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Old 11-20-2009, 08:14 AM   #16
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That way the block would not move much plus with tie downs, I could secure it as well if needed.
You could set a long piece of heavy chain through the cement before it has a chance to harden. Tie it down to the truck bed with both ends of the chain that are sticking out the sides. You could even set another piece of chain in the cement so that it comes out facing the back of the truck and attach it to the trailer hitch. That might keep it from sliding if you had to stop fast like Pls8xx is saying.

A woman I used to carpool with had a headstone in the trunk of her car. A guy she knew owned a business that sold engraved headstones. That one had a flaw in it, so he let her use it.
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4 wheel drive is not a cure all. Where I live 25 miles in the hills south of Buffalo, NY, I need weight in the back of my F250 to go down the hills, in wet heavy snow conditions.
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Sounds like your winters & snow are much worse then ours
I remember we had a Pinto station wagon that we used to put a cement birdbath in the back & some other weight for traction
I'm on a dead end road which is off a main road, so the roads get plowed pretty good



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Sounds like your winters & snow are much worse then ours
I remember we had a Pinto station wagon that we used to put a cement birdbath in the back & some other weight for traction
I'm on a dead end road which is off a main road, so the roads get plowed pretty good
we have what is called "lake effect snow" where the winds come from the west and come across Lake Michigan, a huge amount of moisture gets picked up and dropped as snow in a band about 50 miles wide from the lake.


They can get a couple inches on the west side of the lake and we can get a foot plus on our side from the same storm. Lot's of fun to go to sleep with little or nothing on the ground and get up and not be able to drive on the roads because the plows haven't been out yet. or better yet, you are the "maker of tracks" down the snow covered road that everybody follows. Just don't ignorantly follow those tracks; sometimes they do go off the road
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Yeah, when we get 18" of snow over night, the weather man lets us know that it wasn't a snow storm. "It's just lake effect snow".

As if we're supposed to feel better about that. Someone needs to tell the weather man that 18" of lake effect snow isn't any nicer to drive in or shovel than 18" from a snow storm.

And I don't think the tow truck drivers ever say, "Lucky for you this is lake effect snow, so there's no charge for pulling you out of the ditch today". lol

47_47, you guys get lake effect snow over there in Buffalo too, don't you?
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Yeah, when we get 18" of snow over night, the weather man lets us know that it wasn't a snow storm. "It's just lake effect snow".

As if we're supposed to feel better about that. Someone needs to tell the weather man that 18" of lake effect snow isn't any nicer to drive in or shovel than 18" from a snow storm.

And I don't think the tow truck drivers ever say, "Lucky for you this is lake effect snow, so there's no charge for pulling you out of the ditch today". lol

47_47, you guys get lake effect snow over there in Buffalo too, don't you?
We've got the same type of weathermen here. Yes, we get lake effect snow and rain. Lake effect can be a very narrow band. Two years ago, the city got 24" of wet, heavy snow. Where I live it never got below 45 that day and a neighbor of mine was having his driveway paved.
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