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hydro fluid

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by scottlawns, Jun 15, 2000.

  1. scottlawns

    scottlawns Guest
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    today i blew a hydro line on a really nice driveway...any pointers on getting this stuff up or do i just pay what it takes to get it fixed?i am insured but really dont want to make a claim..(inless its alot)<p>thankyou<br>scottlawns
  2. Guido

    Guido LawnSite Silver Member
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    I know someone will probobly jum on the enviornmental issue, but if you don't give a $hit, simple green straight will clean it up. Soak up the most you can by rubbing in some sorb-it or cat litter or sand with your foot. It should work!<p>----------<br>&quot;guido&quot;<br>David M. Famiglietti
  3. scottlawns

    scottlawns Guest
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    thanks guido...ill give it a try.<p>thanks again<br>scottlawns
  4. HOMER

    HOMER LawnSite Gold Member
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    Try a 2x4 and oil dry(cat litter). Scrub(woops!)the area like you were sanding it prior to paint. I cleaned my driveway once using this method and it worked better than just waiting for it to absorb.<p>Homer
  5. Alan

    Alan Member
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    Briggs & Stratton has a super oil absorbent. I've seen it demonstrated and used it myself. If you can find a Briggs dealer who has it it will probably save your butt on this one if the oil hasn't penetrated too far.
  6. grasscapeinc

    grasscapeinc LawnSite Member
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  7. Alan

    Alan Member
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    There must ahve been a curse on this thread, today I poked a hole in a can of bar & chain oil in the back of the truck. Dribbled on a customers lot, I used the B & S stuff on it and it seemed to come right up
  8. MOW ED

    MOW ED LawnSite Fanatic
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    If its really bad you can use a pressure washer, but I'd try using straight Dawn dishwashing liquid and a stiff brush first. Try to stay away from the insurance claim if you can, let the homeowner know you are insured but will they give you a chance to clean it up. Good Luck
  9. Toroguy

    Toroguy LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,075

    Scott,<br>Let us know what worked...<br>
  10. Ricky

    Ricky LawnSite Member
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    When I worked on the Fire Dept. we carried peat moss on the trucks for petro. spills. It's cheap and easy to get, works great!

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