exM20K Posted May 25 Report Share Posted May 25 The only way to completely fill the Mooney with fluid is to fill until it runs out of the overflow drain on the bottom of the plane. In order to minimize the mess, I have a small Tupperware container below the drain to catch the cup or so of overflow that happens whenI fill the plane. I’m generally pretty careful to dump that waste fluid into a 5 Gallon bucket with a lid, which in time I can dump at our free hazmat household dump station. I am very careful to glove up when handling fluid. The reason I’m writing this is tough: our 10 year old beagle was scheduled for a tooth extraction earlier this week, as a fractured tooth had caused an abscess on the outside of his mouth, and he wasn’t eating much. Pre-anesthesia blood tests showed stage 4 renal failure. We are doing what we can for the poor little guy (subcutaneous fluid, careful diet, etc). While I don’t think he ever got into the TKS fluid, this sad occurrence brought it to front-of-mind: as little as five tablespoons of ethylene glycol can be fatal to a mid-sized dog. The fluid is sweet, and animals, domestic and wild, will lap it right up. Please be cognizant of spills, puddles, or uncovered waste containers. Any antifreeze is deadly to animals. thanks. -dan 1 1 Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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