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Drill pump to transfer fuel

Can't believe I never had to do this in all my years. I've always fueled up before big storms, but all fuel stations were sold outta diesel , so I picked up one of these little "wayne" drill pumps. Has garden hose threads on the "in" & "out" sides.

Anyone use one of these with a cordless drill to move pump from a truck to my backhoe & my tractor? Is it safe with diesel? Will the internals of the pump stand up to diesel? Will clean garden hose contaminate diesel in the tank?

Probably over-worrying this, but I thought I'd throw it out there.

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Duke, I think you are OK with the Garden hose, my guess is the pump is going to fail on you, but it may pump enough fuel first to get you by. Sounds like you are stuck between a rock and a hard place and may have to tell us whether it worked or not. UNLESS you happen to have an inline electric fuel pump you can jury rig up to transfer the fuel, it may take awhile, but if the drill pump you bought is anything like the one I have messed with, it won't be a whole lot faster.

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U mean you think the diesel fuel will eat-out the pump internals??
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I think you are worrying too much. If it does eat it out it's going to take a long time.

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whats the GPM rating on that drill pump....do some quick math and figure out
how many drill/batteries youll need.

might be good in a pinch or emergency...id be concerned about burning up a
good drill (from continuous use)...most of those pumps ive seen are pretty "cheap".

ever consider something like this -> Northern Tool: transfer pumps

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The plastic garden hose will last a year at least, the rubber washers about a month - use the plastic ones.

The drill pumps come in different sizes, the small one and the ones with a rotor 2 and 3 in long. The small one is slow.

Transferring with air is much faster if you can pressurise the tank.

The hand pumps, at a quart a stroke, are much faster.

Don't move garden hose back and forth, there will be water in the fuel. I know

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This one moves 136 GPH.
I really need to come up with a way to keep ~50 gal. #2 on hand. My GMC has a 8'x4' util body. Is there a bed mounted tank that sits between the boxes and up off the floor enough so I can still carry some 8' material?
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Seen some old farmers use 55 gallon drums with a hand pump. Usually steel barrels. The hand pumps are pretty easy to operate and move fuel pretty quick. You could make a cradle to get it up off of the floor to clear some plywood. If you got an empty hyd. oil drum, you're half way there.

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ATTA will make you any kinda tank you WANT, and theyre aluminum.
My 50gallon aux/transfer tank only takes up 10 inches of bed depth.

kshmarine is another one that will build you a custom tank

RDS is closer to you (in florida at least), maybe they can fab up an over the rail tool
box style tank...

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Oops, I read your post as if this was something you needed to do immediately.

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