Spilled diesel fuel, need help

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macdoesit

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Spilled a gallon of diesel, it went under the tractor on the floor in my shop. How is best way to clean up, or how long would it take to dry.
 
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sudden

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Kitty litter and a broom or sawdust if you have it. It takes forever to dry, so you need to get it up
 
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CalG

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Floor dry, of saw dust. Sweep it up and put into a paper bag. Throw the bag and contents into the wood stove. Burn it when there is a chill in the air. (like today ;-)

Put down another light coat of floor dry or saw dust and just leave it sit on the spot for a day or two to pull up the residue. Or. spray the area with brake cleaner. and dry it up.
 
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Sittingbull2

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ashes from burnt wood or charcoal works real good
 
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Pressure washer and ZEP Purple don't work bad either.
 
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i7win7

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Was mixing vegetation killer with diesel, had small spill, butane torch wouldn't light it. Placed paper towel on it and it burned like a wick in a kerosene heater. I'm stocked up on oil dry now.
 
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fatjay

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Clear the area of anything flamable, and grab one of these: Propane Torch

Super handy for cleaning up oil/gas.
 
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Grumpycat

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Barber Motorsports Park in Birmingham/Leeds Alabama shocked the Dawn guys when they called asking about ordering in bulk. Seriously, they found Dawn was the best thing for cleaning oil spills on the track.
 
 
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