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From: JimT on 22 Jul 2010 16:46
"LM" <xxxvte.lisa.meisnerxxx(a)verizon.net> wrote in message
> On Thu, 22 Jul 2010 13:15:21 -0700, chaniarts wrote:
>> perhaps you could call them up.
> Whom would you call?
> I can imagine the phone call now ....
> "Hello, Caltrans switchboard ... what extension please?"
> -> Lisa: "Um... I don't know what extension. I just want to look up a
> "What extension please, maaam"
> --> Lisa: "Um ... I don't know. I'd like to ask a question about gas laws"
> "I asked the question first, maaam. What extension please?"
> --> Lisa: "Um ... I really don't know whom I want to talk to. Someone who
> can answer a question about how many gallons of gasoline you can carry in
> the trunk of your car"
> "What extension please"
> And so on ... like a broken record ...
We have a really good info line here. I can call 311 and get almost any
question, regarding the city, answered. It's pretty impresssive. Another
thing is, most, if not all, local and state statutes are on the internet. He
could Google it. May take some time.
From: Bill Murphy on 22 Jul 2010 16:50
On Thu, 22 Jul 2010 15:40:52 -0500, JimT wrote:
> I would not store more than 2 gallons at the most...
At this point, I just want to find out what the law says about storage and
transportation of 5-gallon gasoline containers.
So far, nobody can come up with a California law. NY law was interesting
though. So a Ca law probably exists (hell, in California, you can't even
put a GPS on the windshield).
We just can't find any California law regarding either storage of 5-gallon
cans of gasoline or transportation of 5-gallon portable containers filled
BTW, 2 gallons is ridiculously small. I use a 2-gallon can just for the
two-stroke equipment, let alone the four-stroke equipment and the off-road
bikes and the riding mower and the generator. Two gallons would last less
than a few hours, being so ridiculously small as to not be feasible.
So far, the law seems to start at 120 gallons, which is way above the
practical minimum. I'd guess the practicable minimum for an average
homeowner to be at least 5 gallons (assuming only minor lawn equipment).
You always need an absolute minimum of two cans, one for the two strokes,
and one for the four stroke engines.
From: JimT on 22 Jul 2010 17:05
"Bill Murphy" <billmurphy(a)sbcglobal.net> wrote in message
> On Thu, 22 Jul 2010 15:40:52 -0500, JimT wrote:
>> I would not store more than 2 gallons at the most...
For the record that was "mm" that wrote that. I have more than 2 gal on
site. 2 for my lawn mower and maybe a gal for the edger. I was just
commenting that it "sounds" like your neighbor is just concerned. <g> I
haven't said a word to one of my neighbors in about 3 years, but he's a
From: Oren on 22 Jul 2010 17:18
On Thu, 22 Jul 2010 13:16:45 -0700, Bill Murphy
>But I don't think we have been able to answer the second question:
>Is it illegal to trasnsport more than 5 gallons (California) in a car?
>I'm searching the California codes as we speak and can't find anything
>telling me how many 5-gallon gas jugs we can carry in the trunk of a car:
How many times in the last 20 years or so has a police officer asked
if you were carrying to many gallons of gas in the trunk?
None I bet. Cal DOT is not out there on the roads trying to capture
Moonshine haulin' is another story.
From: Kurt Ullman on 22 Jul 2010 17:22
In article <k0dh46p93jn5urbpuq5bbund3apr3n83l4(a)4ax.com>,
Oren <Oren(a)127.0.0.1> wrote:
> None I bet. Cal DOT is not out there on the roads trying to capture
> Moonshine haulin' is another story.
Largely because the taxes are already paid on the gas. They do have
their priorities you know. (g).
I want to find a voracious, small-minded predator
and name it after the IRS.
Robert Bakker, paleontologist