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nosparkplugs
04-24-2008, 04:54 PM
In the 8 years of business I have been fortunate to only have a 30 gallon home made air tank stolen out of a truck bed. I must say time's are changing, out of my personal driveway, last nigh at some point, someone had the gumpsion, to steal two 5 gallon blitz cans one was 1/2 full of Amsoil 2-stroke mix, and the other was 3/4 full of 87 gasoline. I feel people are getting desperate now, and this is really weighing heavy on me. I have several thousands of dollars of tools in a tool chest(like a "JOB BOX"); which is heavy as hell, but not bolted to the bed, would take 4 guys or a lift to get it out, unless your a theif on crack wanting it:weightlifter:. Also a 35 gallon kobalt air compressior that is cable locked to the bed. I usually pay the guys to unload the truck, but I have gotten lazy, it's early in the season, but the theifs are waiting for my stuff now. :cry::dizzy:

kps2389
04-24-2008, 05:50 PM
With the price of gas these days the theifs probably wanted the gas more than the gas cans.

landscaper22
04-24-2008, 07:17 PM
I have had a 5 gallon gas can stolen twice. The fist time the can nearly full of gas was the only thing they took from my trailer during the night. They could have taken much more but took only a gas can. Several months later someone stole a sting trimmer, pole hedge trimmer, hand held hedge trimmer, and a half full gas can. I have made some changes, and I assure you it will not happen again while I am around. I was thinking seriously about getting an extra gas can and mixing some gas, water, and sugar together. Then at night I could run my cable through the cans with real gas and lock them up, while leaving the other unlocked. Then when if they steal it they will get what's coming to them. But I have not done that yet, because I would be the first one to use it. :laugh:

DiyDave
04-24-2008, 08:46 PM
Most of the time when someone is stealing gas from you they are a neighbor, so here's what you need to do: Put 4 gallons of water and 1/2 gallon of your oldest gas, or 2 stroke mix into a can, and leave it in plain sight in your truck or driveway. When the SOB steals it, either his car or mower will end up stalled out nearby with the hood up, then you'll know who's stealing. Next can, add Benzine to, for some extra fun!:laugh::laugh:

huskres
04-25-2008, 09:48 PM
what does the benzine do?

DiyDave
04-26-2008, 07:04 AM
Carbon fouls the motor, freezes up lots of parts that used to move!:laugh:

DiamondLawn
04-26-2008, 02:26 PM
I had a friend park for lunch @ Subway. he came out to see truck pulling away from his side. when he got in his truck there was a 1/2 tank of gas mssing. tough times for many doesn't excuse theivery

bob
04-26-2008, 04:23 PM
I had a 5 gallon gas can and a blower stolen a few years ago. I now have a cable lock going through the gas can handles.

DiyDave
04-26-2008, 07:46 PM
I had a friend park for lunch @ Subway. he came out to see truck pulling away from his side. when he got in his truck there was a 1/2 tank of gas mssing. tough times for many doesn't excuse theivery
Cause if you were a liberal, you would say that poverty causes crime, once we cure poverty with socialism, everybody will be happy and prosperous. Sorry to lay the politics on you on your second post, but welcome to the sight regardless!:usflag:

DLAWNS
04-27-2008, 10:07 AM
Most of the time when someone is stealing gas from you they are a neighbor, so here's what you need to do: Put 4 gallons of water and 1/2 gallon of your oldest gas, or 2 stroke mix into a can, and leave it in plain sight in your truck or driveway. When the SOB steals it, either his car or mower will end up stalled out nearby with the hood up, then you'll know who's stealing. Next can, add Benzine to, for some extra fun!:laugh::laugh:

I love this idea. I've never had a gas can stolen, but if I ever do, I will be sure to do this.

Jason Rose
04-27-2008, 12:07 PM
I am a little worried about my gas cans sprouting legs too. WIth gas at 3.50 a gallon, there's $20 in each can. Not only loosing the gas, but my favorite gas cans as well! I have a cable lock thru the handles, hooked to the trailer, but I rarely keep it locked. Suck a PITA when I need to add fuel to something and they are locked in. But I suppose the alternative, needing to put fuel in something and they are GONE is a lot worse! I'm going to force myself to keep them locked more now. Just too much money sitting there.

I agree, people are a lot more likely to steal $20 in gas over a $500 backpack blower, just because they know what the gas is worth to them.

nosparkplugs
04-27-2008, 12:09 PM
I was getting ready to take the blades off my Walker 62" SD deck, and realized the thief's stole one of my impact wrenchs, had it im a tool bag in the truck bed, should have had the air wrench in the tool chest locked with the other tools.:hammerhead: The thief's left a bag full of deep well sockets? Just went for gas & air tool.

landscaper22
04-27-2008, 04:14 PM
Cause if you were a liberal, you would say that poverty causes crime, once we cure poverty with socialism, everybody will be happy and prosperous. Sorry to lay the politics on you on your second post, but welcome to the sight regardless!:usflag:

Great post...Love it! :laugh:

Jay Ray
04-27-2008, 10:57 PM
Cause if you were a liberal, you would say that poverty causes crime, once we cure poverty with socialism, everybody will be happy and prosperous. Sorry to lay the politics on you on your second post, but welcome to the sight regardless!:usflag:

Yup. Economic determinism is bravo sierra. During the depression there were people who went without and would have taken death before lowering themselves to thievery.

grass_cuttin_fool
04-28-2008, 09:50 PM
It may cost me more in downtime each day but.....I fill my 5 gallon can each morning and by the end of the day its empty....Im not gonna keep extra gas this year....just not worth it

wayne