I would like to store gas/oil mix for my landscaping tools in a handy
cannister, but can find nothing smaller than the one gallon size.
Can I use something like a two quart Clorox bottle or a similar material?
Will such plastics deteriorate or mix with gas in ways which will damage
Have you other suggestions?
(Of course I would mark the container clearly for safety purposes.)
Thanks for your help.
Suggestion: Stop thinking about using anything but a container made for
I don't recall where (maybe Home Depot, Lowe's, hardware store, West
Marine), but I've seen very small gas containers that made me think "What's
that for?", and then I wandered off to the light bulb department. Go find
No one knows until they have tested it and if someone has tested a
Clorox bottle, what if they changed the bottle formula last week?
Just don't do it. Use an approved container only. You not only have to
worry about it eating the container, but how about allowing for expansion
etc.? Stick with the real thing.
On Tue, 13 Feb 2007 13:39:52 -0500, "Joseph Meehan"
You should use a 1 gallon plastic gas can that clearly labled with
the fuel/oil mix that's in it. Clorox bottles aren't vented,
and don't come with pour-spouts, aren't as thick-walled as gas-cans,
and it's a violation of the law in most places to put gasoline
into a non-approved container. (although that might just be
at the gas station..)
I'm sorry, but I thought I was tight. Some of my employees accuse
me of it regularly.
Not even I would try to preserve a quart of 2 stroke for next
season. You'll spend more, but you could buy some Stabil that
will help it keep.
Throw the stuff out or run it through the tool. You, the machine,
and the gas can will be happier to start off fresh next season.
A live Singing Valentine quartet,
Omigod! Not down the drain! HORRORS!!
How about this: Put it in your car when the tank is nearly full. I am not
ASE-certified but I can almost guarantee you that a couple of quarts of
50:1-mixed fuel added to 15-20 gallons of gas won't hurt a thing.
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