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post #1 of 11 Old 12-18-2016, 04:43 PM Thread Starter
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My New Snowblower Warming Up By the Fire

The garage at our rental house has a natural gas stove so I thought it would make a good picture of my new SB warming its bones by the fire after its first hour of work. I left the snow on for dramatic effect, I'll be sure to brush it off outside next time. I can't believe the puddle on the floor. I thought the snowblower parking mats were kind of joke but now I know what I want for Christmas.
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Yes, the amount of snow melt after using them is quite a bit. There's a good sized puddle in my garage from using mine yesterday.

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after brooming off the snowblower I use a space heater to dry out the auger area. I cover it some with a cut up cardboard box to help keep heat around it. I leave it that way for an hour or so and when I get back there is very little water on the garage floor

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Reminds me of people parking their Harley in the living room for the winter.

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what about the gas in the tank?

could that be an accident waiting to happen?

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That's no different than someone running a propane heater in their garage,with their snowblower,lawnmower,etc. in there too

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what about the gas in the tank?

could that be an accident waiting to happen?
It definitely could be if it spilled and ran under the stove. I have the same safety concerns with this stove as someone with a gas water heater or any other appliance with a pilot light. Paints, stains or any other flammable liquids and even airborne dust can be explosive. This isn't the ideal heat source for a garage/shop but it's what I have and I work accordingly. I appreciate you pointing this out to me, a couple of months ago I had no idea that even metal shaving can be explosive. When we moved in I did some research on gas stoves and learned they must treated with respect. I've also heard that simply raising it farther off the floor will improve safety.
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Chicks will dig that! lol




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Looks like some snowblowers find better homes than others

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