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infantryatfortbragg
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storing fuel

Post by infantryatfortbragg » Mon Oct 07, 2013 11:30 pm

This reply is in response to a forum I saw on here on how to store fuel in an apartment(eeeeekkkkk)in order to fill liquid coleman stove and lantern. My suggestion
would be to wait until you got to where you were going and then syphon some out of your vehicle, since they can also burn unleaded fuel. Makes sense to me. :clap:

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Re: storing fuel

Post by Snyper708 » Thu Oct 10, 2013 1:58 pm

syphon some out of your vehicle
Most vehicles built since the 1970's have baffles to prevent siphoning
Coleman fuel comes in metal cans that are wonderful for storage and last for years

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Re: storing fuel

Post by TacAir » Thu Oct 10, 2013 8:49 pm

infantryatfortbragg wrote:This reply is in response to a forum I saw on here on how to store fuel in an apartment(eeeeekkkkk)in order to fill liquid coleman stove and lantern. My suggestion
would be to wait until you got to where you were going and then syphon some out of your vehicle, since they can also burn unleaded fuel. Makes sense to me. :clap:

(Scratches head)
Coleman both stoves and lanterns that run on propane fuel. I would say the average landlord would have a fit if they caught you storing ANY white gas (metal can or not) and anything other than a couple of 16 oz cylinder of propane.

That's why having your own place is a plus, tho I have to wonder how your insurance agent would take that storage as well....
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Re: storing fuel

Post by gundogs » Fri Oct 11, 2013 7:54 am

Snyper708 wrote:
syphon some out of your vehicle
Most vehicles built since the 1970's have baffles to prevent siphoning
Coleman fuel comes in metal cans that are wonderful for storage and last for years
I've done it with thin stiff tubing...just can't use a garden hose

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Re: storing fuel

Post by taipan821 » Sat Oct 19, 2013 5:53 am

if storing fuel check your insurance. the insurance will specify what type for fuel, how much fuel and where the fuel can be stored.

for example i can store 5L of petrol under my house before voiding the insurance, but i can store 200L of diesel in a garden sh
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