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Old 03-29-2011, 05:35 PM
 
Location: Charlotte, NC
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Sorry if this is the wrong forum. My neighbor just gave me his old push mower! The problem is, I don't have a little shed to keep it in. Right now, it's just in the back yard.

Is covering it with a tarp sufficient to keep it from being damaged by weather? It's supposed to rain for the next 3 days here. I have a pallet of wood that I could put it on, if that would be helpful. (I could get rid of that wood if that wasn't necessary, though!)

What's an inexpensive option for storage? It's a smallish push mower, no bag or anything.
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Old 03-29-2011, 05:44 PM
 
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Cover it has best you can until you can get better storage. Being outside is really hard on mowers even under a tarp with no circulation to stop moisture.Look at small sheds at local stores like Lowes or home depot;wal-mart.
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Old 03-29-2011, 07:00 PM
 
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Sorry if this is the wrong forum. My neighbor just gave me his old push mower! The problem is, I don't have a little shed to keep it in. Right now, it's just in the back yard.

Is covering it with a tarp sufficient to keep it from being damaged by weather? It's supposed to rain for the next 3 days here. I have a pallet of wood that I could put it on, if that would be helpful. (I could get rid of that wood if that wasn't necessary, though!)

What's an inexpensive option for storage? It's a smallish push mower, no bag or anything.

Get back to the Charlotte forum where you belong!!

Keep the water off of it. If you wrap it up in a tarp, water will condense on it and could cause problems.
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Old 03-29-2011, 08:34 PM
 
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It needs to be covered . Just a little water getting into the tank will cause it not to start. also dont let it sit long with gas in it or be sure a gas stabilizer is added to the gas.
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Old 03-30-2011, 06:35 AM
 
Location: Charlotte, NC
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Get back to the Charlotte forum where you belong!!
Hey, I could say the same to you!

Thanks, everyone. Hmmm... now I just need my other neighbor to build me a shed!
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Old 03-30-2011, 09:01 AM
 
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In my experience, putting a tarp over it is worse for it than just leaving it out in the rain.

Do you have an patio table or any old table you can park it under for the time being? Just something that will keep the rain off the motor but still allow air circulation.
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Old 03-30-2011, 09:55 AM
 
Location: Charlotte, NC
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In my experience, putting a tarp over it is worse for it than just leaving it out in the rain.

Do you have an patio table or any old table you can park it under for the time being? Just something that will keep the rain off the motor but still allow air circulation.
My sons have an old kiddie tent they no longer use. That's the only thing I can think of, short-term.
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