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Re: [Shop-talk] fuel caddy

To: David Scheidt <>
Subject: Re: [Shop-talk] fuel caddy
From: John Innis <>
Date: Wed, 19 May 2010 14:22:14 -0500
I've often wondered about this.  Taking a plastic (non conductive)
tank out of the truck and setting it on concrete (very poor conductor
when dry) isn't going to ground it either.  I wonder how often this
really happens, and how often other sources of ignition cause gas
staion fires.

On Wed, May 19, 2010 at 11:46 AM, David Scheidt <> wrote:
> On Wed, May 19, 2010 at 9:50 AM, Mark Andy <> wrote:
>> Howdy,
>> On Wed, 19 May 2010, David Scheidt wrote:
>>> Well I am tired of dealing with 5 gallon gas cans and California's
>>>> spring loaded anti spill gas caps. Yup I am in need of a fuel caddy,
>>>> 25-30
>>>> gallons with a pump. Another requirement would be, and this is where my
>>>> dilema is I can't seem to find this option, a built in hook on top of
>>>> unit so I can connect a strap to my front end loader to transfer the
>>>> in
>>>> and out of my truck bed.  Any one out their have any suggestions as to
>>>> where
>>>> I can find a model with these options?
>>>>  How are you going to get out of your truck at the gas station to fill
>>> it? Or are you just planning on blowing yourself up?
>> 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
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