Off topic - if your snow blower doesn't start

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Re: Off topic - if your snow blower doesn't start

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volvolugnut wrote: Fri Dec 18, 2020 4:46 pm I have never had a snow blower - I just let the snow melt.
I use to send the kid out to shovel the driveway. Had him put the snow in the bed of the pickup.
Never had traction problems and it emptied itself when it was no longer needed.
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GlennG2759 wrote: Fri Dec 18, 2020 5:33 pm 1 drive belt, 1 impeller/auger belt (some have 2).
They both usually last a long time. Easy to replace,
but not in middle of snow storm.
Good to know. I wonder how many people are aware of this. Just downloaded the manual only to discover how much maintenance points are on these machines. Maybe not critical, but there seems to be a lot of grease/lube points. Didn't even realize the auger had a gearcase with oil.
https://www.snowblowersdirect.com/manua ... 10cf6d.pdf

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The quality of my snow removal machine's latest job was what I can only term "Scantech" level. I had him go back to do a better job and it was still bad. He left the shovel in the yard also. Sigh. I didn't get mad at him. He's a young man, and young men want to eat and play video games, not shovel snow.
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matthew1 wrote: Sat Dec 19, 2020 10:26 am The quality of my snow removal machine's latest job was what I can only term "Scantech" level. I had him go back to do a better job and it was still bad. He left the shovel in the yard also. Sigh. I didn't get mad at him. He's a young man, and young men want to eat and play video games, not shovel snow.
My brother and I have talked about the lessons we learned from our dad on work. Mostly, he taught us the value of work and the need to keep after it until finished. He seldom yelled at us, but you knew if he was displeased with the results. There was always plenty of things to be done and work generally came before any fun.

As we gained some mobility, dads idea was the later you came home at night, the earlier he would get you up the next morning.

I think my brother and I turned out to be responsible people.

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I gave away my snow blower, shovels, and roof rakes last year when I moved 1,200 miles south. It snows down here in southern TN but the light coating only sticks to areas of shaded grass. Family and friends in New England just got hammered with nearly 2 feet in some spots!

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This is happening as we speak, old Blackie is turning white......there will be some snowblowing in the morning!
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Post by jonesg »

you need a garage.
Christmas day here in north maine, 51F degs, all the snow is melted.

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