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Old 01-28-2013, 04:12 PM
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Homemade Fueling System

Hello,
Following advise on this forum, me and my 11 year old son built a homemade fueling station. We used a 1 Gal/4 ltrs gas container from auto zone $9 dollars, project box from steren $9, a 3 position 2 pole switch $2, a 1 position 2 pole switch $1.50, old abandoned TME smoke pump found in a drawer $ unknown value, motorcycle filter $1,50, sheet metal custom cut $25 (i think this was a ripoff) and a 6 volt nmh (abandoned too).
We tested it and it works just fine.
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Old 01-29-2013, 05:46 PM
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Hello,
Following advise on this forum, me and my 11 year old son built a homemade fueling station. We used a 1 Gal/4 ltrs gas container from auto zone $9 dollars, project box from steren $9, a 3 position 2 pole switch $2, a 1 position 2 pole switch $1.50, old abandoned TME smoke pump found in a drawer $ unknown value, motorcycle filter $1,50, sheet metal custom cut $25 (i think this was a ripoff) and a 6 volt nmh (abandoned too).
We tested it and it works just fine.


MAN THATS WAY UNDER THE 199.00 TAG MOST FUELERS COST NICE WORK
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Old 01-30-2013, 10:18 PM
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Real nice Job for a low cost electric fueler. Good Job.
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Old 01-31-2013, 11:21 PM
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Nice idea
How do you feel about the safety of having the pump inside the box with the unsealed switches, wiring and unclamped lines also in there?

When there is a fuel leak, If the switches produce a spark (many do) you may hear some noise or feel a burning sensation as the box catches.

Keep a VERY close eye on it for leaks or any sings of fuel vapors - or better still, mount the pump on the outside of the box and seal the holes where the wiring exits the box to the pump.

Just my $0.02
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Old 02-04-2013, 04:38 PM
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Aussiesteve,

Actually i was concerned about the safety of this fueler can. So i did attach the pump outside of the box.

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Old 02-04-2013, 05:00 PM
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Very glad to hear it Alex
i have seen some really bad things happen when combustible vapor and sparks get to know each other.

Oh - Nice fueller BTW
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