Hello every one. Found this forum not long ago and have been reading some of the posts. Decided to join. I, have a Ariens compact 22 and a Snapper 8265. Picked up the Snapper at a garage sale. Want to use the Snapper at my friends house, she, and I are both in our 70's. After putting new belts on it and going all over it, it seems to run fine. We will find out this winter. When I called /snapper to order the belts, I was told it was built in 1999. Does any one know much about these blowers. I, enjoy, yard work, gardening, working on things. . Looking forward to talking to all of you.