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Old 04-08-14, 05:51 AM
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50:1 mix

does anyone know how many tablespoons of oil would go into a gallon of gas to make a 50:1 mix,i know they say ounces but how many ounces are in a tablespoon,this would be easier for me. thanks P.s you would think they would make these bottles see through so you could actually see the levels of the oil when your pouring it into the gas. thanks again jim
 
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Old 04-08-14, 06:01 AM
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1 cup equals 16 tablespoons so since there are 16 cups in a gallon I would say a gallon would be 256 tablespoons. So 50 to 1 equals about 5 tablespoons.

You can blame Jimmy Carter for all your trouble. He made the big decision in the 70s. If he had of done the right thing, instead of the political thing, you Americans would be enjoying the incredible benefits of the metric system right now. I do all my conversions as percentages. You know how many millilitres are in a liter...1000. 50 to 1 is 20 millilitres. No calculator, no conversion tables, just easy.

Yeah, I hated it when I was 10, but I love it now. Anyway, what is done is done. I should add. The above is actually 5.12 tablespoons for your US gallon of gas. Good luck with that.

By the way, I don't live in VA or wherever that is.
 
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Old 04-08-14, 07:12 AM
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Wouldn't it be easier to just buy a 1 gallon mix bottle? Some of the bottles used to be see thru or have a line that was but not so on any of the ones I've bought in the last few yrs
 
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2 tablespoons equals 1 fl. oz
 
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Old 04-08-14, 07:29 AM
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Cool tablespoons to oz.

2 tablespoons =1 fl. oz 2 tbs=6teaspoons
 
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Old 04-09-14, 12:19 PM
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ok thanks every one, i would get the premixed gallon but i only use for my weedwacker and occasionally the chain saw,i usually try to mix 1/4 to 1/2 gallon at a time so it's not sitting around to long, the bottles do have lines on them why i don't know you can't see through the bottle anyway,i've always guessed in the past with the lines maybe that's why my stuff runs like crap most of the time,figured this year i would try and measure correctly. again thanks again.
 
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Mix up a gallon and add some StaBil to the mix.
 
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Old 04-09-14, 12:45 PM
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I actually thought of that but i wasn't sure if you could add it with the oil mixture.shows how much i know about this stuff.
 
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Old 04-09-14, 12:51 PM
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I've found the small measuring cups, like you'd get medicine in from your doctor, to work VERY well when measuring small amounts. $4 for 100 of them, just toss them when you're done.

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Old 04-10-14, 03:52 AM
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I keep 2 gallon jugs of 2 cycle mix [40:1 and 50:1] I almost always add StaBil as I usually don't know how long it will take to use it up - anywhere from 1-6 months. Best I can tell the gas has never went bad on me. Some of the more expensive oils have StaBil [or equivalent] included in the mix.
 
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ok thanks.probably will be back with more questions when i go to start my things for summer.shouldn't say probably should say i will be back. thanks again to all
 
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