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How to store a log splitter

10 STEPS

Keeping your home warm can be a lot of work, but when the log splitting is done it’s important to properly store your splitter. Don’t worry – you’ve got this. 

WHAT YOU'LL NEED

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Use a fuel stabilizer

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Run the engine for a few minutes

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Turn off the fuel supply and run the engine until it stops

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Check your owner's manual

Let the engine cool completely and clean the engine according to the maintenance section in your owner's manual.

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Pour a 1/2 ounce of lubricant into the spark plug cylinder

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Crank the engine slowly and reattach the spark plug

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Remove and clean the spark arrestor screen

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Apply WD40 or another anti-rust coating to the main beam

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Store in a dry area

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Cover it with a waterproof tarp