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    I've got got 40 gallons of fuel that was contaminated by salt water. I want it gone. Does anyone know of a place in Anchorage that will take it?

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    Anchorage Regional Landfill will take 40lbs(5gal) free, daily at the Haz-Waste Collections Center, Tue-Sat 8-5. You'll have to make a few trips, but otherwise I believe it will cost you $1.00/lb after the first 40lbs if you want to drop it off all at once.

    Making 8 trips down there is a PITA, but it saves a lot of dough, 35gal(40gal-5gal free) @ 8lbs per gallon = 280lbs or $280 Yikes!

    Know anyone that has a lot of brush to burn? I bet they would gladly take it off your hands if it will still ignite. Or I bet some Craigslist dummy would come take it for free?

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    use it for bonfires or make some napalm

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    Gas or diesel?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rutting Moose View Post
    Gas or diesel?
    Reg Unleaded Gas

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    If you do decide to burn it off, and I won't recomend that, make sure you do it in small batches. 40 gal of gas will produce one heck of a fire if spread out and burned, and there would be a signifigant amount of fumes generating a flash fire fire / explosion.
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    Thanks for the input. The gas had about a half gallon of salt water in it, and would probably be fine if I pulled 5 gallons off the bottom, but I don't want to risk it in my boat or truck. I'll probably just drop off 5 gallons at a time at the Haz-Waste site.

    (if anyone wants some of it, send me a message )

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    Yeah I would let it settle and just pull 2-3 gals from the bottom to be safe. It seems like a lot of $$ to waste so much gas.
    I've had this in the past and successfully got water out of a boat tank, but on a smaller scale.
    I let it settle for a couple of days and then used a piece of hose to get the water out. You can tell when gas starts to come out. Then I filled the tank to the top to dilute any remaining water in there. Make sure all your fuel lines are free of water as well.

    I've seen it done successfully out on a beach in a pinch, just have to make sure you don't stir the fuel.

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    I second the idea to let it settle and siphon off the good stuff. You should be able to salvage 75% of it at least......

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    I have used a water block filter funnel in the past http://fuelpumptoolsmaster.co.cc/mr-...er-funnel-f15c let it settle first. change out the fuel filter on your boat and keep a spare on hand.
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    Quote Originally Posted by buffalob View Post
    Thanks for the input. The gas had about a half gallon of salt water in it, and would probably be fine if I pulled 5 gallons off the bottom, but I don't want to risk it in my boat or truck. I'll probably just drop off 5 gallons at a time at the Haz-Waste site.

    (if anyone wants some of it, send me a message )
    As long it's not real old stuff and if you have it in a barrel I will take it.....I will use it for heat for my shop.

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    Wondering if that is something a "Mr. Funnel" could handle?

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    [QUOTE=Garyak;966376]Wondering if that is something a "Mr. Funnel" could handle?[/QUOTE

    Oops...I see now that was already suggested.

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    You could also try calling Emerald Alaska. Don't know what they would charge, or if they deal with small quantities, but they are the ones we use to get rid of old fuel from old storage tanks that are being taken out of service.

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