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Old 08 April 2011, 06:48   #21
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I must admit to having quite a scare when I took the metal 20L jerry can down to the boat and did not use it, left it in the car by mistake, weather being hot and toasty, windows all shut and locked. Came back 4hrs later, the can became like an expanding bomb. The lever locking catch was so tight unable to release - but was able to gently release pressure by putting in the shade. Guess that's why petrol is dangerous to transport in anything over 5 L
And is why you should always have them either empty, full, or vented safely!
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Old 08 April 2011, 08:56   #22
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5l cans on offer in Halford - 3for2 so 3 cans 9.98. Got 6.

Capital will be recouped after only 36l compared to fuel barge price. I'll take the inconvenience of filling these small cans!

Here's to a fine weekend

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Actually he probably does know HIS petroleum license better than "you". Because although you are allowed to carry 240L in your car you aren't allowed to buy that much in "cans" at most petrol stations!
Bear in mind we're talking about people who can barely read the till here.
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ment to say those big yellow fillers with water separator works pretty good, all petrol I put in my tanks is filtered through one if these and I can see bits of gunk ...

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Interesting conversation with the local independent petrol station this morning when filling my 6 new 5l cans......" you're lucky, legally I can only sel 5l of petrol in cans at one time...I can
sell you a 20l jerry, but I'm only allowed to sell 5l of petrol to put in it."

I put forward my understanding that I could take 30l in plastic containers in the car....his reply "you may CARRY that, I can only sell max of 5l into containers - ? How are we meant to fuel boats?

We did reach a satisfactory understanding without me having to pull into the petrol station 6 times.

Good day on the water despite very lumpy seas outside of the river. Boat performing very well.

LT
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Interesting conversation with the local independent petrol station this morning when filling my 6 new 5l cans......" you're lucky, legally I can only seal 5l of petrol in cans at one time...I can
sell you a 20l jerry, but I'm only allowed to sell 5l of petrol to put in it."

I put forward my understanding that I could take 30l in plastic containers in the car....his reply "you may CARRY that, I can only sell max of 5l into containers - ? How are we meant to fuel boats?

We did reach a satisfactory understanding without me having to pull into the petrol station 6 times.

Good day on the water despite very lumpy seas outside of the river. Boat performing very well.

LT
I guess I have been very lucky then, I have always taken both my 22.5 ltr tanks out of my rib and taken them to my local sainsburys in the back of my car and filled them up on the forecourt floor and never been challenged. I've also done the same at other stations as well with the same result. I must admit until reading this thread I didn't think that I was doing anything wrong, however, I'll keep doing it until told otherwise that's because I'm a stubborn "Old Git" p.s. Glad you had a good day on the water
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Metal vs plastic containers

This may be a stupid question but what's the reason for being allowed more petrol in a metal container than a plastic one ? Surely metal heats up quicker, and there's a risk of sparks from metal rubbing on metal; whereas I thought modern plastics were as strong & therefore should be safer?
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