Have access to 100 gallon farm fuel tank with 12-volt-battery-powered pump

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Dad carried this on the back of his pickup to fill tractors, etc, but no longer farms. We live in a small town (population < 2000). Recent posts alerted me to potential dangers of not grounding the pump when filling the tank and when running the pump. Also of legal ramifications of town storage. Any thoughts? Should I just turn down the offer of the tank? We already have a gasoline-powered generator and need fuel for it somehow, so I hate to turn it down.

-- Solomon (asolomon@oswego.net), November 07, 1999


If you're worried about the pump, don't use it. Just elevate the tank and let gravity pump for you.


-- J Werner (jwerner15@hotmail.com), November 07, 1999.

Solomon; Possession is .9 of the law,right ! Keep it or the other people who tell you ,you can't have it will be using it and laughing while you go w/o . Just keep it the truck, they can't say anything about that. people have tanks in trucks allover the place. Even RED NECKS have tanks in their trucks... KEEP IT !!!! USE IT !!!! Who's in control, ? ? ? YOU or them ???

-- Furie (furieart@dnet.net), November 07, 1999.

Good/simple advice from JWerner.

At any rate, I wouldn't think of turning something like that down. We are now talking 2 or 3 months and you'll know if you needed it or not --- if it turns out you don't need it that 100 gals will go fast and the truck/tank can be sold easily.

-- Jon Johnson (narnia4@usa.net), November 07, 1999.

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