How are everyone's storm preps?

mcdaniel

Member
How are you doing? We all still have some season left to weather. Do you have plenty of propane, gas, water, shelf stable food?
 

Enjay

New Member
Yes, no, yes and Yup, fixing to can some more pretty soon. As for the gas, I doubt that I'd think I had enough unless I had my own pump :lol:
 

mcdaniel

Member
I have a small generator, like big enough to hook to the freezer for a while, or to run a small AC. I have decided with baby to invest in a small window unit, in case we lose power. That way I can cool off the master bedroom, which is plenty of room for us to all sleep. I figure I could just run it intermittently as needed. I also think I am going to get a tight top drum for Gas. I think a 35 gal would be easier to move, so I might get one or two of those.
 

jmt2566

New Member
mcdaniel said:
I have a small generator, like big enough to hook to the freezer for a while, or to run a small AC. I have decided with baby to invest in a small window unit, in case we lose power. That way I can cool off the master bedroom, which is plenty of room for us to all sleep. I figure I could just run it intermittently as needed. I also think I am going to get a tight top drum for Gas. I think a 35 gal would be easier to move, so I might get one or two of those.
Spend the extra $$ and get the gas without ethanol! It will be worth it.
 

mcdaniel

Member
That is an excellent point. I knew that but didn't think to mention it.

For those that dont know- Ethanol is hydrophilic, meaning it likes water. It will even pull moisture out of the air and hold it in the fuel. This is horrible for stored fuel.
 

mcdaniel

Member
I am in Greenville so you can get it at the Red Robin or the Blue Jay. And yes, even with Stab it is more likely to absorb water. Ethanol is actually fully water soluble, hence the bigger issue. I use to work in the fuel industry and when ethanol 85% first came around there was a large number of vehicles getting water in the engines from this problem. The tanks at the gas stations were not being filled regularly enough and the headspace was allowing moisture into the fuel. It creates an issue you can avoid. It doesn't mean it's always going to happen, but its more likely. The best way to avoid it without dumping your E10 gas is to make sure your containers are full. That really is a good rule of thumb for any car or container with any kind of fuel though.
 

jmt2566

New Member
I use it for any gasoline motor that will sit idle for a while - yard tools, generator, dirt bikes, boat motors, etc... I go back and forth with using it in my truck. Even though I know that the increase in power & mileage will make up for the difference in price, it is hard to pay the extra sometimes!!!

Enjay, I do not know about Summerville but we have a station on Folly Road here on James Island that has it. There is a station between Doscher's Grocery Store and Andolini's Pizza in West Ashley that sells it also.
 
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