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#103444 - 08/24/07 06:01 PM Gasoline Storage
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For those of you who store gasoline as part of your emergency plan, how much do you store and how do you store it safely?

I get nervous just looking at our gasoline depot.

We use an anchored, low profile storage shed set in the shade about 130 feet from the nearest building. Gas is stored in several 5 gallon plastic gas cans..




Edited by GarlyDog (08/24/07 07:41 PM)

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#103454 - 08/24/07 06:46 PM Re: Gasoline Storage [Re: GarlyDog]
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We are pretty mobile right now, living in a motorhome, but while in our "stick" home, I kept several five gallon gas cans in our seperate storeroom, treated with Stabil, and never had a problem. An underground tank would be nice, but is cost prohibitive...
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#103456 - 08/24/07 07:05 PM Re: Gasoline Storage [Re: OldBaldGuy]
MrDrysdale Offline
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Registered: 02/22/07
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Loc: League City, Texas
I have two 5 gallon Justrite Safety Cans filled with gas and stablized with Stabil. These gas can are supposed to reduce the chance of ignition in the container.

http://www.justritemfg.com/containes.tpl


Edited by MrDrysdale (08/24/07 07:07 PM)

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#103472 - 08/24/07 09:44 PM Re: Gasoline Storage [Re: GarlyDog]
wildman800 Offline
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I store 35 gals under the same conditions that you do, minus the shade tree. I turn the gas around every 6 months.
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#103475 - 08/24/07 10:22 PM Re: Gasoline Storage [Re: wildman800]
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I only keep about 35 gals too.

I would like to ante up the storage up to 150 gallons (30 day supply for generator) before Winter, but my current method doesn't seem like a good idea scaled up.

Also, I have space to put something, out of sight and far from any building. I have noticed a few small farm trailer tanks on-line, and above ground tanks. Below ground sounds like a good idea too, but above ground will eliminate the need for electricity...right?. Does anybody have experience with these types of storage containers?




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#103482 - 08/25/07 12:13 AM Re: Gasoline Storage [Re: ]
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Originally Posted By: IzzyJG99
don't go and get a beneath ground tank unless you've thought about it alot because the liability is there.



Good point and too much work anyway.

I was thinking of something above ground like you would see on a farm...a tank on a trailer would be handy.


Edited by GarlyDog (08/25/07 12:29 AM)
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#103531 - 08/25/07 01:49 PM Re: Gasoline Storage [Re: GarlyDog]
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Long long ago my dad buried a 55 gallon drum in his garage, right before he added a concrete floor. Left a stand of 2" pipe sticking up, with a threaded cap on top. To get fuel out he just screwed a crank type hand pump on and cranked out whatever he needed. Refilled it by pouring gas in. No Stabil, no nothing, and no problems. We uesd that thing for probably fifteen years before abandoning it...
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#103557 - 08/25/07 08:40 PM Re: Gasoline Storage [Re: OldBaldGuy]
GarlyDog Offline
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I found a local gas station chain that will supply a skid load
double-wall tank, pump and refill service....for 5 cents more per gallon than at the pump. Their smallest tank is two times larger than I need, but it is a place to start...

Here is a link. This is not an endorsement, just information.

http://www.gascitytankwagon.com/equipment.asp


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#103577 - 08/26/07 01:39 AM Re: Gasoline Storage [Re: GarlyDog]
Susan Offline
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Registered: 01/21/04
Posts: 5163
Loc: W. WA
One of my brother's old slightly paranoid friends was thinking of having some kind of farm-type underground gas tank installed as a hedge against rising fuel prices. He was told that he needed to get a permit to do it. He thought about it for a minute, then said something like, "You pay for a permit to have the tank, and when the storm troopers need some gas, they have my address?"

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#103579 - 08/26/07 01:44 AM Re: Gasoline Storage [Re: Susan]
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Originally Posted By: Susan
when the storm troopers need some gas.


I hate when that happens.


Edited by GarlyDog (08/26/07 01:45 AM)
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