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Old 10-20-2006, 09:14 PM
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Old 10-20-2006, 09:16 PM
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Old 10-20-2006, 09:25 PM
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This is the story. *I have been wanting to get another WB blower either this year or next year. *Last year I sold off my 10HP Billy Goat Blower because I really didn't have a need for it, well recently I have been needing another one. *But before I jump into another Billy Goat blower, I decided that I wanted to try out a Little Wonder. *Everybody talks about them, so I wanted to compare it to something. *

So I go down to the local rental station, and rent a Little Wonder 9HP Honda for the day. *I have two jobs that I could use it for, so what the heck. *Well, I don't know if many people know that the chute for a Little Wonder has to be changed manually by bending down near the muffler, compared to the Billy Goat which can be adjusted with a control at the handle bar.

So I bent down to change the chute angle, and I could feel the heat from the muffler and I was about 8 to 12 inches away from it. *No problem, I have felt heat similar to that many times from other equipment; snow blowers, mowings, etc. *It's just a little heat that kicks off from the muffler. *

Well, next thing I know I could feel the heat a lot more. *I stand up and my coat is burning and smoking, and has a huge hole in it...so I take off my coat and throw it to the ground and put out the smoke. *Then I noticed that my sweatshirt underneath is even burnt. *I couldn't believe. *I was lucky that it didn't go through my other shirt under my sweatshirt or I would have been burnt badly. *My shirt under my sweatshirt had some slight black marks on it of where it looked like it was going to start burning.

Let's just say that I am very lucky. *I emailed Little Wonder about, and hope to get a response from them. *Let's just say that I do not plan on buying a Little Wonder after this little episode, unless they make an adjustable chute lever.
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Old 10-20-2006, 09:33 PM
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here is the muffler from the little wonder website

Sorry so small....can't seem to adjust it without making it blurry
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Old 10-20-2006, 09:34 PM
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here is a another pic...again sorry about the size
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Old 10-20-2006, 09:37 PM
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Old 10-20-2006, 09:46 PM
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WOW I am glad you didnt get hurt!

Do you want to email me the picture so I can post a larger image?
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Well, the pictures that I am using there are from the little wonder website. *I unfortunately don't have any pictures of the blower that I used today. *But the muffler in that picture, is the exact same one as the one that I used today
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Old 10-23-2006, 10:13 AM
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A little update on this story...I got an email back from Little Wonder. Well, in a nutshell, it seems that they could care less sense Honda is the company that I need to talk to about it. Since it is Honda's engine, and nothing of theirs. Yeah....good attitude Little Wonder. What a bunch of @**^#!$&

I will never recommend Little Wonder to anybody at all after this situation.
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Yikes! It looks like they could at least put some type of cage or something around the muffler area to keep such things from happening.
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