My new Ryobi snow blower didn’t come with any kind of tool for clearing out the chute, so I came up with my own solution. I also wanted a brush to clean off the snow before storing the machine in the garage, so I grabbed a clearance car brush/scraper from Meijer for just about $4.
I took it to the band saw to remove some of the scraper. I might cut more after using it.
I picked up a couple of 1/2″ PVC couplers from Menards for 29¢/each, so I’d have a backup in case my first idea didn’t work.
I cut out about 1/4 of the PVC, drilled some holes, spray painted it black, and grabbed a couple of zip ties.
It was quick work to figure out where to attach it to the snow blower handle so the brush wouldn’t interfere with it folding open or closed.
Works great! Here’s a quick video showing how it snaps in and pops out.
The foam grip on the brush handle was useless; out in the cold all it did was twist in your hand. I removed it, giving me more surface area to use a second clip, which makes it snap in more securely.
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