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Old 05.02.2015, 17:11
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Re: Getting somebody to clear the snow

Order a good quality 2-stage schneefrase from Germany. Delivery on the cheap and with current fx, you'll get more for your money. It will take almost as long to do the job, but you won't be anywhere near as tired.

This one is an older model, with the Briggs & Stratton motor. The newer model has a Chinese made motor, which will better that most, is still behind the B&S. They deliver to CH. I wanterd to buy one, but the owner of our building wanted to get one from the local guy, so he paid and I got a decent, yet slightly underpowered Simplicity 168cc vs the 208cc of the one in the link below.

http://rasenmaeher.motorgarten.de/Ariens-ST-24-Compact

We moved a whopping 200m above Zurich and have over 5ft. Add to that the fact that underground parking ramp faces West and accross the street is an open field and I shoveled quite a bit just after Christmas over 4 days. Did get our retired neighbor to clear it one morning with his snowblower and gave him CHF50 in return. He only wanted CHF20, but that was about 45cm deep and he saved me several hours of hard labor uphill. Money well spent.

Have had to clear the drive and walkway several mornings and evenings even if only a bit of snow comes down due to the drifting.
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I had to scroll back up after reading that, as I was certain it was penned by DB. Well, except the ladette part...
Unashamedly cribbed from Monty Python's 'Four Yorkshiremen' sketch.

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Re: Getting somebody to clear the snow

Saw this on Groupon today :
http://www.groupon.ch/deals/online-d...-5-11-55942534

hope the link works .if not go look on the groupon site and theres a snow clearing machine for 599
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Old 06.02.2015, 07:18
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Re: Getting somebody to clear the snow

Simple things are never so simple in CH.
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Old 06.02.2015, 08:58
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Order a good quality 2-stage schneefrase from Germany. Delivery on the cheap and with current fx, you'll get more for your money. It will take almost as long to do the job, but you won't be anywhere near as tired.

This one is an older model, with the Briggs & Stratton motor. The newer model has a Chinese made motor, which will better that most, is still behind the B&S. They deliver to CH. I wanterd to buy one, but the owner of our building wanted to get one from the local guy, so he paid and I got a decent, yet slightly underpowered Simplicity 168cc vs the 208cc of the one in the link below.

http://rasenmaeher.motorgarten.de/Ariens-ST-24-Compact

We moved a whopping 200m above Zurich and have over 5ft. Add to that the fact that underground parking ramp faces West and accross the street is an open field and I shoveled quite a bit just after Christmas over 4 days. Did get our retired neighbor to clear it one morning with his snowblower and gave him CHF50 in return. He only wanted CHF20, but that was about 45cm deep and he saved me several hours of hard labor uphill. Money well spent.

Have had to clear the drive and walkway several mornings and evenings even if only a bit of snow comes down due to the drifting.
Your point is good, but not sure about spending €1400 (link) and buying from DE, when CHF 580 will get you similar from Landi (link in FR given earlier in thread, but included here again in DE) - I expect with their normal 5 yr. guarantee, and easier parts and servicing availability.

Probably not too much difference in quality and reliability compared to price difference, and should be sufficient for most dometic needs.

http://www.landi.ch/laden/deu/sortim...200-03028?c=27
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Re: Getting somebody to clear the snow

No more fresh snow up here- but it is drifitng like crazy with 'la bise' the dreaded east wind. OH has got 'man flu' so either I find someone to help me, or I'll have to learn how to use the blo**y thing myself. In the meantime, the access road to us is full of drifted snow- so I am stuck at home- thank goodness for the freezer and the bread machine- and we will just have to do without milk!

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Old 06.02.2015, 12:22
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No more fresh snow up here- but it is drifitng like crazy with 'la bise' the dreaded east wind. OH has got 'man flu' so either I find someone to help me, or I'll have to learn how to use the blo**y thing myself.
I'd send T up as he'd probably enjoy it and he doesn't charge for path clearing but he's at school.
He's only had to clear our path ( and the path of the old man opposite) twice so far but the horrible cold breeze has blown a lot if snow onto the path this morning. I think I can live with it until he gets home though.
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Old 06.02.2015, 12:43
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No more fresh snow up here- but it is drifitng like crazy with 'la bise' the dreaded east wind. OH has got 'man flu' so either I find someone to help me, or I'll have to learn how to use the blo**y thing myself.
Clearing snow in this wind, is like painting the Forth bridge - it never ends.

I've spent several hours trying to clear a carpark and access ways, but because it's next to open fields, the snows drifting like buggery, and 3 hours later, it's the same as when I started.
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Re: Getting somebody to clear the snow

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My two sons, 24 and 23, are still available, for any sorts of jobs, from snow removal, IKEA runs ( younger one a true talent with IKEA montage), recycling, basement clear-outs, painting, hanging paintings or curtains, etc etc...

Both are in between jobs and studies....( older son just completed military, applied to ETH and younger completed a carpentry course, improving his German, whilst applying to local Zimmerman ( carpentry ) jobs.

Both have Swiss driver's licenses.

Financial compensation? On low range...25 per hour....?
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Re: Getting somebody to clear the snow

Susan57, I think we are just a tad too far away, here on the Western Frontier
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Old 06.02.2015, 14:26
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Susan57, I think we are just a tad too far away, here on the Western Frontier
I thought it was all quiet on the western front?
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Re: Getting somebody to clear the snow

In case someone is looking for a snow blower, Coop Brico had them on special for 20% off recently but in the Coop advertising this week (you get if you have a Coop card) they have a coupon for Coop Brico.

You can now get 33% off on anything in the store (in this case a snow blower).

You need the coupon (there are three on the page - 33%, 22%, 11%)
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Re: Getting somebody to clear the snow

My local Hornbach was selling their snow blowers at 50% off today. Not sure if it is a chain wide offer of just my store.
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