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    Fun with Snowblowers

    Last year I started my 20 some year old snowblower on Oct, 31. Put fresh gas in it gave it a few pulls, let it run for 20 minutes, shut it down and waited for the first snow.

    6-8 inches of wet heavy snow came. I went out and pulled rope for 20 minutes...nothing. Shoveled for the rest of the winter.

    I have decided that I am going to go get a small to medium sized Toro. I am going to pay the extra $70 to get the electric start.

    We are supposed to get 3-6 tomorrow. Not sure I will be able to get it before the weekend.

    Anyone else have fun with snowblowers?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gregg View Post
    Anyone else have fun with snowblowers?
    Hey, laser lips, your mama was a snow blower

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gregg View Post
    Shoveled for the rest of the winter.
    I don't believe you

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ken View Post
    Hey, laser lips, your mama was a snow blower
    Ok....I laughed at "laser lips".....

    I saw the term "bowl of clown lips" used as an insult once on twitter.
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    I finally gave in and bought a snowblower about 5 years ago. A small 20" gas powered Troy Bilt. It last two seasons before heavy snow must have done something to the blade mechanism, possibly shearing the pin or some other nonsense. So I gave in again and bought a 26" behemoth for about $1300.....and a few months later, my brother-in-law moved and asked if I wanted his identical 26" behemoth -- for $100. I moved to PA but still kept my NJ properties, so one is in PA and one is in NJ. Honestly, I have no idea how I lived without one for so long.

    These small engines are very finicky. The gas you put in probably went bad in a couple of months (that just happened to me with my power washer.) Don't make that mistake again -- run the engine dry upon your last use of the season, and don't put new gas in until the first snow.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Steve 2.0 View Post
    Ok....I laughed at "laser lips".....

    I saw the term "bowl of clown lips" used as an insult once on twitter.
    No one got the laser lips reference?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ken View Post
    No one got the laser lips reference?
    I didn't. I did think it was funny.
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    How bout now


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    Quote Originally Posted by Ken View Post
    How bout now

    Not yet.
    “There’s no normal life, Wyatt, it’s just life. Get on with it.” – Doc Holliday

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    Quote Originally Posted by Steve 2.0 View Post
    Not yet.
    Thank you, Greg!

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