Growing up we always mowed our own lawn. Now, my folks get someone to do it for them, but for some reason, I like cutting my own grass. Back in the day, my Dad wouldn’t let me use the edger. He had a nice, gas powered, walk behind edger that worked like a champ. For some reason he thought that it was too dangerous for me to use, so I would be stuck mowing while he edged. Since they’ve got people to cut their grass, that edger’s been sitting in his garage collecting dust for over 15 years! I’ve used string edgers/weed wacker, but those burn through sting too quickly. I even bought my own walk behind edger and it just didn’t have enough power to be effective. The ones that do have a good amount of power costs a grip of cash.
From my memories, the old school one my Dad has was awesome. It’s not pretty, but it did an amazing job. I guess now that I’m an adult, he’s OK with me using it… or maybe because he knows it probably wont work.. either way, he gave it to me!
I figure since it’s been sitting for a while, I should do some cleaning up. I started with pulling out the old spark plug.
Here’s a close up of it:
I did a quick run to Home Depot and got a new one. Check out the difference:
In addition to the new spark plug, I figured it needed some fresh oil and gas… which meant I had to dump out the old oil and gas.
I had some motor oil sitting at the house, so I poured some in.
And of course, I have gas for my mower, so I filled up the tank.
So now was the moment of truth. I pulled it outside and tried to start it up. After about 1,000 pulls, a blister on my finger and a few curse words… no luck.
Any thoughts? Am I missing something? Comment if you got any ideas on getting this bad boy up and running again!