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Thursday, July 31, 2014

Fuelish Things



One of my waste veggie oil suppliers decided to go with a commercial removal service. It wasn't anything I did. Bears have been coming into town looking for food. They found his neatly piled up oil jugs and made a mess. The commercial service provides a big heavy steel bear resistant container.

There have been no other problems with other suppliers, so I'm in pretty good shape. In fact, I was collecting way more waste vegetable oil than I could use. My storage rack is full, as is my overflow pallet. There are jugs of oil all over my basement.

My van has been driven a lot less than normal due to the repairs it has needed. It should be in pretty good shape a week from now so I'll be driving all over the place. That should take care of some of my fuel abundance problem. Having too much free motor fuel is not all that bad a problem to have.

Someday all my major fuel suppliers could dry up. If that happens, having a big camper van won't make much sense. That's why something like a small VW diesel makes sense to me. I'd convert it to run on veggie, but if that was unavailable, buying diesel wouldn't break the budget. If one shows up at the right price, when I've got a few dollars to spare, it'll come home with me.

-Sixbears

8 comments:

  1. Starting to read more and more people are converting to use the veggie oil. And they are pretty happy with it.

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  2. It's saved me thousands of dollars.

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  3. You need to convert it to a wood burning, steam powered vehicle. That way you could burn anything in the fire box.

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    1. I wish someone would make a good steam powered car that didn't cost a fortune.

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  4. I hope BP doesn't close shop because I'd be screwed.

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    1. I thought BP were the ones doing the screwing.

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  5. Seems like old frying oil would never run short.

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    1. There's a market for it for things like biodiesel, so there are shortages of the free stuff.

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