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Old 07-10-2007, 04:33 PM
 
Location: Living in Paradise
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Gas shortages during times of large tropical storms and hurricanes occur when demand goes up as people look to fill automobiles, generators and chainsaws, supply goes down with the introduction of power outages, and rough seas that keep tankers from reaching port to replenish that supply. To avoid the long lines, storing gasoline ahead of a storm may be the best bet.

With prices as low as $2.72 per gl is anyone storing ahead?
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Old 07-11-2007, 07:30 AM
 
Location: Heartland Florida
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It's illegal to store gasoline in a home, so if someone does and a fire or explosion happens, I am sure that Government will be helpful. That being said I will be filling the tank on the motorhome, which can hold 60 gallons as a source. Since my dad's car and my truck are Diesel, I have two 55 gallon drums full of soybean oil as an emergency fuel. For the generator I have about 4 tons of wood, plenty for many weeks.
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Old 07-11-2007, 04:16 PM
 
Location: Florida
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It's For the generator I have about 4 tons of wood, plenty for many weeks.
What kind of generator uses wood?
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Old 07-11-2007, 11:00 PM
 
Location: Heartland Florida
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Rick's homemade generator, 12KW, hot water and eventually cold water too. Old car engine + old water heater + 2 55 gallon drums, + old electric motor.
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Old 07-12-2007, 05:56 PM
 
Location: Living in Paradise
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Rick's homemade generator, 12KW, hot water and eventually cold water too. Old car engine + old water heater + 2 55 gallon drums, + old electric motor.
Please post a PIC of this creation.... Very Astute...
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Old 07-14-2007, 12:04 AM
 
Location: Heartland Florida
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YouTube - Wood gas car Start

Here's a car running on wood. My generator is apart for rebuilding. I am going to make two wood gas generators in a brick barbeque style to hold 12 hours worth of wood. Only two fill ups a day and the exhaust will be fed to the air conditioner. Imagine free electricity while you get rid of your storm debris, all in cool comfort. i am going to put the absorber in the air conditioner this week or next.

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Old 07-14-2007, 07:45 PM
 
Location: Central Florida
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Gas shortages during times of large tropical storms and hurricanes occur when demand goes up as people look to fill automobiles, generators and chainsaws, supply goes down with the introduction of power outages, and rough seas that keep tankers from reaching port to replenish that supply. To avoid the long lines, storing gasoline ahead of a storm may be the best bet.

With prices as low as $2.72 per gl is anyone storing ahead?
Well, here it is 4 days later and gas around here is $2.99.9. Don't think I'll be storing any at that price. And I think if everybody did that, we'd create an inflated market, and the price would go even higher.
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Old 07-16-2007, 10:38 AM
 
Location: NY/ FL
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So, you cant store gas in a home. I live in an HOA community = no sheds. Where can I store it?
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