Leaf Blower Tips

In a previous article, we discussed how one could use a leaf blower to clear away light snow. It speeds up a chore that no one really likes to do.

A leaf blower can be used to move away dry, powdery snow from sidewalks, steps, driveways, and vehicles.
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If you ever use the leaf blower to remove snow there are a few leaf blower tips you need to keep in mind.

· When temperatures reach around or above 32°F after it has snowed, things get wetter and a leaf blower may not be as effective.
· When you clear snow using a gas leaf blower, you should inspect the air filter and air-intake grid for snow and ice buildup and clean it out as soon as you notice it.
· Take precautions to prevent ice from forming inside the carburetor venturi. If neglected, problems running the blower may be encountered.
· It is discouraged to use an electric leaf blower to remove snow. However, if you must, plug it into an outlet that has a ground-fault circuit breaker.
· Be aware that a gas leaf blower runs hotter than an electric blower. To avoid the heat, grab the blower at the blower tube rather than the engine.

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Written by Robert Janis for LawnEq - Your specialists for Lawn Mower Parts and Small Engine Parts. We offer genuine premium OEM parts for Land Pride, Toro and many more dependable manufacturers.

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