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Les
Simplicity has a pretty good page on snow throwing tips which can be viewed at the link below that even experienced users could review. It is also a good idea to "thaw out" your thrower when done using or at least check it before using again. Melted snow can freeze behind the impeller/auger and cause the belt to jam and get "smoked". The next best thing to a heated area inside, that I can think of, is a hair dryer - but don't let your wife know. Any torches (propane or otherwise) should not be left unattended and electric heaters should not be left in a puddle of water! Any other suggestions from the regular snow warriors?[A href='http://www.simplicitymfg.com/BuyerGuide/SnowInfo.html']http://www.simplicitymfg.com/BuyerGuide/SnowInfo.html[/a]

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dlcentral
Hey, I've got a "HAIR DRYER" I could use.....It's a 150,000 BTU Space Heater,,,that'll thaw out any machine even a D-8 Cat dozer! Can't thaw out the newer models though with all that plastic on them huh!?.....ugh! dlc

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Les
I know money is tight but I went to farm and fleet and spent $24 for a propane tank-mount heater and $10 to get the tank filled(borrowed it off the gas grill). My tractor and blower get nice and dry after about half an hour and I dont have to worry about melting plastic.

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Kent
Dave, I'm jealous. Mine is only 75,000 BTU -- but it's thermostat controlled. Thermostat works great. Only problem is that it's so noisy I can't stand to work around it for too long... That, and the kerosene smell...

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paull
Heres a tip that has worked for me since I do not own a 150000 BTU flame thrower like Dave and am forced to store my tractor in an unheated shed. I keep a broom handy near the shed door and just before I back in , I dust off the built up snow before it turns to an iceberg. With regard to getting the white stuff of of the back of the impeller, I use the handle to knck it out. Seems to work for me. PL

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DoubleT
Hi all... Posted it before, but for those that have missed it, spraying the auger, auger box, impeller, and chute with a spray silicone also helps the job go faster especially in deep snow. It makes all the surfaces super slick where the machine doesn't work as hard. I've never had a chute plug either, perhaps due to my use of silicone. [DoubleT]

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