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#1 ol' stonebreaker OFFLINE  

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Posted March 05, 2017 - 04:01 PM

 I got tired of adjusting the deflector angle via the wingnut setup so decided to make it remote control. It's a locking throttle cable. Seems to work fine, a friend will  get me some 5/16" fuel hose from his work to cover the cable housing to keep out water so it can't freeze up. I put a liberal amount of grease on the slide under the handle to hopefully keep water out there and I'll do the same on the other end. I also plan to put a liberal  amount of oil on the length of the cable housing before sliding the hose over it to further discourage water.

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Posted March 05, 2017 - 06:46 PM

Good idea.  Haven't used my thrower but once in the last 2 winters.  Needless to say, snow throwers/blowers are not a good sale item this year.


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Posted March 08, 2017 - 09:10 AM

I would like to operate my chute telepathically. Likely will not happen.


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Posted March 08, 2017 - 09:39 AM

  Had to do some re-engineering on it. Between the slack in the hinge and the slack between the cable and housing when I set the deflector to the desired angle and when the snow hit it, it would rise some. I moved the cable attachment point to the top hole seen in the pic so all the slack wasn't magnified from the attachment point being so close to the hinge. It eliminated a lot of the excess movement. The hinge has a lot of play in it, I guess so if rust forms from salt it won't bind up. I think I can live with it now.

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Posted March 08, 2017 - 11:25 AM

Maybe an automotive vacuum port plug with a hole at the end added and secured to the cable housing would keep moisture from entering at the open deflector end?


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Posted March 08, 2017 - 01:57 PM

  Once I get the hose over the housing  and I plan to put hose over it from the anchor clamp to the end of the housing. Then I'll apply a light coat of grease where the cable exits the housing, apply some silicone over the end of the housing and around the cable. Let the silicone set and see how that works. I plan to coat the housing clamp and the ends of the hose with liquid elec tape to seal that area off.

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Posted March 23, 2017 - 05:15 PM

 Well, the silicone over the end didn't work so back to the drawing board. I cut off a short piece of 1/4" ID fuel hose, inserted a small amount of silicone in one end and let it set up good. drilled a small hole thru the silicone and ran the wire thru it and clamped the hose over the housing. I guess time will tell how it will last.

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Posted March 23, 2017 - 08:00 PM

I would like to operate my chute telepathically. Likely will not happen.

I bet you could rig it up so you operate it by moving your head.






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