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Re: How did you prepare today?
« Reply #3405 on: July 08, 2018, 12:12:34 pm »

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Killed a pig yesterday for sons 10th birthday.
All dressed, stuffed with herbs and now waiting a spit roast shaft.
Hope it all goes well in the am when I start cooking.
So how was the roast???  Any pictures of the beast on the spit??   :P
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Re: How did you prepare today?
« Reply #3406 on: July 08, 2018, 01:52:56 pm »

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Pointless keeping petrol though as it will go off in less than few months  :(

Not my experience, I have and do use fuel/petrol that is up to two years old, no stabilizers etc
just keep in steel jerry cans and keep them in a cool place
No effects noticed at all.
I have used six year old petrol but I got a rough ride out of that stuff and wont do that again if I can avoid it!
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Re: How did you prepare today?
« Reply #3407 on: July 08, 2018, 02:22:02 pm »

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Pointless keeping petrol though as it will go off in less than few months  :(

That's a bit pessimistic. For me personally I cycle petrol through my jerry cans routinely. I wouldn't be relying on 12 month old petrol in a boosted engine but in a range of other vehicles it'd be ok.

Diesel cycling  every 3-6 months is no big issue either
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Re: How did you prepare today?
« Reply #3408 on: July 08, 2018, 03:44:12 pm »

I cycle my jerry cans over a 3-6 month period too. No probs.

Just in from planting 12 pawpaws 30-50 cm high. A young wallaby sat among the custard apple trees 20 m away not bothered in the lightest.

Gave my neighbour, electrician, a big bag of mandarins & other neighbour, mechanic, a bag of oranges & mandarins.
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Re: How did you prepare today?
« Reply #3409 on: July 08, 2018, 04:54:45 pm »

In my experience petrol is weak after 4-5 weeks.  I dyno modern motorcycles on a daily basis in my workshop and old fuel is definitely noticeable in performance when they come in with bikes that have been sitting for some time with the same fuel in the tanks.
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« Reply #3410 on: July 08, 2018, 05:56:46 pm »

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In my experience petrol is weak after 4-5 weeks.  I dyno modern motorcycles on a daily basis in my workshop and old fuel is definitely noticeable in performance when they come in with bikes that have been sitting for some time with the same fuel in the tanks.

If the tanks are vented then parts of the fuel will evaporate over time degrading its performance esp if there is a large daily temperature variation. Fuel needs to be in sturdy SEALED containers and given a good shake-up before use.
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« Reply #3411 on: July 08, 2018, 05:57:52 pm »

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In my experience petrol is weak after 4-5 weeks.  I dyno modern motorcycles on a daily basis in my workshop and old fuel is definitely noticeable in performance when they come in with bikes that have been sitting for some time with the same fuel in the tanks.

OK so what are your plans for petrol after 4-5 weeks of the gas stations shutting down ?
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« Reply #3412 on: July 08, 2018, 06:12:30 pm »

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OK so what are your plans for petrol after 4-5 weeks of the gas stations shutting down ?

Personally I store only diesel and gas bottles. So far we have 6 x 200l diesel drums in an underground concrete tank... our car and tractor are diesel.  Only petrol vehicle is our bike which i'm not worried about it should SHTF.  Our place is perfectly placed not to have the need to go anywhere ;)
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« Reply #3413 on: July 08, 2018, 06:16:44 pm »

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OK so what are your plans for petrol after 4-5 weeks of the gas stations shutting down ?

Personally I store only diesel and gas bottles. So far we have 6 x 200l diesel drums in an underground concrete tank... our car and tractor are diesel.  Only petrol vehicle is our bike which i'm not worried about it should SHTF.  Our place is perfectly placed not to have the need to go anywhere ;)

Fair enough but I still want to run chainsaws, log splitters, water pumps and trail bikes for as long as I can.

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« Reply #3414 on: July 08, 2018, 06:21:28 pm »

We use solar for water pumps, and the chainsaw is pneumatic which is feeding of the tractor.
Tractor with attachments can eliminate the needs of many petrol items ;)

 
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« Reply #3415 on: July 08, 2018, 06:38:46 pm »

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We use solar for water pumps, and the chainsaw is pneumatic which is feeding of the tractor.
Tractor with attachments can eliminate the needs of many petrol items ;)

Each to their own. If I'm fighting a bushfire I'd like the petrol water pump running on the tray of the 70 series & not overly fond of a chainsaw tethered to a tractor ... especially on a camping trip  8)
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« Reply #3416 on: July 08, 2018, 07:15:10 pm »

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 If I'm fighting a bushfire I'd like the petrol water pump running on the tray

Have you been in a bushfire yet, we have, a few times... not even the firetrucks with massive pumps could do anything about it!  A pump on the back of the ute will be just that, a pump!  Anyway,
Each to their own   :P
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Re: How did you prepare today?
« Reply #3417 on: July 08, 2018, 07:39:50 pm »

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Just in from planting 12 pawpaws 30-50 cm high. A young wallaby sat among the custard apple trees 20 m away not bothered in the lightest.

the wallaby - waiting to eat the pawpaws  :P
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Re: How did you prepare today?
« Reply #3418 on: July 08, 2018, 07:43:07 pm »

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In my experience petrol is weak after 4-5 weeks.  I dyno modern motorcycles on a daily basis in my workshop and old fuel is definitely noticeable in performance when they come in with bikes that have been sitting for some time with the same fuel in the tanks.

I had a car in my driveway for about 18mths-2 years which I didnt use.  It actually ran fine on the petrol still in it when I got it taken for a run (but then something broke as it had been sitting there unused for too long)
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Re: How did you prepare today?
« Reply #3419 on: July 08, 2018, 07:45:32 pm »

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I had a car in my driveway for about 18mths-2 years which I didnt use.  It actually ran fine on the petrol still in it when I got it taken for a run (but then something broke as it had been sitting there unused for too long)
Was it the fuel pump S-D??
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