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Topic # 162049 27-Jan-2015 19:13
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This beggars belief that people would be trying to fill soft drink bottles to store petrol in. This is just a disaster waiting to happen.

http://www.stuff.co.nz/business/money/65466704/motorists-warned-not-to-store-cheap-fuel-at-home




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  Reply # 1223469 27-Jan-2015 19:14
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I remember in science class the retarded teacher put 98 octane in some polystyrene cups for us.. Idiot.




 


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  Reply # 1223474 27-Jan-2015 19:24
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It's crazy, the risk to save a dollar.




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  Reply # 1223490 27-Jan-2015 19:39
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Wouldn't trying to fill a soft drink bottle just spill half of it everywhere ??.




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  Reply # 1223535 27-Jan-2015 20:23
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Clowns, storing mine in plastic shopping bags.

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Reply # 1223541 27-Jan-2015 20:27
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kiwitrc: Clowns, storing mine in plastic shopping bags.
many a true word spoken in jest.
When working I actually saw some going to the petrol storage area and put petrol in shopping bag. Read them the riot act and they still couldnt see the problem as "only going to the shed to put in compactor"
 





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  Reply # 1223550 27-Jan-2015 20:31
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When I read that story on one of the news sites there was a related article for someone who had been on fire and heroes who put them out at a service station. Cant help but think the 2 are related.

The 50 liters thing is a worry. I always thought it was 100 you were allowed to have stored. 50 I would be over it by just what is in the things that use fuel prettymuch I would think.




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  Reply # 1223624 27-Jan-2015 22:03
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Hmmm... having stored petrol in a plastic Coke bottle (I used to for cleaning air filters), I can confirm that it is illegal, possibly nullifies your insurance, and is perfectly safe.

But unthinking parroting of the Govt regulations is about all we can expect from our journalists nowadays.

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  Reply # 1223675 27-Jan-2015 22:49
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kiwitrc: Clowns, storing mine in plastic shopping bags.


That's dangerous - as fumes can build up in the confined spaces of the bag and cause an explosion. Which is the very reason I gave up storing fuel in shopping bags and now only store it in a handy well-ventilated colander. Mind you, I don't store it for very long.........

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  Reply # 1223676 27-Jan-2015 22:51
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I store petrol in 2 litre coke bottles behind the gas oven, No one will find it there if the house is broken into

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  Reply # 1223682 27-Jan-2015 23:11
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these same people would bitch and moan if their insurance company declined any resulting claim

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  Reply # 1223711 28-Jan-2015 05:43
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johnr: I store petrol in 2 litre coke bottles behind the gas oven, No one will find it there if the house is broken into


Hope you washed the coke out or your car will get fat.

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  Reply # 1223758 28-Jan-2015 08:51
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richms: When I read that story on one of the news sites there was a related article for someone who had been on fire and heroes who put them out at a service station. Cant help but think the 2 are related.


No not related, that was a mental health patient who walked out of CCH hospital and tried to taker her own life.  What I wonder is how many times it goes off before they use it!

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  Reply # 1223775 28-Jan-2015 09:29
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Have bought fuel where the "petrol stations" were roadside vendors with 2l plastic bottles.

Not exactly safe but handy, just had to watch they hadn't thinned it out with too much cooking kero...

Makes me appreciate living in a country were these things are regulated.

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