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RE: Sluggish snow throwers
- Subject: RE: Sluggish snow throwers
- From: Christopher Meier <Christopher Meier cwix com>
- Date: Sun, 03 Jan 1999 23:35:49 -0600
- Importance: Normal
- In-reply-to: <199901040322.WAA26538@aldhfn.aldhfn.org>
- Sender: owner-elec-trak cosmos5 phy tufts edu
I haven't even bothered to try mine yet, due to rust in
the chute and on the auger, and because of a comment by
the previous owner - he recommended using silicon spray
to make it work better... I was thinking of reconditioning
I'd lean towards whichever spray is better for runoff into
the environment, since you're likely to use a bunch over a
From: owner-elec-trak cosmos5 phy tufts edu
[mailto:owner-elec-trak cosmos5 phy tufts edu]On Behalf Of David Roden
Sent: Sunday, January 03, 1999 9:45 PM
To: elec-trak cosmos5 phy tufts edu
Subject: Sluggish snow throwers
Thanks to all for the suggestions. I have gotten two suggestions for
lubricating the auger and chute to reduce clogging:
> pam, a non stick spray for frypans.
> graphite spray lubricants have
> more staying power than vegetable oil based spray lubricants.
I wonder if silicone or Teflon spray would be effective.
Anyone have an
experience one way or the other?
What about a mineral oil-based product like WD-40 or LPS?
It also occurs to me that I probably will need to repaint the inside of
the housing and chute -- there is some rust which may be making the