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Old 09-18-2017, 11:20 AM
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veggie oil freezes here and there is less supply of it as there are fewer place to buy/obtain it. veggie oil for long term use requires some fuel line upgrades due to bactierial decay. From what I learned, one needs to choose on or the other, as they are not as compatible..?
Nope. You can run a two tank system. One tank for veggie, and one tank for diesel. When you go shut down, switch to diesel for a few minutes. That will clear the pump. I have not heard of any problems with running both, but bacterial build up in the tank is a problem with veggie.

As far as the decay of lines, you are thinking of Biodiesels effect on natural rubber. You need to run synthetic(Viton) fuel lines. Most diesels 1997 and later use synthetic lines already.

My 1983 Mercedes needed new lines when I switched to biodiesel. Biodiesel is also a solvent, and will clean your fuel system of residue and plug your filters as a result.
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Old 09-18-2017, 11:25 AM
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If you are feeling adventurous, you could make your own biodiesel from WVO. You can make an Appleseed Biodiesel processor out of a water heater. http://www.make-biodiesel.org/The-Ap...esel-Processor.
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Old 09-18-2017, 11:25 AM
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thanks for the clarification..always learning.
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Old 09-18-2017, 11:28 AM
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If you are feeling adventurous, you could make your own biodiesel from WVO. You can make an Appleseed Biodiesel processor out of a water heater. http://www.make-biodiesel.org/The-Ap...esel-Processor.
I have enough to do with processing Waste Motor Oil! lol. I get it for free but the process takes a little time, but once it's dialed in, the only thing that is a negative, is the mess it produces. Needless to say, there is no dust problem near my oil shack.
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If I had a dollar for every time I cleaned a Sta Bil treated carb...
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new home runs on propane, two generators both have tri fuel option.
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If I had a dollar for every time I cleaned a Sta Bil treated carb...
Stabil is a scam.
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Old 11-29-2017, 5:37 AM
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Stabil is a scam.
Agreed, I’ve had more problems with treated gas than untreated. I have a gas tank on the farm, outside, and gasoline stays good for over a year with no problems
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What siphon hoses size fit into the fill spout of a typical vehicle?
They sell "kits" that have various size hoses.. is this for taking gas out of your own stuff?

If you are just trying to swipe gas from abandoned cars then it's almost easier to punch a hole in the bottom of the tank and let it drain out into a container.. but that is stealing, just saying.
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Oh, and this stuff is supposed to be pretty good at preserving gas for up to 6 months and for dealing with ethanol problems.. I've used it with great success.

driven carb defender

https://www.amazon.com/Driven-70044-...+carb+defender
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Stabil is a scam.
Yea, I've have bad luck with Stabil.. I've found the stuff above to work though
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I have been looking into folding bikes for my wife and I. If I can't get out of Glendale by car, I am going to ride out on a bike.
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For gas storage use the genuine metal nato jerry cans.

I used to carry one behind the seat of my pu after my fuel gauge started acting up letting me think I had gas but didn't. It never leaked or smelled like gas inside the cab.

These are the real deal, and make sure you get the spout. I like the 10 L size.
http://www.roverparts.com/Parts/GJC10SPK

Also, get yourself a giggle siphon.
https://www.homedepot.com/p/6-ft-Sip...FYitaQod1foMJg
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Old 12-06-2017, 8:12 AM
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Edit: yeah quick google search and depending on your truck you can over double its current capacity https://www.transferflow.com/fuel-ta...lacement-tanks
They even sell tanks that are designed to fit under roll-top covers.


My dad had a transferflow toolbox type in his tow rig F-250, it’s a very nice addition and works well.
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This is probably the greatest concern in a SHTF scenario. Most likely any sort of SHTF disruption will involve power outages. No power means the pumps at gas stations won't work.

We always have plenty of stored fuel cans on hand. I have a 14-gal tank that would provide enough fuel for us to get to our BOL. I also converted our generator to run off propane and have 6 propane tanks stored on the side of the house.

The first thing you should do if faced with a possible interruption of fuel is go to the gas station and fill up. I'd do this before going to the store.
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Old 12-06-2017, 7:31 PM
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This is probably the greatest concern in a SHTF scenario.

The first thing you should do if faced with a possible interruption of fuel is go to the gas station and fill up. I'd do this before going to the store.
My wife gets tired of me asking if she filled up her car!

I'm keeping a jerry can in my vehicle during this fire and I won't let the tank go below 3/4.
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