Originally Posted by timfromma
Every generator I've ever owned has fuel cutoff valve. Just turn the valve and let the generator run out of gas in the engine.
Mine too but with the ethanol gas we have now it's not good to store more than a few months so when I'm done with mine-
I shut off the gas and run it until it misses. I turn on the choke and it
runs a bit longer then dies.
Mine has a carb bowl drain so I drain the remaining tablespoon of gas
out of the carb that you can't get just by running it with fuel shut off.
Then I remove the gas line from the carb and stick it into a 5 gal container
and drain the tank.
It's a big hassle but since we only use it for emergencies that's my routine.
LP I guess I wouldn't have to do all that....
But that week we needed it in hot weather I ran thru at least 3 5-gal cans
of gas. I have means to siphon gas from either my truck or one of the cars so we could go longer even if the local gas stations were in-accessible due to weather or lack of power at the gas station.
Everything's a trade off.
That dual fuel sounds interesting! I guess I never heard of that...