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    Snow sticking to your snow blower housing?

    To those of you with a JD 47" or 54" front snow blower, do you have a problem with snow sticking to the inside of the housing? I never have issues with the chute clogging but the snow just seems to stick like crazy to the inside of the housing. The area above the auger usually packs solid as does the area and corners behind the auger. It doesn't seem to matter if the snow is wet or fluffy. Again, I've had no problems at all with the chute clogging.

    I store my equipment in an unheated detached building so my blower is at the same temperature as the outside air.

    I'm ready to try some kind of spray like silicon or PAM. The dedicated snow blower sprays seem very over priced but I would be willing to try one if it works.

    After the last snow I spent about 20+ minutes chiseling the snow from the inside of the housing and never did get it all cleaned off. It was hard as concrete.
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    Yep spray the cheapest Pam from Family Dollar or where ever , don't spend the money for the name brand stuff.
    I usually spray just the chute area , haven't tried inside of the housing but it should help.
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    Quote Originally Posted by etcallhome View Post
    Yep spray the cheapest Pam from Family Dollar or where ever , don't spend the money for the name brand stuff.
    I usually spray just the chute area , haven't tried inside of the housing but it should help.
    I used my wife's PAM spray once. It worked well but I got in trouble. Now I use Snow-jet spray: https://www.google.com/webhp?sourcei...ymer%20coating
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    I never really have much trouble with snow sticking. I use silicone spray. I always clean as much of the snow as I can with my hands and a fox tail brush. Then I engage the snow thrower again once again before I park it in my garage. My garage is unheated but what little snow remains tend to melt away.

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    This year for poops and giggles I sprayed my chute and blower housing with Amsoil Heavy Duty Metal Protector. I had been running the blower at low RPM. The chute plugged. I powered up to fully throttle and pushed into the snow, and for the first time with this blower it unplugged itself. Surprised the heck out of me.
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    Quote Originally Posted by John Deere 1025R TLB View Post
    This year for poops and giggles I sprayed my chute and blower housing with Amsoil Heavy Duty Metal Protector. I had been running the blower at low RPM. The chute plugged. I powered up to fully throttle and pushed into the snow, and for the first time with this blower it unplugged itself. Surprised the heck out of me.
    Regardless of the snow consistency I have had zero problems with the chute clogging. Even when blowing pure slush along the road.

    The image below shows the areas where the snow packs and sticks.

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    Snow sticking to your snow blower housing?

    Check out Fluid Film, this stuff works very well!!!!

    http://www.fluid-film.com/applicatio...ter_equipment/

    "FLUID FILM will not freeze, remaining active to migrate on metal surfaces. Penetrating metal pores, FLUID FILM creates an airtight seal that blocks road salts and moisture. Remaining slick in sub-zero temperatures, FLUID FILM is an excellent release agent for snow, helping to keep snow and ice from building up or sticking to metal. FLUID FILM is also the perfect product for winterizing equipment stored indoors and out."
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    Tried the cooking spray -- didn't work for me

    I tried the cooking spray. After a few times the auger and interior seemed to be really sticky and made things worse until I cleaned it all off. I saw a previous thread on this topic recommending the fluid film. I bought some and I'm going to try that.

    Several people commented that the exhaust hits the blower and warms the housing. So any of the solutions to this problem (curved end piece for exhaust, deflector) may help reduce this problem.

    My garage is semi-heated. I have to take the blower outside and let it go down to ambient temperature (5 to 10 minutes) before using it.
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    Snow tends to stick / build up in my blower. It does not seem to cause any issues for me. I have never had the blower plug up even when blowing slushy snow.
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    In the past I have soaked a rag in diesel or used motor oil and then rubbed down the inside of the snow blower. It seems to work well for the cost and has the added benefit of also being a rust preventive.
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