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post #1 of 33 Old 11-27-2014, 02:35 PM Thread Starter
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Snow puddle containment

Anyone have an inexpensive and affective way of containing all the melted snow off of a blower? I put my all purpose painters blanket under it. It just wasn't good enough.
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This is the mess im left with.
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I have a tray like this one and it does an excellent job of containing the water and preventing rust stains on the floor. You could probably find something cheaper to work. I also use a standard boot tray for my snow shovels. I also brush off all the snow I can with the machine out doors before parking it.

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This is the mess im left with.
I think AREINS has a app 4 that also.

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24 x 36 wont work. Ill have to look for a bigger one. I just measured and i would need 36x36. I am going to look at Granger. I have a feeling this is going to cost me a pretty penny. The 24 inch doesn't allow the wheels to be in the catcher. Also my bucket is 32 inches plus skids about 36.
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Could make a frame out of 2x2's, or what ever you have, that outlines the foot print of your machine, and simply drape a plastic tarp or plastic sheet over it. May want to make it a little bigger, so that you could actually elevate the machine out of the puddle, so as not to allow the machine to freeze to it.

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Are you brushing off as much snow as you can before you park it?
I have minimal meltage..a tiny puddle that evaporates away quickly if
its above freezing in the garage.

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a floor squeegee works and they are 20 bucks or so.

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I clean off the machine the best I can out in the yard and then hose my machine after each use. So nearly no water to drip off in the garage. I rest the scraper blade on a 2 x 4 piece and no rust stain on the floor.
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I brush the bulk of the snow off then I use the air compressor to blow the rest of the snow off the machine. I get minimal melt off the machine as is sits in the garage.
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