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#138805 - 07/06/08 05:18 PM Re: gas storage [Re: Nishnabotna]
marduk Offline
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Registered: 01/25/04
Posts: 160
Loc: Mid-Missouri
we live on 20 acres 10 min. out of town.

We have a 250 gal. gasoline tank for tractors, etc. We refill at 1/2 empty, so there's usually 100 to 150 gal. in reserve. It's not really any cheaper, but there is a "rolling reserve" of fuel available.
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#138829 - 07/06/08 11:23 PM Re: gas storage [Re: BobS]
OldBaldGuy Offline
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Registered: 09/30/01
Posts: 5695
Loc: Former AFB in CA, recouping fr...
As long as it is smokless, and isn't sealed up in a really tight container, I suspect that all it would do is go whoof, and make the fire burn a little better. Black powder, on the other hand, could go boom...
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#138838 - 07/07/08 12:26 AM Re: gas storage [Re: OldBaldGuy]
digimark Offline
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Registered: 01/28/07
Posts: 70
Loc: Chesapeake Beach, MD
I'm reading everyone's advice -- but the implication is storing even a little bit of gas is bad? I have (3) 5 gallon metal CARB-compliant jerricans in my garage, for the portable generator. They have rubber gaskets around the (seeming) tight screw-on lids. And of course I have electric in the garage -- lights, garage door opener, wall sockets. How much risk am I exposing myself and my family to? Is there a safe way to store small amounts of gasoline for this purpose?

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