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Scrumpy

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Before or after..
« on: Jan 22, 2019, 06:45:38 PM »



   the event.! 
Do I grit my path before the heavy frost/ snow ,or after it has settled. ?     My daughter Marnie tells me to do it before. And driving on the motor way yesterday I notice there were lanes closed ahead because of gritting in progress.. Yet the sun was shining and there wasn’t a snow flake in sight..
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Re: Before or after..
« Reply #1 on: Jan 22, 2019, 06:52:19 PM »
If the snow is heavy Scrumpy you'll have to shift a bit first and then spread the grit.

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Re: Before or after..
« Reply #2 on: Jan 22, 2019, 07:03:51 PM »
Ah!  So you are an AFTER person. !
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Re: Before or after..
« Reply #3 on: Jan 22, 2019, 07:08:48 PM »
The stuff they use on the roads is actually rock salt which lowers the freezing temp of water. As it gets crushed and spread by motors it gets more effective. Not sure how that works on a driveway..
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Re: Before or after..
« Reply #4 on: Jan 22, 2019, 07:21:25 PM »
It works just fine.  ;D

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Re: Before or after..
« Reply #5 on: Jan 22, 2019, 08:57:59 PM »
I don't bother, it just gets trodden into the house.  I just hibernate!  :(
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Re: Before or after..
« Reply #6 on: Jan 22, 2019, 08:59:52 PM »
Ah!  So you are an AFTER person. !
Yep, I'm a dab hand with me snow shovel   8)


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Re: Before or after..
« Reply #7 on: Jan 22, 2019, 09:51:54 PM »
I don't bother, it just gets trodden into the house.  I just hibernate!  :(


I do that when I can.   Otherwise I just make a path with salt to the bin, put salt on the front path and right outside the gate.   It gives me a chance to get my feet to be a bit braver.   I can walk ok on snow or really lumpy ice that others have shovelled into the gutters [??is gutters the right word??].   Anything more than that and it is compulsory hibernation.   At what age does fear of ice set in I wonder. 
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Re: Before or after..
« Reply #8 on: Jan 22, 2019, 09:54:01 PM »
We put ice grips on our boots in the winter, keeps us upright.  ;D

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Re: Before or after..
« Reply #9 on: Jan 22, 2019, 10:13:49 PM »

I do that when I can.   Otherwise I just make a path with salt to the bin, put salt on the front path and right outside the gate.   It gives me a chance to get my feet to be a bit braver.   I can walk ok on snow or really lumpy ice that others have shovelled into the gutters [??is gutters the right word??].   Anything more than that and it is compulsory hibernation.   At what age does fear of ice set in I wonder.


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Re: Before or after..
« Reply #10 on: Jan 23, 2019, 07:31:45 AM »
i bought a snow shovel....
i wonder where it ended up.... 8)
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Re: Before or after..
« Reply #11 on: Jan 23, 2019, 07:36:40 AM »
I think we are hibernating today.  All our neighbours are out pouring hot water onto their cars (makes my husband shudder).  Retirement is good.
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Re: Before or after..
« Reply #12 on: Jan 23, 2019, 09:24:24 AM »



I have steps leading down to my front door.. They can be a bit tricky.
 I'm a bloody pain when it comes to heavy frost and snow.. I walk along as if the ground is electrocuted..  I don't know when that first started..
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Re: Before or after..
« Reply #13 on: Jan 23, 2019, 09:57:47 AM »
I know what you mean Scrumpy, I'm exactly the same.  :-\
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Re: Before or after..
« Reply #14 on: Jan 24, 2019, 11:26:53 AM »
I think we are hibernating today.  All our neighbours are out pouring hot water onto their cars (makes my husband shudder).  Retirement is good.

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