Oil Spill - Home Brew Forums

Register Now!
Home Brew Forums > Home Brewing Community > General Chit Chat > Oil Spill

Reply
 
Thread Tools
Old 05-08-2008, 12:16 AM   #1
Stew!Brew!
Recipes 
 
Apr 2008
Humboldt County
Posts: 64


Spilled a good amount of oil on my driveway today (well not MY driveway) Is cat litter the way to go?

 
Reply With Quote
Old 05-08-2008, 12:18 AM   #2
Arneba28
 
Arneba28's Avatar
Recipes 
 
Feb 2008
Amherst, Western New York
Posts: 2,193
Liked 17 Times on 12 Posts


Speedy Dry is the way to go. Any car care place should have it. most fire departments use it to soak up spills
__________________
My Kegerator Project

 
Reply With Quote
Old 05-08-2008, 12:26 AM   #3
Dr Vorlauf
 
Dr Vorlauf's Avatar
Recipes 
 
Dec 2007
Lehigh Valley,PA
Posts: 534
Liked 2 Times on 1 Posts


I learned a technique for using speedy dry / cat litter when I worked at a garage when in college.


Basically do the soak up and sweep off thing. If you want to get almost 100% of the oil off of the driveway use a brick to grind the speedy dry into the driveway surface. Repeat. Works great.
__________________
Veritas vos Liberabit

Quote:
Originally Posted by chefmike View Post
Dr. Vorlauf.... you are a scary, scary man. Kimchee?!!

 
Reply With Quote
Old 05-08-2008, 05:50 PM   #4
springer
 
springer's Avatar
Recipes 
 
Feb 2008
Wappingers falls NY
Posts: 4,743
Liked 24 Times on 22 Posts


Quote:
Originally Posted by Stew!Brew! View Post
Spilled a good amount of oil on my driveway today (well not MY driveway) Is cat litter the way to go?
concrete or black top?

Reason being with concrete you can do a 2 step cleaning. first spread speedy dry and let soak up what it can sweep it up then pour some mineral spirits on it let soak and then throw some more speedy dry on it. gets the stain out.



Dont try this on Blacktop.
__________________
'The taxpayer: That's someone who works for the federal government but doesn't have to take the civil service examination.'- Ronald Reagan

 
Reply With Quote
Old 02-12-2014, 04:19 PM   #5
Terek
"Did I just drop down a rabbit hole?"
HBT_SUPPORTER.png
 
Terek's Avatar
Recipes 
 
Jan 2014
Nampa, Idaho
Posts: 949
Liked 234 Times on 151 Posts


Pour some dawn on it, scrub a bit, then hose off. Will clean it spotless. I use it in heating and cooling when guys spill the oil out of there natural gas piping machines. That stuff is way worse than motor oil and dawn cleans it right up. I have tried on motor oil as well
__________________
My Brew Room Build
Cottonwood Brewery
Cottonwood Testing and Design
Fermenters: beer and cider
Bottled: lots of beer and cider :)
"BEER....The cause of, and solution too, all of life's problems"

 
Reply With Quote
Reply
Thread Tools


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
sanitizer spill StallionMang General Techniques 6 11-16-2014 12:16 PM
Star San spill Heather Equipment/Sanitation 6 07-13-2009 08:46 PM
Spill my yeast Bravo11 Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 2 05-02-2009 06:50 PM
dont spill the pint! aekdbbop General Chit Chat 4 02-19-2008 09:34 PM


Forum Jump