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post #1 of 20 Old 01-08-2015, 04:44 PM Thread Starter
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Looking like snowman after you're done

Embarrassing today. My driveway is very wide so I must point the discharge chute sky high so it will reach the side of the driveway. The wind was blowing South (towards the home). When I was done, my face was frost burnt and I looked like a snowman.

Is this embarrassing or does this happen to many people? Serious question.
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We all have this issue therefore we blow the snow in the direction "with the wind", same direction the wind is going. As long as you follow this basic rule the blow back will be minimal.
Keeping the chute straight up will do this therefore you need to send the snow off with more direction where you want the snow to actually land.

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We all have this issue therefore we blow the snow in the direction "with the wind", same direction the wind is going. As long as you follow this basic rule the blow back will be minimal.
Keeping the chute straight up will do this therefore you need to send the snow off with more direction where you want the snow to actually land.

Ok, but what would you do if the wind was blowing towards the home and not the end or side of the driveway?
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The lower the end of the chute the less powdery the snow exiting will be and less spray of snow. See how low you can go and still reach the destination for the snow to land.You need to experiment with this as nobody can give you the exact advice. This is basically what we all do so just try some more.
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the houses in my neighborhood are very close to each other usually the wind is at my back when I go down my driveway but when the wind hits me in the face I have no choice but to lower the deflector and sometimes blow the snow twice to keep from getting a face full of snow

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I end up with the "snowman" look more often than not. Our driveway is 200 yd's long
and runs, east / west, through a wide open field for about 150 yd's of that distance.

Unless there is no wind at all, which is rare, I end up with wind
blown snow coming back on me at some point in the game.

This year I'm not messin' around, I picked up some new military surplus goggles, the type
used by our troops in Afghanistan, so at least I'll be able to keep the snow out of my eyes.

My van is parked down in the yard due to ice storm
debris threatening to bring down the electrical wires.

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Ok, but what would you do if the wind was blowing towards the home and not the end or side of the driveway?
To me it looks like you have two alternatives, get a machine that will blow the snow where you want it, while your chute is set at a lower angle, NOT sky high. Or get a blower operator cover for you.

What is your machine ??
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I have that problem most of the time because I have a neighbor directly on my east. The only relief I get is no wind, or during a nor'easter!! I just bundle up and ignore it as best I can.

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Think snow cab.

BTW knu2xs that looks like a nice place you have there.

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