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Old 10 October 2008, 11:21   #1
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Great fuel pump

http://www.fuelsystem.co.uk/Fuelit.pdf

This looks a really good idea - and whats more it will pump petrol as well as diesel - most don't!!!

It's self contained and can be used with most containers - it will lift 15' as well - pumps a gallon a minute so not that fast but it should do.
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As it's 1 US gallon a minute it would take about 6 mins to empty a jerrycan. To fill my Discovery would take about 30 mins. I have just been told there is also no lock on the trigger!!!

Might still be worth a try but not cheap at about 90.
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still think the non-return valve tube at a tenner beats it!
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Yes but the fact it has a 15 - 20' head is very useful - syphons don't work uphill..........
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Yes but the fact it has a 15 - 20' head is very useful - syphons don't work uphill..........

Pump manufactures normally quote the maximum for delivery and head, but not delivery at maximum head

1 gallon at 1' or about zero at 15' so chances are it would be somewhere in the middle of the figures quoted you would need to see the pump curve before you could see if it was any good
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http://www.fuelsystem.co.uk/Fuelit.pdf

This looks a really good idea - and whats more it will pump petrol as well as diesel - most don't!!!

It's self contained and can be used with most containers - it will lift 15' as well - pumps a gallon a minute so not that fast but it should do.

Got one of these for taking the fuel out of the boat at the end of season or transferring some into the lawnmower in season. Works great; yes, it's a bit slow; yes, there's no trigger lock; yes, it's expensive; but yes, it's one of the safer ways of moving fuels. I've tried syphons, low cost hand pumps...they were all junk. They either leaked, broke, couldn't be started or were a downright safety hazard in spite of what the blurb stated. Flow rate wouldn't have rivalled pissing in a bottle either.
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