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    Used oil disposal?

    What does everyone do with their old vacuum oil? I'm tired of looking at all these gallon jugs...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ssobel View Post
    What does everyone do with their old vacuum oil? I'm tired of looking at all these gallon jugs...

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    My local autozone takes it.

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    call your local city and ask them. they usually keep a list of locations and might even handle oil disposal themselves.

    i know here in sugarland they will actually pick up paint and oils for a charge... like 50 bucks i think. clearly its not enough to cover the actual costs, so i would consider that a good deal personally.

    thing about used oil though is its actually somewhat valuable. there should be no shortage of places that will take it for a minimum charge or no charge at all.

    if there is literally no place to take the oil, you can actually burn most oils( not chlorinated oils like old brake fluid) in an oil burning furnace with a bunch of modifications. i would not pursue that option personally, but its always possible. i know of some car service centers in PA that used waste oil to heat the garage, but they were using a furnace designed for waste oil, not a modified unit.

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    Auto parts stores should take it

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    One of the hospitals I do work at has an oil collection barrel that is collected by a company. I have to ask them if vacuum pump oil is able to go in there because one of the guys told me that air compressor oil isn't. Something about additives being in the oil. But at least I don't ever have to go out of my way to get rid of it.

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    Find a mechanic shop with a used oil heater, they will take all you have.

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    Buy a diesel car, thin it out a bit and burn it.
    BTW I also have a auto shop friend if you'd like the number.
    Anything built to code is built to the minimum legal standard

    You can be anything you want......As long as you don't suck at it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by hvacker View Post
    Buy a diesel car, thin it out a bit and burn it.
    BTW I also have a auto shop friend if you'd like the number.
    It's what I do - pump it through a filter and burn it through the Diesels
    Experience - knowing when to get the hell out of the way and plug your ears. "Don't be a sissy. Turn it on!"

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    Quote Originally Posted by HVAC_Marc View Post
    It's what I do - pump it through a filter and burn it through the Diesels
    Tax free!
    Anything built to code is built to the minimum legal standard

    You can be anything you want......As long as you don't suck at it.

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    burn it

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