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Old 12-06-2010, 10:50 AM
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Default Pneumatic Fuel offloading pump?

I am looking for a pump that I can attach to my air compressor to safely pump the fuel out of my boat.

I've done a little digging, but I don't really know what's good and what's crap.

Can anyone recommend one?
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Run a pickup tube to the bottom of the barrel and attach the hose to that. Put an air fitting on top of the container. Seal it all up and air up the container with a couple of pounds pressure, it will push all the fuel out.
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I want to pump fuel out of the boat into 55 gallon drums.

That will work for pumping it back in though!
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A couple people have suggested using something like this:
http://www.mr-gasket.com/ProductDeta...minselection=1
...attached to a car battery or jump box.

I was hoping to take advantage of my air compressor for a little additional safety, (whole electric/fuel thing wigs me out).

But the suggested systems have worked well for others so I'll give this a try.


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http://www.globalindustrial.com/g/ma...s/rotary-pumps

We used them on the farm all the time, works both ways as syphon and pump.
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Here change the pickup side to a hose:

http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/AIR-P...motiveQ5fTools
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We use electric fuel pumps all the time to empty the raceboats out, just make sure you have a solid connection to the battery(no sparking), and keep the battery above the fuel lines, or at least far enough away so that if there is a spill it will not contact the battery or cables.
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I made a setup for fuel transfer and it is a carter ele fuel pump mounted on a board. It has a battery on the bottom with a spark proof switch. Has 25' pickup hose that can go to the pickup on the tank or down the filler. I use 3/8 plastic tubing. It goes into a clear fuel filter as to see what's moving through it. The discharge side is connected to a 1/2 fuel hose also 25'. It pumps 75 gph. I can email you picts if you like.
As for the rotary pumps they don't seem to hold up pumping gas.
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If you use a sealed switch and terminate all of the wire ends so that they bolt to the battery and switch then use Heat Shrink over the butt connectors on the fuel pump you have basically the same thing you already have on your boat. If all connections are done properly the elec. fuel pump/Battery setup is as safe as the pumps you use everytime you start your boat.
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