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 06-08-2004, 07:51 Post: 88022
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For years I have been using a small KEROSENE pump that is kind of small and many people use them to fuel kerosene stoves....it is powered by 2 "D" cell batteries and has about a 2 foot shaft that fits into my 5 gallon jugs that I use to haul my fuel in.....I cover my steering wheel with a big piece of old bed sheet that I use for a large rag..then I put 5 gallon jug on top of that and transfer fuel..There must be a better way....How do you fuel?






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 06-08-2004, 08:28 Post: 88031
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Picture #3 is what I use for my refueling rig. It is a 55 gallon tank (you can purchase at TSC) Great Plains Industries pump, hose, and nozzle (TSC), and a Golden Rod 10 micron fuel filter. Works great but the only draw back it that it takes two people to operate since it is a hand pump.






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 06-08-2004, 08:47 Post: 88034
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I have a square, fifty gallon steel tank on a pallet the the tractor can pick up and put in the truck for a trip gas station.
The pump is on the link below.






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 06-08-2004, 09:02 Post: 88037
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Air pressure, nearly as dependable as gravity.

I brazed an air fitting into a hole drilled in the 'vent plug' of a 55 gallon drum, the pickup tube, filter hose and nozzle screw into the other 'bung hole' opening. I have a $5 pressure regulator that reduces the compressor air pressure (125 psi) down to about 15-20 psi which is more than enough to send it up the hose and into the tank. I think in total it cost about $100 for all the parts.

I have seen it done with 5 gallon Jerry cans and other tanks too, such as a surplus tank from a big truck, but I use the 55 gal. drums because that's what my fuel comes in.

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 06-08-2004, 09:48 Post: 88043
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I only have a 3 DCI (Diesel cylinder index) and therefore do it the old fashioned way. A 5 gallon can with about 4 gallons fuel and stand on the lift arms. (i.e. tank is behind the seat) Can has a plastic nozzle. I use a paper towel to wipe up any slight spills. That way I get to exercise my arms a bit. I set the lift arms at the proper position for ease of fuel can placement with regard to my height.






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 06-08-2004, 09:59 Post: 88048
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Like yooperpete, I have a few six gallon yellow diesel cans. All the fuel gets poured through a water filtering funnel (see link) that I set in the filler nozzle. The funnel gives a much larger target to pour into, minimizing spilled fuel. Full cans are heavy so I use a Han-D-Pump that screws into the can to empty out the first few gallons before lifting and pouring the rest.






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 06-08-2004, 16:33 Post: 88071
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I use a five gallon plastic gasoline container with the drip-proof spout that has a lip that has to be rested on the edge of the fuel tank fill opening in order to open.

Hopefully the plastic used for gasoline containers is also good for diesel fuel. Anybody know?

I own a BX23 so five gallons will refill the tank even if I let it get pretty low.

The good thing is it is a little bit of exercise filling the tank.

The bad thing is forcing yourself to go refill the container after you use it. I was going to buy two of them in order to have an extra refill on hand. But then I know that I would only end up with two empty containers when I need them.






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 06-08-2004, 17:28 Post: 88079
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My yellow diesel containers are plastic, and it looks to be the same plastic as gasoline cans. I doubt if the plastic will be a problem.

I have three yellow diesel cans. As I empty them I put them in the back of the truck in a plastic tub to keep them from sliding around. Whenever I stop for gas I fill the diesel cans at the same time. Since I don't run 8 hours/day all week long it works fine, but if I was putting that many hours on I'd go for a bulk tank and save the road tax.






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 06-08-2004, 17:48 Post: 88083
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The plastic cans are ok for diesel. You should be in a habit of only putting diesel in the appropriate "Yellow" or sometimes "Blue" can that is marked diesel. That way no one mistakes it for something else. I don't like the "Blue" diesel cans since "Blue" usually means water. Likewise always mark your 2 cycle cans. That way if your wife, kid or neighbor help themselves in a crisis no mistakes happen.

Note diesel spills will melt your Rhino liner!






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Will diesel melt a Line-X liner? I haven't spilled any that I know of, but I don't want to damage it even though my truck is a POS.






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