I had a fuel leak in a generator gas tank. To fix it I needed, quickly, to drain the gas and had no available cans (in Florida, all are full pending Irma). I had a clean Brute trash can I had used (but no longer) for mixing water for an aquarium, and used it.
Yes, it's outside, covered, away from anything, etc. No fire safety lecture please.
My question is: When I get the tank repaired, probably tomorrow - is the gas usable?
I can't find what they are made of. They are food safe, and their site gives lots of "quality" comments, but nothing about what it tolerates.
I would far rather use that gas than try to transport it to be safely disposed, not for cost reasons but safety. Plus I don't think I can get it transported before the storm hits (and will not move it inside) so it stands a good chance of spilling. I just don't have other containers to transport in, and the trash can won't fit vertically in my vehicles.
And again, the can was clean and dry before, not worried about dirt or water. Worried about the gas dissolving some of the can and then ruining the generator if I use it.
Anyone know the chemistry of those cans, and whether gas will stay in them for 2-3 days without becoming corrupt in some way?
If it matters it's a 20hp Honda engine in which I would use it.
PS. Please don't suggest I go buy more gas cans, as I mentioned we are days away from the hurricane and there's nothing like that to be had anywhere in S. Florida. I can probably find more gas, not an issue, but I have 10 gallons in a can and don't know what else to do with it before the wind hits.