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    Can you help me?

    Can you help me find my RTU? My paper said "look for unit #39." HA! The only good thing was I knew it was a Lennox. Only about a dozen of them on the roof, the rest were Carrier. I am 6'6" and this crap was up to my nuts. This is the northern part of the Upper Michigan Peninsula.
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    I though those where snorkels i saw in the first pick lol

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lurch77 View Post
    Can you help me find my RTU? My paper said "look for unit #39." HA! The only good thing was I knew it was a Lennox. Only about a dozen of them on the roof, the rest were Carrier. I am 6'6" and this crap was up to my nuts. This is the northern part of the Upper Michigan Peninsula.
    Where in the northern part of the U.P.? Was raised up there.

    Did they ask you to shovel off the roof too?

    With all of the snow up there, why would they place the units on the roof? Where I was raised, they regularly get 250". I'm not surprised they are buried. Were any of them actually working?

    Per your handle you're from NE Wisconsin. Sounds like north of Green Bay. If not Green Bay then Niagara, maybe?

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    I didn't check any others than this one. And it was dead in the (frozen) water. This was in Houghton. There are a lot of RTUs up there in the UP all over. Many places have a snow blower that they keep up there. This place didn't.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lurch77 View Post
    I didn't check any others than this one. And it was dead in the (frozen) water. This was in Houghton. There are a lot of RTUs up there in the UP all over. Many places have a snow blower that they keep up there. This place didn't.
    Went to college there. Raised 13 miles north of there where they really get snow. Seriously! Up there 25-30 miles further north can mean 100 inches more snow. If you go up north about 30 miles there is a snow gauge along US 41 that is over 30' high showing the record snowfall there at 396" in winter of 1978-79.

    Where were you? On the Michigan Tech campus? On the Wal-Mart?

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    Quote Originally Posted by jerryd_2008 View Post
    Went to college there. Raised 13 miles north of there where they really get snow. Seriously! Up there 25-30 miles further north can mean 100 inches more snow. If you go up north about 30 miles there is a snow gauge along US 41 that is over 30' high showing the record snowfall there at 396" in winter of 1978-79.

    Where were you? On the Michigan Tech campus? On the Wal-Mart?
    This was on what is left of the mall there on M-26 (not many tenants in there). We do a lot of commercial work in that area. Speaking of going north, we also do work for one customer in Calumet (Also RTUs). I'm glad I didn't have to go up there this trip if what you say is true. Although I know for a fact the owner there sends employees up to shovel the roof.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lurch77 View Post
    This was on what is left of the mall there on M-26 (not many tenants in there). We do a lot of commercial work in that area. Speaking of going north, we also do work for one customer in Calumet (Also RTUs). I'm glad I didn't have to go up there this trip if what you say is true. Although I know for a fact the owner there sends employees up to shovel the roof.
    I know where the mall is you mention. Calumet is where I was raised, up in the copper mining region. Once had 50,000 people when the mines were going strong, now maybe 5,000 in 2 towns. Had a choice to go to college or work in the mines. Mines closed a couple years after I left. Staying still might have been the better choice. Welfare and beer with lots of woods to shine deer and a bear now and then, plenty of partridge and trout/salmon too. Have to restrict trips there to once a year now and that's if I can wrestle my wife into the car and gag her. And she was born there!

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    Quote Originally Posted by jerryd_2008 View Post
    Went to college there. Raised 13 miles north of there where they really get snow. Seriously! Up there 25-30 miles further north can mean 100 inches more snow. If you go up north about 30 miles there is a snow gauge along US 41 that is over 30' high showing the record snowfall there at 396" in winter of 1978-79.

    Where were you? On the Michigan Tech campus? On the Wal-Mart?

    Big deal, we regularly get over a thousand in the Cascades.

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    Quote Originally Posted by seatonheating View Post
    Big deal, we regularly get over a thousand in the Cascades.
    In the mountains does not count, SH. After all who has to park the car on the 11,000' peak and shovel the driveway to get there. Locations that catch the Westerly winds off of the Great Lakes are some of the toughest places to live in the US in the winter - Buffalo comes to mind. We never had any ski lifts to get us to school, work, etc.

    Lurch, if you want some of my personal recommendations for the few "good" restaurants in that area, I would be glad to provide via your profile email. Ever have a pasty?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lurch77 View Post
    Many places have a snow blower that they keep up there. This place didn't.
    You have to be able to find it to use it...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lurch77 View Post
    ... Many places have a snow blower that they keep up there. This place didn't.
    Never had snow blowers when I was a kid. Used a snow scoop and shovel. Not unusual to start digging after school and still not be even close when Dad got home and helped.

    The only snow blowers were on trucks that had 2 engines, one up front for locomotion and a BIG one in the back that powered the blower. They could blow the snow over your roof or through your windows if not careful. The snow plows had blades that were maybe 10' high. My brother who drove them said they could break an axle or plow blade now and then.

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    Need to start using those flags they use on the fire hydrants!!

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    If you notice in the first two picture they put wood posts next to each machine and other relevant items on the roof. I remember being there this past summer and wondering what they were for.

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