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Old engine oil

  1. Feb 11, 2006 #1

    wolram

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    Well what do you do with it ? i poured mine into a 5 gallon gerry can i found
    ,rather than take it the 10 miles to the tip, i thought i might find a use for it,
    This was shortly after i moved in to my cott, well i got fed up makeing paper
    squibs to start the fire with and the cooking oil was getting down, so i rembered the oil, i poured a small amount over the cinders and used some paper to light it, all it did was smoke, so i put some more on and tryed again
    the same thing happened, so i thought it needed oxygen, so i started blowing on it, of a sudden i heard a WOOSH, i could not see for a few seconds, but when i could i thought i was in hell, the fire was roaring up the chimney, i could not think what to do other than hope it would die down, well it did, but when i looked in the mirror i had curly brown eye lashes and my face was very red, so do not do as i did.
     
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  3. Feb 11, 2006 #2

    brewnog

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    I pour mine down the drain.





    Only joking, I take it to work and tip it into the big oil recycling container thingy.
     
  4. Feb 11, 2006 #3

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    That reminds me of something that happened to me during the first gulf war. I'm not gonna share that one (pretty embarassing) but, put it this way, I feel your pain.

    Bite the bullet and drive it down to your local quick change oil place. If it's less than a gallon, most places will take it for free.
     
  5. Feb 11, 2006 #4

    wolram

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    Come on Fred spill the beans:smile:
     
  6. Feb 11, 2006 #5

    wolram

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    I did not mention the white ash, where it came from i have no clue, but i was covered in it, it was time for my bi annual bath any way, and pumice is supposed to be good for the skin.
     
  7. Feb 11, 2006 #6

    Art

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    The white ash probably was your skin :rofl:
     
  8. Feb 11, 2006 #7

    wolram

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    come to think on it, my face has felt smoother since, what is it them beauty
    parlours do depilation or some such?
     
  9. Feb 11, 2006 #8

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    NOT a good idea, burning. The white ash could be from your cinder pile --- it could also be assorted metal oxides and carbonates from the various additives, Babbitt metal residues, who knows?
     
  10. Feb 11, 2006 #9

    wolram

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    Oh heck, does that mean i need some kind of decontamination?
     
  11. Feb 11, 2006 #10

    Evo

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    I would expect this from tribdog, but not from you Wolram!

    Don't you dare blow yourself up before MIH & I get to visit. :grumpy:
     
  12. Feb 11, 2006 #11

    wolram

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    No way, i would hold myself together with super glue and insulation tape, i do seem, accidenty prone of late, maybe it is a lack of TLC.
     
  13. Feb 11, 2006 #12

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    Probably not --- it couldn't hurt to check with "the quack" next time you're in for stitches or tetanus shots --- you and Trib really ought to quit campaigning for the Darwin Award.
     
  14. Feb 11, 2006 #13

    wolram

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    I guess the evolution award is for some sort or progretion up the tree of life,
    well ,,,i think i have foud a way of circumventing it , it is call woolism, it makes no sence, but what does these days.,
     
  15. Feb 11, 2006 #14

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    I only know of two things to do with used motor oil, 1) take it to any mechanic shop and ask them to add it to what they're collecting for recycling or disposal or whatever they do with it that makes the EPA happy, or 2) paint it on fence rails to keep the bugs out (just don't plan on sitting on the fence when done).
     
  16. Feb 12, 2006 #15

    Ivan Seeking

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    Around here they still oil some of the dirt roads, in the summer.

    I used to take mine to a guy who had a high efficiency, high tech heater designed to run on just about anything. He was always glad to get the old oil since it was free heat for his shop.
     
  17. Feb 12, 2006 #16
    I have a nephew in N.H. who owns an auto-body shop that is heated by one of those. I was amazed when he explained he ran it off old engine oil. He gets it the same way: from people who just want to get rid of it.

    Personally, I just pour a dash of it into a glass, add rum, and drink it away little by little.
     
  18. Feb 12, 2006 #17

    Ivan Seeking

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    apparently they burn so cleanly that the emissions are almost entirely CO2 and water

    :rofl: :rofl: :rofl: :rofl: :rofl:

    you completely blindsided me with that one...
     
  19. Feb 12, 2006 #18
    It's good for the environment, and makes your stools irridescent.
     
  20. Feb 12, 2006 #19
    I did a similar thing as a young zoobie. Turned on the gas stove to bake something and realized five minutes later when there was no heat, that the pilot was out. So I knelt down with my head pretty much right outside the open door and struck a match to light the pilot. Same thing. Whooshing boom. Disorientation. Curly eyebrows and lashes and hair.
     
  21. Feb 12, 2006 #20
    After we changed oil in all of our stuff we always took it down to the gas station and they took it and got rid of it. We went through a lot of oil lol...couple 5 gallon pails evertime haha.
     
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