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    Backyard Ice Rink Update – 3 days of 40+ degree weather
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    A Must-Have Spray Can for Your Snowblower
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    Backyard Ice Rink – Ice Condition February 3

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A Must-Have Spray Can for Your Snowblower

It was a quiet December/Early January in NJ but as we head into February, it seems like we are getting snow every week! In addition to keeping my John Deere Snowthrower in a tip-top shape, what is the one thing that I always have on hand before firing up my snowthrower? Yup, a can of […]

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Backyard Ice Rink – Ice Condition February 3

With the overnight temperature hovering around 7 degrees, I decided to stay in my warm bed by justifying (in my head) how the shallow end of the ice would crack if I would add water. As expected, little bit of water I added early last night really did not help. The surface still looked and […]

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Backyard Ice Rink – Ice Condition February 2

So far, the ice rink is holding up well in the mid 30 degree weather with kids skating over the weekend. But keeping it skate-able definitely involves serious work commitment: 07:00 – We got about 3 inches of snow overnight but then by 05:00, it started to rain; 09:00 – With temperature in the 40s […]

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John Deere 1330SE Dual Stage Snow Thrower – How Does It Work

SCOPE I came with an idea to write this article while replacing the auger driving belt for my John Deere 1330SE. Hopefully this simplified overview of how the engine, pulleys and belts work together will help you in maintaining your John Deere snow thrower, rather than spending hundreds of dollars at your dealer. HOW DOES […]

Thickness of Plastic Sheeting Explained

Plastic Sheeting comes in a wide range of thicknesses. It is rated with the term, “mil”. A mil is a measurement that equals one-thousandth of an inch, or 0.001 inch. Most human hair is One-thousandth of inch, or 0.001 inch. The most common size in the thickness rating for plastic sheeting is 6 mil. This […]