On Wed, 13 Jan 2016 02:39:29 -0800 (PST), Uncle Monster
Not ALL business cards are the same thickness, but a atandard
business card stock is "12 pt" or "100 lb" stock - and 12 point means
the paper is 0.012" thick.
That just happens to be "close enough" for most Briggs engines - with
specs ranging from .006-.010 on the lowest, to 10-14 on the highest,
with most spec'd at .008 - .012, and a few at .012 - .020.
Getting the plug up to temp will evaperate gasoline quicker and start a
cold engine faster. I do this with My mower [as well as shoot a little
gas into the plug hole] and 9 times out of ten it fires right up.
The heat range has NOTHING to do with starting temperature. A hotter
range plug won't start any easier than a cold one (at least not the
first time). A cold plug may foul quicker -- but that's a different
What has the heat range got to do with the engine starting if it is clean
and not caked up with carbon or some such ? If the plug is clean the heat
range does not come into play as far as the engine starting.
On Wed, 13 Jan 2016 11:58:02 -0500, Stormin Mormon
Take the plug and heat it with a propane or butane torch. This drives
out any moisture, evaporates any fuel, and removes any oil fouling. -
making the plug more likely to fire if adequate fuel and spark are
Works good for starting flooded engines. I've also on occaision held
the torch over the plug hole and pulled the rope. It sucks the flame
into the cyl and very quicly clears a flooded cyl.. Just stand back,
because it can blow a bright blue flame a few inches out of the hole
On 1/13/2016 4:23 PM, firstname.lastname@example.org wrote:
There once was a man from Morass,
who cleared with a torch of brass.
I leave it to gentle readers to write
the rest of the limerick.
I've cleared flooded by remove the spark
plug and then yank the start cord several
times. No blue flames for me.
Reminds me of what happened to the guy who owned the cottage next to
our neighbour's cottage at Amberly Beach when I was a kid. The
cottages were down a bank from the road, with the cottage roof just
above road level, and parking at the road. The wife was doing some
painting while the husband was doing some roof repairs. She washed out
the paint brush with coleman fuel and dumped it down the hole in the
outhouse. Husband came down from the roof for a "dump" and a smoke..
He's sitting in the outhouse and lights his cigar, then drops the lit
match down the hole,, between his legs - igniting the vapours in the
pit You can guess the rest........
Then, about a week later he got back up onto the (single plain "shed"
style ) roof to finish his repairs, tying a rope to the back bumper of
the car up by the road, using it to keep from sliding off the roof by
tying it to his belt. The good wife decided to go in to the store at
Point Clark to get fresh bread and milk, and pulls the car out of the
parking lot, launching poor hubby over the roof and into the parking
lot where he had his still tender backside dragged through the gravel
until wifey figured out what had just happened..
He said if he didn't know her better he'd have swaorn she was trying
to collect on his life insurance policy!!
On 1/13/2016 9:42 PM, email@example.com wrote:
You for real? Sounds like some thing copy and paste off
Snopes, or Truthorfiction.
I've seen Coleman fuel give a bit of a whuff when it's
poured on wood and lit with a match.
Emergency! did that one about the rope on the bumper,
I think it was in season six.
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