Snow Blowers

Re: Snow Blowers

PostBy: djackman On: Thu Feb 25, 2010 12:09 am

HDPE can also be repaired with various epoxies. Neat tip in this video about heating the repair area until water does not bead on it

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h-9yhanz5DE

I use Miller-Stephenson 907 epoxy on tanks, works well - even better with the heat/water trick. Just did a Tecumseh 5hp tank that something chewed a hole in last summer, patched over with another piece of HDPE.
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Stove/Furnace Make: 1980 vintage Tarm
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Re: Snow Blowers

PostBy: snuffy On: Thu Feb 25, 2010 12:23 am

And to think I was dumb enough to plow my street on my Wheel Horse 414. Seeing these "Toys" I'm going to register a complaint with Santa Claus!
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Re: Snow Blowers

PostBy: Dann757 On: Thu Feb 25, 2010 3:05 pm

Thanks for informative link! I never knew about that water bead test! Does that stuff have a shelf-life? I get the retail syringes of five-minute gel, after a few months the resin goes solid in the tube. I also have West System epoxy, the hardener turns dark brown after a while, but still works. 5200 caulk works great, but what a long cure time.
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Re: Snow Blowers

PostBy: djackman On: Thu Feb 25, 2010 7:44 pm

M-S 907 package says "shelf life minimum 1 year @ 77degF" - my 6+ year old tubes of it still work. Worst part of it is you have to mix it for 3 minutes


http://www.miller-stephenson.com/epoxy_resins_009.htm
This link is broken, either the page no longer exists or there is some other issue like a typo.
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Stove/Furnace Make: 1980 vintage Tarm
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Re: Snow Blowers

PostBy: Dann757 On: Fri Feb 26, 2010 3:36 pm

Took a pic of the gas tank as long as I was at it today. Busted shear pin three times-- it's a gravel driveway. Stones wedge between the tine and the housing on one side only, must have something to do with the clearance.
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Re: Snow Blowers

PostBy: Poconoeagle On: Sat Feb 27, 2010 8:23 pm

When I get my snow blower cranked up it really "EATS" the snow!! 8-)
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Re: Snow Blowers

PostBy: Poconoeagle On: Sat Feb 27, 2010 8:23 pm

Sometimes ya gotta put the snow fence up to avoid over blowing....

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Re: Snow Blowers

PostBy: mozz On: Sun Feb 28, 2010 8:38 am

I walk by that 18 times a month, no wait double that 36 times! They used to sell the snowblowers at the auction there but haven't seen them in a while. Some worked, some were basket cases, some only needed 1 part.
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Re: Snow Blowers

PostBy: Poconoeagle On: Sun Feb 28, 2010 11:08 am

yeah i havnt been to one of thier auctions for a long time some very cool "stuff"...
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