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#1 Wandering Sagebrush

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Posted 27 October 2021 - 11:54 PM

It’s getting winter like around here, there’s snow on the peaks, so I prepared by ordering a new recoil start snow blower, which I picked it up Monday.  Today, I put oil in the crankcase, then added alcohol free premium gasoline. Turned the key to on, set the choke, and…  leaping lizards, it started on the first pull.

 

Should I immediately buy lottery tickets?

 

Quit while I’m ahead?

 

Pay it forward and plow the neighbor’s driveway?

 

 


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#2 pvstoy

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Posted 28 October 2021 - 12:13 AM

Kick back and soak it in as how things should work. Remember that moment when later in time.

Congratulations on a new snow throwing machine.
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#3 pvstoy

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Posted 28 October 2021 - 12:16 AM

thanks for the reminder I need to pull my 2 out of the shop and get them ready for winter. You have Electric start? Electric start is nice as the pull has more of a tug than using my chainsaws.
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#4 JaSAn

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Posted 28 October 2021 - 02:18 AM

You got your one free start.

From now on it's a struggle  :P


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Posted 28 October 2021 - 02:29 AM

Kick back and soak it in as how things should work. Remember that moment when later in time.

Congratulations on a new snow throwing machine.

 

 

thanks for the reminder I need to pull my 2 out of the shop and get them ready for winter. You have Electric start? Electric start is nice as the pull has more of a tug than using my chainsaws.

 

Our old Snapper had electric start when we bought it over 25 years ago. I pulled it off and gave it to a friend with a bad back and installed it on his snowblower. Although our blower always started on the first pull, two years ago I purchased a new electric starter motor and installed it on the old blower. I justify it by saying, "That's why god gave us electricity."

 

Congrats on your new snowblower. Always turn it off before reaching inside to clear the chute.

 

Buy a lottery ticket also. :)


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#6 AWG_Pics

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Posted 28 October 2021 - 02:03 PM

What is this 'snow' you are talking about?

 

(The reason I left montana was to get away from the white stuff!)


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#7 Wandering Sagebrush

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Posted 28 October 2021 - 02:30 PM

What is this 'snow' you are talking about?

 

(The reason I left montana was to get away from the white stuff!)

Snow?  It’s the price one pays when you don’t want to live near the Portland metro area.


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Posted 28 October 2021 - 05:06 PM

When growing up in NH we didn’t have the luxury of electric starter on our snowblower so it was always interesting when I had to crank her up. Now living in the mid Atlantic snow is just an oddity and something to be enjoyed for a day or two until it melts.

 

I have to say though that I really enjoy the pictures posted from Ski and others showing a beautifully plowed (or blown) driveway. There’s something that talks to my OCD..


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#9 AWG_Pics

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Posted 29 October 2021 - 12:22 AM

Snow?  It’s the price one pays when you don’t want to live near the Portland metro area.

 

Yup. And Portland ain't getting any better. :-(


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Posted 29 October 2021 - 07:08 PM

Sage, yesterday I fueled up one of my snow throwers with 91 octane non ethanol fuel. Pushed Primed bulb 4 times and this old thing started on first pull! Yea! This unit is 29 years old... :)
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