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Old 10-03-2011, 01:35 AM
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Default So where do you keep your gasoline ??

I live in an apartment and I keep a 1 gallon gasoline jug under the bathroom sink inside two plastic bags. I've got nowhere else to put it. It makes me really paranoid though and I realize this probably isn't the safest thing to do but I don't really have a choice.

Do any of you guys keep a gasoline jug inside? Any tips on how to make this situation as safe as possible?
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Old 10-03-2011, 03:45 AM
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Other than using an approved gasoline container I don't have any ideas.

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Old 10-03-2011, 09:44 AM
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Where do you work, maybe it can be stored there. Maybe at a friend/co worker's house. Even at a gas station you do business with if it not a Wal Mart type. If it is, consider doing business with a mom and pop station, even if the gas is a little higher. Around here we have non developed areas, in your position I would take the approved can, spray paint it camo and hide in some brush, away from home.... There are so many places to store gas out of the apartment. Last resort, buy in quantity needed, mix oil, fill tank and give remainder to someone to add to their car tank. Mixture in that quantity won't effect a gas burner. There are so many options.
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Old 10-03-2011, 10:17 AM
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Here in NYC, keeping gas in doors in ANY kind of container is strictly verboten.
A few guys I know that live in apartments, use an approved red plastic gas can and chain it up out on the fire escape...not ideal.
Yet another reason to go 4 stroke or electric.
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Old 10-03-2011, 11:27 AM
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Yet another reason to go 4 stroke or electric.
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4 strokers don't use gasoline? Hmmmm.
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Old 10-03-2011, 11:37 AM
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I'm in the same situation. Thinking about getting rear rack, then putting the jug in like an ebike battery bag..
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Old 10-03-2011, 12:58 PM
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Hi. You want that gasoline in a well ventillated area if stored in your house. A 1/2 teaspoon or less of vapor is heavier than air and, without ventillation, can stay in a cabinet or corner of a room for years waiting on an ignition source to become an unknown cause of a fire. Secondary containment as plastic bags, I don't know, with a little bit of vapor in there, that's a bomb. I would seal the bags and certainly be gentle with them, then outside I would turn them inside out and shake good before storing gas container in there. Overall it's safe in a home as long as you keep open the door of the room all day or regularly to keep the area well ventillated. Thankyou. I store a gallon minimum in my bedroom. It's well sealed with cap, no secondary containment, look at all the stores they sell camping gas, starting fluid, solvents like acetone, <0 degrees flash pt. and, within the molecule, has it's own oxygen to burn, and gasoline additives. I think it's OK in doors as long as you understand what you are dealing with. The chemical industry is one of the saftest of all. Chemicals don't lie, they work within certain rules, and if understood, they are very safe.
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A question to the OP. Where do you store your bike? Does it not have a fuel tank?

As for storing fuel in plastic bags; DON"T DO IT. The static electricity that can be produced from a plastic bag can be the ignition source for a violent explosion.

I posted a story here a couple of years ago about a motorcyclist who was badly burned when he ripped tape from his fuel tank. Static discharge has been responsible for many fires especially where a fuel source like gasoline vapor is concerned.
http://motorbicycling.com/f11/fuel-t...ire-12546.html

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4 strokers don't use gasoline? Hmmmm.
Yes they do 2door, but there is no need to keep extra gasoline around because you can gas a 4 stroke at any gas station, with no need to store pre mix.
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