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Snow Blowing and Shoveling Tips

By: Danny Lipford

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Follow these tips to avoid injury when shoveling snow this winter:

  • When shoveling snow, lift with your legs, not your back.
  • Step in the direction you are throwing the snow, instead of twisting at the waist.

To really save your back, you can buy or rent a snowblower from your local home center. Here’s what you should know:

  • A single-stage model can clear a path about 16 to 18 inches wide. A two-stage model is a little larger and has an impeller that blows the snow out of a moveable chute. It can move more snow, but it is more expensive.
  • Whichever model you choose, turn off the machine completely before clearing a clog in your snowblower.

Watch the video for more info.

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Snow Blowing and Shoveling Tips