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Name Steve Cebu
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Re: No more Snow for us!
#1   Dec 5, 2012 9:25 pm
Thanks everyone. I actually lived in the Philippines for 5 years. We got our share of typhoons but there are areas that get hit significantly less than others.

The volcano Mt. Pinatubo was before my time there but it did a job on Luzon and shut down the bases that we wanted to shut down anyway. I've seen a lot living there it's a place that actuually does have backup generators for big stores, hospitals and even bars and restaurants. The main problem with a generator in the Phils is that it MUST by law, be wired in BEFORE the meter!  This means you have to pay the electric company for the power you yourself generate. I can post some videos but they would likely be boring because it's just sunny weather 85-95F degrees all the time except during a storm.

Re: No more Snow for us!
#2   Dec 4, 2012 9:32 pm
Yes, I have my old job back as an ESL teacher and my wife can easily get work over there.

We still have all of December to use the snowblower which will remain at my relatives house.

I always enjoy this forum once the snowy weather starts.  Well if it ever does snow in the Philippines I sure hope they sell Toro and Honda there.

From what I'm seeing we might be using the Toro a LOT before we leave.

No more Snow for us!
#3   Dec 4, 2012 6:55 pm
At the end of December my wife and I will be moving back to the Philippines.

So no more snow for us. My wife has enjoyed the time she spent using a snowblower here but in the winter at night over there it drops down to a chilly 78F.

It will likely be 4-5 years before we have to deal with snow again.

The Toro 1028 really has worked out very well for us for the years we have owned it.

Re: SNOW!!!
#4   Dec 1, 2012 6:29 pm
Here in NH we are getting powdery snow but it is supposed to turn into ice pellets later tonight.

Nothing for a snowblower. The leaf blower would work better.

Re: Where is the snow??
#5   Feb 13, 2012 2:25 am
royster wrote:
The Storm in Fredericton was only 15-20 cm, drifted some , but was about 8 inches in most of the driveway. then it turned  very cold this morning  -20 C

 The end of driveway was about 2 feet deep , the plow had gone by twice in the night, but with hydrostatic drive, my Husqvarna  , 27 inch, B&S   14.5.   went through it easily., not even changing engine speed or sound

throwing snow 50-60 feet high and with the wind , the snow was travelling   100 ft or more  in distance

Then I noticed my neighbour with his  new 26  inch Toro was having problems with his  joystick chute control, seemed frozen , couldn't move the stick.

So I did his driveway and parking lot before putting my blower  in the garage.

Quite often on new Toro's the cables can be adjusted incorrectly by the dealer. Once they are adjusted he should be fine. Mine wasn't adjusted all that well when it first arrived so I went over it and it worked fine after that. Often the cables are set too loose and the joystick won't work. It's an easy fix.
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