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What to do with old gasoline?

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  1. Dane
    Joined: May 6, 2010
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    Dane
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    from Soquel, CA

    I drained about four gallons of three year old gas from a 51 GMC. I can recycle most everything around here these days but nobody takes gasoline. What’s the responsible way to dispose of it?
     
  2. THE_DUDE
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    In yer lawnmower
     
  3. Dane
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    Dane
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    It's too stinky and cruddy even for the old mower...
     
  4. 32SEDAN
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    Burn it if it will burn
     

  5. 48chrysler
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    do you like your neighbors?
     
  6. RpR
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    Excellant weed killer, especially on drive-ways.
     
  7. duste01
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    55 gal drum with a match.
     
  8. Barrelnose pickup
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    Catch a car thief,you know the rest.Some would consider it responsible.
     
  9. Bar Ditch
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    Mix it with sawdust in 5 gal bucket and throw a scoop in your stove when you start a fire.LB
     
  10. go-twichy
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    dump it down the drain whilest planting a tree or petting a bald eagle.
     
  11. edwardlloyd
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    Ask a farmer. Many have machinery which will burn it. Or what about the junk yards, don't they also have to drain the gas from old cars?
    Ed
     
  12. moefuzz
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    old gasoline is one of the best de-greasers you will ever own.

    Don't Waste It just because some say to pour it on a bald eagle or on the lawn/weeds or down the drain.

    It De-greases better than any $10 12 oz bottle on any shelf anywhere.

    And its safe on rubber, plastic, all metals, chrome and even paint.,


    What ever you do with it, Don't waste it at $3.00 per gallon



    jmho


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  13. Deuces
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    Kill some weeds growing around your home or sidewalk...
     
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  14. jimi'shemi291
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    Are waste-oil burners (space heaters) outlawed in CA? They burn it at high temp, and our mechanic for dailies -- here in Ohio -- mixes tired gas right in with waste oil during cold weather. (BTW, he's a very ecologically responsible guy and a motorhead from Day One.)

    Don't know if it's an option for CA, but just mentioning a possible solution.
     
  15. milo1303s
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    Don't waste it at $3.00 per gallon

    Where you gettin $3.00 a gallon gas at I wanna be there!!!
     
  16. jimi'shemi291
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  17. Deuces
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    Yep! $3.80 a gallon around here.. :(:mad:
     
  18. Jaronimo
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    I have a five gallon can full of very old gas sitting on the side of the house while I tried to figure out what to do with it. Thanks to this thread I will use it to degrease some items, then it gets mixed with sawdust and thrown into my 55 gallon can while I watch it burn with a beer in my hand. Thanks.
     
  19. 48FordFanatic
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    If its clean I'd add about a gallon of it to each fill up on my truck. 1 in 20 gallons won't hurt anything .
     
  20. 32-3 WINDOW
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    i use it for table candles , but we all set around a big fire , JUST JOKING
    if you can use it for weed killer around your place , it will get em
     
  21. Put it in the back of your pk and go to WalMart some thief will steal it. Let the thief ruin his car.
     
  22. L79_Acadian
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    Put it into one of your neighbors cars,they wont be able to figure out the sudden increase in gas mileage, or why their car suddenly wont run.
     
  23. Oldsmobucket
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    thats the best idea yet i had a guy walking by ny house one day asking for a ride he said he ran out of gas so i told him i wouldnt but id give him some gas (old old gas) but he turned it down i sure wish he had taken it wouldve served him right
     
  24. scotts52
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    Just what I was going to say. I was at the local landfill. They take just about anything. Someone was setting aside over 10 gallons of old gas to put with other oil and recyclables. I couldn't stand to see it go to waste so I took it home and would add a gallon to each fill up of my truck and never noticed one bit of trouble. Nothing like free gas. :)
     
  25. cheveey57
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    Ah but it's three years old. And 3 years ago it was $3.00.
     
  26. jcs64
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    Ive had a 5 gal. bucket 1/2 full of the same gas for about 6 yrs.
    I pop the lid, throw in a greasy part, let it soak for awhile and it works great.
    Put the lid back on and stick the bucket back in the corner till next time.
     
  27. Pops1532
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    leave it an open can or bucket and let it evaporate.
     
  28. mugurpe
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    I'll second the de-greasing. it evaporates quickly so it's good for whiping things down like you would with brake cleaner. Or go burn some bowties or fomoco logos in your neighbor's lawn.
     
  29. Clik
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    I wouldn't use it for weed killer as some have suggested. There's some nasty stuff in it that can get into the aquifer and sooner or later we could be drinking it.

    I've been known to burn it CAREFULLY in my shop woodstove. Fill a small metal bucket or large metal can with sand, add gas but well below the top of the sand. Light outside and then carry into stove with tongs. It will burn like Sterno for a good while.
     
  30. matthew mcglothin
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    pour into a larger bucket...jam a old crapper tank into the bucket...and shoot fireballs at it!
     

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