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Old 12-05-2010, 05:13 PM   #1
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Is is safe / ok to store a couple gallons of gasoline indoors in a flammable cabinet?
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Old 12-05-2010, 05:14 PM   #2
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yes in an approved fire locker for hazmat.
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As in inside the house? Why would you want to do that?
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Old 12-05-2010, 05:36 PM   #4
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As in inside the house? Why would you want to do that?
no, as inside a shop
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???

Where do people normally keep their gas? Outside?
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Where do people normally keep their gas? Outside?
Yupp...The only gas in the garage is in the cars, and small yard equipment...
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Yupp...The only gas in the garage is in the cars, and small yard equipment...
Why? Unless it's not in an approved container, I don't see why you would keep it outside.
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Why? Unless it's not in an approved container, I don't see why you would keep it outside.
I've got a tiny shed outside the garage...I just feel a little safer....Especially when welding, or grinding something and sparks are flying..
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I keep my gas cans on the floor near the door of the garage.
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Old 12-05-2010, 06:08 PM   #10
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The NFPA 30 Approved Flammable Storage Cabinets can be used inside a shop for Class I, IIa, IIb and III flammable and combustible materials. For details see 20CFR1910.106 available for free at www.osha.gov. Limits are 60 gallons per cabinet, and no more than 2 per fire area.

Personally, I store my bulk gasoline, kerosene, propane and such outside in covered storage.

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Old 12-05-2010, 06:20 PM   #11
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If you used the correct explosion proof gas containers I would still keep them in a flam locker.

If a house fire happened, and the subsequent investigation relieved you stored gas in non-approved containers your home insurance could deny any claim.

I use a shed and UL explosion proof safety cans for flammables. The can's work great. One can I've had since a kid. I remember driving my go-kart and it flew off bouncing down the street. Never spilled a drop. Still own that can.
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Wow! I there anything you guys don't worry about?

The gas is kept in the garage in a plastic gas can with the lid on it.

If the house catches fire and the gas can goes off, you think there will be enough left of it to determine its type or what was in it?

Now, where'd I put my bicycle helmet?
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If the house catches fire and the gas can goes off, you think there will be enough left of it to determine its type or what was in it?
You'd be surprised!

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weld and grind sparks can easily burn through plastic containers. If you dont do either than I wouldnt worry about it too much if its less than 5 gals.

IMO I would like to have the cabinent vented so it doesnt build up a locker full o fumes. That could really knock you on your ass when opened
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I don't do any welding, and only occasionally do any form of grinding.
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What about 2 car tanks full of gasoline? I mean, that has to be more of concern than several gallons of gas in a plastic container
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Mine are in plastic gas containers wherever they fit. Floor, shelf, or whatever. How do you find out all of your insurance company's rules. I wouldn't even think about the gas can, lighter fluid, camping fuel, motor oil, solvent, degreaser, and various other chemicals I have in the shop.
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Why? Unless it's not in an approved container, I don't see why you would keep it outside.
Why would you keep it inside? Mine's outside in a Rubbermaid box. Keeps the weather off the cans and that's about all I need to care about. Also keeps the fumes out of the shop and saves me the space.
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Why would you keep it inside? Mine's outside in a Rubbermaid box. Keeps the weather off the cans and that's about all I need to care about. Also keeps the fumes out of the shop and saves me the space.
Theft, and the fact that I have never had a problem with fumes from gas cans. Leaking m/c fuel lines, yes, leaking cans, no.
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Why would you keep it inside? Mine's outside in a Rubbermaid box. Keeps the weather off the cans and that's about all I need to care about. Also keeps the fumes out of the shop and saves me the space.
Fumes? Your can must be leaking.
I don't have anything to keep cans in, and even if I did I keep all my stuff inside away from thieves and knuckleheads.
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