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Old 01-30-2015, 03:06 PM   #1
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Snowblower Snow Melts in Garage


For those without the luxury of storing your small engine machines in a detached shed, how do you address snow that melt off your snowblower like this?

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Notice the white stain on the ground.
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http://www.grainger.com/product/TOUGH-GUY-24-Floor-Squeegee-WP119188/_/N-/Ntt-Curved+Floor+Squeegee?adgrpID=1091580731&kwdID=202 50501916&sst=subset&s_pp=false&picUrl=//static.grainger.com/rp/s/is/image/Grainger/1ZBZ1_AS01?$smthumb$
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That wouldn't help; the second the snow hits the concrete it leaves a white stain because of the minerals and salt deposits. And through writing this I've realized that the only way would be to have the snow melt outside... Or on a rug of some sort.
Maybe even let the blower melt over the drain.
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That wouldn't help; the second the snow hits the concrete it leaves a white stain because of the minerals and salt deposits. And through writing this I've realized that the only way would be to have the snow melt outside... Or on a rug of some sort.
Maybe even let the blower melt over the drain.
Ayuh,.... Move yer wood pile, 'n park the blower on that drain grate,....

Brushin', 'n cleanin' as much snow as ya can from the machine, Before ya bring it in, of course will help too,....

The white looks like road salt stains,...
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I mentioned the squeegee to remove the moisture.

Find a way to melt it outdoors and bring it in dry. Possibly under a tarp with a heat source etc. Water in the garage during cold temperatures will cause a garage atmosphere that you won't like when you see rust forming on surfaces prone to rusting. That salt on the floor will seem minor compared to the rust.
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I take a broom and broom it off before it goes inside. There's still snow on it, but 90% less
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You have a water heater right next to the door that should be flushed anyway.
Hook a hose to the drain and rinse it off before bring it inside.
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You can always brush it out with an old paint brush before setting it on an old Beach Towel to help soak any water that drips off. Wipe off with a towel afterwards, to keep any metal from rusting.



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Park it on a washing machine pan. Cost you around $30
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Park it on a washing machine pan. Cost you around $30
Old Bath towels are free though.



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My garage is a garage. It houses cars, snow blowers, lawn mowers, generators, fishing rods, camping equipment, bird seed, garbage. It's a garage with all the drippings and droppings of whatever. In my living room I care. The garage I could care less. It's a storage and utility shed
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Same here jimn01. But salts will eat away at Concrete, causing premature failure of the metal also.



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Clean, seal and wax the garage floor.
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You could epoxy the floor.
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First, DON"T wash it off,and let it set.
Before bringing it inside,run it for 3-5 minutes,with the auger on,to shake off ,or melt any snow.
This will cut down on the dripping,and prevent the melted snow from re freezing in unheated areas.
More than one machine was damaged due to ice on a belt,pulley,auger, or chain.
Towels are the best bet,or an old rug,for catching drips.
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