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Old 02-14-2018, 01:23 PM   #29
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If you live in the South (below the Arctic Circle) you probably have fire ants. Take a 3ft piece of conduit, stick it down about 4-5 inches in the ant bed, pour in enough gas ( 1-2 cups) to fill conduit, let it soak in. Don't light it. You want the fumes to go down to the bottom of the ant hill, where the queen is. This will kill that bed, but it will be an ongoing battle.
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That would be considered a hazardous spill and could result in fines if caught. It's just plain not good practice for the environment and ground water.
Not aware of any fire ants in Michigan, hopefully too cold.
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Old 02-15-2018, 01:51 AM   #30
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As a retired firefighter, I cringe at the thought of “pouring a little in a pan and lighting it”.

Very fun but also VERY dangerous.

Burn injuries are some of the worst I have ever seen and the disfigurement will last a lifetime.

If your not going to use it, please recycle or allow to evaporate.

Sorry for all the doom and gloom but reality can be a bitch sometimes.
This is very true. Gasoline has a tremendous amount of stored energy. A gallon can push a 2000 pound car 20 miles. Lighting it on fire is extremely dangerous and on a day with the right weather conditions you can be severely burned when the vapors ignite.
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Old 02-15-2018, 07:49 AM   #31
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So Mike1, what did you do with the old gas? We are all wondering, I'm sure.
Okay, I just looked back and it looks like you took it to WM.
How will be disposed of from There?
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Old 02-17-2018, 10:50 AM   #32
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For small engines like my chainsaw and trimmer, I buy a couple of gallons of Av gas at my local airport. It doesn't go bad. Those two gallons usually last me a couple of years. In a car, if it runs at all, I run it down to empty and fill with premium. If it doesn't run, sell the car!
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unplanned. Waste management is the largest waste company in North America. Not sure about larger cities but up here the place that the trucks bring the waste also has a hazardous collection site. I pulled up with the container in the bed of my truck, was told to stay in the truck. Told them what I had, he asked do you want the container and I said yes. They took the gas can poured it somewhere brought back the container and that was it. Don't know what they do with old gasoline though.
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Old 02-19-2018, 04:13 PM   #34
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As a retired firefighter, I cringe at the thought of “pouring a little in a pan and lighting it”.

Very fun but also VERY dangerous.

Burn injuries are some of the worst I have ever seen and the disfigurement will last a lifetime.

If your not going to use it, please recycle or allow to evaporate.

Sorry for all the doom and gloom but reality can be a bitch sometimes.
Fact. My brother has scar tissue all over his arm from using gas to get a brush pile going.
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Once I cleaned some paint brushes and dumped the old gas in the burn barrel. Before I could get back to light it off, the wife brought the garbage out of the house and leaned into the burn barrel to light it. THANKFULLY NO ONE GOT HURT, but she came into the work shop with no eye brows and a singed hair do. She was not a happy wife!! (still married)
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And pray tell when do YOU get released from the hospital?? LOL
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Take your can to a gas station. Fill your vehicle from the pump, then put the nozzle in the can but don't dispense any gas. Remove the nozzle and put it back on the pump. Screw the cap back on the can. Then leave it there. Someone will come by and think, wow free gas, and take your can with them. Problem solved.
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This thread has me scratching my head somewhat.

Sheesh, it's 2 gallons of old gas. Pour it in something and then drive, ride on, or motor across the lake. It will run, especially if it's mixed with fresh gasoline,,, as long as there's no trash or water in it.
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Take your can to a gas station. Fill your vehicle from the pump, then put the nozzle in the can but don't dispense any gas. Remove the nozzle and put it back on the pump. Screw the cap back on the can. Then leave it there. Someone will come by and think, wow free gas, and take your can with them. Problem solved.
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I did that with old oil. I had 4 gallon of it in Walmart jugs. The auto center was closed for renovations, so I left it in a shopping cart near the auto center.
Never gave a thought that someone might take it as new but you never know.
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I agree, run it thru a water removal filter/ natural chamois, and add to most frequently used vehicle to dilute w/ fresh gas
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