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Old 08-25-2013, 07:52 AM   #16
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Polecat.......we know your kidding.....right?
Ah...You're starting to get me. Of course I would never actually waste good Molotov cocktail material, not when we are all trying so hard to stock pile munitions for the coming apocalypse.

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Old 08-25-2013, 09:43 AM   #17
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Wow....16 posts on how to put old gas into the tank of your car......I hope no one asks how to change a tire......
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Thanks guys. I ended up putting it in a seperate container. I'm planning a burn pile in the near future so I'll use as much as I safely can for that. Lol
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Pour it on the weeds. Won't need the whacker.
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Thanks guys. I ended up putting it in a seperate container. I'm planning a burn pile in the near future so I'll use as much as I safely can for that. Lol
Stand up wind and throw the match from a really long distance.
Just cuz it's old doesn't mean it won't bite you. Really, that is not a good, safe idea. Take it to the gas station. Pour it in your tank and then fill up with fresh gas. At 60:1 your truck will never know the difference.
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20 Posts and the gas is still in a can?
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Old 08-28-2013, 06:34 PM   #22
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Stand up wind and throw the match from a really long distance.
Just cuz it's old doesn't mean it won't bite you. Really, that is not a good, safe idea. Take it to the gas station. Pour it in your tank and then fill up with fresh gas. At 60:1 your truck will never know the difference.
My plan was to pour it on the pile and let it sit a little while before lighting it. Lol. Or just pour it on the sticks in the pile and put a bunch of leaves and sticks on top and light those.
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My plan was to pour it on the pile and let it sit a little while before lighting it. Lol. Or just pour it on the sticks in the pile and put a bunch of leaves and sticks on top and light those.
DO NOT LET IT SIT. Gasoline as a liquid burns. But as a vapor it EXPLODES.

Which would make some stupid attempts to 'save' a weedwhacker engine from using seem profoundly idiotic. 2-stroke engines like those will burn damn near any fuel, so the gas being a little old is really going to make absolutely no appreciable difference nor cause any harm to it. Just about anything else WOULD end up harming quite a few other things.
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DO NOT LET IT SIT. Gasoline as a liquid burns. But as a vapor it EXPLODES.
Eh, actually it doesn't burn as a liquid, it burns as a vapor.



But in any event, if you're uncomfortable putting the gas in the tank of your brand new truck... what about your wife's car? Burning the gas outright is just asking for trouble.

If there are no kids or critters around, maybe just dump it in a 5 gallon bucket and leave it outside (out of the reach of possible disturbance), and let the gas evaporate. Seems like an awful waste of fuel, though.
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Hell, I'll probably end up just using it or worst case burn it all up in the blower and weed eater after my last now of the season and leave everything with dry tanks for next year. Seems like there would be an easy way to get rid of it like with oil. Just have to pour the old oil into a big container at the dump and be done with it.
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I dump old 2 stroke gas into my truck. Its diluted by the other gas in the tank and the oil premix wont hurt anything

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