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    New name is the SNOWBUS!

    I had a call yesterday afternoon in a 1 horse town. 1 stop light that’s it. The customer has a drive way that is ½ mile long. It was snowing like a SOB. I can barely make out the drive way. I get things flowing. Took about an hour.
    I leave and can’t tell where the road is?

    Well I make it down the driveway and turn left, I am slipping a bit. All of a sudden I notice my rear bumper is dragging snow. At this point if I stop I am stuck. So I figure I may as well keep going to see if I make it. Worse comes to worse I get stuck? Well about half a mile down the road. I notice I just drove ½ mile down a snowmobile trial… I did make it to another road, but barley… I guess having a truck that is 18000 Plus is a good thing now and again…
    Sent From The StoolBus

    www.appletondrainandsewer.com

    Appleton WI, 54915
    1-920-284-7471

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    What the deal 3 inches yesterday, 6 last night and ten more to come. I did back down a long steep lake driveway to pump a holding tank yesterday. I was soooooo happy I got out of there. Trying not to track snow in the HO house, unplowed driveways, and people driving like fools. All this snow has to melt and that means work. Frozen roof drain are coming.

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    • #3
      Re: New name is the SNOWBUS!

      i know how you feel

      had to turn on the wipers to intermittent on sunday

      of course monday was a tee shirt day

      where's the photos

      rick.
      phoebe it is

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      • #4
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        Im in Ozaukee County... 1 County north of Milwaukee.. We got 8" yesterday & we are getting 12 to 18" right now....I blew 8" out of the driveway today with my trusty John Deere 3210 snowblower.... And tomarrow ever more...Hey Sewerratz I think you guys in Chicago are worse off than us cheezeheads....ha. Your getting hit bad !

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        • #5
          Re: New name is the SNOWBUS!

          Someone wanted pics? Tonight from NW side of Chicago.
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          • #6
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            you guys are pansies.

            5' last week, -20 (that's temp, not bs pansy 'windchill') tonight
            This is my reminder to myself that no good will ever come from discussing politics or religion with anyone, ever.

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            • #7
              Re: New name is the SNOWBUS!

              Do you Northerners get any work done on days like this

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              • #8
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                Pretty much everything here in Chicago is closed today.

                A few more pics from this morning.
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                • #9
                  Re: New name is the SNOWBUS!

                  My morning plowing.
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                  Sent From The StoolBus

                  www.appletondrainandsewer.com

                  Appleton WI, 54915
                  1-920-284-7471

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                  • #10
                    Re: New name is the SNOWBUS!

                    Here's the view out my window. Nowhere near what Chicago got, we had a ton of rain last night. Just switched back to snow a few hrs ago.

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                    • #11
                      Re: New name is the SNOWBUS!

                      Just opened my patio door, got at least a 3' snow drift in front of my patio.

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                      Last edited by SewerRatz; 02-02-2011, 11:10 AM.
                      Ron Hasil Lic #058-160417
                      A-Archer Sewer & Plumbing specializing in:
                      Tankless Water Heaters | Drain and Sewer Cleaning
                      Sump and Ejector Pumps | Backflow RPZ Testing

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                      • #12
                        Re: New name is the SNOWBUS!

                        ~ -40F lows last two nights, warmer now, near zero even after dark. supposed to be about +30 high tomorrow. Coldest I've ever been in, anywhere.

                        Every building even slightly prone to freezing has frozen and refrozen.

                        Have thawed sewer lines in one complex at least 4 times last two days (has sewer running in 'heated' chases in exposed carport-like garages... nice idea, for florida).

                        Did one I have to go back to tomorrow. plumber came, leaks were from wax rings on frozen sewer lines. By the time I got there a 3/4 water line froze and blew a joint, so he came back and fixed that, then we got the water lines thawed, then I started on the sewer lines. The whole system is frozen; I've got to do each fixture. I bailed out after I got toilets working for all units and return tomorrow for sinks and tubs.


                        I thawed a frozen glycol mix baseboard heat line this am. Honest to god. Glycol. That is the most impressive demonstration of cold I've ever seen.

                        Out til 3am last night, rolling 7am to 9:30 pm today. epic. phone is off. Ace Sewer and Drain is too tired to work anymore 'til tomorrow.
                        Last edited by Ace Sewer; 02-04-2011, 01:36 AM.
                        This is my reminder to myself that no good will ever come from discussing politics or religion with anyone, ever.

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                        • #13
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                          Holy smokes! I hope you can keep up with it all.
                          www.ClinkscalesSeptic.com

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                          • #14
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                            Its cold here to..They already called school off because we might get 1" of snow today

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                            • #15
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                              Originally posted by DELCASE View Post
                              Its cold here to..They already called school off because we might get 1" of snow today

                              That's about what they do here. Of course no one out here in Oregon can drive in snow.
                              www.ClinkscalesSeptic.com

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