Windy as hell here, rain is loud on the building but doesn't seem to be torrential. Front driveway is usually an indicator of the ground being saturated, no puddles yet. I was kind of surprised to wake up to power still being on. Heard a limb hit hard someplace, it woke me up. What I can see out the windows seems intact. Forecast is for winds to increase through the day today.
Freakin storm is as big as the whole east coast from the satellite photo.
Al Gore will probably come out from under his rock on this
Wait, so you are in Warren County and I'm in Sussex. You are about an hour west of me. So, the storm past right over me to hammer you. It's still not doing anything here. Maybe I got lucky and it bypassed me.
I just got back from my neighbors house. He got a generator from his son and he said the gas he put in it las tnight is leaking out of the choke. I go over and the gas is just dripping out of the carb. I look up under the fuel tank and there is a little fuel shut-off valve. So I close it. Gas stops coming out of the carb. I open the choke and pull the cord. It starts right up. Runs for 2 minutes coughs and shuts off. I open the valve pull the cord it starts up again. As it's running I close the valve. Runs for two minutes, coughs and shuts off. I look at him, "Make sure when the generator isn't running that valve is closed. This way it won't flood the carb. Also, when you shut the generator off, don't push the shut off button, close the valve."
'Ok. Thank you. I'm old and have no idea what I'm doing.'
"It's ok. I'm just glad it was something stupid and not a carb issue. Because then I wouldn't of been able to help you. Let me know if you need anything else."
I do the same thing. I used to follow the directions on the Sta-Bil container to a "T" for the amount of gas in the generator I had. Now, I just double up on the dose.