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Old 26 November 2018, 06:59   #1
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Petrol transfer pump recommendations

Can anyone recommend a pump for transferring petrol from can to tank?

The fuel filler on the boat is not best placed for me to use the jiggle syphon pipe while trying to hold a 20 litre can of petrol high enough to syphon.

I was thinking about a hand operated pump of some type that won't leak petrol all over the deck & tubes?
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Old 26 November 2018, 07:12   #2
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3/4” jiggle tube from eBay. Used them for years.
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Old 26 November 2018, 07:21   #3
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Yes, I have one, I agree they're good, but looking for something where the can doesn't have to be elevated.
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any good


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How about this? Was thinking of getting one myself
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That could do the job! Thankyou.
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Looks like that is still a syphon contraption?
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Amazon have a few fuel pumps
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Old 26 November 2018, 09:20   #9
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Small whale gusher pump with nitrile diaphragm mounted on a wooden footplate and two hoses. Btw what is your new rib
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DON'T .... I have a DuraMax fuel tank with the same Flo n Go siphon pump.

The tank is great but after a short while the pump develops leaks through the body and lever - open it up and it is easy to see why !

https://www.sceptermarine.com/gas_cans/duramax/

I eventually changed all the hose for proper fuel pipe along with a shut off ball valve, and use it simply as gravity/siphon feed (all for quayside filling in the greek islands with no nearby petrol source)

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dont know the reason for a pump but just to throw this in i had a main 70 lt tank with primer bulb to a water separator with a quarter turn valve to shut it off in line.
then another fuel line from the separator with a bulb to a reserve 25lt tanks x 2 when one was empty i just took the lead off put it on the other reserve tank so i had 120lt of fuel with out decanting all i did then was a jiggle hose out of the reserve tanks to fill the main and off to the petrol station with two 25lt tanks not sure if you can see it all
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You may be overthinking this. Can you get a length of plastic pipe into the fuel filler fitting? Some have antitheft grids. If you can then you can use a longer siphon and drop the supply end down to almost deck height. You can then siphon from the closest seat or tube top. I use a 1" plastic siphon for diesel, absolutely the dogs. If siphoning petrol, the accepted wisdom is to use a pipe that has an antistatic strip in it - not sure how meaningful these are. I suspect with plastic tanks it may not matter so much...
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Interesting - you can find diesel compatible pumps almost anywhere but start adding very explosive fuel in the mix, the choice starts to go down.

Facet and similar do fuel pumps but at a relatively low capacity - circa 2lpm.

If you want a fuel transfer pump that is ATEX rated, they get quite expensive e.g.

https://www.rpm-fuels.co.uk/piusi-ex...-transfer-pump

Also an interesting comment about the anti-static strip even in a handraulic system.
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Mentions filling at the pump and plastic cans metal tanks on boats will be earth bonded at the sender unit. Nothing stopping putting an Earth on the pump body and throwing the end in the ogin, flow rates will have something to do with it after all my fuel pump on outboard isn't earthed



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You may be overthinking this. Can you get a length of plastic pipe into the fuel filler fitting? Some have antitheft grids. If you can then you can use a longer siphon and drop the supply end down to almost deck height. You can then siphon from the closest seat or tube top. I use a 1" plastic siphon for diesel, absolutely the dogs. If siphoning petrol, the accepted wisdom is to use a pipe that has an antistatic strip in it - not sure how meaningful these are. I suspect with plastic tanks it may not matter so much...
I think you may be correct in my overthinking it, I was trying to get away from resting the can on a tube or seat, to keep spills/splashes/drops etc from staining the material. The electric pump idea may be a non-starter due to safety, so looks like syphoning may be the only option.
I don't collect the boat for a couple of weeks, so not sure about the anti-theft grid inside the filler cap.
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It would be slower but why can’t you use a engine fuel pump?

https://www.merlinmotorsport.co.uk/p...0107-fac-60107

2l a minute so will take 10 min to transfer 20l will lift 12 inches and self priming.
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3/4” jiggle tube from eBay. Used them for years.
X2 Nothing better IME
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I use one of these but mine was only £20 works great off 2x aaa battery's
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I think you may be correct in my overthinking it, I was trying to get away from resting the can on a tube or seat, to keep spills/splashes/drops etc from staining the material. The electric pump idea may be a non-starter due to safety, so looks like syphoning may be the only option.
I don't collect the boat for a couple of weeks, so not sure about the anti-theft grid inside the filler cap.


Buying something brand new and then being worried about using it because it might get stained or slightly damaged is the best argument for not buying something new in my world...…………… Buy a Jiggle Syphon and put your can on the tube..... Face reality and accept that boats get dirty and damaged
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Can anyone recommend a pump for transferring petrol from can to tank?

The fuel filler on the boat is not best placed for me to use the jiggle syphon pipe while trying to hold a 20 litre can of petrol high enough to syphon.

I was thinking about a hand operated pump of some type that won't leak petrol all over the deck & tubes?

Check out the terra pump on Amazon, very handy, works well for me so far.


https://www.amazon.com/gp/r.html?C=2...3920250_dpLink
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