I have a drip pan under my windmill but oil still tends to fall on the floor and has started sneaking under the wall into a space next to mine… I have seen some print shops that have rectangular shaped “bags” (for lack of a better description) below their presses. Does anyone know what I am referring to?
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They make pads, snakes etc. for this purpose. Try www.newpig.com or just google absorbent pads.
They’re called oil absorbent ‘socks’. You should be able to find them online or at a local distributor. Most I’ve seen can absorb around 1/2 gallon each… so they should last awhile.
Does your drip pan have a lip on it?
Chip board works good, just replace it as needed.
Drip pan does have a lip, but its a little bent out of shape in all of the right places. I’m sure if I took the time and some pliers to it, it would help as well. Thank you all for the suggestions!
I use absorbent socks that I bought off of ebay. They work great and hold a good amount of oil.
Try Uline they have them in different lengths
Filling old socks with “kitty litter” and stapling them shut, was for years an ideal way to soak up oil under a press and/or automobiles, tractors, etc.
Of course, there are some strict OSHA, EPA, and other government regulations regarding the disposal of used oil.
Don’t dump these socks illegally as getting caught will probably result in a speedy trial, conviction and a heavy fine for you, while Exxon Valdeez and Amoco Cadeez are still unresolved in the courts.
Use rolled up newspapers (no glossy inserts though). Given them to a friend with a fireplace or woodstove as lighters when saturated. Phone books torn into 50 sheet chunks will work as well.