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Go out a door that's not blocked and walk to the blocked one to clear the snow. If all your doors are blocked go out a window and do the same. If it's a screen door, remove the screen and reach through the opening to move the snow. You can use a broom or even a pot or baking pan if your don't have a shovel within reach.


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The throttle controls the speed of the engine and the auger(s), and the gears control the speed of the wheels. You should normally run it at full throttle to pick up and throw the snow. Choose the gear based on the situation - for light snow in a large area use a higher gear to get it done quickly. With heavier snow you may need to use lower gears to keep ...


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My blower has 4 gear speeds. I use the first two for blowing and the upper two for traveling while not blowing. You pick a slower or faster blowing gear based on how thick the snow is (slow gear for heavy snow), and a slower or faster traveling gear based on how tired you are vs how much of a hurry you're in to get inside and use the bathroom. Throttle is ...


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In most cases, snow is not a solid substance. It is powder so it has a bit of movement. What you have to do it push the door a little bit open, and close it repeatably. From this you will hopefully be able to get your hand out the door to clear more snow. From that you can then open it even more. Repeat this process until you can fit a shovel out to ...


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Here are some options: Use another door Go out a window so you can dig out the door Call someone who can come over and dig you out Hole up and wait for the snow to melt.


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Use the 10w-30. If you store the blower in a warm place then you need do nothing further. If you store the blower in a cold place (around -20°C) then you should replace the 10w-30 with 5w-30 as soon as practicable. In the meanwhile, double or triple the warm-up period before engaging any load. The first number is the viscosity as tested under cold ...


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Well if you apply it before you will just be shoveling it away. If you apply it after it will only help for the next batch of snow. But it will also tear up your road. I opt for nothing and dealing with the snow.


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I doubt the snow is so compacted that you cannot open the door at all. You don't have a huge ice-cube out of your door. So, just open the door as much as you can and dig your path clean.


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My Craftsman 3/21 single-stage, 2-stoke snow-blower now works perfectly and discharges snow from chute as expected/desired. Thanks to everyone that helped me solve this HI/DIY problem!!! Corrective steps toward problem-resolution: Replaced drive-belt (specification was 35"; my old one had stretched out by over an inch) Replaced auger-blades (hard rubber) ...


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I was curious about this question and the comments suggesting the shear pin, so I entered the model number in a search engine that's usually been pretty Googd for finding things. If found a lot of links to scam downloads but not the manual. I went to another search engine that doesn't get as much play and Bingo it found the manual. The manual does not ...


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I'm choosing to use the answer location because here I have more space to write. I'm going to go out on a limb here, (by the way, great pictures. Makes a world of difference to actually see what we are talking about.) and suggest that the original roof design is inherently flawed. The overhang is just to long for the structural strength of the base roofing ...


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If the knee brace has simply fallen from its original position then it was clearly never meant to support anything. These things are often uses as appearance items much the same way window shutters are used. It is understood that the shutters will never protect the windows, but still they go up for appearance. If you have a problem with the roof heaving ...


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depends on temperature. check your manual and it may have a chart that shows how cold it has to be to change over to 5w20 and how hot it has to be to run 10w30. if not, i would run the 10w30 synthetic if its above -10 deg celsius.


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better than metal flashing and its excellent ability to repel water/moisture is self-sticking rubberized flashing. Although 15 pound roof felt also is acceptable. Either product should be lapped over by the (if any) house wrap and fastened with minimal nails ,etc. I'm not sure about the problem you have in regards to re-installing the clapboards? Won't they ...


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