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  • Buy Your Good Gas from a Dedicated Pump

    Two local gas stations sell the good gas without the corn crap in it. Fleet Farm has a pump that ONLY pumps the good gas. That's where I should have bought it.

    Bill's Superette has a pump that sells 3 grades from one pump and hose. Today I bought 1 gallon of the good gas, but the last guy to use the pump most likely bought E-10 or E-85, so I suspect most of my one gallon is the crap gas. I should have pumped one gallon in the car, then one gallon into my jug, to be sure only good gas is used in my leaf blower.

  • #2
    Tom, exactly what were you thinking going to a multipurpose pump?
    You wana look waaay far up da road and plan yer route because the brakes are far more of a suggestion than a command!

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    • #3
      Originally posted by DaWizard View Post
      Tom, exactly what were you thinking going to a multipurpose pump?
      This is Minnesota............I was suffering from brain freeze!

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      • #4
        Well, today I dumped yesterday's gallon of good gas into my Olds, then rode with my neighbor to Fleet Farm to buy another gallon of good gas from the dedicated pump. I also bought a new quart of 2 cycle oil. If it warms above zero tomorrow, I'll give the blower another try with the new gas. If it still doesn't rev up then the carb comes apart, as well as the tank filter.

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        • DaWizard
          DaWizard commented
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          Remember, a clogged or partially clogged exhaust can cause the same problem.

        • Mitch
          Mitch commented
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          Yep Chief mentioned that on the other thread.. It seems to be a common issue on those

        • Ted Duke
          Ted Duke commented
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          Leaf blower? Didn't God intend for them to lie on the ground? Natural fertilizer.

      • #5
        According to a guy that used to manage a station and dealt with the state inspectors, the capture system that the government mandates for all modern pumps: vapors and fuel are captured and returned to the holding tank so they do not pollute the environment. The amount left in the hose after pumping the 5 gallons used to test the flow of the pump it averages about 1/4 cup.

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        • #6
          Originally posted by Mike V. Florida View Post
          According to a guy that used to manage a station and dealt with the state inspectors, the capture system that the government mandates for all modern pumps: vapors and fuel are captured and returned to the holding tank so they do not pollute the environment. The amount left in the hose after pumping the 5 gallons used to test the flow of the pump it averages about 1/4 cup.
          I have noticed it's tough to drain any gas from the hose these days, but I wasn't sure how much is inside the pump and switching compartment.
          Back in the 60's with the hand crank to reset the numbers pumps, I could drain almost a quart out of each pump when I closed the station for the night. Even at 30 cents a gallon, every bit helps.

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          • BILL WILLIAMSON
            BILL WILLIAMSON commented
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            Tom,
            Two Guys got ARRESTED, when they fell asleep, while siphoning gas from a station tank filler, with a LOOOOONG skinny hose & an electric fuel pump, plumbed into their GAS TANK!---Must have been a REALLY QUALITY, 6 Volt Pump!
            Dad Amazedatsuchstupidity

          • Mike V. Florida
            Mike V. Florida commented
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            As a kid, we did that. We would pull up the pumps and drain the hoses one at a time pushing the car from pump to pump and even across the street for a few gallons.

        • #7
          So Tom, we get an update yet?
          You wana look waaay far up da road and plan yer route because the brakes are far more of a suggestion than a command!

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          • #8
            Originally posted by DaWizard View Post
            So Tom, we get an update yet?
            Not yet, but I'm about ready to build a steam powered bellows to blow the snow.

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            • #9
              If anyone could build such a contraption, it would be Tom!

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              • #10
                Originally posted by Ted Duke View Post
                Leaf blower? Didn't God intend for them to lie on the ground? Natural fertilizer.
                Yep, I always mulch my leaves, and I don't water the grass or use fertilizer.
                Why make more work than necessary, and my yard looks as good as the neighbor's, which gets water and fertilizer.

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                • BILL WILLIAMSON
                  BILL WILLIAMSON commented
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                  Samuel, my Gardener, dumps leaves, etc, in a portion of my raised flower bed, turns it occasionally, with a fork & I always have great soil to use, anywhere I need it. I grow veggies, herbs, etc, in HUGE Clay pots. I even add shredded paper, to the compost mix & triple 16 fertilizer.
                  Dad Greenfingers

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