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Snowblowers vs wet snow

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  1. reckedracing

    reckedracing TTIWWOP VIP

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    does anyone know of any spray that would be good to use to prevent heavy wet snow from clogging the chute on a snowblower?
    maybe ski wax like we used to use on the metal shovels?
     
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    i've never really had an issue with that here in Wisconsin. I am assuming you have the belts tightened and you are slowing down - correct?
     
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    the belt is actually a little too small so it never disengages, just put the new belt on this morning
    that was my first idea
    and i'm only running it in 1st gear, so thats as slow as it goes.
    the last few storms we've had here in NY have been snow followed by mist and rain, so its making a heavy wet mess

    I guess my next move would be to clean the carb because its having to run at half or 3/4 choke, so maybe its just not having the power to throw the slop out of the chute
     
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    Use Pam cooking spray on the auger area and chute.

    like butta!
     
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    like B said.any type of cooking greese.but it wont hold up for long..when i did snow removal the only remedy was a heavy duty blower.
     
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    You could also try silicone spray.....
     
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    Is this a single stage or 2-stage blower? If it's a single there's probably not much you can do.

    I just let my neighbor do mine, although I've been thinking about a blower attachment for my lawn tractor.
     
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    this is a 2 stage snow throw
    toro 8hp 22 or 24"
    its a pretty decent sized snowblower, its just the real wet nasty shit once it gets above freezing and starts raining and getting real wet.
     
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    Chiming in from chicago... Whats this snow you speak of???
     
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    Any spray will last all of 30 seconds. Ski wax everywhere it's sticking and get the engine running 100%.
     
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    Definitely get the engine 100%. Drain the carb bowl, then check for fuel flow to the bowl. Fresh gas going through will help. Dirty fuel or a motor that has sat for a long time, those are good reasons to clean the carb. Small engine carbs are so simple, problems are easy to figure out/fix. If the float is ok, the main jets needs to be clean, and you're set.
     
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    Don't use silicone spray. Don't use cooking spray.

    Use Ski wax, skateboarding wax, hard paraffin, or turtle wax on the entire interior of the blower, including the blades, chute, and any surfaces that receive the snow spray.


    Tab has some good suggestions too, make sure the engine is running right. I'd personally take it out on a warm day and run it just to blow away all that carbon and crud in the carb. Get it good and hot. and make the belts are correct, then let it cool down, and check the belts again.

    I thought most snow blowers were chain drive... I guess not.
     
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    Hey this reminds me... Whatever happened to the possible group buy of that coating that eliminates sticking? Like a permanent Rain-X. Coat your house siding and mud washed right off, etc. Remember that thread?
     
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    Yeah. Someone said that their shop was going to put in an order.
     
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