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Worked better than expected!,
I decided to take a chance with this product after running all over town to find something like it. Since I live in "hurricane country" the need to transfer gasoline for use in generators, etc is present all the time. I store the gas for my generator in 5 gallon cans, which when full, are very heavy. I was skeptical, but it worked better than I expected. It took me about 4-5 minutes to pump 2.5 gallons into my generator tank. I did not have to lift the can and did not risk spilling gas. Since it is battery powered it can be used when the power is out. All in all, I would recommend it for the average home user as long as it's not for heavy duty use.
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Initial post: Mar 1, 2009 5:09:09 AM PST
Last edited by the author on Mar 1, 2009 5:12:47 AM PST
J. Pawlowski says:
This can be very dangerous!!! Gasoline can dissolve the plastic parts casing an electric short & igniting the gas or fumes. The spark from the DC motor armature or the on-off switch can also ignite the gas or fumes. Use only quality gas pumps, wiring, & switching specifically designed specially for fuel or you're asking for a very big explosion & fire!
In reply to an earlier post on Dec 13, 2009 7:28:58 AM PST
M. Miller says:
I understand what you are talking about, but on the other hand have you tried to pour gas from a plastic 6 gallon can without spilling it all over the place? You would have to Conan or Arnold Swartzeneggar to be strong enough hold it steady. I have 2 of these admittedly cheap pumps. One of them quit working after only a few uses but the other has lasted over a year. To pump gas into a car with one of these you must have something to set the can on to raise it up to the level of the gas cap. It also helps to put the plastic nozzle from the gas can in the car and put the pump's hose in that, or the little metal flap in the car can collapse the pump's discharge tube. This whole thing sounds like a lot of trouble to use this pump, but its still worth the effort as you can transfer gas without spilling a drop. You should keep hold of the pump the whole time you have it running and you MUST do this outside. Still, this is much easier, and probably safer, than trying to hold a heavy, full can up in the air for 3 or 4 minutes as you try to pour it. What would happen of you dropped a full can while doing this and it split open?
Posted on Jan 7, 2014 2:11:11 PM PST
Jack Kurtz says:
I bought one and I am very happy.
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