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    Quote Originally Posted by USMC 0369 View Post
    Question: Once it's used, it has to be picked up, if I'm understanding it correctly. Then where can it be taken for disposal?

    Great idea for off road runs. I'm going to suggest it to our club out west here to have on hand. Bashed oil pans are not uncommon out here.
    Jim M. would be able to go further with this, but if I understand correctly you leave it there. It somehow absorbs everything bad and makes it safe to leave. I guess they use it in oil spills in water all the time. It absorbs the oil, then sinks and it's all safe.
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    Quote Originally Posted by GerkTJ View Post
    How do we go about buying some of this if we are interested?
    If all goes as planned, it'll be on the store for purchase once we get the container issue sorted out. Until then, you can pick some up at Quarterly meetings. One is coming up in April.
    Oz
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    Quote Originally Posted by GerkTJ View Post
    How do we go about buying some of this if we are interested?
    Quote Originally Posted by Jeeperz-Creeperz View Post
    Contact kb8ymf (Jim M.) if you're interested in purchasing PeatSorb.

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    don't know where you guys shop for your stuff, but I use this company
    http://www.newpig.com/webapp/wcs/sto...6979_-1_106085

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    Quote Originally Posted by Yetti View Post
    don't know where you guys shop for your stuff, but I use this company
    http://www.newpig.com/webapp/wcs/sto...6979_-1_106085
    My initial investigation on this is that there is a HUGE difference between Peat-Sorb and Newpig oil absorbant. Peat Sorb is a natural product ,i.e. peatmoss and occurs naturally in the environment and Newpig, according to the MSDS sheet is a polypropolene (i.e. plastic).
    The biggest difference in handling these two products is this:

    NEWPIG:
    13. Disposal Considerations
    Waste Disposal Method:
    If unused, no special precautions are
    necessary. Dispose of in accordance with federal, state and local
    regulations. In certain types of cleanup applications the nature of the
    material recovered will classify the resulting spent material as a
    hazardous component. In such instances the material should be
    disposed of via an approved hazardous waste disposal service and the appropriate manifesting obtained.

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    PeatSorb
    Because Peat Sorb does not leach, it may be possible
    to landfill the saturated Peat Sorb. Where local
    regulations permit, Peat Sorb can be incinerated or
    disposed of in landfills. Since Peat Sorb is an
    energy source, it will contribute about 15,500 BTU’s
    per pound and will assist in the incineration of
    absorbed oils.

    (Translated: Peat Sorb is constantly undergoing natural biodegradation, therefore it will continue to decompose the absorbed oils natuarally, therefore it can be left on the ground to biodegrade naturally.)
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    This is a substantual impedimant to in-field use of this product. Peat Sorb is specifically NOT classified as a hazardous waste product even AFTER it has absorbed the oil. The Peat Sorb absorbant can be picked up is so desired or it can even be left on the ground and not picked up. It will biodegrade naturally. Something Californians will obviously approve of.
    Nick, there are only 2 regional distribution sources for this product:
    http://www.peatsorb.ca/unitedstates.asp

    As an aside, the Rock Crawling sanctioning bodies, specifically WeRock use this product and without it, the BLM and the USFS would not let them use public property for competition. It is also the product being specified for future rock courses in Michigan as an enabler to install a course without lining it with clay or rubber bladders to keep the oil from leaching into the ground water.

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    Last edited by kb8ymf; February 3rd, 2009 at 10:48 PM.

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    OMG... OMG... OMG...

    Went to the peatsorb website... under the "Benefits and Advantages of PeatSorb" page... #1 on the list is:

    "Peat Sorb™ is a Canadian Product"

    I LOLZ until I fell over.
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    I found out that 2 quarts of oil takes 1 1/2 of the 3 quart bags of Peat Sorb to soak it up off a driveway in a 10 MPH wind. So Jim, Bring me an extra $20 of the stuff to the April meeting. Cheapest containers you have, I can package it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Greenway View Post
    I found out that 2 quarts of oil takes 1 1/2 of the 3 quart bags of Peat Sorb to soak it up off a driveway in a 10 MPH wind. So Jim, Bring me an extra $20 of the stuff to the April meeting. Cheapest containers you have, I can package it.
    2 gallon bucket is $18 and a 5 gallon bucket is $35,including the bucket.
    jim-kb8ymf

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    Quote Originally Posted by kb8ymf View Post
    2 gallon bucket is $18 and a 5 gallon bucket is $35,including the bucket.
    jim-kb8ymf
    OK. Bring me a 5 gallon bucket please.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Greenway View Post
    OK. Bring me a 5 gallon bucket please.
    planning on another oil change?
    Oz
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