Alternative Gasoline Storage...Question? : LUSENET : TimeBomb 2000 (Y2000) Preparation Forum : One Thread

This is a strange question I thought up coming home from the county landfill.

While dropping off the trash, I asked the fellow there if he accepted old gas and/or kerosene. We obtained a drum which held diesel. It has a pump and is remarkably in fine condition. Still has several gallons of diesel in it. However, if we had to rinse it with gas or kerosene first (depending on which we planned to store in it), and dipose of the diesel, we would have alot of wasted petro...nearest "dump" for this that he knew of is 70 miles away.

Any ways, if it can't be cleaned, we can still barter/sell it locally I am sure to find someone with need of it. So I am looking for an alternative here. (Pudintane, wheren't you looking for diesel storage awhile back?)

Well, I already came up with going to fill the tank of the old PU that is not currently running, so there is 20+ gallons of gas stored. So then I had a thought, and thus a question? If the price where right, could you obtain good gas tanks out of the junk yard on wrecked automobiles? Would there be any reason not to (besides price...which I don't know how much that might be)? Years ago, we replaced one for $5.00, but that was about 20 years ago.

Seems like a 20 gallon tank, is something I could move around/store/hide a bit better too before filling.

Just a thought...

-- Lilly (, October 07, 1999


A friend of mine runs a small auto-repair shop in a building behind his house.

the shop's heater is some kind of oil-burner that "burns anything" he says.

he dumps all his old oil, fluids, whatever in the drum, they all get mixed together and then get pumped into the burner.

its a pretty simple thing and I'm sure there must be someone in your area that would take advantage of such a heater.

I'll see if I can get a better description of this heater or what "type" of heater it is.

-- plonk! (, October 07, 1999.

ah, here is more info on disposing of your used dirty kerosene:

the heater is a waste oil heater. there are probably a half dozen companies that make them. shops that generate alot of waste oil (oil change places, major repair shops, fleet trucking, etc) are primary users. they will burn crankcase oil, ATF, gear oil, hydraulic fluids, most anything that is a petrolium product. water and anti freeze is a no-no and needs to be completely removed from the oil.

-- plonk! (, October 08, 1999.

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