Spilled diesel fuel, need help

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I used basic H for when I changed oil in my
truck would take the pan of drain oil in the yard
with a bottle of basic H and the garden hose
started spraying water and adding a little basic H
and no oil when the pan was empty you could
run your hand over the area and not get a drop
of oil on your hand so never had a problem of
what to do with waste oil.

willy
 
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Throw some kind of absorbent on it. Sawdust is about the best. Gas would dry pretty quick in its own but diesel won’t.
 
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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
I agree. Diesel is just a petroleum-based oil and Dawn (like any detergent, not soap) is a fine degreaser.

Once you've removed most of the diesel with pig mats, oil dri, kitty litter, or whatever, grab what the wife uses to do dishes with and you be fine.
 

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

Super handy for cleaning up oil/gas.
Sounds stupid, but I often use a torch to burn off a bit of diesel on concrete. Blows my mind how engine fuel is so inflammable. Wouldn't do that for gas though.

I use sawdust, kitty litter or even dirt on oil & sometimes diesel.
 

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Sounds stupid, but I often use a torch to burn off a bit of diesel on concrete. Blows my mind how engine fuel is so inflammable. Wouldn't do that for gas though.

I use sawdust, kitty litter or even dirt on oil & sometimes diesel.

I’ve done that for a small spill but a gallon is too much.
 

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Another tip for sawdust.
Moistened sawdust is great to sweep plaster dust as well as most dusty shop floors.
Works as well as 'dustbane', (commercial sweeper dust control).
 

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Sounds stupid, but I often use a torch to burn off a bit of diesel on concrete. Blows my mind how engine fuel is so inflammable. Wouldn't do that for gas though.

I use sawdust, kitty litter or even dirt on oil & sometimes diesel.
Lol... engine fuel. Don't know what brain fart put engine instead of diesel.
 

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THREE ENGINE TYPES!
Engine Type
#1: Gas Engines. The traditional engine type that still lives under the hood of countless vehicles on the road today is the internal combustion gasoline engine. ...
Engine Type #2: Hybrid and Electric Engines. ...
Engine Type #3: Diesel Engines.

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I've used a mix of sawdust and shavings from my planer. Clean the last bit with paper towels.

Put it all in a paper shopping bag - burned in my burn barrel.

Had to clean up about a quart from my shop floor. It was diesel.
 
 
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