How do you guys mix your fuel?

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by Merkava_4, Feb 25, 2010.

  1. Merkava_4

    Merkava_4 LawnSite Bronze Member
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    A 50:1 ratio requires 2.6 onces per gallon if my math's
    right, but a lot of times a gas can will hold a little more
    fuel than what it says on the can ... so if you were to
    fill up a 1 gallon gas can all the way, your mix ratio might
    be slightly off. You guys use measuring cups then? :confused:
     
  2. White Gardens

    White Gardens LawnSite Fanatic
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    Make your life easier and get a synthetic such as Opti-2 or Amsoil 2 stroke oil.

    One mix for all ratios. Takes all the guesswork and multiple 2 cylce cans out of the equation, not to mention your equipment will last longer and you get way less smoke.
     
  3. mike174

    mike174 LawnSite Member
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    when filling have the gas attendant (in NJ) or yourself put 1 gallon into the can...it's right on the pump....easy to measure.
     
  4. topsites

    topsites LawnSite Fanatic
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    Nope, I use a 2.5 gallon can.
     
  5. Richard Martin

    Richard Martin LawnSite Fanatic
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    You don't have to be that precise. As far as a measuring cup goes... Just get yourself a tip-n-pour container. They can be found everywhere and often don't cost anything. You can usually find them at The Home Depot, Lowes, Sears or Walmart in the mower section. Here's an example from Poulan.

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  6. Merkava_4

    Merkava_4 LawnSite Bronze Member
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    I suppose I could just have the gas station person punch in
    2.5 gallons on the keyboard and have the pump shut off
    right at 2.5 gallons.... that is if the pump is accurate enough. :confused:
     
  7. Richard Martin

    Richard Martin LawnSite Fanatic
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    Oh yeah... You only need to buy the container once. Just keep refilling it from a larger container as needed.
     
  8. Richard Martin

    Richard Martin LawnSite Fanatic
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    I've been doing this forever. It's not that critical.
     
  9. Merkava_4

    Merkava_4 LawnSite Bronze Member
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    How many ounces of oil with 2.5 gallons? :confused:
     
  10. Richard Martin

    Richard Martin LawnSite Fanatic
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    6.4 to be precise.
     

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