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Re: Electric SNOW Blowers - who has them, I love mine

Wed Oct 28, 2015 6:18 am

sandange wrote:We get a little snow up our way.

Understatement of the week :lol: .

sandange wrote:I don't think an electric snow blower would work for us....

I don't think a gas one would either. I hope you keep a good stock of food and necessities. There's no way I'd attempt to open that door.

The most snow we've received that I can remember was 2010. We got 2.5 feet of snow overnight, which started out as rain. The was the first and only time we got a week off of school for snow days. With the utility knocked out for a week, 20 watts worth of solar panels kept a few lights and a radio going until we could get our hands on a generator. I'm glad we designed our house to be self-sufficient, with wood heat and a water storage tank behind the house for gravity flow.
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Re: Electric SNOW Blowers - who has them, I love mine

Wed Oct 28, 2015 7:23 am

That was in March 2008.
The drifts off of the lake piled it up high .
The back door was only about a foot deep.

We're set up pretty good 10hp gas blower, 8000 w generator, battery/inverter backed up pellet wood stove and a good size freezer.
We upgraded our generator when we got the Miev in case of longer power outage situations
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Re: Electric SNOW Blowers - who has them, I love mine

Thu Oct 29, 2015 8:07 am

sandange, LOVE the Yurt (?) or do they not call it that since it is not movable ?
Still Cool looking.
Think you need an escape hatch out the roof, just in case.

We get drifts like that too on some storms, usually it is on the side of MY duplex and I have all the shoveling to do while the next door just walks outside .


I have been wanting to try the Leaf blower, but I have yet to have Fluffy snow lately :(
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Re: Electric SNOW Blowers - who has them, I love mine

Thu Oct 29, 2015 9:29 am

Our snow is usually too heavy for any blower
This is our retirement home that we operate our tourist rental from.
Thanks for the positive comment.
Definitely not movable, The construction is called buy several names.........
Cordwood construction, Cordwood masonry, Stackwall, Log end construction, etc

We call it "The Cordstead",
up here in French "La Maison Cordstead"
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Re: Electric SNOW Blowers - who has them, I love mine

Thu Oct 29, 2015 5:27 pm

I had an uncle in NW Washington just south of Vancouver BC who built a similar house, but he used beer cans in place of your logs. Both ends were covered and the beer cans provided dead airspace within the concrete wall - Surprisingly energy efficient, though I don't see how much better it would be than just building with concrete blocks. I think he just convinced his wife it was a good idea so that he had an excuse to drink all that beer! Need a new room added on the back of the house? Go buy another 50 cases of beer!! :lol:

With that sort of snow, I just don't think I could live there. I don't do well in the cold and that looks *really* cold. I'm shivering just thinking about the wind across the lake that blew in all that snow :shock:

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Re: Electric SNOW Blowers - who has them, I love mine

Fri Oct 30, 2015 7:42 am

We can get temperatures down to (-25C to -30c) = (-13 F to -22 F) without the wind factor, for a week at a time.
I'm not fond of the cold either.
The House is super insulated as we injected 6" of expanding foam insulation into the walls between the Mortar joints

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Not to worry for Bluey
The garage is build the same way and we park Bluey inside on those extreme cold days.
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Re: Electric SNOW Blowers - who has them, I love mine

Wed Nov 18, 2015 12:31 am

Never thought I'd be in this kind of thread but I'm happy to say I own and use an electric snow blower/thrower. I love it since it requires zero maintenance but my older brother and father don't really like to use it because of the cord. Honestly, I got used to the cord, one must be mindful at all times of what you're doing. I've destroyed one extension cord while not paying attention so I learned the hard way! :oops: They really want to buy a gasoline snow blower/thrower but I voted against that when I purchased the electric version out of my pocket. They insist its a better experience but I told them I will not be partaking in any tune-ups or oil changes come winter time. :lol: Have fun with all of that! I'll deal with the cord.

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Re: Electric SNOW Blowers - who has them, I love mine

Wed Nov 18, 2015 11:00 am

I am saddened that my landlord will NOT be redoing my Bumpy broken driveway. He said he just can't afford it :(


BUT.......... I honestly can't wait to use my electric snow blower. :)
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