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Backup generator fuel drainage

how to drain the fuel out of a generator

It takes a full hour to drain a gallon of fuel from our Champion generator.

Using an old rag to filter the fuel will hopefully eliminate any particles that may have found their way into the bucket during this operation.

Once the tank is empty I start it up to burn off any remaining fuel.

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I saw you draining your generator and thought "you need the Super Jiggler." The 1/2 " is great for most uses. Super easy to use, you just shake and it siphons the liguid. I ended up with several for many uses. Inexpensive and here is the link. We also live in Virginia in Highland County. We,produce most of our food (90%) and live in a passive solar home. Good Luck!

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