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Re: Geek group salt water bucket cap woes.
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Original poster: "David Rieben" <drieben@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Gary, Adam, all,
One alternative to disposing of motor oil is to take it to your friendly
neighborhood Auto Zone and dump it into their oil recycle tank. I've
done this with transformer oil as well although you have to keep that
"quiet" from the mananger as he will tell you that the recycle tank is for
motor oil only. Ask me how I know this ;^\ To me, it's still a petrole-
um based oil product and I don't see what the harm is in dumping your
unused dielectric oil in with the used motor oil. Most auto parts stores em-
ployees don't understand all of this though so I just try to dump it dis-
cretely. In this case, what they don't know won't hurt them ;^)
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Sent: Tuesday, May 31, 2005 10:09 AM
Subject: RE: Geek group salt water bucket cap woes.
Original poster: "Lau, Gary" <gary.lau@xxxxxx>
Thank you for pointing out the environmental impact to motor oil in SW
caps. I wish sites that advocate SW caps would point this out. Folks
seem to think that the things they build will last forever, and disposal
never enters their mind.
I would add that if one is determined to build a SW cap, please use
mineral oil from the laxative section of the drug store, instead of
motor oil. It insulates just as well as motor oil, and since it's meant
to be ingested, has a much lesser environmental impact. But any oil
dumped down the drain is bad for what's at the other end of the pipe,
and I whole-heartedly agree with you on MMC's!
Regards, Gary Lau
> Original poster: Adam Britt <beans45601@xxxxxxxxx>
> Me and my dad just spend 1.5 hours separating the oil from the salt
> water, from my salt water bucket cap (please don't tell me any of you
> would just pour all this oil down the drain). For any new coilers,
> before you think about building one of these seemingly cheep caps,
> just remember, once you finally clean out your garage, you are going
> to have to do something with all that oil, and it is a pain in the a**
> to separate it all. So, just stick with the MMC.