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Can I Run 40:1 Oil In 50:1 Equipment?

July 2, 2018, 9:04 pm

Hello, I was wondering if I could run 40:1 gas ratio in a 50:1 gas ratio, my old string trimmer died and that took 40:1. I have 2 gallons of 40:1 gas. I am getting a new string trimmer and blower tha... Read more »

Garden shredder problem

September 4, 2017, 6:06 pm

My AL-KO shredder is 30 years old. It has recently developed a fault, viz. It runs for 10 seconds, then stops. Any answers please? Read more »

Hole saw

June 26, 2017, 1:01 pm

Which he saw is best for cutting into a 600mm cast iron sewer I need 5 inch cutter Thanks Read more »

Nutool 12 speed pillar drill What size chuck key please!

June 26, 2017, 9:07 am

Hi just bought a second hand Nutool 12 speed pillar drill model: DP16-12 does anybody please know what size chuck key this would take please? Read more »

Pre mix 50 to 1

June 15, 2017, 6:35 pm

I recently purchased a new Poulan chainsaw that says it needs a 50 to 1 mix. Can I use a can of pre-mixed fuel that I got from my local Echo dealer for my leaf blower? Read more »

all 4 of my Makita lithius batteries refuse to charge.

December 4, 2016, 1:27 am

I have 2 lithium 18V batteries and 2 Lithium/ion batteries for 18V. None will charge and they are NOT old. Charger blinks red/green. Book said that meant a bad charger but I bought a new one and i... Read more »

Powering battery tools

October 16, 2016, 2:16 pm

Is it ok to power a 19.2v with a12v car battery? Read more »

Generator shuts down after transfer.

November 14, 2015, 8:22 pm

My 17 KW Generac generator shuts down after transfer to emergency power, with the generator in the auto mode I opened the main braker the generator did start and transfer, upon transfer the generator... Read more »

power washer has no pressure

July 8, 2015, 2:47 pm

I have an excel power washer start up good but has no water pressure? Oil; is about 1/4 fill I have no manual to let me know how much oil is need an dose it have any thing to do with the pressure? Read more »


October 26, 2014, 9:47 pm

what type oil goes in the pump? Read more »

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What does it cost to run an apartment washer & Dryer $$?

rating: 5

Our renter want to install apartmetn washer (110v) and dryer, how much should we raise the rent by? We have renters in the upstairs of our rental house, that don't have washer and dryer access, and... Read more »

who sells this bandsaw?

rating: 5

Hi Everyone, I've just inherited a 14 bandsaw from my father. He purchased it about two years ago at an estate sale. The owner's manual lists the manufacturer as Shih Sing, but the badge on the mach... Read more »

Need parts for my level

rating: 5

I have a level I purchased in 1992 called Libella 2000. It was made in Sweden by GGC. I need to get some spare parts for it. The label on it reads like this: EBO GGC ESKILSTUNA SWEDEN PATENT NO 74 14... Read more »

Riding LawnMower problem (lotsa smoke)

rating: 5

Hi all. My wife was cutting the grass the other day when the lawnmower engine (Briggs and Stratton) started smoking in great clouds. I looked at it and saw that oil was coming into the hot exhaust ... Read more »

power washer has no pressure

rating: 5

I have an excel power washer start up good but has no water pressure? Oil; is about 1/4 fill I have no manual to let me know how much oil is need an dose it have any thing to do with the pressure? Read more »

Slightly OT, but... Small Automatic Generator...?

rating: 5

Howdy, Yes, this may be OT, but you folks seem to know everything... I need to get an automatic backup generator, but my needs are unusual: The fully automatic units I can locate are all in the range... Read more »

Could it be my sewage ejector basin leaking

rating: 5

I have a basement sewage ejector pump. One day, the sewage water overfilled at the outside of the lid of the pit, and the shower water didn't drain any more. Obviously the sewage ejector pump was n... Read more »

Craftsman Pro toolchest gets stuck when locked???

rating: 5

I have had a real nice top of the line Craftsman tool chest for the past couple of years and EVERY time I lock the thing it gets stuck in the locked position so even when I switch to the unlocked pos... Read more »

Craftsman 10" Radial Saw: Loose track part way

rating: 5

I have a used Craftsman 10-inch Radial Arm saw and the only problem is that I can't get the saw to slide snug ALL the way. When it's back I can wiggle it quite a bit and as I move towards me it gets... Read more »

Help Identifying Part in B&D Firestorm 12v Charger

rating: 5

One of the parts in the charger for my Black & Decker PS130 Firestorm batteries burned up, fell off the circuit board, and got lost. Can anyone help me identify the part so I can replace it? There ar... Read more »

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