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Gas and diesel fuel transfer tank
« on: March 24, 2019, 03:24:50 PM »
Well I have one. 50 gal each. Just a big squat tank with a divider. I was thinking gas in one side and diesel in the other. What if it leaked from one to the other? Will a filter of some kind protect my skidder from gas? Or just donít use it for both?

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Re: Gas and diesel fuel transfer tank
« Reply #1 on: March 24, 2019, 03:41:41 PM »
to the best of my "knowledge" a filter cannot separate gas from Diesel.
use a Borescope camera to see if there is any rust in the tanks.
dual tanks have been used for a long time.
DEFINITELY use a Water Separator Fuel Filter on the output of each tank.
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Re: Gas and diesel fuel transfer tank
« Reply #2 on: March 24, 2019, 05:09:28 PM »
 You could pressure test it to make sure it doesnt leak from one side to the other, personally I wouldnt use a tank like that unless it has a segregated bulkhead, a couple gal of gas in 50gal of diesel would hurt something. Certain products you can "push" into the next, diesel into gas in limited quantity but not the other way. My fuel supplier is prohibited from loading kero on the same trailer as gas because of the horror show that can happen if a bulkhead failed. 

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Re: Gas and diesel fuel transfer tank
« Reply #3 on: March 24, 2019, 05:13:13 PM »
Barge thatís my thoughts. I know diesel is heavier than gas but WHAT IF.  Iíll just use for diesel. Not worth an engine.

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Re: Gas and diesel fuel transfer tank
« Reply #4 on: March 24, 2019, 06:12:51 PM »
Yes, definitely don't let them get mixed together.
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Re: Gas and diesel fuel transfer tank
« Reply #5 on: March 24, 2019, 07:49:07 PM »
Not all fuel transfer tanks are DOT approved for gasoline.
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Re: Gas and diesel fuel transfer tank
« Reply #6 on: March 24, 2019, 08:32:18 PM »
Firewoodjoe
Good call
Avoids the danger of someone pumping from the wrong tank
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Re: Gas and diesel fuel transfer tank
« Reply #7 on: March 25, 2019, 12:59:41 AM »
The biggest problem with gas, and even the newer ULSD is static accumulation, I'm not a fan of hauling 50+gal of gas just for that reason. The UEL/ LEL on gas is so broad it doesnt take much, people think it's a joke. The API on diesel of heavier, in a couple days it will settle out but it's not worth the risk unless it a newer tank and you trust it. I've never seen a truck tank that's DOT approved for gas, I'm sure they exist but big money. 

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Re: Gas and diesel fuel transfer tank
« Reply #8 on: March 25, 2019, 05:17:03 AM »
Ok so what could I do with it lol. Connect the two? Air compressor tank? Cut it off? Used oil?(although I donít have much)

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Re: Gas and diesel fuel transfer tank
« Reply #9 on: March 25, 2019, 06:38:00 AM »
What about hydraulic oil in side?

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Re: Gas and diesel fuel transfer tank
« Reply #10 on: March 25, 2019, 07:56:13 AM »
Diesel in both, connected or not depending on what's easier or more convenient for you.
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« Reply #11 on: March 25, 2019, 08:21:43 AM »
 I thought about hydraulic oil but around here itís cheaper by the 5 gallon pail so thatís not really convenient Iíll probably just use diesel for both

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« Reply #12 on: March 25, 2019, 12:15:27 PM »
I thought about hydraulic oil but around here itís cheaper by the 5 gallon pail so thatís not really convenient Iíll probably just use diesel for both
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Re: Gas and diesel fuel transfer tank
« Reply #13 on: March 25, 2019, 07:22:34 PM »
I have a gas pickup lol

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Re: Gas and diesel fuel transfer tank
« Reply #14 on: March 25, 2019, 08:55:59 PM »
maybe it is a sign to upgrade to a USED diesel truck.
2007 and older = no DEF (Diesel Exhaust Fluid)
that is why mine is an early 2007 Ram 3500 crewcab with the 5.9
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