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To: SeekAndFind

I neighbor of mine mentioned he was considering buying a tank like is used for storing fuel oil; illegally burying it in his back yard; and begining to fill it up for his car and generator in an emergency.

Neither for or against this, I am curious if there are evaportion and moisture concerns that a simple “fuel oil” tank (like for a “fuel oil” house heating system) might not take care of, particularly when his plan is for long-term storage only to be used in an emergency.


30 posted on 11/12/2012 11:22:50 AM PST by Wuli
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To: Wuli

One problem he could run into is floating the tank. If the ground water level gets high and the tank is empty the tank will float up out of the ground. I don’t know what they do to stop this but I have seen it happen.


32 posted on 11/12/2012 11:48:59 AM PST by Lurkina.n.Learnin (Superciliousness is the essence of Obama)
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Gasoline today won't last three months before it starts to turn bad. You can put additives in it to lengthen it's useful storage life but even then I try to use it up within 6 mos. I add stabilizer to my generator fuel tank to get through the winter months when it gets used little. Same thing for all my gasoline powered motor vehicles. If not run the gas will go bad sitting in the tank if untreated. Therefore I don't even try to keep large amounts stored.
35 posted on 11/12/2012 9:14:26 PM PST by Spitzensparkin1 (Arrest and deport all illegal aliens. Americans demand those jobs back! Whooorah, Arizona!)
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