Back up generator update
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We had a power outage last
night. It started around midnight and lasted till about 9 am.
The last time we used our back
up generator was over 2 years ago, and I forgot to run all the fuel
out of it when we were finished which created a situation where the
engine would begin to start and then quit.
It just so happens we were
asking our helper Bradley about this problem last week and his advice
was to drain the fuel and replace the spark plug which most likely got
fouled up due to my neglect.
I almost got up in the middle
of the night to see if I could extract the old plug and maybe swap it
with one from the lawn mower due to the high temperature, but felt like
it would go better in the light of day. Funny how the power came back
on just as I got the old plug removed this morning. With any luck we'll
remember to pick up a fresh spark plug tomorrow so we can be ready if
the power goes out again.