Post in 'DIY and General non-hearth advice' started by Flatbedford, Nov 8, 2012.
No, but you will not be able to drain fuel again until the fuel pump re-establishes the syphon.
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Could be lots of cranking to get the air out of the line.
Actually the carb bowl should have enough fuel in it to start the truck and then the fuel pump would re-establish flow in the line rather quickly once the tank is re-filled.
Just get one of those siphon hoses with the built in primer bulb, as mentioned earlier.
It can travel pretty easliy to any tank as needed - like say if your flatbed wakes up with 2 flat tires the morning you decide you need to go fill it up, but your car is sitting there next to it with a perfectly useable tank.
Don't know if is just with Jeeps, but I can't thread a hose down the filler of our Jeep.
The fuel line comes out the top of the tank. I think I am back to looking for a good pump, or siphon hose.
I don't know if an oil furnace pump would be compatible with gasoline or not. Find an oil furnace someones swappin out for nat gas and your in cheap.
Yes but within the tank, the outlet runs in a tube that goes to the bottom. The fuel line that you see on the top of the tank takes off and runs down under the cab right? If you cut that line under the cab it will dump the fuel tank.
agreed............it will siphon
But i'd have to start the siphon. Or are you all saying that the engines fuel pump starts the siphon. Then I open the T valve and then shut off the engine and let the established siphon do its thing? I guess I' a little slow.
No, as long as the engine had been started at some time after the tank was filled, the fuel line will have fuel in it, and will syphon itself out into your jerry jug.
Dune's right. So long as there is fuel in the line, and the tap is below the fuel level in the tank, the siphon will start as soon as you crack the valve.
I wouldn't consider having a few 5 gal cans in your shed a "bomb". Unless you are doing flame producing work in there, I can't see what would cause it to ignite?!
I keep 3-4 5gal cans in the shed just for the yard equipment and another 4 cans with av gas for my race car. The shed is just for storage. I'd be a bit nervous with keeping all that in my garage since I do lots of welding and grinding in there.
If you have oil heat, you have a ~300 gal "bomb" in your basement.... bet you never really worried much about it in that way?
I think gas cans are a greater explosion risk than an oil tank. I have never found a gas can that doesn't leak a little and we all know that its the fumes, not the liquid that is a risk in gasoline storage.
Yes, gasoline is rated totally different than diesel/oil fuel. You can stuff a lit cigarette into a can of diesel and it will not explode or catch. Gas can, not so much.
I think that they needed to be driven by the burner motor
You can buy a 12 volt electric gas pump as a replacement for the stock ones. They are universal, cheap and available from any decent auto parts store.
You can do the same with a can of gas and nothing will happen. Now a match on the other hand.....
I personally know men that turned to krispy critters because they poured gasoline on a stump that was not on fire. Coals are enough to ignite gasoline. I do admit that I have never put a cigarette into a gas tank. Non-smoker here.
Lost a $10 bet to a friend. He put a cigarette out into a gas can twice. I know what you mean about a stump or a brush pile though, thought the pile was out from the day before and threw some gas on and woosh. Thankfully not hurt, didn't even loose any eyebrows!
Point I was making is that a few cans stored properly is no more hazard that the large oil tank in a basement.
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