Gasoline odor

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by Kevin, May 22, 2000.

  1. Kevin

    Kevin LawnSite Member
    from S.E. PA
    Messages: 169

    My trailer is parked in half of my two car garage. Lately I'v noticed the smell of gas is getting stronger. My fuel consumption has not increased, the cans are outside, my only thought are gas spilled on the wood floor of my trailer. Any suggetions appreciated, thank you in advance. Kevin P.S. I am starting a side business here in PA selling Arks.
  2. southside

    southside LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 790

    Check your fuel containers. Sometimes vapour<br>can build up in them and be forced out around the cap.<p>Karl<br>
  3. MOW ED

    MOW ED LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 5,028

    Check the cans like posted above and double check all fuel lines and filters on all of your equipment. It doesn't take much for a little to flash and turn into a bang. You might also want to check to see that your fuel caps have all the gaskets on. If your garage is hot or your cans are in the sun then the vapors will expand until , a vent releases or the vapor cools. Good Luck.
  4. Kevin

    Kevin LawnSite Member
    from S.E. PA
    Messages: 169

    I dont store any fuel containers inside. I was thinking of scrubbing the floors with either clorox or citrus cleaner. Has anyone done this before? Dont want any chemical reaction.
  5. columbiaplower

    columbiaplower LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 462

    do you run wb or riders? I had this problem with my wb the gas would splash around in the tank and seep out the cap. <br>-Nick
  6. Kevin

    Kevin LawnSite Member
    from S.E. PA
    Messages: 169

    Both wb & ztr. What did you do to clean them or the odor?
  7. CMerLand

    CMerLand LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 394

    Had a very similar situation with a billy goat push blower with a briggs (figures) engine. Not a mechanic but apparantly the needle/float on the carb would stick open filling the fuel bowl which made it very easy to atomize, filling the garage/breezeway with gas fumes. You can tell when its happened from 30 feet away. Solution was to turn the fuel off at the shutoff valve. Aside from that havent had any problems with it for nine seasons of fall leaf cleanup.
  8. grasscapeinc

    grasscapeinc LawnSite Member
    Messages: 175

    Get some car odor things that you hang from the rear view mirror, and put them in the garage.
  9. Kevin

    Kevin LawnSite Member
    from S.E. PA
    Messages: 169

    I was changing the blades yesterday and found my problem. On my gas tank it is bolted to the frame, where the bolt went into the plastic it was dripping. I called my dealer, he put a new tank on in fifteen minutes total time. The crack was not visible on the tank after it was taken off.

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