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Old 05 February 2008, 12:11   #1
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Petrol Storage

Just read this
http://www.ukpia.com/industry_issues...e_of_fuel.aspx

Basically says metal containers up to 10l- is this wrong or have regs changed recently? I have loads of 20l metal cans
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I've got a load of 20 litre jerrycans - I thought they were OK for diesel but this article says that diesel should be treated the same as petrol.

I'm going to be stuffed if I'm limited to max 2 10l containers.

There must be ways around this. The local lifeboat and the yacht club both have metal cabinets with lots of 5l canisters - anyone know what legislation governs there storage?
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Old 05 February 2008, 13:27   #3
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Just done a google on the subject and the regs (Petroleum (consolidation) act 1928) states that 275ltrs of petrol/fuel can be stored domestically.
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Hi Doug

Take a look at this document from the RYA website

http://www.rya.org.uk/NR/rdonlyres/F...GEOFPETROL.pdf

This suggests that it is ok to transport fuel in Jerry cans and outoard fuel tanks.

At Spinnaker I store my fuel in a trailer in 25 litre outboard tanks (approx 250lin total). These can simply be put into the boat when required with out the need to keep pouring fuel from jerry cans. The trailer has a locking lid and is chained to the ground.
When I need to fill the tanks I simply tow the trailer to the garage and fill then up. I have a Fire extinguisher mounted on the outside of the trailer and carry a fire bucket (sand) in the trailer incase I spill any. I also carry a copy of this document in case anybody gets funny with me.

We have an arrangment at the local garage where we have an account that we can fill up this amount of fuel. I do get some funny looks from other customers some times when they see me filling up this many cans and I did go one evening and there was a new guy working there who got arsy with me and refused to sell me that much fuel into plastic cans and refused to come out and look at them or check the regulations or contact his manager. A quick word with the manager the next day resolved the issue and i assume the guy got a slap from his boss as he's been nice as pie since!!!

One think that may be worth checking is whether your truck is a 'car' or 'van' and this will effect how much fuel you can carry in it according to this document. May be worth a call to RYA Legal department.

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Very useful. Thanks Graham
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What about a 1000L IBC of diesel or heating oil???
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Thanks for link, very useful, hope it is up to date.

Question to all- Are their any 20l metal cans on the market that dont flake paint into the fuel all the time
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I have seen some stainless ones about but I bet they are expensive. Better to go to plastic.

I agree the paint flakes are a major problem. I either use a donkey's dick with a mesh filter or a seperate filter funnel but it would be nice to to have to!!!

Just found this - good old Google

http://www.divemagazine.co.uk/news/article.asp?UAN=951
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Question to all- Are their any 20l metal cans on the market that dont flake paint into the fuel all the time
Try this http://www.microlightsport.co.uk/Cat...new_list_1.htm
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Stainless cans

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I bought stainless cans, when I anticipated the fuel blockade causing problems. each 20L from Demon Tweeks .or tweaks?
These people specalise in motorsort accessories. The cans then were 100 each (was it 2001?)
They have a website
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