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making you own gasoline

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by lawnchopper, Feb 24, 2004.

  1. lawnchopper

    lawnchopper LawnSite Member
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    wouldnt that be great!!! there are books that are out of print that tell you how to make it I have read articles on about it.
    I think you can buy kits to build a still after you make it which I think its basically moonshine you have to covert your vehicles to be able to run on alcohol.
    seems like a lot of work but I may be worth it you can figure out how to do it ;)
  2. NCSULandscaper

    NCSULandscaper Banned
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    You would also be arrested for having any type of still. Let alone being blown up.
  3. greenforgreen

    greenforgreen Banned
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    You should listen to yourself..... There are reasons the books are out of print.

    Why dont you put a Meth lab in the next room?
  4. impactlandscaping

    impactlandscaping LawnSite Silver Member
    Posts: 2,332

    You could take a Sunday drive to southern WV and find a still, if you don't get shot trespassin'.

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  5. goodbeus

    goodbeus LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 392

    My father-in-law was talking the other day about deisel engines running on regular cooking grease..I thought he was pulling my leg at first, but the more he talked about about, it kinda made me a believer..he had a friend that was doing that...
  6. dkeisala

    dkeisala LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 911

    I've read about this. The cooking oil is converted into bio-fuel. You can go to howstuffworks.com and type in bio-fuel. They give a simple explanation of the process.
  7. chuckwk

    chuckwk Founder
    from KC, MO
    Posts: 634

    Down on my grandparents property (several hundred acres near the Ozarks) the 'old' house still stands ... the old house is the little one bedroom house that my grandpa hand built after he got home from Germany, WWII to start his family .... anyhow, a few years ago I went rummaging through the cellar right next to the property.... among the dust, cobwebs & very old canned vegetables was '22' one gallon (they look like the jugs the Hee Haw Gang use to blow into for music) jugs of some sort of moonshine. I could hardly make out my grandpas lettering cuz the 'labels' were badly worn ... but, the dates were all in 1949 .... I pried the cork off of one of them and took one whiff and about fell over ... it burned my entire inside ... WHOA! didn't smell like a toxic gas or anything, I can't describe the smell .... but, I would just about bet this stuff could substitute for fuel.

    Since my grandpa passed away I will never get to know the story behind that stuff or why it has been there for almost 55 years.... I asked my mom and she said its prolly old corn whiskey or tater shine .. whatever the heck that is.
  8. dkeisala

    dkeisala LawnSite Senior Member
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    tater shine would most probably be alcohol distilled from potatoes. Potatoes are high in starch, starch is converted to sugar and then sugar into alcohol during the distillation process. A crude, high-proof vodka would be the end result.
  9. chuckwk

    chuckwk Founder
    from KC, MO
    Posts: 634

    After 50 years.... one good bump and it would prolly blow up!

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