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#1 lyall ONLINE  

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Posted September 19, 2012 - 10:19 PM

I got tried of put the large oil pans under my garden tractor.
I have been buying the 5 quart oil containers for a while and when done with them I got rid of them.
I starting thinking that there is less then 2 quart of oil in the engine and about 2 quarts of oil in the transaxle. So I cut a square hole in the side of one of those 5 quart containers. yes I still have the cap/lid still on it.
it make it a lot easier now to change the oil in the garden tractors.
then I dump the oil into a large container to take to recyclers.
put the little 5 quart oil pan on a plastic sack to try to keep it clean for the next use.
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Posted September 20, 2012 - 03:45 PM

Good idea. :thumbs: The pan I use is too tall unless the GT is jacked up. Thanks for sharing. :rolling:
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Posted September 20, 2012 - 05:37 PM

I use a short crisper drawer out of an old fridge. The one end is tapered and it makes it really easy to pour into a container.
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Posted September 21, 2012 - 05:39 AM

I use an old plastic tobacco can. Works great.

What I really need is a good way to take the oil back to the recycler. I'm forever pouring used oil back into litre (quart) bottles just to haul it back to Canadian Tire.

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Posted September 21, 2012 - 09:54 PM

What I really need is a good way to take the oil back to the recycler. I'm forever pouring used oil back into litre (quart) bottles just to haul it back to Canadian Tire.

This is where the 5 quart or even a five gallon can comes in handy. Look around at construction sites, there is usually a few five gallon containers with lids thrown away, especially after the concrete is poured.
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Posted September 29, 2012 - 10:19 PM

I pour the oil like Brnerf stated into large containers
I use old Tidycat containers
I have several Tidycat contianers I use to store thing in
they stack nice, too

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Posted October 16, 2012 - 01:44 PM

Got to almost any fast food place and usually by the dumpster they will have a few 5 gallon frying oil containers great for storing used oil in

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Posted October 16, 2012 - 03:36 PM

I have a 250 gallon tank that I dump my oil in. When it is full I just call the recycling company and they come get it. Works great. For a catch pan I have a monster drain pan that I put under my tractor after it is lifted up.




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