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04-15-15, 05:01 PM   #1  
fuel line shutoff

The fuel line shut off valve for my snow thrower,Ariens 7-24,needs another shutoff valve
that is between the gas tank and engine.

I like the product,but Ariens missed boat on the CHEAP gas fuel line shut off valvd. Hoping others have
a better solution.

Anybody have a similar problem?

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04-16-15, 05:36 AM   #2  
When that shut off valve leaked on my Toro I replaced it and stopped using it. I saw no need for a fuel shut off. At the end of the season I drain the tank and run the fuel bowl dry and never a problem!

 
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04-16-15, 06:06 AM   #3  
Thanks for your reply.
I thought of that too,but if that cheap plastic valve leaks ,it
will be in the dead of winter. ''Murphy,s law"

 
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04-16-15, 06:19 AM   #4  
That shut off's there for a reason, not just for shutting off at the end of the season to run it out of fuel.
How many post have we all seen where the fuel is leaking because of a sticking or trashed up float needle.
If it leaks in the enclosed garage, shed wherever and there's one spark things can go boom.

 
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04-16-15, 07:15 AM   #5  
I have my Fuel Filters located in between the Shut-Off and the Carburetor; so the shut-off simplifies changing the filter when there's gas in the tank.

 
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04-16-15, 07:42 AM   #6  
Thanks to all who replied. I'm going to change out the plastic valve with a
positive metal screw type.

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04-16-15, 09:08 AM   #7  
Ditto on the reply concerning leaking fuel in the garage. Got one for the same reason last winter at NAPA and solved the problem.

 
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04-17-15, 06:11 AM   #8  
My snow blower was in a shed so a fuel leak was not a concern. How many lawn mowers have you seen with a fuel shut off valve? How much of a concern is it if most equipment doesn't have a shut off?

 
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04-17-15, 07:14 AM   #9  
My concern is the CHEAP plastic valve that Ariens installed on the machine!

If it leaks I can't shut if off. The machine wasn't cheap,and to put a questionable
part on is asking for trouble in the future. INMO


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