On Fri, 12 Sep 2014 08:58:00 +0000 (UTC), "Danny D."
What is that, about $300-400 in gas jugs?
What's wrong with drums and a pump?
I don't get it.
A 5-gal gas jug is always clumsy.
I have one, and use it only to fill my 2 1/2 and 1 gal jugs.
If I commonly dealt with more than 5 gals I'd arrange for bigger tanks
and a transfer system.
Just the thought of filling 10 cans at a gas station is something I
don't want to entertain.
Vic Smith wrote, on Fri, 12 Sep 2014 18:32:06 -0500:
It's not done for cost reasons, although, in the long terms, the
cans do eventually pay for themselves, but that was never the intent.
It's done for convenience.
The wife *never* has to put gas in her car, since I do it for her.
Yet, the wife *hates* when I drive her car, so, I came up with a
method to fill her car while she sleeps. :)
At some point, I'm going to add a set of 50-gallon drums and
a pump, but that's for the future.
Yep. Best would be if the fuel could be delivered by a truck.
It doesn't bother me one bit, but, people at the gas station often
ask me if I'm preparing for Armageddon?
Ah, so that's why you don't drive the car to the station.
Do you really think she'd just get in the car and drive it until
empty and die on the spot?
Men do crazy things for women, but this is a new one on me.
You need some home repair, but it doesn't have anything to do
with bulk transport of gasoline. But I'm guessing you wont listen.
Hope it's worth it. When you were servicing the pretty neighbor lady
I got confused.
My uncle used to keep a 250-gallon tank of ag gas for his Poppin'
Johnnies. It was on the highway, 100 yards up the road from the house.
Delivery charges must have been reasonable because he had a big pickup
and a flatbed and could easily have rigged a hoist. I'm sure companies
still deliver ag gas, and they probably deliver road gas.
On Fri, 12 Sep 2014 23:20:55 -0400, firstname.lastname@example.org wrote:
That's what the transfer pump is for. There's all kinds of pumps and
gas caddy's and tanks that fit in the trunk (and can be pumped out
from there) to suit your needs.
The drum is meant for Danny's garage. An empty drum is light.
He wants to refuel his wife' car from his home.
Lots of ways to not have 10 5-gallon cans doing that.
So now we have 2 55 gallon drums and I am pumping gas between them.
Since I am using the gas in my boat, I still have to transfer it again
into something I can carry or have a 35-40 foot fueling hose. (a tank
like this has to be >25 feet from the water)
I would also have the problem of this tank collecting water over time
stale gas etc.. Since I am filling and emptying my jerry cans
regularly, condensation is not an issue.
gfretwell wrote, on Fri, 12 Sep 2014 23:20:55 -0400:
I wasn't clear.
The drum is bought new, and transported empty.
Once in place on the concrete pan, it is filled from a delivery truck.
The problem, of course, is getting a truck to delivery 50 gallons of
gas which is a puny amount for them.
The other option, of course, is to just empty the ten 5-gallon
portable gas cans into the 50-gallon drums, so that the wife can
fill the car from the electric pump on the 50-gallon drums.
That would be slightly easier than me siphoning the gas, which is
what I do now (which is pretty easy so the electric pump isn't all
that much an improvement on the process).
Stormin Mormon wrote, on Sat, 13 Sep 2014 09:04:21 -0400:
The neighbors solved their water problem with a new well.
Our *new* community problem is that the darn county is
ripping up all the blue reflectors we had carefully epoxied
into the middle of the road on the more dangerous curves, so
that non-resident cars would stay to the side on blind curves.
Note: The road is too narrow for a center stripe so they
won't paint it. (I also removed the names of the people
in the pink slip of paper in this photo.)
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