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Old 08-15-2002, 02:18 AM
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I had to have something quick on Sunday to pump my gas, so bought a H9 Electric fuel pump. I feel unsafe about using it for Gasoline, but if it doesnt leak, whats the problem?

Should I find a manual pump, or is it ok to stick with this one? I need to be either kicked, or reassured. Thanks in advance. Coulter
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Dean:

Been using a Kavan electric pump to fill my gas birds for years..So far, no problems with them..when they start to leak,I get a new one...Sonic-Tronics has got a new one on the market that looks awful good..www.sonictronics.com...........check it out
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Default Gasoline and Electric Fuel Pumps?

It is not so much the leaking as the vapor from the tank overflow.....that plus a spark from the pump motor.........

Now, as anyone who has tried to start a balky 2 stroke can attest, getting the right chemical mixture for an explosion can difficult.

It may take years and years before the right conditions exist, then again, it could happen the first time out...

The risk is too high for me.
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Default OH GEEZ - here we go again!

Let's save a four page thread here -

Your Hangar 9 pump will probably break within a gallon or so. The gas eats the gears inside the pump.

Tke Kavan pumps aer very good - I have used them for several years - and I still have all of my eyebrows, etc.

The Sonictronic's pump is the ONLY one I know of which is sold as a GAS pump and approved to be used in the fashion. When my Kavan's die, I will be buying two (one for gas, one for smoke)

A lot of people feel that you are a complete idiot to even THINK about using an electric fuel pump as electricity = spark +fuel = BOOM!

There will be countless counter posts about the fact that you use electric pumps with gas every day in your car, in an airplane, even the pump at the gas station is electric - of course, this only infuriates the "BOOM" advocates who will argue that those are not the same pumps we are using and they are isolated/grounded/etc.

THERE - hope that helps and saves everyone some time!

BTW - if you want a really nice alternative to the electronic pump, try Andy Kane's Kanes Kans product. It uses a bulb to presurize a gas can and then the air pressure feeds the fuel into the tank - very easy and very little pumping.
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Default Gasoline and Electric Fuel Pumps?

Oh darn, and I had something important to add.

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Default Gasoline and Electric Fuel Pumps?

OK, Thanks guys, I may go with a Fuel Bulb. Happy Flying
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You can always use my method,
GRAVITY
It is slow, but it never breaks!
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Whatever..........................
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We'll try to limit this thread to less than 4 pages, however, I would like to make one point that has not been suggested in the other posts on this topic. As far as the comparison to the electric pumps in our cars. As said before they are in a completly closed system. When you go into a gas station or a repair garage it becomes a Class 1 Division 1 or 2 location (the aircraft mechanic should be aware of this). Everything (electrical devices, conduit, wiring etc) are sealed from the gases or manufactured and UL approved to be in that location. This will vary according to the specific location but in a repair garage/hanger everything below 18" falls into this hazardous area and yes mechanics use drop lights, battery chargers and other equipment that was not designed to be in the area. I've seen the results of that one time when the conditions were right and luckily nobody was hurt bad.
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Not too fancy--all the way from Advance Auto--Purolator low pressure (4lbs pressure) $29.95
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Default Gasoline and Electric Fuel Pumps?

I like that one!

Now I think I may make one similar to that one. Thanks
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I like it
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Default Gasoline and Electric Fuel Pumps?

This topic is also being discussed in Giant Engines. please stay on topic & play nice Thanks

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