Store lawn mower for winter in shed under house on dirt floor?

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Old 12-07-17, 09:02 PM
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Store lawn mower for winter in shed under house on dirt floor?

I have a small shed underneath the 3 season room attached to my back patio where I planned on keeping my Lawnboy push mower stored over the winter here in Maine. It gets very cold. Will the mower be ok? I ran all the gas out of it.
 
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Old 12-07-17, 11:59 PM
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It'll be fine as long as it's out of the weather and dry.
 
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Old 12-08-17, 05:57 AM
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Making sure you have absolutely all the gas out of the fuel tank and most importantly the carburetor is the biggest thing. If the carburetor bowl is easy to access you could remove it and dump out and residual fuel to make sure.

Then in the spring I would change the oil. The temperature changes in spring and fall might cause some condensation to deposit water into the oil and a change will remove it. So will running the engine when it gets good and hot but I like to change oil at the beginning of the season.
 
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I have a covered porch 4'-5' off the ground on the back of my house. I've been storing my push mower under there for about 25yrs with no issues. I always run the last tank dry.
 
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I have a couple of older (1967 and 1974) Lawnboy Mowers which are both 2 Cycle and whose Decks are made of aluminum or a magnesium alloy so there is little to rust; but keep the area ventilated so that condensation isn't tempted to linger anyway.
 
 

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