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somers96

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Message Posted: Aug 22, 2013 8:15:55 AM

This ethanol gas is eating up my single cylinder machines! If I fill my standby generator and do not use it in a year I need to drain it, run it dry and flush with NO-ethanol gas. So says my small engine mechanic. Its tough on the string trimmer's and chainsaws also, even with "stabile" added.
Any help find around pottstown-Phoenixville,PA area. For my small engines.
Cannot afford 20 bucks a gallon 'non-ethanol" gas at the small engine shop.

What do I do with the 1 year old gas I remove from my Honda standby generator?
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darwinfinch
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Message Posted: Sep 25, 2013 9:51:33 AM

Your statement about not being able to afford the non-ethanol gas exposes why it's so important to have biofuel alternatives...
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goldseeker
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Message Posted: Sep 25, 2013 12:11:37 AM

LOL! SoylentGrain, you are spot on.
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Chazzer
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Message Posted: Sep 24, 2013 2:09:20 PM

We definitely don't have that here!
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justinemt14
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Message Posted: Aug 25, 2013 1:19:57 PM

Nowhere...
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rumbleseat
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Message Posted: Aug 24, 2013 6:31:34 AM

There is no such thing on the market as "Pure Gas", only fuel adulterated by several chemicals unsafe for human consumptions.
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goldseeker
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Message Posted: Aug 24, 2013 3:46:42 AM

I would love to have some gasoline free ethanol.
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Steveo763
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Message Posted: Aug 23, 2013 9:56:52 AM

Sorry I didn't answer your original question in my last post, http://pure-gas.org/ is a great site for finding non-ethanol fuels.

Just keep in mind that your wallet will be much lighter since Pure Gas will likely be $0.80 more expensive than E10.
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rumbleseat
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Message Posted: Aug 22, 2013 4:03:27 PM

"If I fill my standby generator and do not use it in a year"
Solution? Don't leave fuel sitting! It doesn't matter if it is gasoline, E10, whatever, it goes stale!
Is you mechanic that dull that he hasn't told you that?
The gas you drain from your generator? Put it in your car, you always have fresh fuel in your generator, and you don't waste any!

From Honda (it's in the book, and on the website):
Fuel can contain up to 10% ethanol!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Never use stale gasoline!!!!!!!!!!!
Run your generator at least once a month!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Running, or exercising, your generator regularly helps to insure it will start when you really need it. It lubricates the engine by circulating oil, runs fresh gas through the carburetor, and works to recharge the battery. This keeps the generator ready to go when the power goes out.
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Steveo763
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Message Posted: Aug 22, 2013 3:41:23 PM

Your problem is storing fuel for a year, not the 10% Max content of ethanol in your fuel. Fuel goes bad relatively quickly and you shouldn't keep fuel in your small engine equipment for that long. 2 months max without anything like Stabil.
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SilverStreaker
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Message Posted: Aug 22, 2013 9:33:07 AM

"Cannot afford 20 bucks a gallon 'non-ethanol" gas at the small engine shop."
Your small engine mechanic really needs that money for his yacht.
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SoylentGrain
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Message Posted: Aug 22, 2013 8:31:32 AM

"So says my small engine mechanic. "

If any fuel sits for a year, you increase your chances of fuel related issues. First thing you should replace is the small engine mechanic.
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