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Never thought I would be unhappy to have lots of gasoline.

Postby John *.?-!.* cub owner » Sat Dec 13, 2014 7:54 pm

All of my tractors, vehicles, and gas cans are full, which is a rare happening, and today when I walked by my snow plow rig I noticed a small puddle of coolant under the front. Following the trail back up it appears that it is either from the top radiator hose or the radiator neck, neither one of which I can get to without removing the hood, and I have nothing to empty the tank into. In my younger days I would have just lifted it off, but now I guess I will have to wait till I get a can empty or use my engine hoist to lift the hood.
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Re: Never thought I would be unhappy to have lots of gasolin

Postby Eugene » Sat Dec 13, 2014 8:24 pm

Probably take two trips. Put stored gasoline into the pickup and wife's car. Then you will have two empty 5 gallon gas cans.

Price of gasoline is now less expensive than weeks ago, probably a money saving option.
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Re: Never thought I would be unhappy to have lots of gasolin

Postby Scrivet » Sat Dec 13, 2014 10:03 pm

And I thought this was going to be about what you paid per gallon for all that gas versus what it is now. OOOPPPSSSIIIEEE maybe you hadn't thought of that. :shock:

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Re: Never thought I would be unhappy to have lots of gasolin

Postby John *.?-!.* cub owner » Sat Dec 13, 2014 10:40 pm

Eugene wrote:Probably take two trips. Put stored gasoline into the pickup and wife's car. Then you will have two empty 5 gallon gas cans.

Price of gasoline is now less expensive than weeks ago, probably a money saving option.
We just filled the cars also. Though I might be able to pour some of it in the H tank. Haven't checked it lately.
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Re: Never thought I would be unhappy to have lots of gasolin

Postby Bigdog » Sun Dec 14, 2014 9:42 am

If you have to have a problem I guess this would be the kind to have! Around here gas is as low as it has been in several years so now would be the time to consider buying another 5 gallon gas can. Surely you can find room for a couple of gallons in another vehicle.
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Re: Never thought I would be unhappy to have lots of gasolin

Postby Barnyard » Sun Dec 14, 2014 9:47 am

Now if only diesel will start to drop like gas.
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Re: Never thought I would be unhappy to have lots of gasolin

Postby John *.?-!.* cub owner » Sun Dec 14, 2014 10:18 am

We live in a rural area, and since they rebuilt the power lines our failures are rare, but the last major one we had lasted 6 days and the closest gasoline was 70 miles away due to the large area covered. As a result I have 10 five gallon cans and always keep at least 5 of them full. Last week due to the low prices I filled the last of them. I always put Sta-Bil in the cans when I fill them, and they are normally emptied at least twice a year, or if doing a lot, 3 times a year. While down in the shed late yesterday I did notice I had a couple of kerosene cans I no longer use that I will use for temporary storage while I have the tank off. I will tag the cans appropriately, but since I no longer have any thing that burns kerosene the chances of them being mistaken for actually containing kerosene is pretty slim.

I keep a couple of these on hand for emptying or filling tanks. They will pump down to approx 1/4 inch of the bottom of fuel. and sure beat holding up a can if you have a bad back.
they even sell them with an automatic shutoff that will stop them once the tank gets full, but those cause a lot of trouble, so I prefer the ones with out the shutoff. The AA batteries last a couple years for my use.
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Re: Never thought I would be unhappy to have lots of gasolin

Postby torchred89 » Sun Dec 14, 2014 10:35 am

Barnyard wrote:Now if only diesel will start to drop like gas.

I saw diesel last week for $3.25 a Gal. So I filled the tank in my Chevy Duramax truck. Ten miles down the road water in fuel came on. About broke my fingers trying to get that water sensor off. Drained water out. Ten miles came on again drained again. I had to siphon the fuel out and used the pump on top of filter to get the rest out. Then put 5 gal back in and changed filter. I learned my lesson I only buy diesel where they have a big turnover :(

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Re: Never thought I would be unhappy to have lots of gasolin

Postby Bezirk » Sun Dec 14, 2014 8:39 pm

Diesel has dropped here to $ 299.9 which is quite an improvement from the $ 3.99.9 of about six months ago .

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Re: Never thought I would be unhappy to have lots of gasolin

Postby Barnyard » Sun Dec 14, 2014 8:49 pm

Diesel was $3.59 this morning. I didn't buy any yet. I should be good until next week. Maybe it will drop by then.
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Re: Never thought I would be unhappy to have lots of gasolin

Postby havoc1482 » Sun Dec 14, 2014 9:17 pm

John *.?-!.* cub owner wrote:We live in a rural area, and since they rebuilt the power lines our failures are rare, but the last major one we had lasted 6 days and the closest gasoline was 70 miles away due to the large area covered. As a result I have 10 five gallon cans and always keep at least 5 of them full. Last week due to the low prices I filled the last of them. I always put Sta-Bil in the cans when I fill them, and they are normally emptied at least twice a year, or if doing a lot, 3 times a year. While down in the shed late yesterday I did notice I had a couple of kerosene cans I no longer use that I will use for temporary storage while I have the tank off. I will tag the cans appropriately, but since I no longer have any thing that burns kerosene the chances of them being mistaken for actually containing kerosene is pretty slim.

I keep a couple of these on hand for emptying or filling tanks. They will pump down to approx 1/4 inch of the bottom of fuel. and sure beat holding up a can if you have a bad back.
they even sell them with an automatic shutoff that will stop them once the tank gets full, but those cause a lot of trouble, so I prefer the ones with out the shutoff. The AA batteries last a couple years for my use.
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I use this clear hose with this weird little brass fitting with a marble inside of it. It acts like a one way stop. You stick the brass end into the tank you're gonna siphon from and shake it up and down. It pulls a little bit of gas into the hose after every shake because the marble stops it from going back out. Eventually you get enough into the hose to cause a siphoning effect. Its wicked neat
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Re: Never thought I would be unhappy to have lots of gasolin

Postby Smokeycub » Mon Dec 15, 2014 9:35 am

Barnyard wrote:Now if only diesel will start to drop like gas.

torchred89 wrote:I saw diesel last week for $3.25 a Gal

I'm waiting/hoping for kerosene to come down. It's still around 4 bucks + sales tax!
I have a torpedo heater I use in my shop and it burns much cleaner (less odor)and seems warmer with kerosene than diesel or heating oil.
Any thoughts/opinions on fuel to use in a torpedo heater?
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Re: Never thought I would be unhappy to have lots of gasolin

Postby Denny Clayton » Mon Dec 15, 2014 10:49 am

Barnyard wrote:Diesel was $3.59 this morning. I didn't buy any yet. I should be good until next week. Maybe it will drop by then.

Still glad I don't have to feed a diesel in my truck. Gas this morning was down to $2.21. :{_}: Hope it stays down at least through DSCF.
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Re: Never thought I would be unhappy to have lots of gasolin

Postby Bigdog » Mon Dec 15, 2014 11:44 am

Barnyard wrote:Diesel was $3.59 this morning. I didn't buy any yet. I should be good until next week. Maybe it will drop by then.


Diesel is $3.38 at the station just down the road from us. $3.45 at most other stations around us.
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Re: Never thought I would be unhappy to have lots of gasolin

Postby John *.?-!.* cub owner » Mon Dec 15, 2014 2:28 pm

Smokey, try the low sulfur highway diesel. I used it till my old 40+ year old heater finally gave up, and could not tell the difference in the low sulfur and kerosene as to smell, smoke, etc.
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