Need a flexible container for diesel/kerosene

Poindexter Posted By Poindexter, Sep 22, 2018 at 9:52 PM

  1. Poindexter

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    What I have is a stripped lower unit off a 15 hp Johnson outboard. Nominal 16 x 14 x 6 inches. Aluminum.

    What I want to do is soak the lower unit in diesel/kerosene rather than buy a parts washer and blah blah.

    I have three outboards total, one with a blown up power head, one with a cracked midsection and one with a questionable lower. I need two servicable OMC 15s by spring, his and hers as it were. I have a 1976, a 1988 and and a 1993

    If I can find the right plastic sheet I should be able to build a custom cardboard container and get all three lower casings soaked clean without having to buy a 55 gallon drum of diesel.

    Black lawn and leaf bags? Regular white plastic household trashbags?

    My best idea so far is to grab a new fangled mil-spec Jerry can, they make them out of plastic now, cut the top off and jam a lower case down in there. I don't like it.

    I can likely get a stripped lower case in and out of the kerosene bath in a week, clean. I don't need something permanent, but I don't want my raspberries tasting like petroleum either.

    Been to three estate sales lately looking for a container. Nada. Open to ideas.
     
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  2. Montanalocal

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    They still make galvanized wash tubs. If you need something bigger, go to a farm and ranch store and look at livestock watering tanks.

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  3. SeanBB

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  4. sportbikerider78

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    Get a plastic 55 gallon drum and cut to size. I've seen a parts wash bin like this. They can be had for very cheap.
     
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