How to get rid of 55 gal drums of gas

We are moving my elderly parents out of there house and need to get
rid of two 55 gal barrels of gas. Gas is contaminated with water.
Location Renton WA.
Anyone wants some gas?
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toolbreaker
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Wouldn't the water sink to the bottom? Ahm thinkin mebbe put a food dye in there, soluble only in the water, so you could see the boundary layer. Then you'd have, theoretically, usable gas.
Or, use salt, and attach an ohmmeter to some long wires, and when they hit the boundary layer, the resistance should drop immediately.
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Thanks but I want to get rid of it. The thought of putting old gas into a car with fuel injectors turns makes me very nervous.
FYI: I have been told there is a paste from fuel supplier that one can smear on a stick that changes color when it contacts water.
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toolbreaker
Around here I see fairly regular ads in the free section of Craigslist for "fuel oil tank half full". A friend of mine has salvaged fuel oil for his garage heater.
I burn my junk gas in the small tractor. Carburetor, low compression, not mission critical. It even takes the left over 2 cycle gas at the end of the summer (diluted with some clean gas to keep the plugs from getting too cruddy!)
I'd guess that the remaining crud in the bottom of barrels might be a bit nasty to deal with though.
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RoyJ
If I could find someone like you to take the gas that would be great. Plan on stoping at the local feed store and see if they know anyone who wants it,
One option is to break it down into 5 gallon containers and take it to the county hazards waste drop off.
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toolbreaker
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Craigslist, free section. Someone less fussy than you will be happy to take it, drums and all.
"Contaminated with water" is a fiction - every gas tank in the world is "contaminated with water" to some extent. Condensate happens. A filter removes it, as does decanting.
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Ecnerwal
Just let it settle out. That's what the oil company does in those ~4 million gallon tanks. There's a drain at the very bottom called the "water draw" valve. You let the tank sit untouched for a few days, then drain the water off.
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David Lesher
Using old gas can also gum up valves and rings.
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rustyjames
Depending on how much water is in it, someone could add some E 85 gasohol. The ethanol will combine with the water and the resultant will mix with the gasolene.
Dan
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dcaster
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Hi Dan
I just want to get rid of it. I suspect there isn't a lot of water but we tried it on a lawn mower and it didn't run very well. Barrals are in good conditon and are nearly full but it has been stored for a few years.
BTW you gave me a piece of Ti a few years ago and I recently chucked it up in my new lathe. It cut like butter:-)
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toolbreaker
There indeed is such a paste. Call an oil tank filling / reclamation company to see what it is... or better yet, to empty out those containers for you.
At least they will recycle it.
Depending on how old it is, it's not really useable as a fuel in most vehicles.
Maybe mixed 10:1 with standard gas it is okay in whatever, but straight, very old gas is baaaaaad news for most modern engines and especially for the EPA stuff.
Don't you know that the 190's cars that got 40 MPG could burn anything and today's efficient cars that take efficient fuel and get the same MPG are not as durable?
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Joe AutoDrill
Where are you located physically on the planet?
I'll ask in another forum to see if anyone wants 'em.
Also, try Freecycle. Go to groups.yahoo.com and search for Freecycle. Then post a message and see if some yahoo comes and takes it and/or doesn't spill it all over the place.
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Joe AutoDrill
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Joe AutoDrill
Thanks Joe,
I agree with you about using it in a modern car. Save few bucks and get a $2k repair bill:-(
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toolbreaker
That is why I said "someone" instead of "you". Why don't you post this in the Seattle Metalheads Yahoo Group? I have moved and am no longer close to you.
Glad to hear that your lathe works well. Ti is similar to Stainless. Cuts well if you get under any work hardening.
Dan
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dcaster
Hi Dan
I just want to get rid of it. I suspect there isn't a lot of water but we tried it on a lawn mower and it didn't run very well. Barrals are in good conditon and are nearly full but it has been stored for a few years.
BTW you gave me a piece of Ti a few years ago and I recently chucked it up in my new lathe. It cut like butter:-)
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Used to use it all the time at the service station. IIRC it had anhydrous copper sulphate in it.
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clare
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Limit 30 gallons of gas and no bigger than 5 gallons at a time.
Make several trips.
(from a friend. I didn't check the link)
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Joe AutoDrill

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