How to Keep Snow From Sticking to the Shovel?

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  1. Petef56

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    Does anyone have any good tips for keeping the snow from sticking to the shovel?

    This is a wet sticky snow and once the shovel gets cold the snow is sticking to it causing lots of extra work by having to constantly bang the shovel on the ground to remove the snow.

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  2. EzyStvy

    EzyStvy Ride 'em Cowboy Staff Member

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    Actually the "best snow shovel" belongs to the neighbor kid that you hire to do it for you.
     
  4. XenaWP

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    You can spray some Pam or other cooking oil spray. It helps.

    friggin snow ....
     
  5. Kuch

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    Pam works well. Spray it on the shovel when it is dry and reapply every few days.
     
  6. Petef56

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    Verified! Pam cooking spray works well. I just tried it on my aluminum snow shovel by spraying both sides of the shovel and using it on snow that was very wet and heavy. Nothing stuck to the shovel! Great tip! Thanks all!

    I just heard that WD-40 might do as well, but I would have to shovel a long path to my garage to get to my WD40, so I like the Pam Cooking Spray all that much better. :)

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  7. tigstah

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    i have to keep shoveling the ex wifes walkway......thats a good tip.
     
  8. mbossman2

    mbossman2 I am, in reality, a moose Staff Member

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    WD40 also works
     
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    None of my business but if that is part of the divorce agreement then your lawyer should be disbarred. ;)
     
  10. Force Flow

    Force Flow Barefoot on the Moon! Staff Member

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    What kind of shovel are you using, anyway? I've never had a sticking problem...
     
  11. David M

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    1. Shovel faster....the heat from the friction will melt the snow. :D

    2. Move to Florida. Snow is only fun for those who do not have to live in it 24/7.
     
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    Plastic shovel with metal edge blade.... still cuts the snow off the cement and you're swinging a LOT less weight than a metal shovel.... personally, I use a snowblower.
     
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    I use my grandfathers shovel. He bought it when my mom graduated high school (1965). Its metal with a wood handle...never had trouble with snow sticking to it. I need to put a new handle on it one day, this one is finally starting to crack in places.
     
  14. micheljgaudet

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    Sticky Snow Shovels

    Hmmm...

    Who reading this likes the thought of polluting our environment? I see NO hands... No one? Aww-Right!!!_ good to know.

    Now that we all agree on THAT, let's not be spraying things like WD-40 on the shovels to help stop the sticking. A vegetable-based spry is OK to use, but not something made out of crude-oil.

    Thanks.
     
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    How does someone with a visible post have zero posts under their name?
     
  16. EzyStvy

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    Posting in this section of the site doesn't count towards total posts;)
     
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  18. Floppyman

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    I'm not green-hippie, but I will agree with that. There are better solutions out there that are relatively cheap:

    http://www.google.com/products?q=no...esult_group&ct=title&resnum=4&ved=0CCcQrQQwAw
     
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    And how do you know it's made out of crude oil? Its ingredients are kept secret. So no, I will speak for myself instead of you agreeing for me.... Thanks.
     
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