We have a few gas-powered pieces of equipment (snowthrower, leaf blower, lawn mower, string trimmer, etc.). All of their manuals quite clearly state not to use gasoline that has sat for more than thirty days or so. I’ve seen the same warning on many websites that I’ve gone to. Ok, fine. But… but… but what does one actually do with the old gas?
I’ve a couple gallons of regular gasoline and a gallon or so of gas/oil mix that are both several months old. I’ve called the town’s transfer station, a few gas stations, a few auto-repair places, and a couple junkyards. I even asked at the local (i.e. non-box) hardware store. None of them would take it, and almost all of them, when asked for suggestions, said that most people just pour it on the ground :eek:
We have a 99 Acura, but it takes a higher octane gas than what’s in the can and as it’s our only car, I’d be quite reluctant to risk mixing it with a full tank—and it still leaves the question of what to do with the gas/oil mix.
So what to do? Water balloon fight from hell? Bonfire of the insanities? Care package to the American Petroleum Institute? We’re in the Catskill region of New York, if that makes a difference.