So what is the inside of ordinary garden hose made of? Sheesh, I'll bet
that whatever it is, it's plenty resistant to petroleum products such as
what you're pumping (despite the possibility that it's "not approved"
for such use).
It might work. Hose is rather special stuff, and plastics/rubber can
swell and fail very quickly in petroleum service. I think there is a
good reason a proper hose costs a bit of money..for the required
materials. I'd recommend getting hose certified for your service.
If you choose water hose then please let us know what happens
EJ in NJ
First of all, how much fuel, how often? Are a couple of trips with a 5
gallon can realistic or are we talking hundreds/thousands of gallons?
Next, is there any possibility of getting the trailer closer?
If all else fails, you could buy fuel line from an auto store for $1-2
a foot, and I'd bet you could probably order it for a bit less.
75 gallons, twice a year. Can't drive a car down the mountain side to the
tank. Can get within 50 feet.
I thank everyone for their comments. I plan to try the garden hose, and
monitor its condition from year to year, and always monitor when I am
pumping , to assure there are no leaks, etc. I am in a remote place in the
mountains, and most inspectors could not find their way home if they ever
got to this place. Hee hee
Thanks again everyone.
A couple thoughts come to mind. First, you don't want to
collapse the hose, and cut off your siphon action. I'd
suggest to build a tube out of PVC, and a couple elbows on
top, so that the garden hose doesn't have to go around a
corner. So the hose doesn't collapse flat. Make a "shephards
crook". You can adapt PVC to pipe thread with plastic
adaptors, and then to garden hose thread. Stick the crook /
cane tube into your tank. Use a shop vac or something
similar to start the siphon action.
I don't really know for sure. But maybe you can use a shop
vac to blow some air through the garden hose. Dry it out
when you're done. So the kerosene isn't in there, softening
the rubber in betweeen times.
George, you haven't seen where this mountain property is located. If you
did, you would seek to cancel your message. Otherwise, it would make sense.
Fuel trucks don't go up there, not for a million dollars.
Usually you just call someone and they show up with a tank truck with a
pump and a hose on a hose reel all designed to dispense liquid fuels
into your tank.
I have been following this thread and would like to wade in.
I had been working with equipment proffesionally installed, with rubber
hoses approved for the fluid in use, when after the years the hoses broke
down shedding pieces. In this case the chunks destroyed about a million
dolars of calibration equipment. Amazin how hard it is to find about a
hundred small rubber chunks in a room size machine.
I would suggest checking the hose before and after use, and soaking then
scraping some small section to make sure than it is still sound.
So do you have a mechanical filter in place in the line? I will assume a jet
clog of other clog will not be trivial to fix.
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