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Bio Fuel + Water = Stinky Mix

Big Ed
Big Ed Member Posts: 1,117
When had some heavy rains in the reason weeks. What this means to a service tech it pumping out water from oil tanks .We burn a mix of Bio Fuel. Bio +#2 + water is one high fume stinky mix...Smells like stinky feet or cheese...I still smell is in my truck...It kinda made me norsish..

Another difference I noticed it would not burn at the point of a trace of water or cloud. Where straight #2 would light..

Iam skidish of this stuff....


  • Tom Hopkins
    Tom Hopkins Member Posts: 554

    Would rain mean water in fuel tanks?Something is wrong,either the tank isn't installed properly or the tank or piping is porous.Pumping out water doesn't solve the problem,only the symptom.

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  • Big Ed
    Big Ed Member Posts: 1,117
    Sure.... We All Know That....

    ....but we know it will happen.

    Take a brand new buried fiberglass tank with a 6" fill ..You puddle enough water it will get in..You can only control so much..

    We had problems years back where we pick up water from the tank farm...

    "What ever can happen will happen "

  • Brad White
    Brad White Member Posts: 2,398
    Butyric Acid

    The tell-tale odor you describe sounds like (smells like?) butyric acid, which, depending on concentration can smell like vomit to dirty socks, in minute quantities. It is a natural derivative of the breakdown of carbohydrates especially in an anaerobic environment which that would be.

    Maybe some french fries escaped with the fat?
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  • Big Ed
    Big Ed Member Posts: 1,117
    That's The Smell....Vomit !

    Now my truck smells worse :O#
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