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Cover options for a Craftsman snow blower?

I recently purchased a Craftsman 26" Snow Blower. Model # 247.886913. I want to purchase a cover that will fit over it.

I purchased a Craftsman 71-33399 cover at my local Sears store. The box says that it "fits most two-stage snow throwers up to 28" wide". When I slip the cover over the handlebars (which is where the instructions say to start), it does not fit over the entire snow thrower. Not even close. It does not even reach the auger housing -- never mind cover it. Not sure what I'm doing wrong. I'm pulling the elastic band as far as it will go; if I pull it any farther, it will rip the cover.

I also tried a (generic) "Classic Accessories 52-003-040105-00 Two-Stage Snow Thrower Cover" that supposedly fits this size snow blower and beyond; however, I had the same problem.

Is the chute assembly supposed to be removed from the snow blower first? Even with that, however, I don't see how either of these covers would work with this snow blower. I appreciate any suggestions!
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a tarp with a bungee cored from hf, can be had for about 3 buck with a 20% off coupon, for indoor storage a cover isnt neccesarry

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I made a custom cover out of a silver HF tarp. Had my sister simply sew the 4 corners and it works great.
I place a plastic bucket upside-down over the top of the chute to keep the sharp edges from cutting/wearing a hole.
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I have used a tarp with the "lift and tuck" approach. Drape the tarp over the machine, wrap and tie both handles with one end, lift and tuck the other end under the bucket. Wrap the middle with a bungee. Works like a champ. MH

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Are you storing it inside or outside ??
I'll be storing it inside, in my small garage or a wooden shed.
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a tarp with a bungee cored from hf, can be had for about 3 buck with a 20% off coupon, for indoor storage a cover isnt neccesarry

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Thanks! I've never shopped at Harbor Freight; wondered about the quality of their products. (Any thoughts?) But I suppose I can't go wrong with a tarp, perhaps the 7'4" x 9'6" "All Purpose Weather Resistant Tarp" listed on the coupon page you supplied. I already have bungee cords.
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I have used a tarp with the "lift and tuck" approach. Drape the tarp over the machine, wrap and tie both handles with one end, lift and tuck the other end under the bucket. Wrap the middle with a bungee. Works like a champ. MH
Great, idea; thanks!

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lift and tuck the other end under the bucket
Not sure I follow you; can you elaborate?

How can the tarp be applied so as to not only cover the handles but also cover and protect the back end of the snow blower; i.e., the controls, engine, etc.?
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Using a tarp might be worse than using nothing, especially indoors. A tarp is going to trap moisture under it and against the blower.

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i sop at hf for tools all the time. im not a pro mechanic so i dont need pro tools, they have a lifetime warranty on their hand tools, i have a 10 dollar angle grinder from them thats awesome
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