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Old 21-06-2012, 00:42   #1
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Nobody thinks about getting killed by a vacuum cleaner

Shop vacuums are designed to collect air and dirt through the hose and bring it inside. The air passes through a filter and then some of it through the motor. More than one explosion has taken place when a wet/dry vacuum was used to vacuum up a fuel spill in the bilge.

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I see no reason why you could not vacuum up gasoline with an electric vacuum,,,,if you use one of the dysons you could see the gas in the clear round dirt holder, filter it and use it again.
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Old 21-06-2012, 05:56   #3
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I see no reason why you could not vacuum up gasoline with an electric vacuum,,,,if you use one of the dysons you could see the gas in the clear round dirt holder, filter it and use it again.
You are joking--right??

Ever wonder why paint spray booths have extraction fans with the belt driven motor OUTSIDE of the airstream.
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You are joking--right??

Ever wonder why paint spray booths have extraction fans with the belt driven motor OUTSIDE of the airstream.
Are you telling that gasoline fumes and electrical contact do not mix????

you just ruined my day

here I was just thinking of a new invention,,, the electrical gasoline suction vacuum that works off of 220 for maximum efficiency ,,,,,,,might be able to salvage the old hover vacuum motors with the exposed wires. If this was incorporated into every sailboat with an inboard gasoline engine I could make millions.
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I would just vacuum into any container but do it at night when air is cool. You can check the level with a match easily enough. Then filter though your coffee maker and then "walla" new gas ready to use.
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I would just vacuum into any container but do it at night when air is cool. You can check the level with a match easily enough. Then filter though your coffee maker and then "walla" new gas ready to use.
not bad advice but my problem is I only have an expresso maker that uses those little cups, Any advice on how to filter it with that??? I think if I do it would compress the gas to much and i would lose lots of volume. In other words If I started out with a gallon of gas, after putting it through the espresso machine I might only have 1/2 gallon left and it would be compressed. how to uncompress the gas is the next question.
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not bad advice but my problem is I only have an expresso maker that uses those little cups, Any advice on how to filter it with that??? I think if I do it would compress the gas to much and i would lose lots of volume. In other words If I started out with a gallon of gas, after putting it through the espresso machine I might only have 1/2 gallon left and it would be compressed. how to uncompress the gas is the next question.

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Good bilge pump for hazardous stuff. Also works in case your holding tank sprouts a leak.
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My advice is to go to home depot and purchase an un-compressor (should be next to compressor isle). Easily connect in series with your espresso coffee maker. For more information please contact the expert Dr. Diesel at Foley Engines. Do not hang up till you get a full explanation, be persistent.
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Darwins theory at work!!!!! Go for it.....
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Good bilge pump for hazardous stuff. Also works in case your holding tank sprouts a leak.
This has a dual purpose.

Turning sewage sludge into gasoline


Turning sewage sludge into gasoline - CNET News


A cruiser who is FULL OF IT can be self self sufficient of the gasoline pump for years to come.

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This has a dual purpose.

Turning sewage sludge into gasoline


Turning sewage sludge into gasoline - CNET News


A cruiser who is FULL OF IT can be self self sufficient of the gasoline pump for years to come.

Would that be "green energy" or "brown energy"???
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I would just vacuum into any container but do it at night when air is cool. You can check the level with a match easily enough. Then filter though your coffee maker and then "walla" new gas ready to use.
you want to use a lighter instead,first thing they taught us on our gas engineers course was NOT to use matches when looking for a gas leak
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They tried to blow up a vacuum by sucking up gasoline on a Mythbusters show , but were unsuccessful .
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Would that be "green energy" or "brown energy"???
I think it would depend on what you ate the night before. If you had lots of green spicy curry you would have high octane green energy. On the other hand a big bowl of spicy chile would yield higher octane brown energy.

you might need separate tanks to store the gas in. Wonder what the MPG would be on each
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