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Old 01-03-2009, 03:57 PM
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What to do with bad gas?

I just went thru my father-n-law's garage, he had recently passed away after a long health problem(he smoked himself to death!) ...Anyway I was told to deal with his "stuff" so the mother-n-law can move on. He didn't have much in the way of tools, in his time he was a gardener. BUT I did find 4 G.I. can of gasoline! These cans have to be 8+ years old! It doesn't smell like gas and looks like urine. SO now I have about 20 gal.s of this "stuff" and after resent events I really find it hard to throw this stuff out, don't know where to do that either!?? ...SO now I'm thinking how can I use this stuff? I don't want to use it in the cars, but I'm wondering what if I mix it with some "good stuff" could I use it in my "new" lawn mower? ..Leaf blower? Or cut it with paint thinner and use use it to clean parts? Any experts out there that can point a way?

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ive burned up old race and av gas a little at a time in the daily drivers
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Don't use it to clean parts. Just not a good thing. Get in touch with you local county officials and see what is done with hazardous waste. Once a year we have a HW turn in as to where we can get rid of it. Of course you could always kill weeds with it but not good for the environment.
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call the boneyard and see what they do with theirs.
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Just for shoots and giggles I'd pour a bit into a cup, go somewhere safe and see if it will burn. Maybe pour a few tablespoons intoa shallow container and toss a match into it. (Firemen will prob eat me alive on this one). There's got to be a way to recycle it.
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What to do with bad gas.... Share it! (no)
Drink it? (naa)

Use it to start a stubborn brush pile 'afire? Yes.
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I just got rid of 10 gallons of mixed outboard gas by burning it in the daily driver. I'd fill the the tank and as soon as it went down a little I'd pour a gallon or so in. Didn't seem to bother the car, ran fine, no check engine light or anything.

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I just use it in the lawnmower. The small engine really doesn't care and there are no electronics or O2 sensor to worry about.
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bad gas.....

Hi,put about 1 gallon of that gas into a full tank,use it up that way.no need to throw it out,and DO NOT use it to start a brush fire,you may be the person on fire.
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Old 01-04-2009, 10:22 AM
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dont put it in your lawnmower/leafblower !!! unless you want to have the carbs rebuilt of course i work at a power equipment store, and we see it all the time, people putting old gas in their power equipment, and it plugs the jets, and then they have to be cleaned and rebuilt.....just use it for a fire....like a real man
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Waste oil furnace

Find a shop that has a wast oil burner. they can dump it in a little at a time with the waste oil with no problem. At the garage where I worked, we would do that all the time with no problems.
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If it was up to me, I would use it as bbq starter. I would think if you mixed it a little bit at a time with fresh gas in a car it shouldnt hurt. Its got to be good for something,just keep on thinking about ways how.
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Where do you turn in your old oil? Talk to them they may take it or know where to take it. 20 gallons is a lot, if it was 5 I would just run it in the wifes car when she wasn't looking
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I've taken old gas to fire departments. They use it for fuel for their training fires.
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