing about the vest is you can slide your hands into the jack at the arm cutouts, your chest warms them up in a few seconds.

I also wear the rubber coated gloves. Even on a day like yesterday where we were below 20 degrees with 20-30 mph winds, my hands only got cold a few times. Once I really started working I had to slip them off ever half hour or so to stop the sweating from starting.

You hit the nail on the head with maintaining your sweat. If you start to sweat, you are screwed. Paying attention to your body is number one in working. I often get lost in the task and project that I forget to maintain my body temp and started to sweat. Takes hours to dry out and warm up.

Oh, and never neglect your feet. Warm socks and insulated boots if you are outside. I don't recall if you said or not, but have an extra pair of socks for after lunch. Nothing like changing into dry socks mid day. Keeps the toes toasty.
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As far as footwear is concerned, the best really cold ( below 0 F) footwear for me is wool socks, tennies and 5-buckle overshoes. That airspace all around makes a huge difference.
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As far as footwear is concerned, the best really cold ( below 0 F) footwear for me is wool socks, tennies and 5-buckle overshoes. That airspace all around makes a huge difference.
I'd second that, but I've had buckles come undone and almost pitch me off of a high place when it caught on the other boot. I have the slip on version, and they work pretty well with shoes and winter socks.

I've been down to -15F or so with just lightweight leather shoes and heavy winter socks. more than a few inches of snow, and you really need the boots to keep snow out of your shoes
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Oh, and never neglect your feet. Warm socks and insulated boots if you are outside. I don't recall if you said or not, but have an extra pair of socks for after lunch. Nothing like changing into dry socks mid day. Keeps the toes toasty.
No, I didn't mention spare socks. I've gone through 6 pair in a day, but that was in bad weather with my feet getting wet (wrong footwear). Other than that, I usually keep 2 pair of gloves and 2 pair of socks, with the spares sitting on the truck defroster....

I haven't seen it this time around, but I remember some of the Canadian guys saying they wore the blue rubber disposable mechanics gloves under their regular gloves, and it really helped them.
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That's some crazy stuff. I don't see how people up there live. Down here, if it snow 6 inches, we're paralyzed

If it snows 2 inches, we have 20 car pile ups!

And gosh forbid the weatherman says , there's a chance of snow tomorrow! ....you can't buy a loaf of bread or a gallon of milk for 60 miles!
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that's some crazy stuff. I don't see how people up there live. Down here, if it snow 6 inches, we're paralyzed

If it snows 2 inches, we have 20 car pile ups!

And gosh forbid the weatherman says , there's a chance of snow tomorrow! ....you can't buy a loaf of bread or a gallon of milk for 60 miles!
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An inch of snow in metro Atlanta shuts the city down. You would think with all the Yankee's that have moved down here they could drive in it. If there's any snow forecast, I don't even think about going anywhere. Too many damn idiots still trying to drive 80mph.

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