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Storing Ethanol: The Desert

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  1. lexustech48

    lexustech48 I like Fords n stuff Premium Member Established Member

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    So, Im just curious what you all think. Assume 2 55 gal plastic barrels of E98 or E85. How do you store Ethanol in a hot desert climate? Hot garage with little sunlight? Exterior enclosed shed to keep the whole house form going up if it ignites? Unfortunately, climate controlled isnt an option.

    Im a noobie, school me! Can it be done?
     
  2. SID297

    SID297 OWNER/ADMIN Staff Member Administrator

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    I wouldn't store that much fuel in my garage. I don't even like keeping a gas can in mine.
     
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    In for info. But my weather is oposite of that. Was thinking of making an insulated type of container to put it in to keep moisture out. Also a noob here.

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    Moisture won't be an issue in a sealed barrel. Pressure build-up in a hot environment could be a problem though.
     
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    Klaus Well-Known Member Established Member

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    I will be setting up Google news alert for "Arizona house explode E85 garage"
     
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    So as long as I have a good sealed pump & sitting on wood boards I would be ok? It's 6° right now so it's not that bad here in KS in winter. Our summers are hot but not too humid.

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  7. lexustech48

    lexustech48 I like Fords n stuff Premium Member Established Member

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    LOL, thanks dude! Ill set you up for quick alerts and straight from the source reporting. Will not be fake news. Promise. :D
     
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    You'll need a pressure vent. Search for
    Aerovent Safety Drum Vent
     

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