How to Store a Leaf Blower

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Matthew Christian

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Hi, my name is Matthew Christian from Tampa, Florida and on behalf of Expert Village, today I would like to talk to you about the proper use and maintenance of a leaf blower. When you are done using your leaf blower, obviously it is going to go into storage, there are a few things that you will want to know about this. The electric leaf blower is not too much preparation involved in for storage but the gas powered, there is a few steps you will want to take prior to putting away in storage. Especially if you are going to store it for any period of time. Maybe over the Winter season, the machine is going to be sitting there for several months without being used. Gasoline has a shelf life meaning the gasoline will go bad after a period of time and the gasoline tends to take on or turn into varnish. What happens is the gasoline will create deposits inside the carburetor of your gas powered leaf blower and the fuel lines and combustion chambers and could adversely affect its performance. later when you go to use it. One of the things you could do to help prepare your gas powered leaf blower for storage would be to add a fuel stabilizer into the gas tank to help preserve the fuel and to prevent it from going bad or turning to varnish and it is clogging up your carburetor and not allowing you to use it next season. So just general care and maintenance, keeping it clean and adding that stabilizer to the fuel if you are going to storing for a long time. And of course, whether it be electric or gas, always keep your power equipment stored in a cool, dry place.