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Re: [Shop-talk] fuel caddy

To: "'David Scheidt'" <>, "'Mark Andy'" <>
Subject: Re: [Shop-talk] fuel caddy
From: "Paul Parkanzky" <>
Date: Wed, 19 May 2010 14:02:29 -0400
> Why can't he just fill it up in the bed of the truck?

It's not safe?  There's no guarantee that a decent ground exists between
container and the ground, other than the gasoline nozzle.  Filling a
container with gasoline generates a substantial static charge.  If that
charge is dissipated by a spark from the container to the nozzle you get a
nice fire.  That's not an idle concern; it happens fairly regularly.
Happened to station down the road from me five or six years ago.

David Scheidt

So how do you fill those fuel caddies that sit across the bed of a pickup
truck against the cab?  They're really common where I grew up and I am
certain that people didn't remove them from the truck to fill them.

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