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#4624026 - 01/04/18 03:57 PM Snow Blower Chute Build-Up
Finz Offline


Registered: 06/06/13
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Loc: Northern NJ
Just looking to replace the light on my snow blower (Amazon proved least expensive). On Amazon, when viewing a product, they show a number of other products related, in some way, to what you’re viewing

With this light, a DuPont Teflon spray came up... $10+

Wouldn’t that Pam cooking spray work the same? Or would it get “cleaned” off within minutes?

Anyone ever try this or similar product to prevent build-up in the discharge chute?

What do you use, if anything?
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#4624032 - 01/04/18 04:03 PM Re: Snow Blower Chute Build-Up [Re: Finz]
Donald Offline


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People use many sprays from Pam to Pledge to silicone sprays to snowblower sprays.

Some has to do with how smooth the paint surface is if the auger and chute.
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#4624041 - 01/04/18 04:10 PM Re: Snow Blower Chute Build-Up [Re: Finz]
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Registered: 03/02/13
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I wonder if a powder coated chute would help much?
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#4624047 - 01/04/18 04:18 PM Re: Snow Blower Chute Build-Up [Re: Finz]
SatinSilver Offline


Registered: 01/24/08
Posts: 10138
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Maybe Fluid Film? I get a lot of build up in the wheel wells of the Matrix and may try something like this to help the issue.

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#4624058 - 01/04/18 04:32 PM Re: Snow Blower Chute Build-Up [Re: Finz]
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Registered: 06/01/15
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50% of any solution would be WD40 ...the other 50% is duct tape. :-)

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#4624080 - 01/04/18 04:55 PM Re: Snow Blower Chute Build-Up [Re: Finz]
Spartanfool Offline


Registered: 02/10/08
Posts: 262
Loc: Michigan
The DuPont Teflon spray is available locally for about $6 a can. It goes on clearance each spring at 90% off. I've got 3 or 4 cans on the shelf now. Also works on shovels, gutters, and plows. Works great.

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#4624099 - 01/04/18 05:16 PM Re: Snow Blower Chute Build-Up [Re: SatinSilver]
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Registered: 11/05/11
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Loc: MTL, CANADA
Originally Posted By: SatinSilver
Maybe Fluid Film? I get a lot of build up in the wheel wells of the Matrix and may try something like this to help the issue.
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Make sure it doesnt get on your tires! I have same issue.. driving in deepish snow usually results in throwing balancing off on the car and buildup in wheel wells. I might just re-spray rubberized rocker guard material on top in spring or summer to see if it helps reduce buildup..

OP,

I heard people recommend to use Ski Wax.
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#4624129 - 01/04/18 05:48 PM Re: Snow Blower Chute Build-Up [Re: Finz]
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Registered: 09/25/04
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I have a 100 feet of gravel drive way. It doesn't get muddy and is pitched so it drains but my low riding bucket scoops up enough pebbles to shot blast the chute. I was out earlier and scraped and tossed the glop amazingly well. It would occasionally bog and clog but throwing in the clutch would give the impeller some extra oomph and it would clear out. Just as I was parking the blower in the shed, the chute lost a piece of the ring gear. I have a spare chute, I even gave it a heavy coat paint inside. It is together, functions normally, and is gassed up with fresh 93 octane and a glug of MMO. I'm planning to go back out about 9 PM to clear anything I can before it freezes solid. Very much liking how the Predator plays with the 40 yr old Ariens. grin2
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#4624167 - 01/04/18 06:19 PM Re: Snow Blower Chute Build-Up [Re: Finz]
boraticus Offline


Registered: 04/19/09
Posts: 2905
Loc: Canada
Buy a Krazy Karpet and mold it to fit the chute. It's extremely slippery, very tough, cold resistant and easy to work with. I put one on my 2007 Simplicity snowblower when it was brand new. It is still working well. Sprays will not stop abrasion from gravel nor rust from salt after the paint is removed. Nor will spray be effective once the surface is rusted.


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#4624173 - 01/04/18 06:27 PM Re: Snow Blower Chute Build-Up [Re: Finz]
BigCahuna Offline


Registered: 09/29/09
Posts: 2140
Loc: Deep in the heart of Jersey
Get some of the stuff this guy is using.,,, https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_continue=135&v=H0sWOIR9KCU

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#4624271 - 01/04/18 08:38 PM Re: Snow Blower Chute Build-Up [Re: boraticus]
Finz Offline


Registered: 06/06/13
Posts: 692
Loc: Northern NJ

Originally Posted By: boraticus
Buy a Krazy Karpet and mold it to fit the chute.


I like this idea... how did you fasten it the chute?
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#4624279 - 01/04/18 08:46 PM Re: Snow Blower Chute Build-Up [Re: SatinSilver]
Trav Offline


Registered: 11/20/06
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Loc: MA, Mittelfranken.de
Originally Posted By: SatinSilver
Maybe Fluid Film? I get a lot of build up in the wheel wells of the Matrix and may try something like this to help the issue.


I just tried FF tonight and it seems to work okay.
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#4624599 - 01/05/18 08:05 AM Re: Snow Blower Chute Build-Up [Re: Finz]
boraticus Offline


Registered: 04/19/09
Posts: 2905
Loc: Canada
There were existing holes in the chute that I used. Two at the bottom and one at the top. I used the bolt that controls the deflector to hold it at the top. Not sure if the picture shows it well but I also attached a stainless steel plate to the underside of the deflector and a couple inches of plastic to extend the deflector a bit. If you don't have holes, just drill some. Use stainless steel fasteners.

The trick to forming it is to take a length of 2x4 and bend the plastic over the wood. Use a propane torch or other heat source to make the plastic pliable to form the 2x4 and clamp it there till it cools. Once it's taken shape, it will fit inside the chute. Fasten it tightly inside the chute or hold it in place with clamps then use a utility knife to trim the excess protruding beyond the edges of the chute.

If anything, this modification will not only eliminate snow sticking to the chute, it will also improve throwing distance.

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#4624663 - 01/05/18 09:05 AM Re: Snow Blower Chute Build-Up [Re: boraticus]
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Loc: NE,Ohio
The rubber impeller mod also greatly increases performance and throw in older 2-stage blowers.
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#4624778 - 01/05/18 10:38 AM Re: Snow Blower Chute Build-Up [Re: Rand]
boraticus Offline


Registered: 04/19/09
Posts: 2905
Loc: Canada
Originally Posted By: Rand
The rubber impeller mod also greatly increases performance and throw in older 2-stage blowers.


I think it's called a "Clarence Kit" and it is very effective on anything that has a substantial gap between the housing and the impeller.

Higher quality units usually have fairly close tolerance between impeller and housing. I think the Simplicity that I owned had maybe 1/8th inch clearance, which is fairly tight. The old Craftsman machines I had owned before that had anywhere from 1/4" to 3/8 inch clearance. Ridiculously sloppy.

With the same horsepower engines, the Simplicity would throw twice the distance of the Craftsman machines I owned. Some of that was likely due to the chute liner which was not only slipperier but also slightly straighter than the stock chute because I didn't mold it exactly to the shape of the chute. The straighter configuration seemed to have contributed noticably to reduce overall friction.

Honda machines are among the longest throwing machines I've ever seen and my neighbour had a new one. It was truly impressive. With the chute mod, my Simplicity could go head to head with the Honda and for half the price!

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