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Old 06 April 2009, 06:15   #21
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I had this at a Sainsbury's garage, some ridiculous woman kept banging on about vapour pressure. A half full jerry can seems more dangerous than a full one.

I just leave them in the back or use pay at pump.
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Old 06 April 2009, 07:18   #22
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I spoke too soon. Went to fill 4 cans this morning, only to be told when I went in to pay it was illegal to carry more than 10l in ur car. The cashier wasn't too fussed and let me take them anyway, but it does make me wonder if there has been some sort of warning recently.
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Old 06 April 2009, 07:33   #23
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I filled up the other day,tesco pay @ pump ... two 5Ls two 10Ls and a 25L jerry can! Probably couldnt see me! what they dont know wont hurt them!
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Yes it is silly. It appears to be local authority rules, not law. i've had the debate as to a 25l tank is a tank or "container". Aapparantly you can fill a stainless steeel "container" of a larger capacity. Can't see the logic myself. Sainsburys do seem to be the worst, local independent is fine.

Considering most advice is not I've seen is to avoid refuelling a 25l tank whilst afloat how is one meant to fuel the standard - and very common 25l plastic tank? I'd love to hear the official local trading standards reply!

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Yep my view too .. keep yer cans in the boot when you fill any.... no muppet will see em .. unless they got their HSE killjoy goggles on ....
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I spoke too soon. Went to fill 4 cans this morning, only to be told when I went in to pay it was illegal to carry more than 10l in ur car. The cashier wasn't too fussed and let me take them anyway, but it does make me wonder if there has been some sort of warning recently.
that was a similar reaction to what i got. they didnt seem overly concerned but felt it necessary to tell me.
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Well it had to happen -after saying the local Shell station was fine - I went fill 2 x 25l & 1 5l tanks & guess what - 'you should only carry 2 tanks in the car - I should confiscate them , but I'll let you off this time' 'If the police stop you - you didn't get it here !'

Typical - 2 tanks - of what 5 l each or 25 L each? He didnt find that comment funny - so I made sharp exit at that point !
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Old 16 April 2009, 05:43   #28
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I like the "I should confiscate them" bit, surely thats theft?
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I have never had any trouble but I always fill my two 'jerries' at filling stations where I boat rather than where I live as I thinkk the have a better view of the needs of boaters and rely on the trade which is considerable over the year.

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Old 16 April 2009, 10:57   #30
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This was at my local that I have been using for 6 years ! Every thing will happen in the boot of the car now. I wont try & be 'nice' by showing them I have proper tanks I am filling.

Bloody jobsworths ! I cant stand it !
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