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Amerigo Vespucci Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-07-11 09:35 PM
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Just called the Fire Department on the local Chinese restaurant...
Edited on Thu Apr-07-11 09:37 PM by Amerigo Vespucci
...the neighbor across the street told me that they have been dumping the sludge from their grease traps out the back door, which has been flowing down to the street, and running the entire length of my street. My tires on the passenger side are coated with rancid grease. So are the tires of everyone else parking on the street. The Fire Department arrived a few minutes ago. The Haz Mat team is on the way. The restaurant owners will be cited.

Fucking PEOPLE. It's all one big game of "here's what I need to do, fuck everyone else, fuck the consequences. I'll just dump this rancid smelling shit in the STREET."

:rant:
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siligut Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-07-11 09:48 PM
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1. People with bio-diesel converted cars can run off old kitchen grease.
Get them to list in Craig's list. People who can use it, search for restaurants who give it away. Maybe I read it wrong; they are dumping the solids into the street? That's just sloppy.
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Amerigo Vespucci Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-07-11 09:53 PM
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2. Solids and water...it reeks out there right now
I don;t know if they're rinsing the grease traps out or what...it's liquid, but you can see and smell the grease in it and if you;re parked on the street it coats your tires.

It's like one big overflowing toilet, except it's rancid kitchen grease and water. And it's flowed about an eighth of a mile down the street and it's not stopping. Plus today is the day everyone puts their leaves, lawn clippings, etc. out to the curb for pickup tomorrow morning, so this stuff is acting like a sponge.

The grease won't go away by itself or with the rain...the Fire Department is going to have to clean it.
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Phentex Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Apr-08-11 07:10 AM
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5. I know how nasty it is! Mexican place nearby...
cleans out near the dumpster in back but doesn't get all of it IN the drums meant for the grease goo. So it goes everywhere and stinks. It's really disgusting, especially in the summer!
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Lance_Boyle Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Apr-08-11 03:16 PM
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14. Trap grease is no good for biodiesel without substantial processing.
It pretty much takes an energy-intensive thermal polymerization to make trap grease usable. Biodiesel can be made from used fryer oil, but trap grease is a far different beast.

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chollybocker Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-07-11 10:36 PM
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3. Uh oh. Now General Tsao will be ringing your doorbell, jiggling your handles...
You really shouldn't fuck with the juice of General Tsao.
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Amerigo Vespucci Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-07-11 10:40 PM
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4. This is the juice of General Tsao, alright...
...one of the firemen walked up to the spot where this stuff was running out to the street and he looked like he walked into a wall...his head visibly snapped back when the smell rose from the street and met his nostrils. It's not just rancid grease, it's...well, maybe I'm better off not knowing the details.
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driver8 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Apr-08-11 11:45 AM
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8. Ha Ha -- that cracked me up!!
The situation sucks, but your comment is funny.
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KurtNYC Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Apr-08-11 08:46 AM
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6. I live above a french cheese shop
and my dogs like it but the smell is often pretty bad.

But no competition for old grease. Back in my restaurant days one of the punishment duties was emptying the floor traps into the grease bin (which was 15 feet from our building and double boxed).
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KamaAina Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Apr-08-11 11:41 AM
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7. Anybody's cat gone missing?
:scared:
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snooper2 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Apr-08-11 12:16 PM
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9. At least it's bio-degradable...and your tires should shine now
:)

Just think of it like a protective coating....Free Armor All :P
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Amerigo Vespucci Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Apr-08-11 12:22 PM
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10. Free Armor All that smells like a pack of cadavers
...I went to the local coin op carwash this morning. They have the big brushes on a handle in addition to the power wash wand. The street cleaners came out as a courtesy last night and cleaned the gutter mess up...there's water this morning but it's probably from the rain last night, nothing more.

These folks certainly didn't make any friends in the neighborhood.
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sinkingfeeling Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Apr-08-11 03:00 PM
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11. Here most restaurants sell it.
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ohiosmith Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Apr-08-11 03:12 PM
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13. Here too. They call it "secret sauce".
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Lance_Boyle Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Apr-08-11 03:17 PM
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15. Not the trap grease. They all pay to have that taken away.
Most make arrangements these days to sell their used fryer oil - a far different thing from the funk found in the grease traps.

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sinkingfeeling Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Apr-08-11 03:27 PM
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16. There are several recyclers for used trap grease. My son's restaurant sells it.
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Lance_Boyle Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Apr-08-11 03:31 PM
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17. Again, probably not the trap grease. It is unusable for fuel
due to the solids and the water/waste content. Used fryer oil (brown grease) is a saleable commodity, but trap grease is not. Research is ongoing, but it is not economically feasible to use trap grease for biodiesel at this point.

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sinkingfeeling Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Apr-08-11 03:44 PM
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18. Do a search on 'recycle trap grease'. You will find several companies buying it and a new plant was
opened last year in Florida to recycle it.
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meegbear Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Apr-08-11 03:03 PM
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12. Is it flammable? One way to find out.
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