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Old 04-25-2011, 05:19 AM
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Default Best way to dispose of 40 gallons of gas

I am looking for suggestions to get rid of about 40 gallons of bad gas (premix). I have it in a 55 gallon barrel and the local hazmat will only take 20 gallons.

Any suggestions?
Old 04-25-2011, 05:22 AM
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Call a local car dealership and ask their service manager what he does with their bad gas. Can you split it up into smaller containers and take it over the course of a few trips to the hazmat?
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Get 3 containers and go 3 different times? I have non premixed used old gas in my riding tractor but its a PITA to change the filters after every few days. Have any brush piles you need to burn?
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I figured I could make a few trips but I guess I am being lazy. Instant gratification!

That and I want to get rid of the barrel as well.
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Originally Posted by Mersiles View Post
Instant gratification!

That and I want to get rid of the barrel as well.
A match and a long wick should cover your needs.
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contact a hazzardous waste business in your area to recycle it
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It's a long shot but call the local fire-department. Ask them if they want it for training purposes or if they can give you a contact at the training academy.

Good luck!
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Originally Posted by Kamper View Post
It's a long shot but call the local fire-department. Ask them if they want it for training purposes or if they can give you a contact at the training academy.

Good luck!
Doubt it would be much use to them as per the NFPA standards your not suppose to use accelerant in live burns for training purposes
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I was thinking more along the lines of fuel fire training.
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Originally Posted by Ace52 View Post
Doubt it would be much use to them as per the NFPA standards your not suppose to use accelerant in live burns for training purposes
You mean to tell me, that every year for the last 32 years when I went to LSU School of Industrial firefighting, they weren't suppose to use no diesel or propane in the live burn training?

Cause every year, we put out various fires fueled by diesel or propane.
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Post a Craigslist ad: free gas
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How bad is it? Got an old car or truck that will burn just about anything? I had a jeep grand wagoneer once that had about 8:1 compression that would have loved it...and would have used all 40 gallons pretty quick, too..premix or not.

Heh..got any friends with old Jeeps, broncos or blazers? Trade it for beer
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Call your county recycling dept.

Ours takes gas, oil, antifreeze etc... for free.
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Sell it to Libya
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Originally Posted by gort View Post
Call your county recycling dept.

Ours takes gas, oil, antifreeze etc... for free.
I did, they only take 20 gallons per residence.
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Fire depts. do use fuel to practice foam operations and use of extinguishers. They do not use accelerants in burn buildings. It is used outside on a concrete pad under controlled conditions with fully charged backup lines.

That being said, I hope they would not take a barrel from someone and use the contents for training. You could burn it off at home little by little, but since it has oil in it that would probably make a mess. Looks like multiple trips for you.
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Got a match
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Originally Posted by Mersiles View Post
I did, they only take 20 gallons per residence.
Which reduces the additional fuel you need to get of to 20 gallons. So why not take that as a first step?;?
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Call B.P...
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setting a fire to it sounds like a no-brainer----ever try to start a bon fire/scrap fire with gasoline? it's not the fuel that catches fire, it's the vapors

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