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    FUEL CONTAINER JUG QUESYION PLEASE:

    I HAVE A FIEL BOX AND THE GALLONG OF GLOW FUEL IS TOO TALL; I WILL LIKE TO REPLACE IT WITH A SMALLOR GONTAINER; WHAT COULD I USE THAT WOULD BE SAFE TO TRANSPORT AND USE AS A GLOW CONTAINER JUG?
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    RE: FUEL CONTAINER JUG QUESYION PLEASE:

    I use a one gallon metal can like what paint thinner comes in from the hardware store
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    RE: FUEL CONTAINER JUG QUESYION PLEASE:

    Look up HDPE containers on the net.The problem is that it costs $15. to ship a $ 3.00 container.

    Or... Go to the Dollar store and pay $2.00 for a half gallon of draino. Pour it down your sinks and use the bottle in your flight box.


    ORIGINAL: Turqui

    I HAVE A FIEL BOX AND THE GALLONG OF GLOW FUEL IS TOO TALL; I WILL LIKE TO REPLACE IT WITH A SMALLOR GONTAINER; WHAT COULD I USE THAT WOULD BE SAFE TO TRANSPORT AND USE AS A GLOW CONTAINER JUG?
    THANKS.

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    RE: FUEL CONTAINER JUG QUESYION PLEASE:

    Use a container that does not let light shine through
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    RE: FUEL CONTAINER JUG QUESYION PLEASE:

    Great Planes sells a 1/2 gallon container part#GPMP4150 it is $3.49
    Also a Laundry detergent container will also hold up to the fuel. You may want to use the laundry detergent first although bubbles coming out of the exhaust would be cool also.
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    RE: FUEL CONTAINER JUG QUESYION PLEASE:

    Maybe we should tell the manufacturers!
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    Use a container that does not let light shine through

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    RE: FUEL CONTAINER JUG QUESYION PLEASE:

    milk container with a twist cap will work
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    RE: FUEL CONTAINER JUG QUESYION PLEASE:

    ANY CONTAINER MADE OF HDPE PLASTIC WILL WORK. OTHER PLASTICS MAY MELT OR LEAK. METAL CANS ARE THE BEST THOUGH.
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    RE: FUEL CONTAINER JUG QUESYION PLEASE:

    Some of my friends use quart plastic continers motor oil came in.

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    RE: FUEL CONTAINER JUG QUESYION PLEASE:


    ORIGINAL: Jim Thomerson

    Some of my friends use quart plastic continers motor oil came in.
    Yup.. those work very well, especially for pit box containers. Drill a couple holes in the cap, and use some through-the-firewall fittings such as those Central Hobbies sells, and a filter. I imagine the gallon sized containers would work well for fuel storage, too.

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    RE: FUEL CONTAINER JUG QUESYION PLEASE:

    What ever you do.... DO NOT USE AN ALUMINUM container. Don't ask me how I know. Some how the nitro or methanol reacts with the aluminum. The reacted fuel puts a coating on the glow plug and the plug is ruined in one flight.

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    RE: FUEL CONTAINER JUG QUESYION PLEASE:

    ORIGINAL: kenh3497
    What ever you do.... DO NOT USE AN ALUMINUM container. Don't ask me how I know. Some how the nitro or methanol reacts with the aluminum.
    Methanol is very mildly acidic. Eventually it will corrode aluminum.

    I've used pure Methanol in a lab environment to dissolve finely milled aluminum dust into solution for molecular level laser deposition/fusing to other materials.

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    RE: FUEL CONTAINER JUG QUESYION PLEASE:

    What about a regular plastic gas can?
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    RE: FUEL CONTAINER JUG QUESYION PLEASE:

    I like steel containers. Either quart or gallon.  Good seals, less permeable than plastic, and doesn't let light in.  Also fittings can be soldered on easily to the cap. ( I don't practise what I preach, I just use a one quart plastic oil container that is black with a clear slot in the side to see how full it is.)  I  can see this is an old thread that is has been resurrected, but it reminded me to make up a new container over the winter.
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