Will I cause more damage by draining the gas and then running until empty? I have 5 generators, 2 gas powered air compressor, 2 snow blowers, 1 riding lawn mower and 1 lawn vac/chipper. Yes I have to much, buts for another thread. For 25 years I just left the gas in them until I used them again. Sometimes that could be a year or two. Especially with the generators, since I am not running 4 framing crews any more. So theres been some threads about gas with ethanol and I got a bug up my butt and went out to the shed and drained all the gas and ran them dry. NO i didnt fog them. I was to lazy to go to the store to get some. My thinking is that the carbs may varnish over and the needles may clog. Any thoughts?