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#1 HydroHarold OFFLINE  

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Posted July 30, 2012 - 09:13 PM

I finally finished the expedition into the rear right hand corner of my shop and now there's room for my "trimming equipment"... (I really didn't realize just how much "I might need those wood scraps" I really had in there!) :p

What's the most desirable way to store Kombimotors and attachments, gas engine blowers, trimmer attachment tillers? Hanging engine down, engine up... Maybe hanging level along the wall? Or.... it doesn't it make one bit of difference at all and I'm "overthinking it again"?

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Posted July 30, 2012 - 09:22 PM

Or.... it doesn't it make one bit of difference at all and I'm "overthinking it again"?


3rd sign of a coming Apocalypse:

I'm telling HydroHarold he's over-thinking something. Don't worry about the trimmer, go change the fuel in the genny again. You're going to need that.

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I hang mine engine down, fwiw. Is there a pole I should be filling out?

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Posted July 30, 2012 - 10:10 PM

Well.....I just went out to the shop to take a pic of how I store mine only to discover my echo is missing! :mad2:

Anyhow i have bicylce hooks screwed into the bottoms of the roof trusses and hang them horizontally from truss to truss

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Posted July 30, 2012 - 10:11 PM

Is this not a movie?

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Posted July 30, 2012 - 11:27 PM

Well.....I just went out to the shop to take a pic of how I store mine only to discover my echo is missing! :mad2:

when you find the guy that ripped off your echo refer back to the name of this post :thumbs:
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Posted July 31, 2012 - 04:18 AM

My trimmers are hanging engine down....but that doesn't mean it is right........

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Posted July 31, 2012 - 06:16 AM

I have also been hanging them engine down for the past 20 years or so both at work and at home.

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Posted July 31, 2012 - 06:25 AM

Hang mine engine up on the wall. I used an old shovel handle to make a perfect hook for it.

Edited by hatedge, July 31, 2012 - 06:25 AM.


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Posted July 31, 2012 - 07:52 AM

Handy tip; when hanging your trimmers from the rafters of your garage always look up when one goes missing,after an early morning search of several buildings and several acres I found my echo safe and sound hanging from the rafters of my garage,completely forgot I'd added another set of hooks in a different spot! :brain_fart:

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Posted July 31, 2012 - 08:01 AM

Handy tip; when hanging your trimmers from the rafters of your garage always look up when one goes missing,after an early morning search of several buildings and several acres I found my echo safe and sound hanging from the rafters of my garage,completely forgot I'd added another set of hooks in a different spot! :brain_fart:


Happens to the best of us. Makes me wonder, how long did you avoid using it to forget where it was stored? :laughingteeth:

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Posted July 31, 2012 - 08:40 AM

I hang mine like pigsitter... I also make sure that the gas fill is up since it leaks a little. I can't imagine it makes much difference, especially if it's 2 stroke.

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Posted July 31, 2012 - 11:21 AM

I don't think it does make much difference. I hang mine either engine down from the rafter's or horizontal with the fill pointing up.

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Posted July 31, 2012 - 03:23 PM

I wonder...... maybe engine down, the lube from the shaft will work it's way down to the clutch. But, engine up will make it easy for the mice to nest in the muffler guard. I would go with horizontal...... if the sparrows won't roost on it.

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Posted July 31, 2012 - 04:33 PM

I hang mine horizontal from the shed ceiling. A few years ago we got a notice in the mail that there was a recall on the gas cap. So, if it is stored any way other then it is it will leak out. The notice is still floating around, we still have to get the replacement cap. I don't think it matters much on a two-stroke.

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Posted July 31, 2012 - 08:08 PM

Happens to the best of us. Makes me wonder, how long did you avoid using it to forget where it was stored? :laughingteeth:


I'm guessing it's been close to a month! :thumbs: Actually its been so dry here that nothing is growing not even the weeds.
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