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Bill White

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04-01-2013 11:11 PM

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Spill a quart of 2 cycle oil on the shop floor. End of the day, just home from work, filling the 2 cycle measuring bottle for the string trimmer, leaf blower, etc. Didja thjnk that I spoke words not appropriate for the LJ site? Didja think that I had to mop the CVT floor, wash out all the mops and towels, clean the bottom of my Merrells, curse some more, threaten to harm someone who made a stupid pouring lip on a quart bottle, swear at all 2 cycle engines, and still regain some composure, a drink, a cigar, and no personal bodily harm??????
SEND ME A POOOOOOR BABY MESSAGE OR I’LL KILL THE NEIGHBOR”S DOG. (Sure hope the little feller doesn’t croak after this post.)
Dang! I sure feel better now.
At least it was blue (the oil).


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#1 posted 04-01-2013 11:16 PM

And further more, I wanted to edit my post…......................I do know how to spell think.
Where is my cigar?
Gotta be all uphill from here.


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#2 posted 04-01-2013 11:35 PM

I’ve found Boodles Gin is an effective cure all for situations like this!

-- Life is good.

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#3 posted 04-02-2013 12:11 AM

Yes of course, Kitty Litter and a stiff worn out broom get such up rather quickly and drys to a powdery gray dust Then dust pan and dispose. Works like Speedy Dry at NASCAR tracks. Plenty of obscene language any way.

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#4 posted 04-02-2013 12:56 AM

when I was younger (17-18) I was changing the oil in my truck and got distracted. I never put the drain plug back in. I dumped 6QT of oil in (7QT pan)and checked it, the dip stick was dry???? puzzled I jumped down (lifted truck) and fell flat on my a*s in 6QT of fresh oil, I was covered. Lets just say the neighbors closed their windows, I sounded like a scene from Happy Gilmore. I never made that mistake again. also have you ever seen how fast and far 6QT of oil will travel on a sloped drive way. It took 150lb of oil dry to clean it up.

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#5 posted 04-02-2013 01:50 AM

Sawdust, for those that keep it for such moments. Once used makes excellent fire starter, albeit with motor oil a bit smokey. (laughing)

-- Live to tell the stories, they sound better that way.

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#6 posted 04-02-2013 02:03 AM

I agree with woodbutcher. A few handfuls of sawdust soak it right up. After scraping up the worst of it, add some more fine sawdust and leave it overnight or longer. I will suck a lot of the remaining oil right out of the concrete. And yes, the shop stove takes care of it nicely.

-- I admit to being an adrenaline junky; fortunately, I'm very easily frightened

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#7 posted 04-02-2013 02:56 AM

Turn off all spark producing devices for this. Clean up what you can. Pour gasoline on the oil and stir it aropund with a stiff patio broom. cover the gasoline with portlan cement and let it sit for several hours. Sweep it up in a dust pan and air out the building good before you start the heat again. It will look like new.

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