View Full Version : ? for RedMax blower owners

Envy Lawn Service
10-29-2006, 10:35 PM
Here's a quote from another thread (no response there).....

I have a question for those of you that own an 8000 or 8001....

When sweeping the nozzle back and forth, does it seem to you like the tube elbow up at the housing is not allowed to swing far enough to the left?

There is a 'tab' on the blower that catches a 'stop' on the tube elbow and to me it seems that the elbow is not allowed to rotate around far enough for the tube to point dead ahead. This makes it hard to sweep the tube from just before dead ahead on to the left.

I find this annoying.

What would happen if I did away with this tab?

10-29-2006, 10:45 PM
void your warranty?

I don't have any trouble with mine.

Envy Lawn Service
10-29-2006, 11:09 PM
Being unfamilar with these, I was just trying to make sure that this wouldn't allow the elbow to rotate to some sort of 'pop-out' alignment where the elbow could come down out of the housing.

Stupid thing... I went out to have a look and see what the probability if this even being noticed after being removed. While looking at that I noticed it would only be able to rotate another inch or so to the left without it anyways before striking the hip belt portion of the frame.

Maybe I'm just used to a more flexible pipe? Maybe I need to adjust the throttle joystick position?