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2oldman

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Posted: 10/14/19 08:04am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

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for transporting the generator between stops on a trip, it is nice to be able to run the carb dry,
Why do you need to dry the carb between stops?

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for transporting the generator between stops on a trip, it is nice to be able to run the carb dry,
Why do you need to dry the carb between stops?


Because I do not want all the other stuff under the Backflip cover on the bed to smell like gasoline. You guys are working overtime on being anti dry bowl people!


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Wise crack aside, I don't think it's an unreasonable question since nobody does this.

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2oldman wrote:

Wise crack aside, I don't think it's an unreasonable question since nobody does this.


Why did Honda bother to change the valve so people could do it?

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Nobody does this between stops. It takes a lot of pulls to start it with a dry carb. It's unlcear from your post what the new valve does.

I would imagine gasoline smell emanates more from any gas spills on the outside of the generator. My Hondas don't stink.

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Nobody does this between stops. It takes a lot of pulls to start it with a dry carb. It's unlcear from your post what the new valve does.

I would imagine gasoline smell emanates more from any gas spills on the outside of the generator. My Hondas don't stink.


The new position allows one to turn off the fuel and leave the generator running.

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Me Again wrote:

2oldman wrote:

Nobody does this between stops. It takes a lot of pulls to start it with a dry carb. It's unlcear from your post what the new valve does.

I would imagine gasoline smell emanates more from any gas spills on the outside of the generator. My Hondas don't stink.


The new position allows one to turn off the fuel and leave the generator running.

Again I am going to agree with 2oldman. When we got our first Honda 2000 I carried it inside of our TC. There was never a time when we had ANY odors at all. My wifes allergies would have found any fumes from it, trust me.

This really is a non issue, and there is no reason to drain between trips, in my opinion.


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Carborator gumming up is only a problem if you don't use your generator much .
I use mine at least a hour a day to power battery charger, I've never ran it dry , I've never drained my bowl .
it's recommended to at least start it up once a month to prevent carburetor problems


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I am confused , how does shutting the switch get the gas out of carb ?

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Not shutting off the switch, but turning off the fuel supply lets the engine suck the fuel out of the carb. On my 2000, I unplugged the spark disconnect from the Honda shutoff knob so it would continue to run till the fuel shutoff part killed it, then I installed a separate shutoff switch in case I ever needed to shut it down RIGHT NOW for some reason. I never toggle the shutoff switch, it is just there for emergencies, and my carb always gets sucked dry.


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