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What to do with old motor oil?

Bee and I decided to go ahead and make a nice little fire since it was a great night for it. He has a nice pit built behind his house for some bonfires. Here are the pics.





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you know you can just bring it back to the store you bought the oil from right???

let me guess not as much fun ...
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you know you can just bring it back to the store you bought the oil from right???

let me guess not as much fun ...
Exactly, me and Bee are alittle bit of pyromaniacs.
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So was it seroius still burning all on its own in the morning?

I put my used oil in a 5 gal bucket with lid... when full take it to the auto store and dump it in their huge bin...




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Exactly, me and Bee are alittle bit of pyromaniacs.
I'm even more of one I'm quite sure. but how'd you get spy photos of what I do with my waste?
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hey I've got about 10 qts sitting at the shop I'll send ya.

I just haven't gotten around to taking the old oil somewhere.
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The best part of all is the big swoosh that happens when first ignited. Grab a bunch of limbs, douse them in motor oil and gas. Then light a piece of stick and throw it in and it makes a nice big swoosh.
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you filled that whole back in with dirt in the morning right
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you filled that whole back in with dirt in the morning right
No, its a 12 x 6 ft pit that Bee built behind his house. Every fall and winter Sat evening, we have bonfires there. And anytime we need to burn anyting, thats where we go. So it stays like that all year long.
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hey I've got about 10 qts sitting at the shop I'll send ya.

I just haven't gotten around to taking the old oil somewhere.
That's probably the biggest problem with changing your own oil. You never feel like taking it to the damn store to get rid of it. I finally had to take mine when I moved. I got there, and they told me they had a limit as to how much I could take in at one time. Luckily the guy worked around the system and took it all. Otherwise I would have had to drive to at least one more store, if not two. And I really didn't have that much. Only about 12 gallons, but they couldn't accept more than 5 in a day from one person.
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That's probably the biggest problem with changing your own oil. You never feel like taking it to the damn store to get rid of it. I finally had to take mine when I moved. I got there, and they told me they had a limit as to how much I could take in at one time. Luckily the guy worked around the system and took it all. Otherwise I would have had to drive to at least one more store, if not two. And I really didn't have that much. Only about 12 gallons, but they couldn't accept more than 5 in a day from one person.
I usually take mine back about every 4 times, Or take it with me when I get my cars done at the local Valvoline
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you know you can just bring it back to the store you bought the oil from right???

let me guess not as much fun ...
How'd it smell? Any different?
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So was it seroius still burning all on its own in the morning?
It was a seriously hot fire...birdman and I started it about 1 pm on Saturday...at one point, we put a 6 ft long piece of pine tree about as thick as the one in the pic behind the pit and made it the base of the fire. The pile of coals in the daylight pic. were almost 3' tall. The fire was hot enough to melt glass "beverage" bottles in a couple of minutes...

Often we will go out on Sunday mornings and cook/serve breakfast by the pit

It was still hot at noon Sunday when Aly and I went out to clean up. We could have thrown a rake full of needles on and started again...

We pull the ashes around with a rake and spread it out around the pit and it goes out pretty quickly.

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that is one large fire pit.
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I used to do that with the left over kerosene(Twin Air) from when I cleaned my oiled air filter on my dirt bike. That stuff burns nice.
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I just take it to Autozone. No place around here to burn it without getting arrested and fined.

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