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Old 26-02-2016, 14:25   #76
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Re: Best way to transfer fuel from Jerry Jugs to fuel tank?

We use a shaker siphon that is attached to a piece of wooden dowel so we can point the inlet right into the corner of the jerry jug when it is tilted. We get everything except perhaps half a cup.
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Re: Best way to transfer fuel from Jerry Jugs to fuel tank?

these seem pretty handy.

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Re: Best way to transfer fuel from Jerry Jugs to fuel tank?

Lots of great ideas for avoiding a mess during the fuel transfer. Now what do you do with the drippy, smelly hose before storing it in a locker?

One poster said they store the hose in a plastic bag. Are regular ziplock bags up to the task? What do others do?
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Lots of great ideas for avoiding a mess during the fuel transfer. Now what do you do with the drippy, smelly hose before storing it in a locker?

One poster said they store the hose in a plastic bag. Are regular ziplock bags up to the task? What do others do?
I store mine in a regular zip lock with a bit of fuel absorbtion pad. No problems.
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Re: Best way to transfer fuel from Jerry Jugs to fuel tank?

Zeehags way is our way except we added a second small tube.

Place long hose in jug to tank.

Place small short hose next to it.

Place rag over and around both to make seal.

Blow in small hose and viola! Fast, reliable, easy to make :-)


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I don't even use the small tube.. just wrap a few sheets of kitchen roll or a rag round the hole and siphon tube leaving a small gap and blow.. Voila.
As the level gets to 1/4 I tilt the fuel can to get all but a couple off dessert spoons out of the can.
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Re: Best way to transfer fuel from Jerry Jugs to fuel tank?

Have a large freezer size zip lock handy and some absorber or just plain paper towels. Use a shaker siphon. When you take the siphon hose out of the can, hold a paper towel around the hose and pull it through your hand. The paper towel will absorb the small amount of diesel on the hose. Coil it up and place in the zip lock bag. Place some paper towels in the bag to absorb any excess fuel still in the hose. Zip it closed. If you want, put the first one in another Zip lock for dual protection. This is what I do and have no spills, no diesel small and it is clean and neat. I also use disposable nitrile gloves when using this system and dispose of them in a zip lock bag. When I get to a suitable disposal facility, all of it is disposed of off the boat.


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