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Space around impeller Honda snow blower

I do not own a honda snow blower and i know they throw snow far away.

I am very curious from Honda owners to know what is the clearance around the impeller and the housing if it is like Mtd and Toros like 1/2 inch or less or just faster impeller rotation or impeller design.

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Most of the Hondas I've seen and worked on (over 100) have between 3/16" to 1/4" gap.
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As with many things you get what you pay for. Honda housings are constructed to fit reasonably tight around the impeller which is not easy for a few reasons. But that precision comes at a price.

Other companies, though, are also able to get relatively close. A gap of 1/2" is, obviously, not very good and makes those snow blowers good candidates for impeller modification.
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As with many things you get what you pay for. Honda housings are constructed to fit reasonably tight around the impeller which is not easy for a few reasons. But that precision comes at a price.

Other companies, though, are also able to get relatively close. A gap of 1/2" is, obviously, not very good and makes those snow blowers good candidates for impeller modification.
Exactly what I am doing to my Yard man !!!
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When I made my impeller end gap modification, the greatest distance I found between impeller end and the housing was 5/16". It varied very slightly around the whole housing but that was the largest gap, which then told me how big to make the material to bridge that gap.

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Just did my impeller mod, and to my astonishment I am able to put my index finger half way so I measured about 3/4 inch. Did not check all around just 2 spots near chute.

I will be adjusting the rubber flaps tomorrow to have least friction and have 1 or 2 mm gap. This should make major difference in snow being thrown.
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depends on model. most I have done I can almost get my pinky in the gap. how's that for scientific?

on the older models like the 50-55 the gap is larger. I usually don't put them on 1132's because they don't need them for all the power they have. unless requested by owner.

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depends on model. most I have done I can almost get my pinky in the gap. how's that for scientific?

on the older models like the 50-55 the gap is larger. I usually don't put them on 1132's because they don't need them for all the power they have. unless requested by owner.
pinky lol very scientific !!!!

I mesarured mine lol but 3/4 wow
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pinky lol very scientific !!!!

I mesarured mine lol but 3/4 wow
Here was my huge gap.


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New ones are tighter. My old hs 624 maybe 1/4 " ?

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