What do you guys use to store used oil? - Page 2 - Miata Turbo Forum - Boost cars, acquire cats.

Welcome to Miataturbo.net   Members
 


Insert BS here A place to discuss anything you want

Reply
 
 
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old 11-26-2012, 05:03 PM   #21
Elite Member
Thread Starter
iTrader: (6)
 
Join Date: Sep 2007
Location: CA
Posts: 1,990
Total Cats: 9
Default

I thought CA didn't do this. I need to check w/ WM about this service.

Thanks d00dz.
kenzo42 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-26-2012, 06:29 PM   #22
y8s
2 Props,3 Dildos,& 1 Cat
iTrader: (8)
 
y8s's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2005
Location: Fake Virginia
Posts: 19,037
Total Cats: 406
Default

CA did do this, but it varies by locality.

I got my funnel when I called up and requested the service.
y8s is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-26-2012, 06:41 PM   #23
Elite Member
iTrader: (46)
 
Stein's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2007
Location: Nebraska
Posts: 4,812
Total Cats: 138
Default

Two 55 gallon drums. When full I call a recycler and he comes out to my house, sucks it out and PAYS ME $.50 a gallon for it.
Stein is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-26-2012, 07:01 PM   #24
Destroyer of Inconel
iTrader: (37)
 
EO2K's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2010
Location: In ur driveway, abusin' ur WPA
Posts: 9,642
Total Cats: 954
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by kenzo42 View Post
I thought CA didn't do this. I need to check w/ WM about this service.

Thanks d00dz.
I'm also in CA and we had this back when we had WM. Curbside jug came with a bag for the filter too. Now we have BFI who are a bunch of bitches and won't give us the jugs anymore. They CLAIM to have the service, but I've called and asked for delivery about 4 times and they never drop them off.

Quote:
Originally Posted by hustler View Post
Once again, The Hustler is full of win on this. I also use empty kitty litter jugs for my waste oil. As a Miataturbo member, you should already have the prerequisite kitty and thus empty jugs are inevitable.
EO2K is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-26-2012, 08:03 PM   #25
Elite Member
iTrader: (21)
 
Join Date: Jun 2007
Location: Rochester, NY
Posts: 5,684
Total Cats: 555
Default

My cat liter comes in cardboard boxes.

I reuse the jugs the oil comes in. Empty into car, pour used oil back in jug. Take it to the store and they take it back next time I buy oil.
rleete is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-26-2012, 08:20 PM   #26
NB/VVT Connoisseur
iTrader: (23)
 
viperormiata's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2008
Location: Key West
Posts: 6,065
Total Cats: 253
Default

neighbor's yard
viperormiata is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-26-2012, 08:37 PM   #27
Destroyer of Inconel
iTrader: (37)
 
EO2K's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2010
Location: In ur driveway, abusin' ur WPA
Posts: 9,642
Total Cats: 954
Default

Has anyone else had trouble getting AutoZone/Kragen/O'Really to accept 5g buckets of oil? I've had a few parts desk monkeys refuse to take them saying that their "policy" won't let them take 5g at a time. They never seem to have a problem with the giant kitty litter tubs though.
EO2K is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-26-2012, 09:07 PM   #28
Moderator
iTrader: (11)
 
sixshooter's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2008
Location: Tampa, Florida
Posts: 15,633
Total Cats: 1,559
Default

I pour it back in these and carry them back to the parts store a few times a year.

Attached Thumbnails
What do you guys use to store used oil?-8120031_sll_5079769_pri_larg.jpg  
sixshooter is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-26-2012, 11:12 PM   #29
Elite Member
Thread Starter
iTrader: (6)
 
Join Date: Sep 2007
Location: CA
Posts: 1,990
Total Cats: 9
Default

HOLY ****! I have curb side pickup!!! Thanks yous!
kenzo42 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-15-2012, 10:13 PM   #30
Elite Member
iTrader: (2)
 
Join Date: Jan 2007
Location: Los Angeles, CA
Posts: 8,782
Total Cats: 119
Default

I just store it in the stream behind my house.
Faeflora is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-15-2012, 10:17 PM   #31
Elite Member
iTrader: (12)
 
Join Date: Apr 2008
Location: Springfield IL
Posts: 2,750
Total Cats: 24
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Stein View Post
Two 55 gallon drums.
This. We run two 55 gallon drums and the main 150 gallon drum for the waste oil heater.

If you weren't in California, you'd probably be able to find a farmer who goes through 8-10 of those 5 gallon buckets a year between oil and hydraulic fluid. I just burnt 6-7 of them that were in perfect condition I found in the back of the barn.
chpmnsws6 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-15-2012, 10:28 PM   #32
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Nov 2010
Location: Pittsburgh PA
Posts: 1,196
Total Cats: 12
Default




I drink 3 a week, and don't throw them away. Oil changes covered for life.
Attached Thumbnails
What do you guys use to store used oil?-diet-green-tea.jpg  
2ndGearRubber is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-15-2012, 10:33 PM   #33
Elite Member
iTrader: (12)
 
Join Date: Apr 2008
Location: Springfield IL
Posts: 2,750
Total Cats: 24
Default

If you have anyone who lifts and uses commercial whey, the Optimum Nutrition 5 pound containers are like my ex. They have a big mouth and hold whatever you put in em.
chpmnsws6 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-16-2012, 09:39 AM   #34
Elite Member
iTrader: (2)
 
miata2fast's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2009
Location: Dover, FL
Posts: 2,894
Total Cats: 109
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Stein View Post
Two 55 gallon drums. When full I call a recycler and he comes out to my house, sucks it out and PAYS ME $.50 a gallon for it.
This right here.

We have a 300 gallon tank that an oil recycler gave us years ago for the exclusive rights to take the oil. They must have forgot about us or went under.

Our new recycler is paying us for the oil. I think it is a bit less than $.50 for us though. Damn you Stein.

Most auto parts stores will gladly take it these days. That old oil has value.
miata2fast is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-16-2012, 11:09 AM   #35
Elite Member
iTrader: (12)
 
Join Date: Apr 2008
Location: Springfield IL
Posts: 2,750
Total Cats: 24
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by miata2fast View Post
Most auto parts stores will gladly take it these days. That old oil has value.
Same with most shops, especially toward the end of winter.
chpmnsws6 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-16-2012, 12:42 PM   #36
Elite Member
iTrader: (12)
 
Join Date: Apr 2008
Location: Springfield IL
Posts: 2,750
Total Cats: 24
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Braineack View Post
here's where I store mine:
Quote:
Over 200 million of the 1.3 billion gallons of waste oil generated in the U.S. yearly are not collected, but rather dumped illegally or accidentally into sewers, streams, drains, landfills and backyards:

200 million gallons is the equivalent of nearly 20 Exxon Valdez spills each year.
One gallon of waste oil can contaminate up to one million gallons of fresh drinking water.
One quart of waste oil can create a two-acre slick on surface water.
40% of the pollution in U.S. waterways is from waste motor oil.
Sources:
American Petroleum Institute (API)
National Oil Recyclers Association(NORA)
chpmnsws6 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-16-2012, 12:47 PM   #37
Newb
 
Join Date: Nov 2011
Posts: 15
Total Cats: -15
Default oil storage...

milk gallon containers
jkkce is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-16-2012, 12:51 PM   #38
Elite Member
iTrader: (5)
 
Join Date: Oct 2007
Location: Canton, Ga
Posts: 1,707
Total Cats: 19
Default

I always pay someone else to change my oil. Costs about the same, and it's a dirty job with little reward... Besides if changed oil in hundreds if not thousands of cars, so I'm kind of over it.
Stealth97 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-16-2012, 01:42 PM   #39
NB/VVT Connoisseur
iTrader: (23)
 
viperormiata's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2008
Location: Key West
Posts: 6,065
Total Cats: 253
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Stealth97 View Post
I always pay someone else to change my oil. Costs about the same, and it's a dirty job with little reward... Besides if changed oil in hundreds if not thousands of cars, so I'm kind of over it.
This. Doing the oil on my Frontier is a HUGE pain in the ***. I save maybe 2 bucks if I do it myself.

I have do to the oil in the miata since there is not a lift low enough to get it up safely, and I'm barely lowered, haha.
viperormiata is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-16-2012, 02:34 PM   #40
Elite Member
iTrader: (2)
 
triple88a's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2006
Location: Chicago, IL
Posts: 9,131
Total Cats: 598
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by NA6C-Guy View Post
Then when it's full, throw it off a cliff into a rock quarry and forget about it.....
You guys have clifffs in Alabama?
triple88a is offline   Reply With Quote
 
 
Reply

Related Topics
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Project Gemini - Turbo Civic on the Cheap Full_Tilt_Boogie Build Threads 57 07-19-2017 05:11 PM
OTS Bilstein to motorsports ASN conversion stoves Suspension, Brakes, Drivetrain 5 04-21-2016 04:00 PM
Noob to Miataturbo from MA JxPhan Meet and Greet 3 10-02-2015 03:17 AM
Moroso Air Oil Separator Catch Can Aroundcorner Miata parts for sale/trade 2 10-01-2015 04:20 PM
Time to start learning and play with tuning The Gleas MEGAsquirt 3 10-01-2015 10:30 AM


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off



All times are GMT -4. The time now is 05:38 AM.