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11 months 2 days ago - 10 months 4 weeks ago #247367 by Lang
From "Popular Science" Magazine. How practical, it saves your boots geting dirty from spreading it on the gravel driveway.

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11 months 2 days ago #247371 by theabundantlife
Greenies would have a fit! What year was that magazine? I pour mine on fence posts to stop white ants and rot. Very effective.
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11 months 1 day ago #247372 by Lang
I do not know the year but suspect late 50's early 60's
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11 months 1 day ago #247373 by V8Ian

Greenies would have a fit! What year was that magazine? I pour mine on fence posts to stop white ants and rot. Very effective.
Tell them it's only going back from where it came. :whistle:
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11 months 1 day ago #247374 by oliver1950
The waste oil collected from service stations gets used as bunker fuel in merchant ships. I don't know if it's filtered or not but burnt out at sea, out of sight out of mind, away from where it's visible.

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11 months 1 day ago #247380 by hayseed

The waste oil collected from service stations gets used as bunker fuel in merchant ships. I don't know if it's filtered or not but burnt out at sea, out of sight out of mind, away from where it's visible.

The mob that collect It around here, Filter It & send It up to a power station in the Hunter valley. Where its sprayed onto Low grade Coal as It's fed into the Furnace..!!

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11 months 1 day ago #247386 by Inter-Action
Just wondering where it goes when it hits the water table . Last time i checked ,it will probably remain on top?
Just a thought?
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11 months 1 day ago #247392 by JOHN.K.
A lot of waste oil is converted into diesel .........the Customs and Excise went through Solvent Services a while back for not paying the taxes on the diesel they make .........waste motor oil is good for preserving all your projects ,usually ,after a few old tractors or machines ,you be looking for more.
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11 months 1 day ago #247393 by JOHN.K.
Waste oil is quickly broken down by bacteria and fungi in the soil..........the same ones that make the filter blocking gunk in diesel ......all the nonsense the greens spout about oil spilt is just propaganda ,sounds good to kids ...............the Sewage treatment plants dont like oil either ,it blocks their screens and pumps ,and they are not set to handle it.
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11 months 1 day ago #247404 by cobbadog
I must have killed a lot of bacteria and fungi in my back yard.

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