What is the difference between a metal caddy in the back of a truck and the
gas tank in the truck?
A plastic liner would be a difference.
Rich White St. Joseph, IL USA
'63 TR3B TCF587L
That ain't a scrap pile, that is my car!
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> Subject: Re: [Shop-talk] fuel caddy
> > 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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