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I have both the Rec opening Craftsman and the Round wide open Craftsman. The rec definitely can concentrate the snow in any direction. The full open round just hurls alot fast and all over. Here is a video of the 14" impeller with rubber mod 13 hp HF engine blowing alot of snow fast and all over the place. Each has its own purpose.

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Sick-feet - Is video you blowing snow?

Do both of your machines have the impeller kit?

What is the Hp/Width of each of your machines?

Do you have more of a problem with wet snow with the rectangular opening than you do with the round opening?

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looking at the vid i'm not sure if that might be caused by the chute and deflector, it had no taper to it. when I had the short chute on my 521 the deflector was wide and snow came out looking more like the snow in the vid. after installing the tall chute which had a taper to it the snow stream is more comcentrated

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Sick-feet - Is video you blowing snow?

Do both of your machines have the impeller kit?

What is the Hp/Width of each of your machines?

Do you have more of a problem with wet snow with the rectangular opening than you do with the round opening?
The Video is me blowing snow with a 1982 Craftsman Drift breaker with the Impeller rubber upgrade 32" wide 3 stage 14" impeller 13 HP Harbor freight engine. The exit is round and wide open with a short chute as wide as the round hole. This is great blowing machine but you can see it blows it in a wide and tall spray.

The other is a 1995 Craftsman 8hp 27" wide with the impeller rubber upgrade 2 stage and has a small rectangle output. This blows great even with wet and slushy snow. The only time I have ever had a problem is when I tried to plow through the slush to fast and bogged the engine down. It would then clog. The key is the rubber upgrade and going slow through the wet stuff. The spray is more concentrated and more directional.
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The Video is me blowing snow with a 1982 Craftsman Drift breaker with the Impeller rubber upgrade 32" wide 3 stage 14" impeller 13 HP Harbor freight engine. The exit is round and wide open with a short chute as wide as the round hole. This is great blowing machine but you can see it blows it in a wide and tall spray.

The other is a 1995 Craftsman 8hp 27" wide with the impeller rubber upgrade 2 stage and has a small rectangle output. This blows great even with wet and slushy snow. The only time I have ever had a problem is when I tried to plow through the slush to fast and bogged the engine down. It would then clog. The key is the rubber upgrade and going slow through the wet stuff. The spray is more concentrated and more directional.
Sock-Feet - Would you suggest and recommend I change my rectangular exit from the impeller to a 5"-6" round opening? In addition to installing the impeller kit.

Installing the impeller kit is easy when you have a round opening. How did you do it with the 3" x 4" rectangular opening? What suggestions or ideas do you have encountering this "obstacle"?

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Installing the impeller kit is easy when you have a round opening. How did you do it with the 3" x 4" rectangular opening? What suggestions or ideas do you have encountering this "obstacle"?
Why not pull the auger/impeller assembly, and do it while out of the snowblower ?
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i have installed many kits
this isnt building a rocket no need to remove anything but the chute
jl just trim the paddle to fit if the straight part is covered you are golden trim the rest for a close fit
use a washer and a big tek screw 2 on each paddle use a bit extension
brake in each paddle for 1 min then do the next one
when all 3 or 4 are done let it run 4 or 5 min done
blah blah about balance breaking in one at a time before anyone bothers with that
craftsman was easir then ariens took 40 min
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. How did you do it with the 3" x 4" rectangular opening? What suggestions or ideas do you have encountering this "obstacle"?
Use an extra long drill bit.
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Sock-Feet - Would you suggest and recommend I change my rectangular exit from the impeller to a 5"-6" round opening? In addition to installing the impeller kit.

Installing the impeller kit is easy when you have a round opening. How did you do it with the 3" x 4" rectangular opening? What suggestions or ideas do you have encountering this "obstacle"?
I would leave the Rectangle exit. I took off the chute to get a strait shot at the Impeller paddle and I used a long drill bit I bought from the hardware store. The challenge is keeping the impeller from moving when you push on the drill. I used self drilling and taping bolts after I got the hole started with a drill bit. The self drilling bolts don't do a good job on thicker steel. I used stainless washers too. The key of the rubber is to cut it on an angle on the edge that scrapes. That way it will move if it is a little tight anywhere on the inner surface of the auger housing. I didn't do this and it was too tight and I had to try to trim it after the fact with a razor knife. You will be blown away on how much better the blower will work. I used the side wall of an old tire. You will need to do all three paddles or at least two paddles if it has 4.
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Why not pull the auger/impeller assembly, and do it while out of the snowblower ?
It is hard to judge how far to put the rubber if the impeller is out of the machine.
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