Page 3 of 4 FirstFirst 1234 LastLast
Results 21 to 30 of 38
  1. #21

    Join Date
    Oct 2000
    Posts
    281
    Location
    Fredericksburg, TX
    Tractor
    John Deere Model 670

    Default Re: diesel fuel storage

    I'd like to throw a comment into the hopper. If you store fuel at a distant site you risk having some low life come in and steal it. I had a neighbor with acreage a few miles from his home who wondered why his old Massey-Ferguson was so hard on fuel until he realized that he was supplying the neighbor's tractor, too.

  2. #22

    Join Date
    Jan 2003
    Posts
    432
    Location
    Charlottesville, Virginia
    Tractor
    Branson 3520

    Default Re: diesel fuel storage

    Gee, and I thought moving to the country was going to get me away from this kind of stuff!

  3. #23
    Platinum Member
    Join Date
    Sep 2002
    Posts
    669
    Location
    Alachua, Florida
    Tractor
    JD 790, JD 6420

    Default Re: diesel fuel storage

    jas5n,
    Unfortunately living in the country by no means gets you away from criminal element … we are no longer in the cattle business but you still have rustlers (we did) you also have people coming in when you are not there and selecting their beef, slaughtering and butchering it on site … some times your farm equipment becomes an after hours playground … Oh yes, you can call the sheriff but don’t expect him to do anything (he didn't) … and if you take matters into your own hands … well welcome to America’s legal system … am I bitter? You bet …
    Leo

  4. #24
    Veteran Member
    Advertiser

    Join Date
    Apr 2000
    Posts
    1,589
    Location
    Western New York
    Tractor
    Kubota B2710

    Default Re: diesel fuel storage

    Jas5n, Here is one more to think about. I use a 35 gal. poly drum with hand pump (see attached photo) I can move this around by myself and it last about 4 months for me.
    Attached Images Attached Images

  5. #25
    Gold Member
    Join Date
    Apr 2002
    Posts
    343
    Location
    Campton, NH
    Tractor
    Kubota B2910

    Default Re: diesel fuel storage

    <font color=red>I use a 35 gal. poly drum with hand pump</font color=red>

    I have been wanting a set up like that for a while. I can't seem to find the drums anywhere. How do you move it around? Do you just tip it and put it into a FEL?

  6. #26
    Veteran Member gerard's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2000
    Posts
    1,681
    Location
    Syracuse NY
    Tractor
    Kubota L2500DT w/FEL

    Default Re: diesel fuel storage

    <font color=blue>just today the oil company dropped off a full 300 gallon skid tank of off-road diesel. Has a hand pump on it, and they'll just top it off like they do the normal fuel tank for our furnace</font color=blue>
    Why couldn't you just pump from your furnace tank?? It's the same stuff (unless your tank is in the basement and you don't want to lug it upstairs????)

  7. #27
    Silver Member
    Join Date
    Jul 2001
    Posts
    178
    Location
    NW of St. Louis, MO area
    Tractor
    B2150DT

    Default Re: diesel fuel storage

    I have a 30 gal. steel drum given to me and I am almost done setting up a fueling station. In principal, I am going to pressurize the drum to 4-7 psi. I picked up an old gas nozzle and hose at a sale, but the hose seems too cracked and brittle to use. I did get all the fittings made and tried it out last week. The nozzle leaks somewhere, so I'll have to rebuild it. This will be practically a free project for me. The drum was used once and given to me, the fittings came from Home Depot- from which I received a gift card to and the nozzle and hose was a dollar. I've attached a rough sketch of what I'm doing. When I get this all done, I'll post pictures and describe the process. BTW, does anyone know if diesel fuel attacks PVC?
    Attached Images Attached Images

  8. #28
    Platinum Member Trev's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2002
    Posts
    913
    Location
    Williamson, NY (near Rochester)
    Tractor
    Currently tractor-less

    Default Re: diesel fuel storage

    <font color=blue>Why couldn't you just pump from your furnace tank?? It's the same stuff (unless your tank is in the basement and you don't want to lug it upstairs????) </font color=blue>

    I wanted extra capacity. If there's a major power outage, the furnace will need fuel, and the tractor will need fuel. I know I can run one in the other, but it comes down to total storage capacity, which I figure can never be too much. Plus, I'll admit it, I'm lazy. I hate taking those 5-gallon cans to the station (assuming they have power to run their pumps) and filling them up. Much easier to just pull up next to the hand pump and fill 'er up! [img]/w3tcompact/icons/grin.gif[/img]

  9. #29
    Veteran Member
    Advertiser

    Join Date
    Apr 2000
    Posts
    1,589
    Location
    Western New York
    Tractor
    Kubota B2710

    Default Re: diesel fuel storage

    Dave, The black box that it is sitting on is a dolly. So I can just roll it around in the shop. When I need to lift it, I just put it into my FEL bucket and move it around. I can tip a full barrel on the edge and roll it around without to much hassle if I need to. The barrel is very stout and was a freebe from my neighbor. The pump I got from my grandfather, a leftover from the days when we owned an oil company.

  10. #30

    Join Date
    Jun 2001
    Posts
    81
    Location
    Lancaster, PA
    Tractor
    NH TC 29D

    Default Re: diesel fuel storage

    This design is very dangerous without a relief valve. PVC is fine for diesel at non-elevated temps.

Page 3 of 4 FirstFirst 1234 LastLast

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •  
© 2014 TractorByNet.com. TractorByNet is a registered trademark of IMC Digital Universe, Inc. Other trademarks on this page are the property of their respective owners.