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No snowbank driveways

Plows won't bury your driveway after you shovel it
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Instead of an ordinary orange plastic road cone, place a solid-steel cone, painted orange, in the street, near the curb, in such a way that the plow driver needs to lift the plow or back off to the left - to avoid hitting the cone.

The plow will then deposit its accumulated snow BEFORE it gets in front of your driveway - where the snow is normally deposited in the absence of such a cone.

blainez, Mar 14 2002


       Why not just wait to shovel your drive after the snow plough has been? Or park your car closer tot he kerb, that would have the same effect as the cone.
[ sctld ], Mar 14 2002

       The frosty peaks of a massive plow ridge at the end of the driveway provide one of the few real challenges to the urban SUV.
quarterbaker, Mar 14 2002

       Thr's plty f snw n sctld.
stupop, Mar 14 2002

       Take your snow shovel and burn it for warmth. Get a snowblower. Not the little 1/2 HP weenie ones, I mean the 6 horse monsters that blow the snow on your neighbor's driveway. Then the next step would be to get a plow for the front of your SUV and put it next to the winch you never use.
dag, Mar 14 2002

       toronto snow plows have an extra little plow at the end of the regular one that can be lifted as the driver approahces a driveway. that way, a small hill of snow, rather than a giant mountain is all that is left for you to shovel. it's hard to visualise, but it works.   

       bliss: uk kerb = us curb
uk plough = us plow

       i hope you were just kidding.
mihali, Mar 14 2002

       Is this solid steel cone attached to the roadway? Otherwise the plow will deposit a solid steel cone inside a mound of snow at the end of your driveway. I think plow drivers ENJOY the look of dismay as they bury the end of your drive.
rbl, Mar 14 2002

       bliss: i hope you were just kidding about the spel chek :o) but i guess you weren't.   

       // Did I ever tell you I really enjoy your user name? It sounds so...ummm Hawian or something.. //   

       you're close. it's greek, actually.
mihali, Mar 14 2002

       I tried a better solution last summer. What you need is a 9ft Lolly Column (cement filled iron pipe+. I Dug a hole about 6 inches from the road side. Then I sunk the pole into the hole so only 3 feet are above ground (you'll need a powered hole bore for this). Next, I poured cement around it to secure it in the ground. Finally I put a reflector sticker on the pole and fixed my post box on the top.
phazed, Mar 24 2002


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