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Is gasoline usable after being stored in a Rubbermaid trash can?

I had a fuel leak in a generator gas tank. To fix it I needed, quickly, to drain the gas and had no available cans (in Florida, all are full pending Irma). I had a clean Brute trash can I had used (...
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Is there a safe, ethical, way to get rid of old gas?

Normally I'm pretty good about buying just enough at the beginning of the spring. Last year my grass continued to grow into December so I ended up with nearly a gallon of extra gas. I don't feel ...
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What should I do after topping up the oil in a lawn mower with petrol by mistake

I am house-sitting for my parents and I tried to cut the grass. In summary, I accidentally topped up the oil (thinking it was petrol, and running low) with a load of petrol. It took 10 mins of trying ...
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Adding gas/oil mixture into unmixed gas tank?

My wife accidentally added about a cup of gas/oil mixture (50:1) into our lawn mower which takes unmixed fuel. If she fills the rest of the tank with regular gas will there be any problems? Do I have ...
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Is pre-mixed ethanol-free fuel better than mixing yourself?

I just invested in a very nice 2-cycle string trimmer and I want it to last. I have always used stabilizer in my fuel for my 4-cycle lawn mower. I know that ethanol attracts moisture and the ...
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how to fix a lawn mower that leaks gas

My father-in-law handed down a fairly new Craftsman lawn vacuum that has a 6.75 Briggs and Stratton engine. When we put gas in it, it leaked all over the place. We took off the air filter and the gas ...
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What could happen if I use 2 cycle fuel in a 4 cycle engine?

First off, this is NOT to be confused with the following question: What could happen if I used 4 cycle fuel in a 2 cycle engine? 2 cycle oil is used for my weed eater. There is no way I could use a ...
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How should I drain fuel from my mower?

I have a Honda lawn mower (HRX217K2VKA) and I want to drain the fuel for winter. How should I do this? Three options spring to mind: Run the engine until the fuel is gone. Tip the mower to pour the ...