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Leaf vac - fire aftermath

Post in 'The Gear' started by mustash29, Jun 20, 2013.

  1. mustash29

    mustash29 Feeling the Heat

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    About a month ago I fired up the leaf vac to chip some crap. I run it dry for storage. It's hard to start so I filled the tank, put the fuel can away and sprayed a shot of carb cleaner in the intake and rolled it over. It fired allright, and backfired about a cup of fuel out of the intake. I believe the carb float stuck open and flooded the intake manifold with fresh fuel.

    I hauled butt and grabbed the red bottle and knocked it out with a one second burst. Freaking scared the crap out of me because it was parked under the deck. !!!

    A new air filter and she purrs like a kitten again.

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  2. BoilerMan

    BoilerMan Minister of Fire

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    Ahhhh, that air filter is still good, throw it back on and call it good :p.

    Glad to hear nothing much worse happned!

    TS
  3. bogydave

    bogydave Minister of Fire

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    Good quick thinking !
    Having a few relatively cheap extinguishers around just a good idea!

    Good thread !
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  4. mustash29

    mustash29 Feeling the Heat

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    My other half kept calling it a fire hydrant. :rolleyes:
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  5. Paulywalnut

    Paulywalnut Minister of Fire

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    Quick thinking. Looks good as new.

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