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11-07-2019 03:15 PM

What’s the best spray for snowblower chute to prevent clogging?


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#1 posted 11-07-2019 04:37 PM

the ocean spray from a warm socal beach-lol

-- sawdust the bigger the pile the bigger my smile-larry,so cal.

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#2 posted 11-07-2019 04:42 PM

Well played pottz!

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#3 posted 11-07-2019 05:19 PM

A good heavy coating of WD-40 and then let it dry real well.

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#4 posted 11-07-2019 05:21 PM

I have had decent luck using CRC silicone lubricating spray on snow shovels to reduce sticking of snow to shovel. Might help the snow blower.

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#5 posted 11-07-2019 05:29 PM


the ocean spray from a warm socal beach-lol

- pottz


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#6 posted 11-07-2019 06:43 PM



the ocean spray from a warm socal beach-lol

- pottz

Would it look something like this?

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#7 posted 11-07-2019 07:49 PM


the ocean spray from a warm socal beach-lol

- pottz

Would it look something like this?

- Ripper70


good one ripper,might be good for cleaning up the cigarette buttes too :)

-- sawdust the bigger the pile the bigger my smile-larry,so cal.

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#8 posted 11-07-2019 08:46 PM

You might try cooking spray as well.

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#9 posted 11-08-2019 02:20 AM

Pottz…you are so quick !!!!!!!!!!!!

Seriously, for the snow blower, I would use dry Teflon spray lubricant. It sprays on wet and dries white. They have it at Menards and auto parts stores.

Cheers, jim

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#10 posted 11-08-2019 03:24 AM

Maine here with a 19 yr old Ariens and lots of snow through it. Spray silicon. Something that also works really good is Simonize paste wax. It’s really slippery and lasts awhile.

Keep in mind though that clogging is usually slush that gets caked up in the lower part of the chute. If the rotor can’t fling it out, silicon won’t help that. It’s got to be moving to slide by the silicon. If the impeller can’t lift the stuff it never gets to the chute. If you put the paste wax on the impeller too it helps the slush slide off the vanes to the chute easier.

The thing that helps is the power of the blower. Mine is a 10hp It doesn’t clog. Doesn’t even come with a little plastic probe to clean it out. My sister’s, same brand is an 8hp. It has the probe and does clog.

Hope this helps.

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#11 posted 11-08-2019 04:26 PM



Maine here with a 19 yr old Ariens and lots of snow through it. Spray silicon. Something that also works really good is Simonize paste wax. It s really slippery and lasts awhile.

Keep in mind though that clogging is usually slush that gets caked up in the lower part of the chute. If the rotor can t fling it out, silicon won t help that. It s got to be moving to slide by the silicon. If the impeller can t lift the stuff it never gets to the chute. If you put the paste wax on the impeller too it helps the slush slide off the vanes to the chute easier.

The thing that helps is the power of the blower. Mine is a 10hp It doesn t clog. Doesn t even come with a little plastic probe to clean it out. My sister s, same brand is an 8hp. It has the probe and does clog.

Hope this helps.

- Craftsman on the lake

To help with the slush, you can install an impeller kit.

I have a 1978 Ariens with a new 312cc predator engine on it. I can hit the neighbor’s front porch when doing the sidewalks with it.

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#12 posted 11-08-2019 05:02 PM

Check your belts,

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#13 posted 11-08-2019 07:42 PM


Maine here with a 19 yr old Ariens and lots of snow through it. Spray silicon. Something that also works really good is Simonize paste wax. It s really slippery and lasts awhile.

Keep in mind though that clogging is usually slush that gets caked up in the lower part of the chute. If the rotor can t fling it out, silicon won t help that. It s got to be moving to slide by the silicon. If the impeller can t lift the stuff it never gets to the chute. If you put the paste wax on the impeller too it helps the slush slide off the vanes to the chute easier.

The thing that helps is the power of the blower. Mine is a 10hp It doesn t clog. Doesn t even come with a little plastic probe to clean it out. My sister s, same brand is an 8hp. It has the probe and does clog.

Hope this helps.

- Craftsman on the lake

To help with the slush, you can install an impeller kit.

I have a 1978 Ariens with a new 312cc predator engine on it. I can hit the neighbor s front porch when doing the sidewalks with it.

- Steve


+1 on the impeller kit. Cheap and easy and the stuff gets flung fast enough that it never sticks.

-- If I knew then what I know now, I'd have made a completely different set of mistakes.

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#14 posted 11-09-2019 04:35 AM

oh you poor bastards,i feel for you all,really i do….no not really-ha!

-- sawdust the bigger the pile the bigger my smile-larry,so cal.

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#15 posted 11-09-2019 05:01 AM



oh you poor bastards,i feel for you all,really i do….no not really-ha!

- pottz

Ha…
When you’ve lived in snow country all your life anyplace else seems like something is missing. Nothing like sitting inside in front of a fire and watching a howling blizzard going on just outside your picture window.
Using a snow blower is also a fun experience. Ten horsepower between your legs moving everything in front of you out of the way. A powerful experience.
I know some people retire and long to move south. But I’ve been there many times and it’s always one of those “It was nice to visit but I don’t think I’d like to live there” sort of things. The definitive changing of the seasons, hot summer, brisk fall leaves, winter blizzards, then finally back to shirt and shorts weather in the spring would be missed if living anyplace else.

When I watch the news in the winter they make the north country look like it’s the end of the world when the snow is about to fall. Here in Maine no one is snowed in more than a day. On the news they make it look like we have to get ready for a month of shut-in life. We usually take the truck and go out for breakfast in the morning to see what mother nature has done, then I come home and clean the place up after.
It is funny to see people, on the news, doing donuts in their cars on the road with an inch of snow in places that aren’t used to snow much though.

The view on my street a few years ago. Ain’t it pretty?

-- The smell of wood, coffee in the cup, the wife let's me do my thing, the lake is peaceful.

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