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Old 11-01-2021, 07:29 AM
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Default Old Fuel

Canít figure out where else to post this! Iíve got 15-20 gal of old 100LL (too old to fly with) I canít figure out how to get rid of. Anyone got any ideas? In Kansas City area.

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Old 11-01-2021, 07:43 AM
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Around here, unused gasoline has to be disposed of at a hazardous waste facility. Our local sanitary landfill has a "hazardous waste disposal" day twice a month in the summer/fall, closed in winter. Here, it's free. Other places tend to require a fee.
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Old 11-01-2021, 08:06 AM
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100LL is pretty stable. I might just meter a gallon into each fill up.
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Old 11-01-2021, 08:13 AM
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Default Lawn mowers and stuff

I run 100LL in my lawn equipment,mowers,weedeaters,chainsaws,log splitter you name it. Never gums up over winter,ect...and both my Harleys..they love it.
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Old 11-01-2021, 08:34 AM
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Assuming that it is really too old to use (AVGAS lasts a LONG time…..), try calling your local volunteer fire department - they might have a place they store flammable for future use in training burns….. at least we used to way back in the day! It was a good way to get rid of stuff no one wanted dumped in the creek!

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Old 11-01-2021, 08:48 AM
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Burn it!

Yes, as mentioned already run it some farm equipment or motorcycle or anything w/o a catalytic converter. It's great stuff and the equipment will love it. Find some farmer to help you if necessary.
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Old 11-01-2021, 08:11 AM
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Originally Posted by dwschaefer View Post
Iíve got 15-20 gal of old 100LL (too old to fly with)
How old is it??
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Old 11-02-2021, 10:04 AM
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Default Old Gas

Lawn mower, Edger, Generator, Leaf Blower, Chainsaw......
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Old 11-02-2021, 12:19 PM
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Lawn Mower. Friend's old motorcycle. 1969 Mustang convertible.

Or anything without a catalytic converter that will eat leaded fuel. 100LL is pretty darn stable and lasts a long time. I'd worry more about contamination than age when it comes to putting it into a non-airplane engine.
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