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05-09-2014 07:31 AM
micah68kj What Frog said... Cotton sheet or some other breatheable material.
05-08-2014 11:39 PM
Kiss4aFrog
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Originally Posted by micah68kj View Post
You're storing it inside, and you want to cover it? I have to ask why

In his own words: "I primarily want to keep my snow blower free of dirt and dust. Sounds like simply covering it with a cotton sheet is the way to go."

He's just looking to keep it clean.
05-08-2014 09:37 PM
micah68kj
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I'll be storing it inside, in my small garage or a wooden shed.
You're storing it inside, and you want to cover it? I have to ask why. I firmly believe covering equipment withnon-breatheable material such as a plastic tarp is one of tne very worst things you can do to outdoor power equipment. It'd be far better to build even a small wooden structure thatyou can just push it in. Doesn't even need to be enclosed. At least air is able to circulate. Also, wood or something underneath so it isn't sitting in/on dirt.
05-01-2014 07:23 PM
Kiss4aFrog
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Sounds like simply covering it with a cotton sheet is the way to go.
+1 That and wipe it down with an automotive detailer/wax before you store it.
05-01-2014 06:43 PM
Big Ed
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Thanks, everyone!

I primarily want to keep my snowblower free of dirt and dust. Sounds like simply covering it with a cotton sheet is the way to go.
Silk sheets work better.
05-01-2014 02:19 PM
cgwaters Thanks, everyone!

I primarily want to keep my snowblower free of dirt and dust. Sounds like simply covering it with a cotton sheet is the way to go.
04-25-2014 03:12 PM
cdestuck Go to a yard sale, buy a two buck bed sheet and go to Harbor Freight and buy a couple of 99 cent spring clamps to clip it to the blower. Plastic tarps suck as they can trap in moisture and cause rust. Sheets are breathable. I try to find flannel
04-24-2014 01:14 PM
scipper77 Big Ed,

Covering your boat traps moisture. I faithfully covered my chris craft open bow because it was stored outside but on sunny days I would take off the cover just to let it air out.

My current boat is a Sea Nymph fishing boat. Flat floors and removable seats. It's a tool for fishing, not a fancy fiberglass boat like the last one.
04-23-2014 04:44 PM
43128 by the way, i never cover my stuff and have never had an issue, i only made the suggestion beause he wanted to coverit
04-23-2014 04:12 PM
Big Ed
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If you store it indoors and cover it you are begging mice to take up residence. Especially if you cover it with a tarp. Tarp material makes for fantastic nesting material. Storing it uncovered makes it far less inviting for visitors.

I believe that tools are for work and any cosmetic attention paid to them must relate to there function and longevity. I'll touch up paint to prevent rust but dust is the last thing I'm going to spend my time preventing. I don't even cover my boat that I store indoors.
You consider the boat a tool too?
My boat is a toy, I try to keep all my toys clean and shiney.

You're right about mice, especially if you store it in an outside shed. Though in my shed the way it is built they can't get in. They would have to chew a hole somewhere to gain access.. Mine has been up for 14 years and never had a critter of any kind make a home in it. Had bees get in I fixed that with a screen. One thing I can't keep out is spiders, those suckers get into everything.
I had possums living underneath, and the rabbits like it under there too.
Fixed that problem too.

I have my boat in the garage too, I put a king size sheet draped over the windshield going down on the cockpit with the rest on the bow. I have my table saw in the garage, I grind sometimes, use the sander among other things. The sheet keeps the bow, windshield and cockpit nice and clean.
Plus it is such an easy thing to do takes all of less than a minute to throw the sheet over. But to each his own.

When I used to live in an apartment and parked the boat in the yard, I covered the boat with custom made canvas, faithfully. After every use I would wash it down let it dry and cover till the next weekend. Even if I was going back out the next day, I would throw the cover on.
It keeps the bird crap off, I had a black cherry tree and that stuff in bird crap was hard to remove!
Wintertime I would brace it up under the cover and brush the snow off every snowfall. Kept the weight off. All my years of keeping it outside nothing ever took up residence inside. Maybe I was just lucky?

I have a small piece of sheet covering my table saw too, I think it helps keeping the dust out of the motor when it sits waiting for the next useage.
A small piece on top of my 9.9 outboard, a piece covering the 70 horse on the boat.
When not in use I have a sheet covering my train layout too.

Hmmm, after writing this, maybe I have compulsive sheet disorder syndrome now that I think of it. Maybe I should seek out some professional help?

But like I said to each his own, everyone has their own way of doing things.
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