200ltr containers

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  1. toppdogg

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    hi all i have a question i have been given 200 ltr plastic containers but the only snag is they had clean car oil in them is there anything i can use to clean the containers that will not contaminate the nsw help please
     
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  3. Warr7207

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    I wouldn't even waste the time trying to get them clean. Oil is evil. Go buy new containers.
     
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    toppdogg, I agree with Warr. Dont use them and chance it dude. Get yourselves new drums.
     
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    ya i suppose i will have to but so dame pricey in P.E
     
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    yes they will keep leaching oil
     
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    I'm using the same ones, gtx oil nogal, and they are great . . . Admittedly it took forever to clean - degreaser, sand, detergent, more sand and a whole lotta shaking and rinsing until eventually they were clean. The plastic used doesn't leach oil for long, but really, take your time in cleaning . . .
     
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    Not worth it dude buy new ones...
     
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    :lol::lol::lol:
     
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    Clean them as best as you can, then fill them up with water and i about 500ml of jik 3.4% is best if you can only get 1.7% then double the dose. leave them for about 5 hrs then agitate the water normal airstone will do, after that clean them with white vinegar.

    I have also used chlorine with out any adverse affects.
     
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    And by the time you have them clean, you spent more money on detergents and de-greasers than new containers :p
     
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    thanks for all the advice guys
     
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    Lol Warr, not actually hey, cost me about R30.00 to clean a drum. the only painful part is the elbow grease you got to put into it.
     
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    i will give it a bash and see if it does not work i will get new containers
     
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    Just one thing, when carrying water in a container that big make completely sure it's full to the brim to stop waves from forming inside. I had a near death experience after going around a corner with a half full drum . . .
     
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    There in lies the problem, that would have cost me at least a case of the finest dutch beer - see where I am going :razz:
     
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    lol warr, "i can see clearly now the beer is gone"
     
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    Throw them away. Not worth the risk. Use that time to make money and buy new ones
     
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    What is the price of a new clean 200L plastic drum?

    And Stressed Eric, there is no way that I can carry 200L drum that is full. Maybe at a strong-man competition. Yes Marines do work out with plastic drums, but normally 20L drums.

    Warr, at least the beer went for a good cause. What finer excuse for a few beers do you want...:)
     
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    i have about 30 25l drums, which i also got for free. had soap type detergents like sunlight etc.. ive been cleaning them for about 3 months now. and they still filled with water, and salt mix in the garage. will they still be ok to use? i have spent hours cleaning them with a high pressure cleaner!
     
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