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Under an ďadvisoryĒ for the night and into tomorrow...

...this will be my first chance to try to work some snow after finishing up my impeller clearance mod. The rubbers are still rubbing the housing a bit even after running it dry for about 5 minutes to run them in.

Iím hoping that the torque thatís being robbed to spin the impeller now isnít enough to where it will outweigh what Iíll gain from the extra sling.

Also worried that with this wet snow Iíll somehow damage the plastic chute. Anyone know if there are any bolt on metal replacements for my machine?

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Also worried that with this wet snow Iíll somehow damage the plastic chute. Anyone know if there are any bolt on metal replacements for my machine?

I'm thinking that your chute is pretty much similar to that which is affixed to my old Mastercraft (MTD). Fear not! The one on my Mastercraft has been to HE double L and back and is none the worse for wear. They're tough chutes! I've beat it senseless, knocking off snow and ice, at temperatures between -20 and -30c and it just bounces back for more.

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I doubt there's a bolt-on chute. And I wouldn't worry about it. I had a '94 MTD with a plastic chute, it was almost 20 years old when I sold it, the chute was fine. It sounded kinda scary when ice went through it, but it never cracked.

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Looks like the forecast for your area which is a bit north of where I am, is indicating 3 to 6 inches Tues. through Wed, while here on the South Shore, they have backpedaled, and reduced the original forecast to a sloppy 1 to 3 inches of mixed snow, sleet, and rain. To be honest, I'd sooner have the 6 inches of dry snow rather than another "slop storm", especially if the timing is bad, and the EOD driveway stuff has a chance to freeze up overnight.

On the positive side, it may finally give me a chance to test out the smallest machine in the arsenal, which is a Toro Power-Lite I fished out of someone's trash almost a year ago, and got running again. If it works, it's really the perfect machine for the kind of nuisance mess we're supposed to get.
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What material did you use for the impeller mod?

I’ve always used a material that’s a rubber compound and had them seated in just a a minute or two.

Are the installed securely enough that they aren’t moving towards the impeller housing at full rpm?

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Nice, good luck with the little Toro! The news this morning was showing us on the 3-6 and 6-8 border. I'd rather it stay as snow. Like you, I also have a "new" Toro SS that I'm hoping to try for the first time. Just hoping I can get the carb running a little better first.

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...this will be my first chance to try to work some snow after finishing up my impeller clearance mod. The rubbers are still rubbing the housing a bit even after running it dry for about 5 minutes to run them in.



Iím hoping that the torque thatís being robbed to spin the impeller now isnít enough to where it will outweigh what Iíll gain from the extra sling.



Also worried that with this wet snow Iíll somehow damage the plastic chute. Anyone know if there are any bolt on metal replacements for my machine?
I've read where guys cut the holes oblong so there's room for adjustment. I plan on doing it that way in the near future. Then if they're too tight, readjust. If they're worn down, readjust.

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Where on the South Shore? I'm in Hanover. Like you said, I'd rather a foot of snow than 1-3 of wet cement. I guess this is my chance to try out the electric Power Curve on the deck.

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Looks like the forecast for your area which is a bit north of where I am, is indicating 3 to 6 inches Tues. through Wed, while here on the South Shore, they have backpedaled, and reduced the original forecast to a sloppy 1 to 3 inches of mixed snow, sleet, and rain. To be honest, I'd sooner have the 6 inches of dry snow rather than another "slop storm", especially if the timing is bad, and the EOD driveway stuff has a chance to freeze up overnight.

On the positive side, it may finally give me a chance to test out the smallest machine in the arsenal, which is a Toro Power-Lite I fished out of someone's trash almost a year ago, and got running again. If it works, it's really the perfect machine for the kind of nuisance mess we're supposed to get.
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...this will be my first chance to try to work some snow after finishing up my impeller clearance mod. The rubbers are still rubbing the housing a bit even after running it dry for about 5 minutes to run them in.

Iím hoping that the torque thatís being robbed to spin the impeller now isnít enough to where it will outweigh what Iíll gain from the extra sling.

Also worried that with this wet snow Iíll somehow damage the plastic chute. Anyone know if there are any bolt on metal replacements for my machine?
Snowslinger if you are concerned they are too tight, you could always take them off and readjust them to just touching the impeller housing. I know that is some extra work but it will give you peace of mind or you could just take the chute off again and manually position each impeller blade to the top of the chute opening a try to file them down individually or use a Dremel tool to remove some extra material. You will be getting the auger box and impeller housing wet when you use it so that will provide some slickness on the mod you did. I wouldn't worry about the plastic housing - my Craftsman is doing fine after about 8 seasons.

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Well, depending on what station and weatherperson you listen to, they're predicting another 5"-8" around here tonight. We've had around 10" so far this month. Just went out this morning to move some of the built up snow to be able to get the truck in and out of the area I park it in out back.

As far as your snow and wanting to check your impeller mod, you're more than welcome to any and all they're predicting for here ;-)
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