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Old 16 April 2009, 11:08   #31
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Here's the link repeated from post 17 above:

http://www.rya.org.uk/assets/legal/W...F%20PETROL.pdf

The quantities that are permitted to be filled at a petrol station distinguish between 'Plastc Containers', 'Metal Containers', built-in petrol tanks and portable petrol tanks. The legally permissible quantities are additionally subject to any policy requirements of the particular filling station.

Having once filled what is permitted, there are different rules as to what can then be carried in a car or truck.

The above link should answer most questions and the advice in it could easily be printed off and kept for production if necessary.
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Old 24 April 2009, 06:35   #32
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This kind of explains what happened to me in Sainsburys last week.
Nothing to do with boats,but I run my car on 50/50 WVO and diesel. So I fill 10l into each of two 20l containers then when I get home I top them up with veg so I can make sure it is well mixed before putting it in the tank.
Any ways after about 5 litres the pump shut off,so assumig there was a problem with the pump I waved at the cashier and then saw a woman in Sainburys uniform on her way to me.

TBH I was shocked when she started ranting about how what I was doing was illegal and not to do it in their station again. So what about the rest of my fuel I asked. And was told that I would not be allowed to pump any more,at which point I refused to pay for the pumped diesel and made her pour it back into the tanks.

She was also informed that she didnt have to worry as I wouldnt bother pumping anything at her station ever again.

I have been doing this for at least ten years without issue. Bloody jobsworth.

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Old 24 April 2009, 08:45   #33
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i have had the same problem filling up plastic cans with diesel.
I asked the jobsworth in question to explain exactly how the petrolium spirit regulations should be applied to a product that was clearly by definition an oil and not a spirit.
after a few seconds he admitted he never knew diesel was different to petrol and had different regulations regarding storage and transport, then gave up the arguement
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Old 24 April 2009, 13:02   #34
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TBH I was shocked when she started ranting about how what I was doing was illegal and not to do it in their station again. So what about the rest of my fuel I asked. And was told that I would not be allowed to pump any more,at which point I refused to pay for the pumped diesel and made her pour it back into the tanks.
next time put the WVO in first - then she will have a real issue if she wants to pour it back in the tanks. To be fair to the staff there are usually fairly prominent signs up saying what the limits are: if you're getting caught you're all being too conspicuous. Start filling the car - then fill the tanks - and pick a pump and side of car with poor line of sight.
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i have had the same problem filling up plastic cans with diesel.
I asked the jobsworth in question to explain exactly how the petrolium spirit regulations should be applied to a product that was clearly by definition an oil and not a spirit.
after a few seconds he admitted he never knew diesel was different to petrol and had different regulations regarding storage and transport, then gave up the arguement
Chemistry is not these goons' strong point I wont tell you about the argument I had with a midwife ( who should have known better) about oxygen being dangerous ( according to her ) whilst my wife was giving birth suffice to say that, the fact that she needed to inhale it to stay alive was obviously lost on the girl
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