DeepFriedFuzzball: Awesome video, I'm guessing maybe that line has to be replaced more often
cause it draws fuel all the time through that fuel line, maybe the other is
the return line from the primer so it only has fuel in it for just a little
while, just guessing.....great video :]
windgap2004: Tony, you might of reversed the fuel lines.
unphucwitable: I know its an old post but man i tell ya ive been trying to pull it through
into the tank for a good while now sometimes i win, sometimes I end up
madder than a bear smacked in the mouth but that dang dental floss man i
tell ya is like discovering fire for the first time
Nicholas DePierro: You saved me about 5 hours of trying to figure this out myself! I used a
wire with a hook on the end to "catch" the dental floss when I fed it
through and a needle nose pliers to pull the hose through once the floss
got it to the hole.
Budnipper82: @jarrod4020 . I found a gas station that has a separate tank that is 100%
pure gas at 87 octane. Will that be ok? I just use walmart brand super tech
oil at 32:1 mix in my weedeaters. My neighbor gave me that cart before he
sold his house a few years ago... it's handy! Thanks for the advice. Brett
WAYNE V.: Best advice ever thanks
Darealwhip: Thanks man for the help....Keep up the good work ....God bless you....
Budnipper82: topgun68... please tell me what kind of fuel line you used? Sounds like to
me you used the smaller yellow Tygon line. Sure it goes through good, but
after a while the line shrinks, and fuel will start coming out around the
hole. If you use genuine homelite "black" line, the string trick is the
only way to get the line through because it creates a tight seal. Good luck
on that Tygon!
JT BRITT: Brett start using nothing but 93 octane fuel in your 2 stroke equipment.It
don't have any alcohol in it.I don't know what kind of mixing oil you use
but i always use a good quality oil like
Stihl,Shindawa,Husqvarna,Echo,Redmax.If you use 87 octane it does exactly
what you just had to repair.Just some inside information from a small
engine mechanic.Oh btw i like that IH cart ya got hooked to that mower.Well
later on man.
moncorp1: That damn ethanol. One of the biggest scams perpetrated on the American
public. Brought to you by the agro-conglormerates. Less efficient, thus
losing any gains made carbon-wise (for all you man-made global warming
kool-aid drinkers out there). And worst of all, absolutely destructive to
engines, especially the 2 stroke types. Now our federal government is
trying to make it so that we have to have 15% ethanol!!!!!
ForSquirrels BySquirrels: Cool...I used fishing line instead of floss but it worked nice. Is that
mint or regular floss? I think it matters..
Maya Kilmer: Thanks a bunch. Used your trick and got it running again. Now I have to
figure out why it stalls when the head dips down.
Robert Rutherford: worked like a charm!!!
topgun68: I have to agree with Punkskeighter21.. I tried doing the string trick but
the dental floss kept coming off the fuel line. So I just bought 1 foot of
fuel line for 99 cents at local hardware store. I cut one end of fuel line
to a sharp angle Then feed into top of the fuel hole on fuel tank. Once I
got it started.. I use a long needle nose to pull the rest of it thought
the hole. Cut extra line off dont need. The whole task took me 1 minutes to
complete.. weeeeeeeeeee!!! Thanks Punkskeighter21!!
Robert Rutherford: nicccccce!!!! iam bout to try this i will let you know how it goes on my
homelite nothing like good old advice from an old rubber necker.
Art Morris: Thank you for making this video and posting it on youtube! I have a similar
Homelite trimmer and when the fuel lines cracked I couldn't figure out how
to get a new line into the tank, I wouldn't have thought of the dental
Orrsncc: Man, Bret- you saved me one big ol headache! The guy at the hardware store
told me what a difficult job replacing that fuel line was going to be and I
was expecting to spend a couple of hours fighting it. Glad I found your
video- keep up the good work brother!
TheJohnaldChannel: Great video. Ethanol reeks havoc on those plastic/rubber parts. I
understand some states (Vermont) are only selling non ethanol gas, not
happening in Michigan where I live, we grow a lot of corn.
Renegad44: Excellent Bud, it worked perfectly. This was a saver!!
realglobalincomes: Awesome! Save me a bunch of bucks!
Renegad44: What a saver. I was about to throw the damn thing away, think I'll go down
to my hardware store and get some of that fuel line, and new filter too.
Thanks for sharing this info...
titoo Bonilla: X. Cs
Donna Oliver: Hey Budnipper!!...I'm not a boy but see what a good job you done?!?! You
have helped a "Little Single Mom" from the south fix her weed-eater!! Great
job and thank you sooo much cause now I can fix mine all by my SELF!!! I
really enjoyed your video. You are so funny but yet so smart!! Thanks again
speedy75602: great little tip thanks
windgap2004: On my 1998 model homelite trimmer, they use a grey line to the filter and a
black line to the return.
bruce austin: excellent video budnipper! just changed my homelite fuel line and it
started right up. i used power pro instead of floss. great tip thanks.
Budnipper82: Yeah... it would work if you wanted to waste 1 foot of fuel line! Also good
luck in pushing that fuel line through that hole! The line is larger than
the hole so it creates a seal so gas won't come pouring out. Trust me
pulling it through is much easier. Try it your way and let me know how it
turns out..... been there done that!
Budnipper82: You are very welcome. Hope this helped you. Thanks, Brett
bill kiss: god damn you are a good man I've got to say because i got an old wacker
that i was about to throw away but this saved me.
mskoffeebrown: Thanks for this video. I'm a woman and i maintain my 2 acre land. This
saved me a couple of bucks.
james martin: Thanks, i was out here an hour and this video made it easy. thanks again
Budnipper82: @bocabasser Thank you very much. Hope this was a help to you.
Scott McCartney: You can buy ethanol fuel by the quart (it's a little expensive) at Sears or
at a Stihl retailer, you might call them first to make sure. It saves a lot
of work later.
Tony P: I'm having problems ... I replaced the fuel lines, now when I attempt to
prime it (with the priming ball) to get the gas into the carburetor, but
thefuel wont go up in the primer ball, but instead builds up presser and
comes though the vent line filter, that should I do?
JCO96YT: Sorry if I sound dumb but what is the other lighter colored line for?
ortizmacias1970: What's the size of the black line. So I can buy it on eBay
Jack Huntington: Thank you, it worked like a charm on my Weedeater, I didn't know how I was
going to do it. I love YouTube
Budnipper82: You are more than welcome. It took me a while to figure it out... i just
thought of the dental floss. Glad it helped you. Thanks, Brett
ScienceMandotcom: This is an awesome video, thanks!!! For the beginners out there, Home Depot
sells a "Fuel System Tune-Up Kit" that includes a fuel line, return line,
fuel filter, and a new primer bulb too. It also includes a nice curved
metal wire tool for threading the lines through the tank. Well worth the $6.
punkskeighter21: lol i wonder if he ever thought of putting it through the hole with it long
enough to stick out the moth of the tank then attach the filt and pull the
tube back out. that would make it alot easier thens truggling with dental
Budnipper82: Glad this helped you. Good luck!
Budnipper82: Hi... Try your local hardware store as they sell the fuel lines by the
foot... take a piece of your old line with you so they can match it up for
you.. If you can't find any locally, look on ebay.. search "small engine
fuel line" .. Good luck and thanks for watching.
Scott Vartanian: Wow, you saved me so much time. Thanks for the great how to video.
sneezie22: Why wouldn't you buy the ethanol fuel at the gas station instead of at
Sears or Stihl ? Kind of stupid to pay more for a quart than you would for
a gallon at the pump, ay. If anything , you should be looking for fuel that
DOES NOT contain Ethanol !
Robertjustice67: I fixed the fuel line on mine. now can't seem to get it started.
Elkins24: I have a McCulloch silver eagle 28c weedeater and it is leaking gas around
the yellow hoses. I wonder if this black hose would work? Could you give me
the size as need to replace both hoses. Thanks for the video.
noy6718: Where I can find that fuel line and filter? I am in Texas, thanks.
awhitecouple: Got some good music in the back ground!
kevinjanet: You sure saved me a LOT of time. Thanks so much for the video!!
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