making a gas pump

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  1. country_boy

    country_boy TGT Addict

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    I have some 3/4" thick plastic barrels that were former dr pepper syrup barrels and was wondering if I could build a hold tank/pump for gas on the farm? Do they sell gas pump line etc, or is this a bad idea?
     


  2. rsayloriii

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    I think the first, and biggest, problem you're going to run into is what plastic is the barrels made of? Gasoline will eat through some plastics.
     
  3. Jason

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    It is likely to be illegal to do that...
     
  4. fuelfather

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    I dont believe it is illegal to have a fuel tank on your ranch property. Although I do believe there are some permits involved. If you call up a shop that does trailer and pump services like Wertz here in San Antonio, they have the components like the pump and hoses. You could also call TSC or Northern Equipment.
     
  5. dee

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    Another thing to think about is how often woould the fuel get used, it can go bad and also you'll have to worry about evaporation.
     
  6. Texsun

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    In addition, gas stations will only allow gas to be used in aprooved containers.
     
  7. HarleyMechanix

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    Most gas cans are made of plastic. Dont know about being illegal but its your property. You might have a hard time talking the cashier at the quickie mart to let you pump 250 gallons though.
     
  8. Wolfwood

    Wolfwood Self Appointed Board Chauvinist TGT Supporter

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    lol just give them a debit card and start pumpin! if they come outa and yell at ya , drive the truck to the next one down the street
     
  9. country_boy

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    actually I will use it frequently. I wont be taking the barrel up but, every time I go to the gas station I fill up a 5 gallon can. So I was thinking every time I do that, just pour it all in a hold tank. The barrel is only 30 gallons.
     
  10. fuelfather

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    I have a customer I deliver to out in Pipe Creek that has a truck driver bring in his 1ton dually and fill a home made fuel cell once or twice a week at 275 gallons a pop. You could always buy an in bed fuel cell/tool box.
     

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