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Old 23-06-2014, 07:10   #16
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Re: Diesel fuel transfer pump?

The "Magic Syphon," is a clear hose with formed copper part pressed into one end. The copper part has a marble in it, which slows the back flow into the full fuel can. Clean, well that depends on your' urgency to transfer fuel. You do need to push the copper end to the bottom of the full fuel can and move it up and down fast enough to fill the clear hose. No electrical connections to fail or mechanicals to break. Again, it's urgency that will cause a mess. Make the plan and work the plan. Cat litter boxes aren't just for cats.
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Old 23-06-2014, 07:47   #17
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Re: Diesel fuel transfer pump?

I have used this simple bulb type syphon hose many times to transfer from jerry cans.
but, you need to have conditions that wouldnt have waves sloshing into your deck fill.

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Re: Diesel fuel transfer pump?

we got 2 pieces of fuel hose and a bulb pump - like the one for a dingy tank - it takes a bit of pumping but what else you going to do while sitting there - it does not take us long to do the transfer and is generally drip free -

we have been using it for 3-4 years - in all kinds of sea and not an issue - cheap and effective
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Re: Diesel fuel transfer pump?

As for syphons, personally I use the second tube approach , create a semi air tight seal with a cloth , blow in the tube to create a pressure in The jerry can , diesel comes out the syphon tube. No spills

Refilled in the Atlantic several times with this method.

For any volume I prefer the pump through. I can also put a water /coarse debris trap on it if needed ( of course I didn't have that in Casablanca when all the water got pumped into the tank !!!) you live and learn

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Re: Diesel fuel transfer pump?

For transferring from jerry cans that are already on deck the siphon hoses work well. But if the full and heavy jerry cans/jugs are in your dinghy then the electric pumps are the way to go.

The Walbro is the only UL approved after-market diesel electric fuel pump that I know of and expensive and is normally used where it is permanently mounted in the engine compartment. I use the Walbro as a back-up to the engine lift pump and also as a fuel polishing pump -with a series of valves - to suck fuel from the tanks through the filter and then back into the tanks.

However, the electric drill pumps and other 12vdc diesel rated pumps are available. They can be fitted with vinyl hoses so you can see the fuel being moved. A long two-conductor electrical cable with a cigarette lighter plug one end and the other end attached to the pumps gets power to the pump. I use wooden dowels of the size necessary to "plug" the ends of the hoses after transfer is finished. The whole rig goes into a vinyl bag we sewed up to help keep dirt away and smell contained.
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Trying to picture in my mind how that would work. Not coming up with anything.
The fuel hose going to our Diesel tank has an ID of about 1" and is about 4 feet long. After filling the tank with the shaker I could simply slide the shaker down into the fuel hose with a tiny chain about it's neck for later retrieval.
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I have used this simple bulb type syphon hose many times to transfer from jerry cans.
but, you need to have conditions that wouldnt have waves sloshing into your deck fill.

Siphon Pump - Save on this Fluid Siphon Pump

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Of course that's a good idea but I've seen too many of the siphon bulbs rot out. But at the price they are well worth considering.
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Re: Diesel Fuel Transfer Pump?

If you don't like controversy don't read any further.

I don't want to spill any fuel.

Why?

Economics primarily.

There's a concern I have with the paranoia of and punishment that one will incur if you spill one drop of Diesel into the water and someone informs on you. On inland and coastal waters signs are everywhere commanding you to report all fuel spills.

Yes I know all of the environmental issues, blah, blah, blah. But you've got to be pretty skilful and agile to get all of the fuel from a Jerry can into the fuel tank. Some genius designed our boat with the fuel fill fitting on the Port side near the toe rail. I use the bilge oil absorbant sheets as a ring around the fuel filter's base to catch any mess.

I can see the day when I spill one table spoon of Diesel into the water and someone rats on me and the CG (or some similar tax-feeder) stops by to issue a fine and I'm the top story of the nightly news.
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Re: Diesel Fuel Transfer Pump?

One of whales fine diaphragm pumps can also handle diesel. You need to get the one with the nitril diaphragm, disturb tied sold by Northern Tools, for $200. Whale sells rebuild kits. I like that because I use the same pump for my shower sump, bilge, and fuel transfer. Commonality of parts and spares.
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