What's the best way to hang a weed eater?
A weed eater can be easily hung on a set of closet shelf brackets. The place where the clothes rod rests forms a great cradle for your weed eater to hang horizontally on any wall. Shop for a set of closet shelf brackets at your local home improvement store. Choose a spot on your wall to hang your weed eater.
Can you hang a gas weed eater vertically?
I have found storing it vertically from a double-pronged bracket or hook is probably the best idea. My reasoning is that you want the gas tank to be upright with the fuel not being in contact with the cap.... it is just less likely to ever leak that way.
How far apart should weed eater racks be?
1. Locate a suitable place on the wall to mount the trimmer rack. The two racks should be mounted 28" to 34" apart. The large hook on the one upright should engage the trimmer's grip and the smaller hooks on the other upright should engage the shaft of the trimmer.
Can you put weed eater gas in a car?
TOM: Yes, it's fine to use it in your car. It's a relatively small amount of oil (1 part oil to 40 parts gasoline).
Can you use a gas weed eater in the rain?
However, as long as you take the correct safety precautions when operating your weed eater in the rain, you should have little concerns about finishing your job – no matter the weather conditions.
Do you wind weed eater string clockwise or counterclockwise?
Wind the string around the spool in an anti-clockwise motion, following the direction of the arrow imprints until the last 6 inches is left. With two string weed eaters, the spool has a divider to keep the strings separate. Load one string at a time in each section.
Is it OK to cut grass with weed wacker?
So why use a weed-wacker in the first place? Despite the name, they can be used for more than removing weeds. Their design is perfect for cutting smaller areas of grass, especially to help aid in fence maintenance. They help cut the edges of your lawn, where your regular lawnmower can't reach.
Can you weed eat a small yard?
The short answer is yes, the longer answer is probably not. If your yard is very small and you are very careful, you can weed whack your lawn. If your yard is large, you may find it to be a tremendous pain and not worth doing that way.
Why does weed wacker string run out?
Here's why, over feeding the string will waste a lot of string, if you keep tapping, it keeps coming out, and getting cut by the blade on your trimmer head. You could literally run out of string by just feeding more string too often. Practice feeding, only when you need it.
What side of weed eater string do I wrap first?
Wrap the line on in the direction of the arrow on the reel. You'll see a small arrow embossed or embedded on the trimmer head. The location of the arrow differs on each trimmer head but should be somewhere near the outside edge of the reel.
Does thicker weed eater string last longer?
You can let more string out, and more of the engine's power is available for cutting, as less energy is needed to rotate it. Thinner line doesn't stand up well with thick weeds like thistles, or last long when contacting cement ( like when you edge the sidewalk).
What is the best diameter for a weed eater?
Light: 0.065- to 0.080-inch line is best for trimming grass around the house and whacking down common lawn weeds from around driveways, walkways and fences. Medium: 0.080 to 0.110-inch line is best for homes with larger lawns, or gardens overgrown with weeds that have tough, heavy stems. Heavy: 0.110-inch and above.
When should I change my weed wacker line?
Replace the String Trimmer Line
Once the spool is brittle or depleated, the trimmer is less effective.
What size weed eater do I need?
Light-duty trimmers, up to 3 A, 24 V or 20 cc, are great for small jobs, like grass tufts and thin weeds. Heavy-duty trimmers, over 56 V or 35 cc, are great for deep grass, stalky weeds and even brush and saplings.
How do you fit a strimmer harness?
- Hold the harness by the shoulder straps.
- Put your arms through the shoulder loops.
- Clip the top belt together.
- Clip the bottom belt together.
- Adjust the straps so the harness is tight against your body.
- Kneel down and clip the strimmer onto the harness.
Should I use premium gas in my weed eater?
If you perform regular maintenance on your equipment, (keep fresh fuel, clean the carburetor, etc.), then Regular octane gas will work just fine. You only need Mid-grade or Premium gas (89-octane or higher) if you have a vehicle with a high compression ratio, which will be noted in your owner's manual.
Can you save 2 year old gas?
Degradation occurs from the get-go but most gas stays fresh for a month or two without issue. However, gas that is more than two month old is generally OK to use with only minor decreases in performance. Gas that is older than a year can cause issues, like engine knocking, sputtering and clogged injectors.
What happens if you put too much oil in a weed eater gas?
As with plug fouling, too much oil in the gasoline, inferior oil and continued low-rpm operation can plug the screen with carbon deposits. This prevents exhaust-gas flow, which leads to power loss. In extreme cases, heavy deposits choke airflow enough to leave you with a weed eater that won't start.
Is gas or electric better for weed eater?
It's a tie. Both gas and electric string trimmers earn an average score of 4.3 in this test, but we see a much broader range of performance for electrics than for gas. However, if you really want an electric trimmer, you can find one that handles better than any gas model.
Should I put weed and feed down when it's raining?
Do this when the ground is still damp and the grass is dry. If you want to apply your weed and feed before rain, check your weather forecast before application. Do not apply the product if a thunderstorm or heavy rain is predicted within two days. Light rain showers are probably fine, but weather is unpredictable.
Do all weed eaters spin counterclockwise?
Weed whackers are designed to either spin in a clockwise or counter-clockwise direction. If your trimmer is designed to spin counter-clockwise, it will cut best on the right side and debris will fly outward toward the left side. These machines are best for right-handed users.
Do you mow or weed first?
1. Mow the lawn. Many pros prefer to mow, edge, and then blow — in that order. After you set the mower blade at the proper height, the mowed grass serves as a guide for how high to weed eat around the perimeter and flower beds after you're through.
Is it better to pull weeds or mow them?
Mowing can actually help eradicate them from your lawn for many reasons: Cutting weeds damages the plant. Early mowing keeps the weed from flowering. Cutting the weeds exposes the plant closer to the roots for treatment.
Should I pull weeds or mow first?
Rake weeds before mowing to pull seed stems upright. After mowing, destroy or dispose of seeds – don't add to your compost pile. Be careful not to rake if seeds are dropping, or you risk spreading seeds. As soon as perennial weeds sprout, it's time to take action.
Can you weed a lawn by hand?
Controlling weeds by hand-pulling them may be all that is necessary if you practice regular and proper maintenance procedures. Hand-weeding is particularly important to prevent infestations of the following weeds because they are difficult to manage once they have invaded.