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Old 09-20-2019, 02:16 PM   #41
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An empty tank is even worse, lots of exploding vapors in a empty tank. Fill it to overflow with water.
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Jeebus, using an electric drill into a gasoline tank. Tell me that was empty. That and a rubber stem WILL not hold up to gas exposure. I mean, yeah, for a short while it'll be ok, but over time you'll have rubber bits falling into the fuel.

And what of the plastic chunks from the drilling? Best clean the tank to make sure there's none ready to get sucked into your outboard engine...
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Old 09-20-2019, 02:28 PM   #42
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An empty tank is even worse, lots of exploding vapors in a empty tank.


But at least with an empty tank you'd get one boom, not a boom then a raging fire. I mean, hey, that's a difference between a hospital visit or closed casket funeral. Though, I suppose someone's gotta keep burn ward staff and morticians employed.
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Old 09-23-2019, 02:15 PM   #43
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Special collections day

Several years ago I bought a house that had a big collection of oils, paints, solvents, and other hazardous materials. I waited for the county dump to host a special collection day. They took everything without any questions. Including 24 gallons of contaminated gasoline from boat tanks.
Felt good to have that pickup load dropped off!
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Old 09-23-2019, 02:24 PM   #44
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My town dump has a collection center with various tanks to dump stuff. You just take your hazardous material and dump it in the correct tank. They also have bins to collect the contaminated containers.

Used oil just goes to the local car parts place. They are required to take used motor oil from anybody. They have a tank in the back to dump it.
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Along these lines, is there any sort of decent way to test gasoline quality in the field? As in, like pool chemistry via strips or something? Not for E85 or Ethanol content, just octane.
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Old 09-23-2019, 02:35 PM   #46
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I hope so!That junk nozzle that is standard on new tanks is just trash. I have spilled more fuel with those SAFE nozzles..
Amen...they suck.
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Old 09-23-2019, 06:59 PM   #47
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Why do you think I would need to plug it, apart from some duct tape to stop rain getting in?
Round here we just screw in a large sheet metal screw into the DIY vent hole.
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Old 09-23-2019, 07:17 PM   #48
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I have ten 5-gallon plastic fuel containers in the colors blue, red, and yellow. A number of them have that abortion of a committee designed spout dictated by gumint officials who have probably never had to use one while others have "modified" spouts. I use them all for obtaining off-road diesel to siphon into my 150-gallon capacity boat at my pier. When a hurricane threatens, I fill the five red containers with proper spouts with non-ethanol gas for my generator or car and then empty and air them out to dry after the threat is gone.
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We just started using the new Edson SureCans and really like them. We do sell them in our online store, but thought people might appreciate seeing how they work:

https://youtu.be/mwkD9jxUTvc
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I just took 2 to the dump because I couldnít remember which one I mixed with oil.
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ďand the new (SAFE) fuel spouts are a PITAĒ
Ugggg! Those things are the worst.
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I was a Scouting leader for 15 years and the last several with a Venture Crew sponsored by a fire dept. The Fire Chief and I were talking one day and he mentioned the "natural migration effect" of fuel jugs, propane tanks and scuba tanks in people's garages and basements. He said there is some unknown force that causes them to migrate together and in the worst possible location. He often reads or sees this in post fire arson investigations. He said there's no criminal charges but it screws up owners insurance claims. I understand the same applies to jugs in the engine rooms.
Of course, when I went home I checked and all of the above were next to my heating oil tanks and add in Oxy-acetylene tanks. They immediately got moved to a shed at the back of my lot pending disposal. I wonder how big of hole and how many firemen it could have taken out!
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...do you think they breed?

Of course....the 1 gallons are the infants and the 2.5 gallons are the teenage offsprings....how else could we all end up with so many
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The sad thing is I have a yard service, and no home generator.

These are all bought for the boat.

I just can't remember buying that many - do you think they breed?
Tribbles!!!! Lol
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Tribbles!!!! Lol
Thatís the trouble.
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Nothing like a couple of classic Star Trek references to make me smile!

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