Re: Freeze protection - no heated storage
For the first 5 yrs, we sucked the gas out of the tank with an old turkey baster, dragged it into the house then hauled it down the basement stairs.
During the "iffy" fall season, after each use, I'd always detatch the hose, roll the engine over a half dozen times with the pull cord, till no more water came out and hold the hose high above my head, with the trigger open, to drain the water out.
Then one winter we forgot it outside in the shed. Figured if it still worked, fine, if not, we'll get a new one.
Worked perfect the next spring and it has spent the last 15 winters out in the shed, "using this procedure" with no problem, ever since. Touch wood.......
Larry ( in Southern Ontario )
1976 Ford LGT 165 / Johnson 10TC Loader / 54" Snowpusher.
1973 White Town & Country / 42" Two Stage Snow Blower.
1976 Ford RMT 66 RER / Grandson's first tractor.