Page 1 of 4 1234 LastLast
Results 1 to 15 of 48

Thread: Sidewalks

  1. #1
    Addict
    Points: 174,460, Level: 100
    Level completed: 0%, Points required for next Level: 0
    Overall activity: 0%
    Achievements:
    SocialVeteran50000 Experience Points
    GeronimusClone's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2008
    Location
    Des Moines, IA
    Posts
    8,249
    Points
    174,460
    Level
    100
    Thumbs Up
    Received: 0
    Given: 0

    Sidewalks

    Does anybody know where a guy can find these heated sidewalks they are talking about? That sounds like a dream to walk on.


    Quote Originally Posted by MNCyGuy View Post
    The only answer to "who/what is GeronimusClone?" is in fact "GeronimousClone". You're like The Todd on Scrubs.
    Quote Originally Posted by Angie View Post
    This is why you're my favorite

    Quote Originally Posted by MoreCowbell View Post
    GC, he's obviously all man. And I don't think Ellen would go *****, even for GC...

  2. #2
    Addict
    Points: 126,679, Level: 100
    Level completed: 0%, Points required for next Level: 0
    Overall activity: 2.0%
    Achievements:
    SocialVeteran50000 Experience Points
    tim_redd's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2006
    Location
    Ankeny
    Posts
    7,359
    Points
    126,679
    Level
    100
    Thumbs Up
    Received: 93
    Given: 41

    Re: Sidewalks

    Quote Originally Posted by GeronimusClone View Post
    Does anybody know where a guy can find these heated sidewalks they are talking about? That sounds like a dream to walk on.

    And they never say how much money they save in the winter time...



  3. #3
    Addict
    Points: 106,993, Level: 100
    Level completed: 0%, Points required for next Level: 0
    Overall activity: 12.0%
    Achievements:
    SocialVeteran50000 Experience Points
    JP4CY's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2008
    Location
    Sommerset
    Posts
    6,054
    Points
    106,993
    Level
    100
    Thumbs Up
    Received: 147
    Given: 58

    Re: Sidewalks

    There aren't any. Channel 13 went to the town to check it out. The town did a cost study and decided not to proceed with doing too much with it. Without sending this to the cave, I have my own opinions on the ad.



  4. #4
    Addict
    Points: 174,460, Level: 100
    Level completed: 0%, Points required for next Level: 0
    Overall activity: 0%
    Achievements:
    SocialVeteran50000 Experience Points
    GeronimusClone's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2008
    Location
    Des Moines, IA
    Posts
    8,249
    Points
    174,460
    Level
    100
    Thumbs Up
    Received: 0
    Given: 0

    Re: Sidewalks

    I'm not trying to get political, just wanted to know where I could walk on these bad boys.


    Quote Originally Posted by MNCyGuy View Post
    The only answer to "who/what is GeronimusClone?" is in fact "GeronimousClone". You're like The Todd on Scrubs.
    Quote Originally Posted by Angie View Post
    This is why you're my favorite

    Quote Originally Posted by MoreCowbell View Post
    GC, he's obviously all man. And I don't think Ellen would go *****, even for GC...

  5. #5
    Pro
    Points: 39,639, Level: 61
    Level completed: 46%, Points required for next Level: 711
    Overall activity: 4.0%
    Achievements:
    Veteran25000 Experience Points
    3GenClone's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2009
    Location
    Windsor Heights
    Posts
    2,028
    Points
    39,639
    Level
    61
    Thumbs Up
    Received: 5
    Given: 8

    Re: Sidewalks

    The Jordan Creek Wells Fargo has them at their visitor entrance - and only at their visitor entrance. The only benefit is that snow doesn't accumulate so they don't have to shovel in the winter. They don't feel any different than a regular sidewalk.



  6. #6
    Prospect
    Points: 3,030, Level: 15
    Level completed: 94%, Points required for next Level: 20
    Overall activity: 0%
    Achievements:
    1000 Experience PointsVeteran

    Join Date
    Jan 2010
    Posts
    29
    Points
    3,030
    Level
    15
    Thumbs Up
    Received: 0
    Given: 0

    Re: Sidewalks

    It sounds like a great idea. Think of the money you'd save on snow removal! Of course, all of the bums would immediately move to your town to sleep on them.



  7. #7
    Speechless
    Points: 643,738, Level: 100
    Level completed: 0%, Points required for next Level: 0
    Overall activity: 58.0%
    Achievements:
    50000 Experience PointsVeteranOverdrive
    3TrueFans's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2009
    Location
    Ames
    Posts
    23,482
    Points
    643,738
    Level
    100
    Thumbs Up
    Received: 1,200
    Given: 116

    Re: Sidewalks

    I'm thinking about only voting for people who promise to heat my sidewalks.



  8. #8
    Pro
    Points: 91,533, Level: 94
    Level completed: 15%, Points required for next Level: 1,617
    Overall activity: 3.0%
    Achievements:
    50000 Experience PointsVeteran
    VTXCyRyD's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2010
    Posts
    3,152
    Points
    91,533
    Level
    94
    Thumbs Up
    Received: 52
    Given: 46

    Re: Sidewalks

    I know a guy that had a heated driveway. He only used it the first year. All the snow and ice would melt off his drive and down to the curb were it immediatly refroze causing a large ice dam.



  9. #9
    Pro
    Points: 22,763, Level: 46
    Level completed: 22%, Points required for next Level: 787
    Overall activity: 2.0%
    Achievements:
    10000 Experience PointsVeteran

    Join Date
    Jun 2010
    Location
    Ames
    Posts
    2,124
    Points
    22,763
    Level
    46
    Thumbs Up
    Received: 0
    Given: 0

    Re: Sidewalks

    it still sounds like a good idea. it lessens the liability of whoever has them. it would keep all the snow and ice off in the winter so 90 year olds wont slip and break their hips. sounds like a good idea to me



  10. #10
    Legend
    Points: 166,341, Level: 100
    Level completed: 0%, Points required for next Level: 0
    Overall activity: 24.0%
    Achievements:
    SocialVeteran50000 Experience Points
    The_Architect's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2006
    Location
    Focus Town
    Posts
    11,264
    Points
    166,341
    Level
    100
    Thumbs Up
    Received: 183
    Given: 732

    Re: Sidewalks

    What a colossal waste of energy.


    While on live TV, Ford used a vulgar term to describe a private part of the female anatomy, adding that he was “happily married” and “got more than enough to eat at home.”

  11. #11
    Pro
    Points: 22,763, Level: 46
    Level completed: 22%, Points required for next Level: 787
    Overall activity: 2.0%
    Achievements:
    10000 Experience PointsVeteran

    Join Date
    Jun 2010
    Location
    Ames
    Posts
    2,124
    Points
    22,763
    Level
    46
    Thumbs Up
    Received: 0
    Given: 0

    Re: Sidewalks

    just build more nuclear and wind power plants. problem solved and we dont kill the ozone



  12. #12
    Pro
    Points: 39,639, Level: 61
    Level completed: 46%, Points required for next Level: 711
    Overall activity: 4.0%
    Achievements:
    Veteran25000 Experience Points
    3GenClone's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2009
    Location
    Windsor Heights
    Posts
    2,028
    Points
    39,639
    Level
    61
    Thumbs Up
    Received: 5
    Given: 8

    Re: Sidewalks

    Quote Originally Posted by hawkeyeh8r View Post
    it still sounds like a good idea. it lessens the liability of whoever has them. it would keep all the snow and ice off in the winter so 90 year olds wont slip and break their hips. sounds like a good idea to me
    Still have to plow the streets. Snow piles up from the plows, melts on the sidewalk and ruins lawns and grass medians. What is maintenance for water accumulation that could potentially damage the heated sidewalks?



  13. #13
    Addict
    Points: 143,210, Level: 100
    Level completed: 0%, Points required for next Level: 0
    Overall activity: 2.0%
    Achievements:
    SocialRecommendation First ClassVeteran50000 Experience Points
    CrossCyed's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2006
    Location
    Iowa
    Posts
    9,382
    Points
    143,210
    Level
    100
    Thumbs Up
    Received: 9
    Given: 0

    Re: Sidewalks

    Quote Originally Posted by VTXCyRyD View Post
    I know a guy that had a heated driveway. He only used it the first year. All the snow and ice would melt off his drive and down to the curb were it immediatly refroze causing a large ice dam.
    So what you're saying is we need heated curbs.



  14. #14
    Addict
    Points: 179,147, Level: 100
    Level completed: 0%, Points required for next Level: 0
    Overall activity: 4.0%
    Achievements:
    SocialVeteranCreated Album pictures50000 Experience Points

    Join Date
    Oct 2007
    Location
    Marshalltown
    Posts
    9,831
    Points
    179,147
    Level
    100
    Thumbs Up
    Received: 79
    Given: 91

    Re: Sidewalks

    Quote Originally Posted by The_Architect View Post
    What a colossal waste of energy.
    Not so sure. What about all the "energy" used to remove snow and ice? If they used solar for some/most of it I think it would at least even out if not be more efficient. Plus, as others said, reduce lawsuits from people slipping.



  15. #15
    Rookie
    Points: 42,278, Level: 63
    Level completed: 49%, Points required for next Level: 672
    Overall activity: 0%
    Achievements:
    SocialRecommendation Second ClassVeteran25000 Experience Points
    Brentwood's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2008
    Location
    Altoona
    Posts
    453
    Points
    42,278
    Level
    63
    Thumbs Up
    Received: 2
    Given: 0

    Re: Sidewalks

    Quote Originally Posted by The_Architect View Post
    What a colossal waste of energy.

    I am going to go all enginerd on you and tell you there are plenty of options to use reclaimed or waste energy for these systems.


    "If I got mad everytime someone puked in a pool I would hate a lot of people"

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •  
  • Football
  • Iowa State vs. North Dakota State
  • August 30, 2014
  • 06:00 PM