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Re: old gas what to do.....
Brian Moore #1341316 Fri Jan 10 2020 03:59 AM
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Shhhh Glen!
Don't let that secret out!
Who needs a weed trimmer if you have a pump up weed killer.

And, Diesel fuel to seal a wood trailer bed.
Don


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1967 GMC 9500 Fire Ladder Truck
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Re: old gas what to do.....
Brian Moore #1341340 Fri Jan 10 2020 02:06 PM
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Carburetion specialist
Have any farmer friends? Works great to start a brush-pile fire.

Jon.


Good carburetion is fuelish hot air
The most expensive carburetor is the wrong one you attempt to modify
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Re: old gas what to do.....
Brian Moore #1341503 Sat Jan 11 2020 01:49 AM
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Master Gabster
Whatever you do, don't dig a hole in the ground with a backhoe and dump a couple hundred gallons in it, and light it off. Not only will your neighbors complain of the sudden blackout of the sun, but so will most of the remaining residents of the county in which you live.

Re: old gas what to do.....
Brian Moore #1341578 Sat Jan 11 2020 04:01 PM
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My problem sometimes was (is) old 2-stroke outboard gas. About 50 years ago, my brother-in-law took 5 gallons of old gas and used it in his Olds. That's when the gas:oil ratio was 25:1. He said the Olds burned oil anyway so more wouldn't hurt.


1948 3/4-Ton 5-Window Flatbed Chevrolet [sandeace.com]

28 Years of Daily Driving but now on hiatus. With a '61 261, 848 head, Rochester Monojet carb, SM420 4-speed, 4.10 rear, dual reservoir MC, Bendix up front, 235/85R16 tires, 12-volt w/alternator, electric wipers and a modern radio in the glove box.
Re: old gas what to do.....
Brian Moore #1342502 Thu Jan 16 2020 10:56 PM
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Shop Shark
Awards go to practical solutions.....

Wash parts....

then recycle as weed killer.....a lot safer than 2.4.D or Round up....

Light up brush.....

mixed with rear end oil, engine oil, auto fluid, paint gun wash, will makes good water proofing for wood exposed to the weather or parts trucks that you store outside and anything left burns nicely dripped in the shop wood furnace....

Waste not want not

Now I will have to delete my home address...... guess I will just move the trailer....


Bob C.
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Re: old gas what to do.....
Brian Moore #1342507 Fri Jan 17 2020 12:09 AM
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When I emptied the old gas out of the tank of my truck when I got it, I hoped it only had a couple gallons in it, but no it had like 12 gallons in it. I only had two 5 gallon cans, so it took me 2 trips to get rid of it. I had to take it about 6 miles across town to a shop that disposes of it by dumping it into their waste oil tank. The fee was only about $5, and I didn't have to deal with the stinky old gas that wouldn't burn anyway.

Re: old gas what to do.....
Brian Moore #1342511 Fri Jan 17 2020 01:04 AM
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Shop Shark
Old gas, thinners, oils,solvents, etc.... They all go around the fence / and foundation perimeter .
Havent had any ants, termites, spiders or crawlers in years.

Re: old gas what to do.....
delux54panel #1342560 Fri Jan 17 2020 01:40 PM
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Originally Posted by delux54panel
Old gas, thinners, oils,solvents, etc.... They all go around the fence / and foundation perimeter .
Havent had any ants, termites, spiders or crawlers in years.

Probably nothing living in the ground water either. Sounds like more of a problem than a solution.

Re: old gas what to do.....
Brian Moore #1342576 Fri Jan 17 2020 05:39 PM
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Wrench Fetcher
Go into business as a yellow jacket exterminator?


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