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Thu Feb 7, 2019, 06:23 PM

Shovel snow off driveway with a piece of plywood

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Have you tried this?

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Reply Shovel snow off driveway with a piece of plywood (Original post)
mysteryowl Feb 2019 OP
we can do it Feb 2019 #1
mysteryowl Feb 2019 #2
we can do it Feb 2019 #4
HubertHeaver Feb 2019 #5
2naSalit Feb 2019 #13
htuttle Feb 2019 #3
SunSeeker Feb 2019 #39
enough Feb 2019 #6
Marie Marie Feb 2019 #7
doc03 Feb 2019 #8
Ohiogal Feb 2019 #9
OregonBlue Feb 2019 #10
mysteryowl Feb 2019 #15
targetpractice Feb 2019 #11
mysteryowl Feb 2019 #14
OregonBlue Feb 2019 #21
akraven Feb 2019 #12
NutmegYankee Feb 2019 #23
akraven Feb 2019 #28
rickford66 Feb 2019 #16
mysteryowl Feb 2019 #17
rickford66 Feb 2019 #18
mysteryowl Feb 2019 #19
rickford66 Feb 2019 #20
NutmegYankee Feb 2019 #22
marked50 Feb 2019 #24
Duppers Feb 2019 #25
virgogal Feb 2019 #26
question everything Feb 2019 #27
akraven Feb 2019 #29
mysteryowl Feb 2019 #30
akraven Feb 2019 #32
Moral Compass Feb 2019 #31
LuckyCharms Feb 2019 #33
LakeSuperiorView Feb 2019 #34
mysteryowl Feb 2019 #36
Rebl2 Feb 2019 #35
JohnnyRingo Feb 2019 #37
Nitram Feb 2019 #38

Response to mysteryowl (Original post)

Thu Feb 7, 2019, 06:24 PM

1. Heavy wet snow would destroy cardboard.

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Response to we can do it (Reply #1)

Thu Feb 7, 2019, 06:25 PM

2. I think he is using plywood

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Response to mysteryowl (Reply #2)

Thu Feb 7, 2019, 06:27 PM

4. My bad, but the weight would be too much for most people.

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Response to mysteryowl (Reply #2)

Thu Feb 7, 2019, 06:29 PM

5. Heavy wet snow would destroy the plywood.

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Response to mysteryowl (Reply #2)

Thu Feb 7, 2019, 07:39 PM

13. Heavy wet snow would stop him in his tracks

especially if it's more than 6 inches... or if there's frozen base underneath from freezing rain that fell before the snow. Works great if you have a nice smooth driveway and fluffy, dry snow.

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Response to mysteryowl (Original post)

Thu Feb 7, 2019, 06:27 PM

3. That would only work on 1 out of the 12 kinds of snow we get in Wisconsin

Today we are getting something called 'Wintry Mix' (which should be some sort of candy sold by Brach...) that consists of 1 part snow, 1 part freezing rain, and 1 part regular rain.

When it lands on the ground, it freezes to create a hard, slippery shell. You need a pickaxe to get through it, not a piece of plywood.

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Response to htuttle (Reply #3)

Sat Feb 9, 2019, 02:25 AM

39. OMG. I'm never moving out of So. Cal.!



I'm pretty sure I wouldn't survive a Wisconsin winter.

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Response to mysteryowl (Original post)

Thu Feb 7, 2019, 06:36 PM

6. Nice snow, we rarely see snow like that. Nt

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Response to mysteryowl (Original post)

Thu Feb 7, 2019, 06:36 PM

7. Tricky!

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Response to mysteryowl (Original post)

Thu Feb 7, 2019, 06:42 PM

8. If that was wet snow it would weigh a ton. Ok for a inch or so of

nice fluffy dry snow I guess. We rarely ever get that kind of snow.

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Response to mysteryowl (Original post)

Thu Feb 7, 2019, 07:09 PM

9. You'd also have to have

a nice, smooth, driveway.....

But that sure looks like a clever idea!

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Response to Ohiogal (Reply #9)

Thu Feb 7, 2019, 07:17 PM

10. You could do it with several kinds of snow if you added handles to the plywood to make it easier to

maneuver and hold on to. Great idea really.

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Response to OregonBlue (Reply #10)

Thu Feb 7, 2019, 07:41 PM

15. Oooooo, Handles!

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Response to mysteryowl (Original post)

Thu Feb 7, 2019, 07:18 PM

11. There was a video recently...

... Of a guy who strapped a 60" HDTV box to the front of his riding lawnmower... He sealed the bottom with package tape to keep the water out... It was genius.

I'll update this post if I find the video...

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Response to targetpractice (Reply #11)

Thu Feb 7, 2019, 07:40 PM

14. Hilarious!

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Response to targetpractice (Reply #11)

Thu Feb 7, 2019, 08:41 PM

21. life hacks. I love 'em!

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Response to mysteryowl (Original post)

Thu Feb 7, 2019, 07:35 PM

12. Our snow is so "dry" we just sweep it off!

Never thought to try plywood; it'd be faster!

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Response to akraven (Reply #12)

Thu Feb 7, 2019, 09:47 PM

23. Leaf blower.

Sadly in southern Connecticut itís usually wet and heavy.

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Response to NutmegYankee (Reply #23)

Thu Feb 7, 2019, 10:31 PM

28. We use that, too!

It's just more fun to sweep - because your partner in crime (spouse) usually "gets in the way" and the game is on!

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Response to mysteryowl (Original post)

Thu Feb 7, 2019, 07:46 PM

16. We don't shovel or plow until 4" or more.

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Response to rickford66 (Reply #16)

Thu Feb 7, 2019, 07:56 PM

17. Then you could benefit from a set of handles, per OregonBlue comment #10.

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Response to mysteryowl (Reply #17)

Thu Feb 7, 2019, 07:59 PM

18. If I fitted the plywood to the plow on my truck

maybe it would work. But not as good as just the plow.

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Response to rickford66 (Reply #18)

Thu Feb 7, 2019, 08:00 PM

19. Obviously.

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Response to mysteryowl (Reply #19)

Thu Feb 7, 2019, 08:03 PM

20. Have a heart

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Response to mysteryowl (Original post)

Thu Feb 7, 2019, 09:46 PM

22. LOL That's just a dusting!

Try 1-2 ft of heavy wet snow!

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Response to mysteryowl (Original post)

Thu Feb 7, 2019, 10:12 PM

24. Shoot with that little amount on the ground just wait until tomorrow, when it

will all be melted away.

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Thu Feb 7, 2019, 10:24 PM

26. Ridiculous!

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Response to mysteryowl (Original post)

Thu Feb 7, 2019, 10:28 PM

27. He is lucky the snow did not come on top of freezing rain

and he operates on a straight land.

As soon as we started shoveling we kept falling. Until I really hit hard.

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Response to mysteryowl (Original post)

Thu Feb 7, 2019, 10:33 PM

29. Try it all in Fairbanks, AK at 40 below.....

LOL!

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Response to akraven (Reply #29)

Fri Feb 8, 2019, 08:27 AM

30. Beautiful picture!

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Response to mysteryowl (Reply #30)

Fri Feb 8, 2019, 02:51 PM

32. Thanks, spouse took it. To us, it's just home. nt

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Response to mysteryowl (Original post)

Fri Feb 8, 2019, 02:35 PM

31. Will work for a couple inches of dry powder

This would stop working once the snow got heavier in either inches or consistency of the snow. The weight would kill you if it was wet and heavy.

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Response to mysteryowl (Original post)

Fri Feb 8, 2019, 03:00 PM

33. You know, you could cut a 4 x 8 sheet lengthwise...

to maybe 3 feet instead of 4 feet to reduce the weight. To further reduce the weight, you could crosscut it to reduce it from maybe 8 feet to 7 feet or 6 feet.

You could then rig up some sort of handle system to make it more manageable. You could then cut a shallow bevel of the bottom to aid in the snow removal. Then maybe even put a metal lip on the bottom.

Thanks for posting this...this is actually a good idea in my opinion.

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Response to mysteryowl (Original post)

Fri Feb 8, 2019, 05:43 PM

34. Ridiculous. That isn't snow, that is a minimal amount of dust...

 

For that, a leaf blower would work easier. Or just wait for it to melt.

We got upwards of 8" of snow within the last day and a half that was much heavier than that. That sheet would have crumbled in the first foot, if you were strong enough to push it.

Useless hack.

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Response to LakeSuperiorView (Reply #34)

Fri Feb 8, 2019, 08:25 PM

36. Ha

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Response to mysteryowl (Original post)

Fri Feb 8, 2019, 06:26 PM

35. Would work

with dry fluffy snow, but not a heavy wet snow.

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Response to mysteryowl (Original post)

Fri Feb 8, 2019, 10:55 PM

37. I don't know what that light dusting of fluff is,...

but that's not what we call snow in the Ohio snowbelt. That plywood wouldn't make it two feet.

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Response to mysteryowl (Original post)

Fri Feb 8, 2019, 11:23 PM

38. When it's that light and dry you can use a leaf blower.

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