How to store gas safely?
Close
    
    
Page 1 of 2 12 LastLast
Results 1 to 10 of 17
Like Tree29Likes

Thread: How to store gas safely?

  1. #1
    Junior Member ATTHECROSS's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2017
    Posts
    23

    How to store gas safely?

    Hello Everyone-

    I wanted to ask everyone how to safely store gas In my garage? My garage is attached to my house so obviously I don't want to ever have issues with fire. I am looking to store about 20 gallons at a time. I get tired of going to the fill station to fill up one 5 gallon can.

    Thanks!
    I CONCERN MYSELF NOT, WITH THE CONSEQUENCES OF TRUTH - MICHAEL BOLDEA

  2. #2
    Senior Member Fred's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2011
    Location
    Turtle Wrangling the Sierras
    Posts
    18,845
    Bombproof safe storage indoors is a challenge. If the garage experiences temperature fluctuations the resultant gas vapors generated during the warm phase may be hard to contain. Obviouosly the vapors should not be permitted to be vented in a confined space like a garage with the potential for pilot lights or other ignition sources. This does not answer the question but I would strongly suggest secure storage out of the garage.
    Ken and Smitty Blackstone like this.
    2003 TW200 "Betty Boop"
    2006 TW200 "Nibbler", a.k.a. “Mr.Gizmo"
    Hidden Content All Things Considered I’ld Rather Be Motorcycling

  3. #3
    Senior Member Badgerflorida's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2017
    Location
    Milwaukee, WI
    Posts
    1,285
    Good topic. Made me think. I get complacent because my garage is detached. I guess safest storage is outdoor, unless you know your garage is properly ventilated.
    Ken and Smitty Blackstone like this.
    01 SOLD
    96 SOLD
    89 restored SOLD
    89 (restoration in process)
    05 (restoration in process)
    03 SOLD
    04 in great condition

  4. Remove Advertisements
    TW200Forum.com
    Advertisements
     

  5. #4
    Senior Member Gulfrider's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2014
    Location
    Florida Panhandle
    Posts
    587
    How about a metal locker and putting a dryer vent in the upper part to outside for vapors? Always use a fuel stabilizer too and non ethanol if its available.
    2005 TW200
    2007 Sportster 1200

  6. #5
    Senior Member scotti158's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2013
    Location
    Groton, NY
    Posts
    2,663
    I wouldn't store it inside, too risky. Here is what I use.

    bin.jpeg
    2013 Yamaha TW200

    1996 Yamaha TW200

    1995 Kawasaki KLR650

    2002 Yamaha RoadStar 1600 with sidecar

  7. #6
    Senior Member Tweaker's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2015
    Location
    San Diego
    Posts
    1,864
    This is what we used at work. A special flammable storage case and special safety cans.

    https://www.uline.com/BL_3911/Flamma...orage-Cabinets
    ”Everything You Know is Wrong”

    ” How Can You Be in Two Places at Once When You Are Nowhere at All?”




    Twin 2014 TW200's made side by side on the assembly line, Moose rear racks, Protaper ATV high bars, DG oval pipes, kick starters, rejetted carbs, 130 main jets, 2 -3 -.020 shims on the needles and @ 2 1/2 turns on the pilot screw, #34 pilot jets, Acerbis hand guards, Shinko 241 front tires, modified Krator foot pegs, 14-55t sprockets, Ricochet skid plates and 90 degree fuel filters.

  8. #7
    Ken
    Ken is offline
    Senior Member Ken's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2016
    Location
    Houston, Texas
    Posts
    1,933
    We use the yellow cabinets at work also. If I had more gas at home I think I would get an old ruined refrigerator and strip it out or arrange the shelves to work for me. I would cut a vent in the top and vent it outside. You could also add a lock for more safety.
    Fred likes this.

  9. #8
    Senior Member TopPredator's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2014
    Location
    Bel Air Maryland
    Posts
    4,169
    I keep mine stored in an outside Jobox
    If I’m ever on LIFE SUPPORT, UNPLUG ME. Then plug me back in... See if that works. Hidden Content

    TW 2006 Ruth
    TW 1988 Black Widow.
    1994 Harley FXR

    Rick

  10. #9
    Senior Member Fred's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2011
    Location
    Turtle Wrangling the Sierras
    Posts
    18,845
    Suppose a fella cold push a few shotguns to the side to make room for a few Gerry Cans.refrigerators-appliances.jpg

    Actually my P.O.L. dump indeed is a vented child-proof freezer located away from the house. It is in-elegant yet effective and out of sight. Insulated construction may actually provide an admittedly small measure of fire protection from a fast moving flame front. Primarily it keeps plastic gas, oil and diesel containers safely out of the sun and potential harm's way.
    Smitty Blackstone likes this.
    2003 TW200 "Betty Boop"
    2006 TW200 "Nibbler", a.k.a. “Mr.Gizmo"
    Hidden Content All Things Considered I’ld Rather Be Motorcycling

  11. #10
    Senior Member Tuber's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2012
    Location
    VT
    Posts
    736
    with an attached I wouldn't store too much inside. but even a small amount could cause a big fire. My garage is separate but to make space I use a tall Rubbermaid cabinet outside the garage to keep gas cans.
    Fred and Smitty Blackstone like this.
    2005 Tdub

Page 1 of 2 12 LastLast

Sponosred Links

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •  

Similar Threads

  1. Advise on how to store bike for the winter
    By Errtu in forum Technical Help
    Replies: 19
    Last Post: 11-27-2018, 05:09 AM
  2. SELL or STORE? Help me decide...
    By JustPassinThru in forum General Discussion
    Replies: 23
    Last Post: 12-04-2015, 01:30 PM
  3. Don't go to the parts store alone...
    By Flathats in forum General Discussion
    Replies: 11
    Last Post: 08-16-2014, 06:03 PM
  4. Just a quick trip to the store...
    By maddawgj in forum Trails, Off-road, and Adventure Riding
    Replies: 13
    Last Post: 06-17-2013, 04:50 AM