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Can any of you tell me where you store your SH?

I think from reading here the Florida guys get it as if it were gasoline......lucky...

But what about the rest?

Does it have to been kept cool, etc....

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I buy mine fresh at the source and only "store" it on my rig for a few days as I use it.

For storage you need to think 30 days or less. Longer term storage is really a bad idea. 12.5% SH will be 10% in 35 days and it falls rapidly after that.
If you do plan to store straigh SH requires glued/welded schedule 80 fittings
and grey/black or otherwise dark specially designed tanks for proper storage.
I think a lot of guys use dark 55 gallon drums.

The cooler and darker the better.

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-- Edited by Matthew on Friday 25th of June 2010 05:53:32 PM

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Matthew wrote:

I buy mine fresh at the source and only "store" it on my rig for a few days as I use it.

For storage you need to think 30 days or less. Longer term storage is really a bad idea. 12.5% SH will be 10% in 35 days and it falls rapidly after that.
If you do plan to store straigh SH requires glued/welded schedule 80 fittings
and grey/black or otherwise dark specially designed tanks for proper storage.
I think a lot of guys use dark 55 gallon drums.

The cooler and darker the better.

Check this thread for more info:



-- Edited by Matthew on Friday 25th of June 2010 05:53:32 PM



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I have a tank on the back side of my property in the shade and covered with a tarp as well.

Much like the "well informed" matt who has apparently done his homework, or knows his chit!
I buy only what I need for a week or two....I time it with the truck deliveries

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I get it delivered 2 to 4 55 gl drums a week, and it stays in a warehouse out of the sun.

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Washed-up wrote:

I have a tank on the back side of my property in the shade and covered with a tarp as well.

Much like the "well informed" matt who has apparently done his homework, or knows his chit!
I buy only what I need for a week or two....I time it with the truck deliveries



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Matt, you going in july??

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Washed-up wrote:

Matt, you going in july??




 yup, its in my town.. How could I not go?

Why? sprint.gif

Should I be worried?



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Matthew wrote:
If you do plan to store straigh SH requires glued/welded schedule 80 fittings
and grey/black or otherwise dark specially designed tanks for proper storage.
I think a lot of guys use dark 55 gallon drums.

The cooler and darker the better.

I agree with almost everything that you said Matthew.  I disagree with storing it in dark containers.  Dark colors absorb light which translates into heat.  Heat & UV rays of the sun are the 2 things that cause SH to loose its potency.

 



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Matthew wrote:
If you do plan to store straigh SH requires glued/welded schedule 80 fittings
and grey/black or otherwise dark specially designed tanks for proper storage.
I think a lot of guys use dark 55 gallon drums.

The cooler and darker the better.

I agree with almost everything that you said Matthew.  I disagree with storing it in dark containers.  Dark colors absorb light which translates into heat.  Heat & UV rays of the sun are the 2 things that cause SH to loose its potency.

 



True,

I guess I should have said:

Store in containers that will protect from UV rays.

 



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Has anyone painted their tanks with aluminum paint?  It reflects light, heat, & more.

http://www.radiantbarrier.com/physics-of-foil.htm

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So it sounds like if I store it in my shed I'll be fine......thanks for everyones help....smile

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I been cleaning for 12 years and every winter I have a 55 gallon drum that sits all winter long and when spring arrives I use it and it works, so not really sure what the big deal is, if it appears a little weak just boost it up.

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Heat and UV rays kill the SH.

Winters in NJ lack heat and I assume its covered so...

Winters in Florida still reach 80 degrees and you can get a sunburn in an hour, lol



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your winter was cold last year LOL

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Yea I had frost on my "Gator Grill cover" It sucked!

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I just finidhed reading some older posts on the storage of SH. 

Here is my problem.  I have be storing it in my box truck but I found out at the NOVA meeting that I have a real problem carrying 100 gals of SH and about 100 gals of SH mix.

I do not have a garage where I live and I do not live out in the country so I have my truck parked a a public storage facility.  I was thinking about renting one of their small units with outside access and placing my big tote inside and having it filled there.  Even if I put the lid on should I be concerned about what I might be doing to the units near me.

If that is out of the question, then I have to go to outside storage.  Except for maybe putting a white tarp over the tote does anyone have any suggestions?  It would be out in the sun all day. 

Maybe I should not have gone to the NOVA meeting.  Ignorance is Bliss



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Jim, I have my guy put it in my garage for me.

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We store ours in my garage in a white tote. I've left the lid off before and there is a little smell to it but not bad.


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My problem is that I do not have a garage



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