My snowblower, probably like a lot of them, has the muffler located
right smack in front of the operator. I smell like a refinery after
30 minutes of snowblowing.
Has anyone heard or seen of anyone putting a black iron pipe extension
on the exhaust, then putting the muffler on the end of that, in order
to extend the exhaust out or up? I'd love to be able to route the
exhaust fumes somewhere other than right in front of me.
My only concern would be any possible backpressure created by a longer
Done all the time -- no problem as long as isn't ridiculously long or a
whole lot of bends. One 90 or a couple 45's would be fine. If the sex
works out right, I'll try to use street-els instead of 90s as they're a
little longer in sweep...
to add to dpb's reply, if you want to go farther, just go up a pipe size.
Remember, though, you may need to support what you add. The aluminum block
won't like to support a foot or so of pipe and a couple of fittings, plus a
Since a snowblower is about waist high at the handles and about 2 feet wide
at the best, where would you extend the exhaust to, that would not be still
in front of you?
You could possibly get a way with an elbow to point the exhaust down. Check
your engine, many these days don't have a threaded pipe outlet, but use an
unthreaded hole with a gasket and the muffler attaches with two bolts, could
make changes more difficult.
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