something to keep wet snow from sticking?

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We just dumped with 4- 6" of heavy wet snow that has even drifted. We've had smaller wet snows before the ego has handled, but not drifts and such like this. I thought I saw something here about spraying in the housing and chute to help with sticking? All I have at hand right now is WD40, but why am I thinking that wouldn't be a good idea, or would it? Alternatives I could pick up at a local Ace? Or is it shovel time? Thanks in advance for any advice.
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I have not used but have read here
Kitchen cooking spray
Silicone spray
and I am pretty sure WD40

https://community.egopowerplus.com/ego/topics/ego-snow-blower-88voxk95l912q


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DuPont Snow and Ice Non-Stick Clear Coating with Teflon works great. I spray the inside housing and chute before using my snowblower and I've never had it plug up. It's available on Amazon, I bought mine from either Home Depot or Lowe's.
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Spray silicon works best; spray liberally onto paddles and inside the chute.
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Thanks all. Actually, so far so good. About 250 ft down, and just over 250 more to go, and so far no issues. We are using battery faster than normal, but gee, hardly surprising. Did all that on the 7.5s and just switched to the 5s. Will probably need to switch once more. I did hand cut an edge for the blower to use, since it compacted too much trying to pull in and blow full width. Not complaining. still better than doing the whole thing by hand!
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Makes me glad I live where the typical once a year snow is about 4", but had an unprecedented 10-15" early this year that prompted me to buy the snowblower. Glad I did because it blew me away how well it worked.
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We're going to post a final tally, but I think I heard we have had 58" of snow so far this year. it has snowed at least once a week since early Feb. Our 3rd season Ego has literally moved tons of snow this year. It is amazing.
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Exactly what I use and it works very well.
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Thanks! Will keep that in mind for next time. Managed to do this one without any help, but it was getting pretty sticky as the sun was warming things up.
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Paul Christenson

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Those are all ground water pollutants...:(

If you must use something use Fluid Film (fish oil based)
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Nod, we try to avoid using any additives. That is why I am unfamiliar. We are so frugal especially with petro stuff I am on my second can of wd40 in 40 years, lol. I was glad we didn't need use anything after all.
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Thanks for your insight.