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Old 16 July 2011, 16:55   #11
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Regarding plastic jerry cans, strangely, here is no size restrictions, 20 l is ok as long as it is
approved for gasoline. Have used various models without any issues.

Now with the fixed 70 l tank on my SR i take the whole rig to gas station....tested previous weekend and and no one complained even tough car and trailer combination slightly disturbed normal routing of other cars. Huge price different here also, trying to avoid sea/boat stations, the price on them is terrible.
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Old 16 July 2011, 17:04   #12
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I have 4 of These use them all the time, never had an issue filling them.
Those are a bit nice - I guess you have no problems with them because they LOOK metal on CCTV.


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Old 16 July 2011, 18:03   #13
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What is the limit of the amount of petrol I can store for domestic use?

The Petroleum Spirit (Motor Vehicles etc.) Regulations 1929 and the Petroleum Spirit (Plastic Containers) Regulations 1982 limit the amount of petrol that can be kept in a domestic garage or within six metres of a building (e.g. most domestic driveways). The limit is a maximum of two suitable metal containers each of a maximum capacity of ten litres or two plastic containers (which have to be of an approved design) each of a maximum capacity of five litres. These limits also apply to any containers kept in a vehicle parked in the garage or on the driveway (but not to the internal fuel tank of the vehicle). Under no circumstances should the petrol containers be stored in the home itself.
Anyone who wishes to store larger quantities than this, or use larger containers, is required to notify the local Petroleum Licensing Authority (PLA) and to store the petrol in a prescribed manner set out in the 1929 Regulations mentioned above - enquirers who want further details should contact their local PLA. Storage of more than 275 litres (60 gallons) of petrol requires a petrol licence - again, contact the local PLA.


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What is the limit of the amount of petrol I can store for domestic use?

The Petroleum Spirit (Motor Vehicles etc.) Regulations 1929 and the Petroleum Spirit (Plastic Containers) Regulations 1982 limit the amount of petrol that can be kept in a domestic garage or within six metres of a building (e.g. most domestic driveways). The limit is a maximum of two suitable metal containers each of a maximum capacity of ten litres or two plastic containers (which have to be of an approved design) each of a maximum capacity of five litres. These limits also apply to any containers kept in a vehicle parked in the garage or on the driveway (but not to the internal fuel tank of the vehicle). Under no circumstances should the petrol containers be stored in the home itself.
Anyone who wishes to store larger quantities than this, or use larger containers, is required to notify the local Petroleum Licensing Authority (PLA) and to store the petrol in a prescribed manner set out in the 1929 Regulations mentioned above - enquirers who want further details should contact their local PLA. Storage of more than 275 litres (60 gallons) of petrol requires a petrol licence - again, contact the local PLA.


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So as long as I fill these up at the petrol station on my way out & tip them into the boat before I get home, I should be ok then?
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Thanks for the replies chaps. As I have built in underdeck tanks, using "proper" plug in tanks ain't an option unless I want to start faffing about inserting connectors into my existing fuel lines, which I don't really want to do. A couple of 20l jerry cans will do the job nicely, as for filling them, I find stealth & sudden violence usually does the trick.
That's what I use because I'm not happy about plastic cans in the car. Painted mine bright red and wrote 'Petroleum Spirit. Highly Flammable.' on each. AFAIK that makes them legal as a 'suitable container'.

I still try to use the pump furthest away from the kiosk though, and use pay at pump when I can.
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You can get 20 litre plastic cans for derv, but they're not meant for petrol & I'd expect difficulty in filling them at any petrol station - it's hard enough to find those that will alllow you to fill a 25l tank!
yep ya can get red 20l derv containers here - the practically minded might consider that a way of getting round any probs a UK retailer might have in selling the same product for petrol.

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absolutely-the practical way around the old age problem, keep your head down, say nowt and feign ignorance of the law if at any time questioned and look horrified that you may have been breaking the law
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