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Old 02-02-2014, 11:50 AM
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Fuel tank

I am wanting some way of fueling my skid steer on site without using five gallon cans which I have been doing for about 8 yrs now smh. Here is what I got my dad gave me a square aluminum tank that was used as a gas tank for his generator. It has a top hole 1.5" female thread,3/8th female. Then on bottom 1/2 female thread. Any suggestions on a way to set this up. The tank I would guess is about 30 gallon which I think would be fine for me. I was think of making it gravity fed off the 1/2 opening it would sit in the back of my flatbed so the elevation change to my skid would only be slightly down hill. Which could prove tricky. Of there is a way to make it work I figured you guys would know. Thanks Jim
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Old 02-02-2014, 05:15 PM
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Is it vented? Gas and diesel tanks are different

Can always put a pump on the top
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Old 02-02-2014, 05:18 PM
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I'd recommend putting a pump on it.. 20 gallons gravity fed might take a while..

Plus what if you've gotta fuel an excavator? You won't always be able to get the machine on the downhill side..
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Old 02-02-2014, 06:53 PM
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Very true. The 3/8 hole on top acted as the vent with 2 90degree elbows. The pump on the top would be the perfect way to go but I only have the one 1.5" hole so I would be taking the pump off to fill the tank. Do you guys think a shop would be able to cut a hole and weld in a threaded place for a full port? Reasonably? I wonder does it make it more complicated with it being aluminum. Thanks for the replies.
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Old 02-02-2014, 07:27 PM
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Very true. The 3/8 hole on top acted as the vent with 2 90degree elbows. The pump on the top would be the perfect way to go but I only have the one 1.5" hole so I would be taking the pump off to fill the tank. Do you guys think a shop would be able to cut a hole and weld in a threaded place for a full port? Reasonably? I wonder does it make it more complicated with it being aluminum. Thanks for the replies.
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Shouldn't be that big of a deal for a good welding shop. Or you can put a union between the tank and the pump. So when you go to fill up, you just loosen that one big nut and set the pump to the side.
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Old 02-02-2014, 07:58 PM
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Junior you do not want a vent on diesel right?

I know Youre not supposed to put gas in a diesel tank cause of something to do with venting
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Old 02-02-2014, 08:19 PM
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Sounds like a lot of trouble, my transfer tank and pump has paid for itself over and over. Very much worth the money.
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Old 02-02-2014, 09:05 PM
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This is what I am looking at. I was thinking about a whole saw then put a bulkhead fitting in and thread a fill cap in that. I dont think this is a tool that will make me any money or pay for itself. But the convience and ease of use would be nice. After an Obama can slipped friday giving me a nice diesel spray from head to toe.
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Old 02-02-2014, 10:41 PM
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Junior you do not want a vent on diesel right?

I know Youre not supposed to put gas in a diesel tank cause of something to do with venting
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You're not suppose to put gas in a diesel tank because it's not vented like a gas tank.

To the op; You'll need a female threaded coupling between the tank an pump.. But for a fill hole you could just cut a hole in the tank and make some type of water tight lid. Probably weld a short piece of pipe on it and thread a cap on much like is on there now.

And I wouldn't look at this as something that won't make you money. I've got $700 invested in my little set up. I'll have right at a grand in my next set up. It's so convienent and makes life so much easier.. It maybe a lot of money invested but it makes life so much easier. And you save a lot of time and hassle. No more paying guys for a half hour to fuel up, it's just a few minutes. Takes longer to get the grease gun and rag out of the toolbox.
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Old 02-02-2014, 10:50 PM
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You're not suppose to put gas in a diesel tank because it's not vented like a gas tank.

To the op; You'll need a female threaded coupling between the tank an pump.. But for a fill hole you could just cut a hole in the tank and make some type of water tight lid. Probably weld a short piece of pipe on it and thread a cap on much like is on there now.

And I wouldn't look at this as something that won't make you money. I've got $700 invested in my little set up. I'll have right at a grand in my next set up. It's so convienent and makes life so much easier.. It maybe a lot of money invested but it makes life so much easier. And you save a lot of time and hassle. No more paying guys for a half hour to fuel up, it's just a few minutes. Takes longer to get the grease gun and rag out of the toolbox.
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Not to mention it looks cool
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