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Old 03-30-2004, 03:22 PM   #15
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Aw! What a shame to waste a good source of fuel. What about an inline pressure reducer to bring the PSI down to something more managable?
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Old 03-30-2004, 03:32 PM   #16
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... and you thought GAS was getting expensive? Take a look at this pricey little gas can ...

http://automotive.aubuchonhardware.c...can-574325.asp

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Old 03-30-2004, 03:33 PM   #17
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That is the complicated part. You also need a float valve in the generator reservoir. Or, tie into the generator's fuel line, bypassing its gas tank. Since it is expecting the pressure from a gravity feed, the inline pressure reducer needs to operate at VERY low pressure. Hmmmmmm............
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Old 03-30-2004, 03:34 PM   #18
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... and again, same site different model.

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Are these cast in Gold or something???
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Old 03-30-2004, 03:36 PM   #19
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Of course! It is for use in California. That is one of the costs of living in such an enviro-friendly state.
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Old 03-30-2004, 03:41 PM   #20
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Unbelievable! I'll walk before I ever pay that kind of money for a frickin' gas can!
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Old 03-30-2004, 03:47 PM   #21
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A pair of 2.5 gal tanks for gas only might be my best bet. They would sure be a lot easier to handle when refueling the generator. I was hoping to have room for the 5-gal diesel can - but that looks questionable. If I carry the cans under the toneau cover I plan to install vents on the cover.
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Old 03-30-2004, 03:59 PM   #22
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$ 699.00 for a gas can? Where are the wheels and engine?

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Old 03-30-2004, 04:03 PM   #23
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Cracker, The Nato gas cans are also made in the 2 1/2 gal. size. Same great design. There is also a locking spout that fits these cans that makes pouring a lot eaiser.

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Modern trucks have the fuel pump for the injection system in the gas tank.
300 psi makes the feed to the generator complicated.
300psi? where the heck did that come from. The most presure I have ever seen at a tank pump was 32psi. That's what most Bosch multiports run on stuff like Porsche and VW. My FI suburban only delivers about 10 PSI. A Deisel may pump about 30-40 psi at the lift pump then hit the main pump ON THE ENGINE and get run up to 500PSI on hard lines the last 24 inches. but not at the tank.

Second advantage to having a seperate tank....Unless your truck is diesel, then you got get to the gas station gas.

I'm also anal about checking my MPG. I don't want to throw that off. Keep tabs on MPG lets you know if your starting to have problems.
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Modern trucks have the fuel pump for the injection system in the gas tank.
300 psi makes the feed to the generator complicated.
Unless the truck is direct-injection Diesel, max fuel pressure is 75. Most are usually 35-55.
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The Duramax diesel can run up to 23,000 PSI at the output of the main pump!
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These guys sell them new in Red (legal thing) and they also have Heavy duty mounts. They also sell a 2.5 gallon version.
I'm liking that 2.5 gallon one. I was wondering about toting gas safely for the generators. Cool beans!
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Greetings.

Personally, I am going to wait for a Ralph Loren or Luis Vitton gas can...they gotta be under a grand, but shlepping these fronm the gas pump to the generater would make my tushie look just marv-o-lus!!!

On a more seriois note...is it possible to syphon or pump out a gallon or two worth of gas from your tow vehicle rather than transport containers of highly explosive petrolium product? Someone must have done this, though it probably is not recommended if you have hic-cups!

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