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How much oil is spilled in Walmart Parking Lots #4627952
01/08/18 09:54 AM
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Snagglefoot Offline OP
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I'm always amazed at the puddles of motor oil in parking lots (just picking on Walmart for fun). Sometimes it looks like someone's oil pan dumped it's contents. I'm amazed that those cars can even make it home. If you added up all the volume it's probably somewhere close to the Valdez spill.

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Re: How much oil is spilled in Walmart Parking Lots [Re: Snagglefoot] #4627957
01/08/18 09:55 AM
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Lots of lower income folks can't afford the repairs of old beater vehicles.

Re: How much oil is spilled in Walmart Parking Lots [Re: Mr Nice] #4627964
01/08/18 09:59 AM
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Originally Posted By: Mr Nice
Lots of lower income folks can't afford the repairs of old beater vehicles.


Right!

According to the AAA, 2/3 of vehicle owners can't afford the/any repairs on their vehicles.

But, they can afford cigarettes, beer/liquor, illegal drugs and IPhone 10 etc.

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Re: How much oil is spilled in Walmart Parking Lots [Re: Char Baby] #4627972
01/08/18 10:02 AM
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Originally Posted By: Char Baby
Originally Posted By: Mr Nice
Lots of lower income folks can't afford the repairs of old beater vehicles.


Right!
According to the AAA, 2/3 of vehicle owners can't afford the/any repairs on their vehicles.


I saw where half of America can't come up with $1000 in cash.


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Re: How much oil is spilled in Walmart Parking Lots [Re: Snagglefoot] #4627978
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Noticed that too. When you go to a higher priced store, you barely see anything on the ground. Good point.


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Re: How much oil is spilled in Walmart Parking Lots [Re: Schmoe] #4627982
01/08/18 10:07 AM
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Originally Posted By: Schmoe
Noticed that too. When you go to a higher priced store, you barely see anything on the ground. Good point.


Around these parts, even at high end shopping where you see a lot of BMWs, there are plenty of oil leaks on the pavement. crush

Last edited by tig1; 01/08/18 10:08 AM.

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Re: How much oil is spilled in Walmart Parking Lots [Re: Snagglefoot] #4627983
01/08/18 10:08 AM
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I actually notice and think of this myself since I like to park faaaar out and avoid stepping on oil spots. Generally, the area the store is located matters quite a bit. I was at a Kroger store in a bad area of town, Eakin & Harrisburg pike in Columbus, OH and noticed lots of oil and older vehicles in the parking lot. The Kroger on Sawmill in Dublin, OH has much newer and well cared for vehicles.


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Re: How much oil is spilled in Walmart Parking Lots [Re: Snagglefoot] #4627985
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Maybe they can develop a Walmart Parking Lot Oil Spill Index (WPLOS) to gauge the state of the economy.

SF


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Re: How much oil is spilled in Walmart Parking Lots [Re: Snagglefoot] #4627987
01/08/18 10:10 AM
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None, really.

All the stores here get the parking lot power washed almost every week.


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Re: How much oil is spilled in Walmart Parking Lots [Re: Snagglefoot] #4627994
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For years I have made a habit while walking thru parking lots:

Do not walk where the vehicles engine was located - if you do,
better chance of tracking motor oil into your house.


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Re: How much oil is spilled in Walmart Parking Lots [Re: Snagglefoot] #4628001
01/08/18 10:21 AM
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The worst is when it's raining and you step in puddles with a shiny layer of oil on the top.


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Re: How much oil is spilled in Walmart Parking Lots [Re: Snagglefoot] #4628003
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Auto parts stores are far worse than any other places when it comes to oil and other fluids spilled/leaked onto the pavement.


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Re: How much oil is spilled in Walmart Parking Lots [Re: Snagglefoot] #4628014
01/08/18 10:34 AM
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Originally Posted By: Snagglefoot
Maybe they can develop a Walmart Parking Lot Oil Spill Index (WPLOS) to gauge the state of the economy.

SF


That already exists. It's when Kraft looks at the sales figures of its 75 cent boxes of Macaroni and Cheese.

I used to work for Kraft.


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Re: How much oil is spilled in Walmart Parking Lots [Re: Snagglefoot] #4628035
01/08/18 10:52 AM
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I always thought a small amount of oil spilled can make the appearance of a larger spill--looks can be deceiving.

I wonder if it's also because the same person parked in the same spot, and their leakage accumulated. If it was an employee who opened the store, they might keep using the same spot for months. A small leak might look large as a result.


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Re: How much oil is spilled in Walmart Parking Lots [Re: Snagglefoot] #4628045
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