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post #1 of 28 Old 01-12-2015, 03:45 PM Thread Starter
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Breathing in Exhaust

I am a health conscious person with some chronic medical issues. I love my new snow blower but the idea of breathing in exhaust fumes is troubling to me. I don't notice this so much when mowing the lawn but with the snow blower the smell is stronger. Do any of you have concerns about breathing in the exhaust from your snowblowers? If so are there any measures you take to minimize this risk? Thanks.
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You probably notice the exhaust more with the blower because you don't have the cut grass smells to offset them.
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Older equipment is generally more offensive in terms of emissions. Betting that the average age of snowblowers is probably much more than the average age of mowers, meaning emissions standards are much less tight.
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If it bothers you make a flange, get a short piece of flexpipe and route the exhaust downward. My grandfather did this years ago on his Simplicity lawn tractor and it worked super actually seemed quieter with the sound being baffled off the ground. I expect snow would work as a gread sound deadener... I may just angle mine downward at some point in the near future as well ;-)
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I'm not particularly concerned with it. But if you are a cab should eliminate breathing in fumes for the most part. Come to think of it I've always had a cab, maybe that's why I never really noticed?
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AHHHHHHHHH there is nothing like the smell of exhaust first thing in the morning. here in the sub-zero FROZEN TUNDRA.

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there is nothing like the smell of exhaust first thing in the morning.
Smells like.... victory
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If it bothers you make a flange, get a short piece of flexpipe and route the exhaust downward. My grandfather did this years ago on his Simplicity lawn tractor and it worked super actually seemed quieter with the sound being baffled off the ground. I expect snow would work as a gread sound deadener... I may just angle mine downward at some point in the near future as well ;-)
Why is downward the best way to aim the exhaust? I've always wondered if I could eliminate more of the exhaust smell on my old lawn tractor.

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Most of the machines I work on it always seems the exhaust is right in my face as I'm trying to adjust the carb
Usually when out blowing snow there is enough wind I never really notice exhaust at all. If I had asthma or something it might be a serious concern though.
Changing the angle of the exhaust isn't as easy on some engines. The older stuff had threads and you could head to the hardware store for a pipe fitting and do whatever. Depending on how the muffler mounts you might need to check into go cart or performance small engine exhaust parts from places like OMBwarehouse.

Performance exhausts for Predator 212cc engines.

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