This is the stuff you use to etch glass.Looked into neutralizing it, but you guys are correct that only small amounts at a time. A chemical engineer friend in working to find a solution also, and has told me this stuff is really bad, so not sure I wanna be pouring, mixing, etc. I think Joe Ordinary Citizen would make one phone call and then abandon it somewhere. I am no tree hugger, but wanna do the right thing. Shouldn't be this hard.
Robies link is in Texas. One place I called was gonna let me drop it off, but heir closest location was 250 miles from me (Ohio).
Didn't know quite as much when I moved it, ignorance is bliss I guess. I did wrap it with a moving blanket, and was wearing long sleeves. No regrets, as I would be beside myself if one of those kids got exposed. It is hard to pick up, as the container has a handle on top, but trying to lift it that way puts pressure on it and it wants to gurgle out. I just bear hugged it and lifted it into my truck. Probably about 200 pounds. Didn't want to lift it from the floor again, so now it is sitting on my Keter table so I can grab it one more time and shift it into my van.I can't believe you moved it once!
If no solution is available, built a big box around it, fasten that box to the concrete floor, and sell the house as is. Not your problem any more.
I bet you a dozen donuts that if you had called the fire department when you first discovered it the city would’ve taken possession of it and it would be their problem. (Cause lawyers, they would’ve taken it because of the liability if they didn’t.)Son in law is a firefighter, he was no help. Customer of mine is a chemical engineer. He got involved a couple days ago, and is currently looking for a solution through his contacts. It just blows my mind that I have worked so many avenues, and am not even close to a solution.
This house was full of stuff. The guy worked as a mortician, owned a print shop, and his wife did catering at some point. Found a bunch of embalming fluids, print type set, glassware, co2 cannisters, and tons of other misc furniture etc.I bet you a dozen donuts that if you had called the fire department when you first discovered it the city would’ve taken possession of it and it would be their problem. (Cause lawyers, they would’ve taken it because of the liability if they didn’t.)
it blows my mind that you stumbled across 35 gallons that someone abandoned!!! Maybe you’ll have the same luck when buying lottery tickets lol.
Auto parts store won't take it?Awesome. And I have been bummed about trying to get rid of the 50 gallon drum of old mixed oil and gas that has sat in my driveway for 7 years.