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    Quote Originally Posted by Gurtholfin View Post
    Pretty sure mine is a 22" Airens.


    Bought it in '10 or so when we moved to a new house coz I couldn't just borrow the neighbor's anymore when we got dumped on.

    Light snows I don't even bother as I can shovel pretty quick, but when we get dumped on...


    Worth.

    Every.

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    About $700 iirc
    Agreed. I researched blowers and Ariens is top shelf. I just purchased the Ariens 30 SHO Platinum.

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    I prefer Toro.

    Definitely went with the two stage though. Didn’t want to **** around when I needed it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hammer View Post
    Ditto on the Ariens. Got mine New Years Eve a couple years ago. 4 days later we got about 20”. I think I spent about $500 on mine. Also bought the electric start, because I do NOT have a sense of humor when it’s 10 degrees out and I have to pull on the **** thing to start it.
    Agreed. Bought my house in January 2009, and I live on a corner. Had an Ariens delivered that day. I only use the electric start once or twice a year, but it's worth it for those days. The snowblower itself was worth it just for the time we got 2 feet of heavy snow in 24 hours.

    on a related note, it was 60+ degrees today.

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    I'm a shoveler. Just don't have that much area to clear, and I don't feel like hauling a blower up and down the steps for the front sidewalk. I'm also far too sedentary with my job, and I don't want to pay someone to lift heavy things. Yard work and snow shoveling are my "workouts."

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    Quote Originally Posted by state of hockey View Post
    I'm a shoveler. Just don't have that much area to clear, and I don't feel like hauling a blower up and down the steps for the front sidewalk. I'm also far too sedentary with my job, and I don't want to pay someone to lift heavy things. Yard work and snow shoveling are my "workouts."
    I never minded mowing or shoveling. Did I ever look forward to it? Naw. It wasn't a PITA to me, though.
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    Quote Originally Posted by state of hockey View Post
    I'm a shoveler. Just don't have that much area to clear, and I don't feel like hauling a blower up and down the steps for the front sidewalk. I'm also far too sedentary with my job, and I don't want to pay someone to lift heavy things. Yard work and snow shoveling are my "workouts."
    I have quite a bit of shoveling but took that approach for years, since I have a sedentary job as well. Seemed the environmentally responsible thing to do too, under the circumstances. Gave in to age, though I still rake and keep the blower in the garage for lighter snows.

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    The traffic map for the Twin Cities reads like a circulatory system right now.

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    The traffic map for the Twin Cities reads like a circulatory system right now.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Kepler View Post
    All roads lead to dx.
    It's actually impressive. Each level of zoom reveals more and more detailed capillary maps. All solid red.
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    Quote Originally Posted by dxmnkd316 View Post
    It's actually impressive. Each level of zoom reveals more and more detailed capillary maps. All solid red.
    That's not circulatory then. You need a blue for every red or you're having a seizure.
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    Quote Originally Posted by dxmnkd316 View Post
    The traffic map for the Twin Cities reads like a circulatory system right now.
    From my house to the Apple Valley transit station is normally a 13-minute drive. Today it took 40 minutes. And one stalled Dodge. The bus, once it arrived, actually took about a normal amount of time from the station to Minneapolis. Having use of the highway shoulders helped tremendously.
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    Tires on the new vehicle suck in this. Rats. Don't have the funds to get some winter shoes on it at the moment. Forced to be that guy everyone screams at. Glad I have a manual. Starting in second got me to work today.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kepler View Post
    That's not circulatory then. You need a blue for every red or you're having a seizure.
    The blue is the ice covering all of the roads.
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    He's probably going to be a superstar but that man has more baggage than North West.

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    Quote Originally Posted by state of hockey View Post
    Tires on the new vehicle suck in this. Rats. Don't have the funds to get some winter shoes on it at the moment. Forced to be that guy everyone screams at. Glad I have a manual. Starting in second got me to work today.
    What kind of car and tires, if you don't mind me asking? I'm at ~42K on my factory 40K tires right this moment. They still have a couple thousand left on them, which is nice, but I'm planning for my new tires shortly.
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    https://www.facebook.com/cityoakdale...59803404590284

    Holy crap. Here’s a picture of the pipe that failed. I’ve never seen a failure like that for a “young” pipe. That looks like sh-it metal.

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    Well, to go 3 blocks to turn out of my basically dedicated road to cross another main road: 20 minutes.
    The next 5 miles to work, once I got past that intersection? 10 minutes.

    Funniest thing: seeing SUVs, sedans, and pickup trucks spinning wheels at intersections and such. Me? Not a single slip-up. I drove fine, in a friggin' muscle car.

    Most anger-inducing thing? Seeing folks block the intersection because THEY HAD TO MAKE THIS LIGHT PERIOD! and effing it up for the cross-traffic.
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    Quote Originally Posted by dxmnkd316 View Post
    https://www.facebook.com/cityoakdale...59803404590284

    Holy crap. Here’s a picture of the pipe that failed. I’ve never seen a failure like that for a “young” pipe. That looks like sh-it metal.
    Be interesting to be the metallurgist figuring out why that cracked like that. Wonder how many gallons leaked out of that before they shut it off
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    Over a million I’m guessing.

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    Quote Originally Posted by walrus View Post
    Be interesting to be the metallurgist figuring out why that cracked like that. Wonder how many gallons leaked out of that before they shut it off
    Flex Seal or Flex Tape would have solved the problem in minutes.

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    Reports are 1-2 million gallons leaked.

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