Pump suction

Discussion in 'Lounge' started by dude444, Apr 24, 2011.

  1. dude444

    dude444 Newbie

    I have some petrol in a tank all the way in my garage & I would like to pump it out using a average pump from bought from harware store which is designed to get water originally.
    The reason I want to know is will it damage the pump or will I succeed?
    Will the pump actually work on gas or only designed for water?
    And will it have greater sucktion impact if I use a thinner pipe for the intake or just leave as the original diameter which came with the pump???
    Any help appreciated?
  2. PsYkHoTiK

    PsYkHoTiK Admin nerd

    Hmm... we're more of a tech site (as in computers) really but I'll take a stab... :p

    Not all pumps are designed for fuel. If you really needed a pump, I believe there are external fuel pumps that are used for marine vehilces (boats) that can pump fuel from like a fuel drum into the boat's tank. Also make sure the tubing/lines you use are rated for fuel as well.
  3. Adrian Wong

    Adrian Wong Da Boss Staff Member

    Hmm.. I'm no pump expert, but AFAIK, technically a fuel pump works like a water pump. However, a proper pump designed for fuel will have tubings and rubber seals that will not be damaged by the fuel you are pumping. So if you ask me, I wouldn't try it with a regular water pump...
  4. dude444

    dude444 Newbie

    Is there a online store?

    Is there a online store where a fuel pump can be purchased? However I thank both parties for the post since there aren't forums of this kind. Thanks.
  5. The_YongGrand

    The_YongGrand Just Started

    Hmm. I believe you can ask a car mechanic or a repair specialist about it? :whistle:
  6. Ishtim

    Ishtim Super Moderator

    Not sure where you are located, but Gemplers.com and Grainger.com stock pumps that are reated for petrol. You may also be able to siphon of to a smaller container for transfer. :think:
  7. Adrian Wong

    Adrian Wong Da Boss Staff Member

    Yeah, instead of spending money on a pump, you can try to siphon out the fuel using a rubber hose. After all, it sounds like a one-off thing, rather than something you would be doing regularly.
  8. dude444

    dude444 Newbie

    Well if this works ....

    Thanks for your post, if this works, well well well,
    for reminder of my life free gasssssss.
  9. Trinity

    Trinity Little Kiki Staff Member

    I hope your not planning on stealing gas.:naughty:
  10. Adrian Wong

    Adrian Wong Da Boss Staff Member

    LOL! How much gas can you be storing in your garage??

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