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What do you use to protect the floor/ground/hands? #5008017 02/11/19 02:39 PM
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I was looking up the oil filter location for a car I'm interested in maybe getting, and saw a demonstration with nothing protecting the driveway and a guy changing the oil with his bare hands.

I bought a box of nitrile rubber gloves and have been using it for years. They seem to break less than natural latex and probably are better for people who might be allergic. I used to use this large drip galvanized steel drip pan but have no idea where it is now. For a while I reused some thick plastic sheeting.

But I suppose the really odd thing I've used is diapers and medical supplies. We still have some unused diapers, and they absorb oil quickly in a gel. And somehow I ended up with a case of "Chux" - the plastic lined sheets with an absorbent surface - mostly cotton I think. I just lay that down and it will absorb everything. I have a plastic bag filled with this stuff (especially oil soaked paper towels) that my local recycling center won't accept, but I can collect it and take it to a haz waste collection facility.

Re: What do you use to protect the floor/ground/hands? [Re: y_p_w] #5008029 02/11/19 02:52 PM
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Just the oil catch pan. I'm careful that it all falls into the pan.


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Re: What do you use to protect the floor/ground/hands? [Re: y_p_w] #5008034 02/11/19 02:55 PM
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Nothing. I have a lot of Dawn detergent and Purple Power.


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Re: What do you use to protect the floor/ground/hands? [Re: y_p_w] #5008037 02/11/19 02:59 PM
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I put my catch pan on a sheet of cardboard, and use Nitrile gloves for my hands. I don't want oil possibly dripping/splashing on the garage floor. The cardboard stays on the garage floor and serves for several oil changes. The cardboard costs nothing, so I consider it free insurance.


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Re: What do you use to protect the floor/ground/hands? [Re: y_p_w] #5008052 02/11/19 03:19 PM
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I use cardboard to protect the floor, BUT all my oil changes are done in our warehouse/factory. To clean up any spilled fluids I use sawdust because we have 55 gallon drums full and we send it for recycling. When I lived in Dallas I used cardboard and had a 5 gallon Home Depot bucket with a lid filled with kitty litter to soak up spills. Either way saw dust and kitty litter are great for soaking up fluids and make clean up easier. Once most of the fluid was absorbed I use purple power to clean the concrete. To protect my hand and keep it clean (I only have 1 usable arm) I use VenomSteel nitrile gloves. I have used a ton of different disposable gloves, and the VenomSteel disposable gloves are the best. I like that they have 2 layers and the inner layer is white so you can quickly see any rips or tears since the outer layer is black. You can get these at walmart or Amazon and a box of 100 costs around 15-20 bucks.

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Re: What do you use to protect the floor/ground/hands? [Re: y_p_w] #5008053 02/11/19 03:20 PM
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Catch pan on newspaper, nitrile gloves, careful hand work to make sure it doesn't go up the sleeve cool


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Re: What do you use to protect the floor/ground/hands? [Re: y_p_w] #5008057 02/11/19 03:23 PM
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Just a drain pan. Whole yard is dirt, so if a little spills or misses it won't hurt anything.


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Re: What do you use to protect the floor/ground/hands? [Re: y_p_w] #5008060 02/11/19 03:28 PM
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Big piece of cardboard underneath the big drain pan to catch drips and splats, I will wrap a disposable shop towel around the drain plug while I am doing the final loosening but don't do anything special to protect my hands otherwise.


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Re: What do you use to protect the floor/ground/hands? [Re: y_p_w] #5008065 02/11/19 03:34 PM
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Big drain pan and nitrile gloves. Nothing else needed. Oh except I lay on an old blanket for comfort.


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Re: What do you use to protect the floor/ground/hands? [Re: y_p_w] #5008069 02/11/19 03:41 PM
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Floor/Ground - drain pan
hands - nitrile gloves


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Re: What do you use to protect the floor/ground/hands? [Re: y_p_w] #5008101 02/11/19 04:16 PM
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Puppy training pads on the ground under and around the drain pan.

Nothing on the hands, just wash them well after.


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Re: What do you use to protect the floor/ground/hands? [Re: y_p_w] #5008114 02/11/19 04:24 PM
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I try to use nitrile gloves.

Most of my driveway is nearly 40 year old asphalt, so I'm not too concerned about small spills.


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Re: What do you use to protect the floor/ground/hands? [Re: y_p_w] #5008193 02/11/19 05:54 PM
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My wife is a quilter, so when her old cutting mat got to torn up she replaced it and gave me the old one. It rolls up and is a thick plastic. I put it down under the vehicles when I do oil changes. Works great and wipes up easily. I't similar to this: https://www.joann.com/36x59-cutting...Y4-TFEfxg7mIsg57_UVyxC-1Ot4aAmAjEALw_wcB


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Re: What do you use to protect the floor/ground/hands? [Re: y_p_w] #5008303 02/11/19 08:15 PM
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I have a large catch pan and do not need to protect the floor of the garage when doing an oil change. I wear disposable rubber gloves.

Re: What do you use to protect the floor/ground/hands? [Re: y_p_w] #5008308 02/11/19 08:21 PM
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Concrete floor has epoxy coating.

Hands have nitrile gloves.

I have a sheet of cardboard to lay down on. So much warmer and easier on the knees, back and hips than concrete.

I save larger sheets of cardboard and cut them to fit behind my tool box. When they get crushed or too dirty they get recycled. If oily I'll cut out the oiled part and not recycle that.


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