Anyone who’s been following my life diligently knows the elderly couple who sold us this house left behind a lot of stuff. (like 14 garbage cans, among other things) We took advantage of a free afternoon and decided to clean and organize one of the two sheds - the one into which we just crammed a bunch of our stuff when we moved here. Among the good stuff and old crap that was uncovered in that shed were 7 cans of 87 octane gasoline of possibly indeterminant age.
I’m assuming they’re all 87 octane because there are pieces of tape on each can stating it contains 87 octane gas. Some also state where it was purchased (Wawa) and what it cost (1.36) and some are dated (the oldest being 1998) :eek: :eek: :eek:
We took all the cans out of the shed and parked them under the overhang of the garden shed. I’m not an expert, but I’m of the understanding that gasoline changes as it ages, and that dumping this gas in the mowers or the car would be a bad thing. I’ve heard suggestions that if you mix a small amount of old gas with a lot of new gas, it will work just find.
So, I pose these questions:
Can this gas be used? If so, how? If not, how does one dispose of approx 15 gallons of the stuff safely and environmentally?