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[aprssig] New Orleans APRS digi still on the air

Richard Amirault ramirault at erols.com
Fri Sep 2 03:40:33 UTC 2005


Sure you can store gas ... I do it all the time .. BUT, never more than 
those 60 days .. About every 4 to 6 weeks I run the car's tank below it's 
normal minimum of 1/2 full, so that I can empty the stored gas into the car 
and re-fill the gas cans. That way the stored gas is always reasonably 
fresh.

Richard Amirault                                N1JDU                Boston, 
MA, USA
www.erols.com/ramirault          "Go Fly A Kite"
----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Ray McKnight"
Subject: Re: [aprssig] New Orleans APRS digi still on the air


>A generator that's buried under floodwater isn't going to be much use.
> Also, there are no gas stations in operation within many miles.
> Even if someone got lucky and survived without damage or flooding,
> one lesson I recently learned - YOU CAN'T STORE GASOLINE!
> Well, you *can*, but today's alcohol-based RFG gas goes bad after
> only 60 days!  You absolutely *MUST* treat your stored gas with fuel
> stabilizer!  When you use old gas in your generator, at a minimum
> you'll completely fowl the engine with cruddy deposits, and risk serious
> damage.  My brand new generator failed after 15 hrs, when disassembled
> the inside looked like it had been tarred and feathered, and the 
> connecting
> rod was bent, as well as the valves stuck partially open from exhaust 
> crud.
>
> A generator without gas or with old unstabilized gas is useless.
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