Leftover Gasoline for snow removal

Re: Leftover Gasoline for snow removal

PostBy: Berlin On: Wed Jan 26, 2011 10:22 pm

titleist1, that's a brilliant idea, i might actually try that, (i'm being 100% serious)
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Re: Leftover Gasoline for snow removal

PostBy: Wood'nCoal On: Wed Jan 26, 2011 10:26 pm

Surely you must be joking :!:
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Re: Leftover Gasoline for snow removal

PostBy: Berlin On: Wed Jan 26, 2011 10:36 pm

oh, no. I'm kind of curious...

(I've been covered in gallons and gallons of burning gasoline before, with second degree burns on my face and other parts of my body, so this little experiment should be a cake walk :D )
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Re: Leftover Gasoline for snow removal

PostBy: Rick 386 On: Wed Jan 26, 2011 10:42 pm

Joeski wrote:Hi all,

This may be an insane :shock: idea but I'm tired of shoveling snow :mad: and we are getting a lot here in southeastern PA. I am thinking :!: of getting my lawnmower, weed whacker and other power tools left over gas and pouring it on the snow farthest away from my house and then throwing a newspaper which is on fire on to it.

A controlled burn?

Thoughts and thank you in advance.



It might work but only if you video it and post it to you tube. :wacko:

But they do make propane torches for that purpose.

I take all of the old gas and mix it a little at a time in either the tractor or an old vehicle with some good gas and maybe a little octane booster.



Wood'nCoal wrote:Surely you must be joking :!:


"No I'm not and don't call me Shirley" .......one of Leslie Nielsen's best lines from the movie Airplane.




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Re: Leftover Gasoline for snow removal

PostBy: 009to090 On: Wed Jan 26, 2011 10:51 pm

Berlin wrote:oh, no. I'm kind of curious...

(I've been covered in gallons and gallons of burning gasoline before, with second degree burns on my face and other parts of my body, so this little experiment should be a cake walk :D )


KIDS DON'T TRY THIS AT HOME. :o :shock:
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Re: Leftover Gasoline for snow removal

PostBy: Wood'nCoal On: Wed Jan 26, 2011 10:55 pm





Wood'nCoal wrote:Surely you must be joking :!:

"No I'm not and don't call me Shirley" .......one of Leslie Nielsen's best lines from the movie Airplane.


:D :) :D
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Re: Leftover Gasoline for snow removal

PostBy: SMITTY On: Wed Jan 26, 2011 11:08 pm

Yeah! :punk:

From experience, gas won't melt snow all that well. ;)

A better choice would be Titleist1's idea ... or a roofing torch & a 20 lb. propane tank ... and even that would take forever. Gas is cheaper though. :D
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Re: Leftover Gasoline for snow removal

PostBy: AA130FIREMAN On: Wed Jan 26, 2011 11:31 pm

I'll have to take a look in an old shed, their may still be an old flame thrower around. It was designed to burn weeds. My family used it to start charcoal for a bbq, alot of chickens for the masonic lodge. Has a tank like an insectacide sprayer with a hand pump, with a hose to the flame thrower, with a metal coil inside the burner element. Fill the tank with kero, and some burning newspaper to heat the burner. Last time I used it was 20+ years ago to burn weeds around a farm.
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Re: Leftover Gasoline for snow removal

PostBy: Joeski On: Wed Jan 26, 2011 11:54 pm

Wood & Coal, now that is a tool :D . Thats what I could use!
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Re: Leftover Gasoline for snow removal

PostBy: beemerboy On: Thu Jan 27, 2011 12:09 pm

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Re: Leftover Gasoline for snow removal

PostBy: titleist1 On: Thu Jan 27, 2011 2:24 pm

Berlin wrote:titleist1, that's a brilliant idea, i might actually try that, (i'm being 100% serious)


Which brilliant idea, the shop vac siphoning from abandoned cars or the pressure washer blow torch?

I must admit the shop vac idea I got from watching the news one night as they reported someone getting third degree burns from stealing gas that way. I figure they just didn't ground the equipment properly and had a spark start the sad chain of events!

I will take full credit (but none of the liability) for the pressure washer blow torch. I may or may not have been drinking when I came up with it. :P
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Re: Leftover Gasoline for snow removal

PostBy: Hollyfeld On: Thu Jan 27, 2011 2:38 pm

Richard S. wrote:Sounds like really bad idea to me. As mentioned the vapors burn. As the snow melts its going to carry away the liquid gasoline which of course is going to be producing vapors and be on fire.

Getting back to the vapors one very important thing be aware of about gasoline vapors is they will travel across the ground where there is no liquid gas. For example if you went and dumped a lot of gas on some wood with the intention of lighting it those vapors can travel out to the area where you are standing if given enough time.




Here's a great example

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Re: Leftover Gasoline for snow removal

PostBy: Wood'nCoal On: Thu Jan 27, 2011 9:21 pm

The stupidity that some people exhibit amazes me.
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Re: Leftover Gasoline for snow removal

PostBy: Hambden Bob On: Thu Jan 27, 2011 9:52 pm

Hell,If we're 'gonna bust one loose just to shake the Cabin Fever,what could go wrong with taping an M-80 to a full can of Instant-Start (Ether) and tossing it at the offending snow drift.........Chrissake,I'm 'gonna puke..... :nono: :no2: :stretcher: :bang:
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Re: Leftover Gasoline for snow removal

PostBy: SMITTY On: Thu Jan 27, 2011 11:41 pm

How about a small wastebasket full to the brim with Hodgdon Triple 7 ..... and a case of ether cans on top of it .... then toss said M-80 ... :idea: :D
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