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Portable Generators & Wattage Reference Guide

At Greg’s Small Engine Service & Repair we are often asked a variety of questions about Portable Generators & Generators in general. Some of these questions concern the Generator Wattage needed for a particular application. The following Generator Wattage Work Sheet is a relatively convenient way to determine the size of Generator needed to adequately

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Generators

Handy Mobile Generator Repair Tips

A mobile generator is an enormous investment. Making sure that it is functioning properly will ensure that it will truly serve the purpose for which you bought it. Otherwise, you can end up having a big headache when you need the equipment during emergencies. As proper maintenance is a must, these generator repair tips can

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3 Summer Fuel Selection Tips for your Lawn Mower

At Greg’s Small Engine Service & Repair we are often asked about the damaging effects of Ethanol blended Gasoline on the performance and longevity of not just Lawn Mowers, but all other Small Engine Power Equipment, including snow blowers, portable generators, chipper shredders, rototillers, pressure washers and log splitters. Does it make a difference which

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wood chipper

Essential Wood Chipper Safety Tips

Wood chippers and shredders are great tools for cleaning up the lawn and turning downed trees and limb into usable mulch and wood chips. These are pretty powerful tools. It requires a lot of power and energy to turn a fully intact tree limb into pencil shavings. So it is important to follow proper safety

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The Benefits of a Mobile Lawn Mower Repair Service

Not all lawn mower repair services are created equal. Some small engine repair shops cost an arm and a leg and take forever to service your small engine equipment. This isn’t always avoidable. Some repairs are costly and some take some time to be repaired right. And when the choice is between doing the job

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Pressure Washer Maintenance Tips

Spring is here! Finally. The cold weather is receding and we can now start to enjoy the beautiful scenery of the Tahoe and Reno area without feeling as if we are on an arctic expedition. But springtime also brings with it spring cleaning. And spring cleaning is not an activity that is limited to the

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Lawn Mower Won’t Start ?

Spring is here and summer is right around the corner. It’s time to put the snow blower away for the season and break out the lawn mower. After a long, cold winter sitting in storage, however, your lawn mower may be slow to start up. This is normal. Small engine equipment needs to run on

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TORO

Snow Blower Guide

The Reno and Tahoe region is known for its year around scenery. In the summer, the painted landscape of the high desert gives way to the dense pine greenery circling the crystal blue of the lake. The winter brings with it heavy snow, dusting the tops of the trees and leaving the harsh desert a

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Small Engine Repair

Small Engine Maintenance

Whether it be in a lawnmower to cut that thick summer grass, or a snow blower for the dense pack that blocks your driveway, small engines help us with some of the most labor intensive home care tasks. If you own your own home, equipment powered by small engines is nearly mandatory. Without this equipment,

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Types and Uses of Log Splitters

Chopping wood is a strenuous task. Some people, however, enjoy the manual labor and exercise of chopping wood after a long work week of staring at a computer screen. For those of you who aren’t big on strenuous and possibly injury inducing work, there is an easier, less excruciating way to prepare the firewood you

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Testimonials

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