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    Thread: What does everyone think about storing battery/electric yard tools in a shed?

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      02-14-2020 08:35 PM #1
      What does everyone think about storing battery/electric yard tools in a shed?

      Just that.
      I have a number of outdoor tools at this point.

      Some are gas powered, and I have less concern with storing something like a gas lawnmower, chainsaw, or leaf blower in the shed. I dont know why... I just do, I would guess it stems from them SEEMING to have fewer electronics to cause issues and that we stored our riding lawnmower fully outside without even a cover for years.

      But now I also have a number of corded and battery electric tools as well, and with our new home move about 2 yrs ago, I lost significant overall HOME storage space.
      I used to have an attic, basement, AND 2+ car garage... now I have a 3 car garage and an approx 7x7 shed, but no attic or basement.

      So now that I have a corded hedge trimmer, and battery leaf blower, string trimmer, and lawn mower...

      Should I REALLY store them inside... or will storing them in the shed be ok?

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      02-15-2020 10:57 AM #2
      Sheds are a must when you have a lawn/home. I recently moved and I currently don’t have one, which will be rectified this spring. My last house had an 8’x10’ which I had maximized with bikes, lawnmower, desk furniture over winter etc. Very useful and key for the success of clutter management in your garage.

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      02-17-2020 09:44 AM #3
      Equipment outside, batteries in the climate-controller indoors.
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      02-18-2020 12:39 AM #4
      Quote Originally Posted by ab8349 View Post
      Equipment outside, batteries in the climate-controller indoors.
      Same. I don’t want those Lithium cells in an uninsulated shed when it’s 90 degrees and sunny for days on end.
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      02-18-2020 01:26 AM #5
      Ok yeah, I was definitely planning on batteries and chargers staying in the garage... just wasn't sure about keeping the full electric tools in the shed freeing up garage space.

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      02-18-2020 12:20 PM #6
      Depends on how you use your garage perhaps, but that's what I do. Car and woodworking stuff is in the garage. All lawn and yard related tools plus extra storage in the shed. I don't see why it matters if it's gas vs. electric. Batteries stay inside the house, especially in winter.
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      02-18-2020 12:56 PM #7
      Quote Originally Posted by nicholam77 View Post
      I don't see why it matters if it's gas vs. electric. Batteries stay inside the house, especially in winter.
      Just my mentality that electronics/electric motors are less heat/moisture/humidity resistant than gas engines.

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