WD-40 For Smoke????

Discussion in 'FAQs' started by Cannonball, Jan 17, 2007.

  1. Cannonball

    Cannonball More Trains Than Brains

    I just won a Marx 666 engine on eBay. I asked the seller what type of smoke they had been using. He informed me that he had tried different types as well as using WD-40. He said the WD-40 made the engine smoke like nobody's business and was better than most of the commercial stuff available. I've never heard of this trick. Is this safe for the engine????
  2. doctorwayne

    doctorwayne Active Member

    I'd be more concerned if it's safe for you. The steel plant where I worked banned its use several years ago. Supposedly, people discovered that spraying it on the affected area lessened some arthritis pain. However, the reason that it worked was because it destroyed nerve endings. :rolleyes:

  3. Cannonball

    Cannonball More Trains Than Brains

    OK, that's out.
    Thanks for the info.
  4. MasonJar

    MasonJar It's not rocket surgery

    I know that Pam cooking spray smokes in the pan if I turn to stove up too much...! ;) :D
    I'd be a bit concerned about the smoke detectors going off though. hamr :rolleyes:

  5. nachoman

    nachoman Guest

    part of my job involves testing contaminated groundwater. We are not so much as allowed to have a can of wd-40 anywhere near the truck, being as WD-40 is similar to the contaminants we are testing for. If we have a stuck lock or latch, we have to use brute force to get it open :)

    but that said, many of the things we use every day are hazardous. It's best to limit exposure to times when we have little other choice.

    By the way, who recycles old batteries? They say they are not supposed to go in the landfill, but I don't know where to take them.

  6. doctorwayne

    doctorwayne Active Member

    Around here, we have a "Hazardous Waste Depot" (it's part of the dump, oops, "landfill"). They accept all sorts of stuff: batteries, old paint and solvents, pesticides, used oil, etc. You have to take the stuff there, though, as there's no pick-up service for hazardous. Oddly enough, I asked about fluorescent light tubes, and was told to throw them out with the regular garbage, despite the fact that they contain mercury. :rolleyes:

  7. MasonJar

    MasonJar It's not rocket surgery

    For recycling in Arizona, google turned this up: http://arizona.earth911.org/master.asp?s=lib&a=electronics/bat_index.asp

    Here's all the results of "recycle batteries arizona": http://www.google.ca/search?hl=en&q=recycle batteries arizona&meta=

    We are lucky - where I work, they have big bins to collect them, and they encourage people to bring them in from home as well. When the recharegables are finally dead, I try to take them back to where I got them (e.g. Dewalt, Black & Decker tools).

    There are something like 3.5 billion batteries thrown out worldwide every year.

  8. Cannonball

    Cannonball More Trains Than Brains

    Most of them come from my house and my daughter's toys. :oops:
  9. RonP

    RonP Member of the WMRC

    Metal recyclers you get like 5 to 15 bucks for em
  10. caellis

    caellis Member


    Most cities in AZ have hazardous material days. That is they provide a couple days each year when you can dispose of batteries at certain locations.

    Mesa has such a servive. Check with your city.
  11. Dick Elmore

    Dick Elmore Member

    :wave: Kevin, take them to an Auto Zone or O'Reilly's or Advance auto parts. They won't pay you anything for them, but they'll get rid of them for you.:thumb:

    Texas Chief
  12. RonP

    RonP Member of the WMRC

    Yeah they throw them on a skid then take them to a metal recycler there are precious metals in there. here let me pull up a pic of my las job.

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  13. doctorwayne

    doctorwayne Active Member

    Posner, on Beach road?


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