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28 4 / 2014
Today, more than ever, it is important to pay attention to the type of gas you put in your small engine outdoor power equipment. Ethanol is being added to fuel more frequently and in higher doses.
Higher ethanol blends tend to be less expensive but they will really cause problems for your tools as time goes on. Would you rather save a little now and pay for it later, or pay a little more to have your tools running for much longer?
4 Facts About Ethanol:
- Fuel with more than 10% ethanol can corrode metals and rubber that are found in your small engine. This causes the engine to break down quicker.
- It is actually illegal to use gas with more than 10% ethanol in your small engines!
- The more ethanol in your gas, the lower the fuel economy. Ethanol contains 33% less energy per gall than PURE gasoline.
- You will have to fill your gas tank more often when using gasoline with more than 10% ethanol.
Keep your small engine outdoor power equipment in the best shape by looking before you pump. It will save you money in the long run to only use fuel with less than 10% ethanol.
For more information visit: http://opei.org/ethanolwarning/consumers/
16 4 / 2014
Easter is right around the corner! This year dye your eggs with your own DIY natural colors. No need for food coloring or fancy kits, use what you have at home to make your eggs bright and colorful!
Make your naturally died Easter eggs by:
- Place your eggs in a pot and fill the pot with water until the eggs are just covered.
- Add approximately 1 teaspoon of vinegar to the water
- Add your natural dye to the water. For a more intense/vibrant color, add more dye than there is water in your pot.
- Bring the water to boil
- Reduce heat and let simmer for 15 minutes
- After the eggs have simmered for 15 minutes and you are happy with their color, remove the eggs from the water
- For a more intense color, leave the eggs in the dye overnight (in the refrigerator).
Lavender: Purple Organic Grape Juice, Violet Blossoms, 2 tsp Lemon Juice, & Red Zinger Tea
Blue: Canned Blueberries, Red Cabbage Leaves (boiled), Hibiscus, Tea, & Red Wine
Green: Spinach Leaves (Boiled) & Liquid Chlorophyll
Yellow: Orange or Lemon Peels (boiled), Carrot Tops (boiled), Celery Seed (boiled), Ground Cumin (boiled), Ground Turmeric (boiled), Camomile Tea, & Green Tea
Red: Red Onions Skins (boiled), Canned Cherries with Juice,Pomegranate Juice, & Raspberries
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28 3 / 2014
Looking for the latest in outdoor power this spring? Stop by your local Home Depot to test out and learn about the newest products from RYOBI Outdoor Products. We will have reps on-site demoing the next generation of 40V Li-Ion Products. Join us for some fun!
Saturday March 29th Store Demo List:
529-Ft. Worth, Texas
2209-Overland Park, Kansas
6550-San Antonio, Texas
284-Coral Springs, Florida
6611-Los Angeles, California
6674-Elk Grove, California
1848-El Cajon, California
657-San Rafael, California