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Old 11-07-2019, 08:05 AM   #1
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Snow shovelling sucks


Even so, I may have gotten carried away..........lol
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A bit....


I see a brake in the back. You a siding or window mechanic?
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That walk behind on the far right looks like it may have a digital computerized control panel.
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Gotta have spares. Chances are, at least one of them will start.
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I see a brake in the back. You a siding or window mechanic?

No, semi-retired electrician who likes to do a little of everything.
10 years ago I got a quote to do some flashing/fascia/soffit/siding
work on a rental for around 13.5k. I'd expected it to be around 3k.
Found the brake used for $650 and did the work myself. Used it
maybe a dozen times since for my own work and friends. No regrets
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Since you have all the tools you can have my share of this years snow. I just want you to have fun.
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Make sure you clean out the insides of the drums and chutes and then use some good car spray wax on them. Especially the chute.

I have done that for a long time now and it does work pretty well. Even on the wet slushy stuff. It also works on shovels. And in the spring, do it on the underside of your lawn mower.
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Make sure you clean out the insides of the drums and chutes and then use some good car spray wax on them. Especially the chute.

I have done that for a long time now and it does work pretty well. Even on the wet slushy stuff. It also works on shovels. And in the spring, do it on the underside of your lawn mower.

Thanks, I'll try that. I've been spraying them with no-stick pan spray.
No joke.
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Thing about those blowers they don't need a air filter and that makes for easy priming for cold starts with about a 1/4 tsp of gasoline dropped in the carb throat.
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Thanks, I'll try that. I've been spraying them with no-stick pan spray.
No joke.
I used Pam at first, but then I got too hungry and went in
for breakfast too many times.

It does work quite well though.

@SeniorSitizen , I use ether. And an air-filter does help to keep the snow blow back out of the engine and to help warm up the air.
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Thanks, I'll try that. I've been spraying them with no-stick pan spray.
No joke.
Me too....

But I lived at 7650 and only had three blowers...you're lucky.

Since then, I don't miss my three blowers....(well maybe a little bit..they were old friends)

But now, I'm having trouble keeping this damn sunshine off the decks.
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Sunbrella.

I am Glad that someone saw the way to get out of the long winters, that we get at over 6000 feet high.

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Ayuh,..... This has been my preferred snow removal tool for 'bout the last 30 years,.....

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Me too....

But I lived at 7650 and only had three blowers...you're lucky.

But now, I'm having trouble keeping this damn sunshine off the decks.
Did you move Peter? Or are you still in Central Colorado?

And @De_nagorg is right, Sunbrella or similar is the way to go. I have a couple of Colorado Shade Sails I bought from Costco that are rectangular. I have them attached to my house and then to a braided stainless wire run between two boards attached to my fence. I leave them up all season long and then bring them in at seasons end. They are attached to a 1x2 at the house end for easy mounting and for wrapping the shade around when I put it away.

@Bondo , Damn Man, I am jealous. I want a tractor so bad!! I have convinced the boss that when we get actual acreage I can get one. Along with other toys. Maybe even some horses. Just a mini tractor though, but with a mower, bucket and backhoe. And maybe a few other attachments.
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I was at the h/w store today and was going to buy the spray wax as
suggested by @ktownskier but came across Dupont Snow & Ice
Repellant and decided to give that a try.
If it works fantastically I'll let y'all know.....but hopefully I won't know
for a while........
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