Keep your fingers crossed for me

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  1. rvlcf

    rvlcf Active Member

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    My electricity is out, and my generator won’t start.
    Im at a loss and just hoping my power comes on before it’s too late.
    Please send good vibes
     
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    Good vibes coming your way
     
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    Hope all goes well & stay warm ! I'm You Folks in the North East are geting it bad !
     
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    Fingers crossed. This is my worst fear.
     
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    Fingers crossed. Isn't there mini power backups for powerheads to keep flow going
     
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    if its a portable generator take off the air cleaner and pour a little gas down the carb. It should start. The float or something in the carb may be gummed up. Or if you have some gumout carb cleaner spray that in.
     
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    Where do u live?
     
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    I got the generator started! I went out one more time, although it had given me no indication it was going to turn over, and got it going. Holy stress! I was really starting to freak. Thanks for the good vibes!
    I live in Connecticut, and we’re having a major storm.
     
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    I also have an eco tech battery backup that powers one of my mp40’s, but it crapped out after 45 minutes. I’ll have to figure out why.
     
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    Sweet!! Also I always forget to turn the fuel on. They usually have a little inline valve. My Best advice to you would be to get a bottle of seafoam. It is a fuel conditioner, stabilizer and cleaner. You will never have a fuel problem like this again.
     
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    Kvinal Active Member R2R Supporter CTARS Member

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    Yes this is ct forum but what town? I live in Plainfield and wouldn’t mind loaning my gen to help save a reef.
     
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    Good news ! :)
     
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    I did have the fuel line open, but you’re probably right about the stabilizer. The gas had been in there a while, although I added fresh also when I started. I definitely need to make sure it’s working before a major storm hits.
     
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    Thank you for the offer, you are a true gentleman.
     
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    Seafoam and Stabil are lifesavers for small engines because of the ethanol they put in our fuel. If untreated the ethanol gums up everything. Glad you got it started up again!
     
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    We use Seafoam great stuff my Stihl ms270 starts on the 2nd pull (3rd in winter)
     
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    Water Dog Valuable Member R2R Supporter R2R Excellence Award

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    I use Stabil Marine and Ringfree (Yamaha’s version of Seafoam) on my Yamaha 2 stoke outboard. The Ringfree keeps my carbs nice and clean! :)
     
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    I'll have to look into that... We have a lot of winter/summer equipment at the farm I work at a couple days a week. We only run premium in our small engines too. I just drained the toro snowblower into the mantis tiller last week (viseversa in the fall) this weather is my bosses fault lol
     
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    Sent!! good luck
     
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