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Chain and bar oil suggestions and comments please...

Post in 'The Gear' started by WeldrDave, Jan 27, 2013.

  1. charly

    charly Guest

    I wonder has anyone left some canola oil outside below freezing temps to see what it looks like ..wondering if once in your oiler lines and the saw sits over night if you have a waxy sludge to deal with...I can remember using canola oil years ago when it was cold out , but I think I followed it through with regular bar oil after warming it up... I can tell you years ago when I was out at Harley Davidson service school,,, the one instructor in our engine class said to get the nicest finish final honing a cylinder,,, use vegetable oil...He said the only down fall was in a shop environment it had to be meticulously cleaned up or it would start to stink after a while...When I did line clearance around the power lines,, just the hydraulic oil lubed the stick saw chain that ran the bucket truck...and in a pinch I used that when it was cold in my saw as well.. Myself I'd rather not pollute, I like the Amsoil synthetic bar oil,, not made from crude and man made,,, does it still pollute? Just read that it is semi synthetic,, probably the tack factor that is added... Part of the MSDS info: Section 13: Disposal Considerations
    If this product as supplied becomes a waste, it does not meet the criteria of a hazardous waste as defined
    under the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA) 40 CFR 261.

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  2. jdp1152

    jdp1152 Minister of Fire

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    Fair enough. Started my research career in an environmental lab analyzing soil and water samples from homes in northern Georgia. GE was just burying PCB oils from old transformers all around various areas....even selling it to contractors/homeowners to put around their homes as termite barriers. Crazy what was once allowed vs. now.

    As to not hijack anything. Like yourself, 12 bucks at my local shop for husky bar/chain oil (15 if you didn't buy your saw through them). Cheap enough for peace of mind.
  3. MasterMech

    MasterMech Guest

    Or dumping it in the Hudson. :mad: But they didn't know any better. :rolleyes:
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  4. osagebow

    osagebow Minister of Fire

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    I am more concerned about needlessly putting the B/C oil into my stream drainage than the toxicity to humans, as we are kinda wedded to petrol from birth. The Shenandoah River is pretty beat up as it is, and right down the hill from me. Oil also can affect vulnerable aquifers, but I'm lucky to have a massive sandstone formation under my land and a 400ft+ deep well.
  5. WeldrDave

    WeldrDave Feeling the Heat

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    Bu## Sh!T they didn't know any better!:mad: I'm not an expert at many things, but two of them I am, "Water and sailing involved" and metals! This is my job, Now I am still active duty but if you only knew what went into the ocean, you would be so Pi$$ed as I am for that. Speaking of the Hudson, the only reason the hudson is dirty is politics and I'm not going any farther than that!!! I was an Instructor on such topics, and some of the water samples I have seen, compared to years back are much better my point is, we "the general public" are now aware of whats going on. 50 years back, no regulation or very little, no inspection, and no body cared till it became important. I spoke with a gentleman who used to take samples of long island sound, in 1965 the water would nearly eat your skin off due to the lead, acid, and everything else dumped into the hudson, they "The GOV" knew this was harmful but assumed it would go away. NOT.... cant say any more.....
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  6. jdp1152

    jdp1152 Minister of Fire

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    You'd be shocked at the allowance of radioactive material to be sent down a drain for a pharma company. Sure...one company alone doesn't wash much down....but the Cambridge/Boston/Waltham area has something like 400+ companies not even counting the plethora of academic/non profit research facilities in the area. I don't care what the half life is for acceptable substances....the fact that it's being measured in half lives is enough for me to not want it uncontained in the environment.
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  7. WeldrDave

    WeldrDave Feeling the Heat

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    My Brother worked for a well known Pharma co in the Gloucester area, begins with a "V" , I have a lot of family there dating back to 1700's Yea, I've heard stories!!!! I wonder if they make a good bar oil lube?

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