Stihl BR600 Question

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by ToroLandscaper, Nov 13, 2005.

  1. ToroLandscaper

    ToroLandscaper LawnSite Bronze Member
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    What is that metal thing in the tubing wheir the air shoots out? becouse i went to take a link out to make the tube shorter but i cant since that metal thing is there......it would just be danglin out...What is it????
     
  2. ed2hess

    ed2hess LawnSite Fanatic
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    Could it be the anti-static grounding wire that some units are now using?
     
  3. Richard Martin

    Richard Martin LawnSite Fanatic
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    As ed surmised it is the grounding wiring. Do not remove it! I see no harm in shortening it to meet your needs.
     
  4. ToroLandscaper

    ToroLandscaper LawnSite Bronze Member
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    What does it do?
     
  5. lawnmaniac883

    lawnmaniac883 LawnSite Silver Member
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    Keeps you from getting a shock every time you touch the tube.
     
  6. Richard Martin

    Richard Martin LawnSite Fanatic
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    Whenever air moves quickly it creates static electricity especially over plastic. That grounding wire "gathers" up the static electricity from the tube and discharges it to the engine block.
     
  7. kmann

    kmann LawnSite Senior Member
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    My dealer told me it's an anti static device. According to him it was installed after someone was blowing out a Chicken Coop and the methane gas ignited from a spark and exploded. But don't try to remove it as it's wired to the engine somehow.
     
  8. Richard Martin

    Richard Martin LawnSite Fanatic
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    That sounds like one for MythBusters!
     
  9. kmann

    kmann LawnSite Senior Member
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    Thats pretty much my belief, but that is what he said.
     

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