Fuel Transfer Pump Advice needed

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by HayBay, Aug 25, 2004.

  1. HayBay

    HayBay LawnSite Senior Member
    from Ontario
    Messages: 846

    I am getting a 200 Gallon fuel tank made up for the House.

    1 side will be Gasoline
    2nd side will be Diesel.

    The Tank Manufacturer mentioned I should look around for a better price on a manual hand pump. He wants $400. Canadian.
    I need 2 of them.

    My question is, what brand name do you guys use ,how much did it cost, good quality or not, do you have a water seperator and filter attached to the pump?

    I am looking at the Fill-Rite FR1152 Hand Pump at the moment, I just can't find a retailer in my area yet.

    Also, is there a trick when pumping the hand pump and knowing when the truck is full of fuel?

    Getting as close to the pump with the truck is my only idea.
    I don't have the budget for the electric pump yet.

    I also heard the TSC has pumps but I have not been there yet to look.
  2. Keith82

    Keith82 LawnSite Member
    Messages: 4

    Look at Northern online. I have a 12VDC and a hand pump that I use with Diesel. You will eventually have con densation build up if the tank is located outside. You definately need to run a seperator and filter setup as injection pumps and injectors are very expensive to repair.
  3. Oldtimer

    Oldtimer LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,459

    You will probably need to pour a pad with retention wall and get permits for above ground fuel storage.

  4. HayBay

    HayBay LawnSite Senior Member
    from Ontario
    Messages: 846

    Oldtimer, I know the tank is not a problem without a dyke, it has leak viewing compartments under both of the tank and another inbetween the diesel and gas compartments as well as a fill overflow containment type lid. There is a maximum amount of fuel you can store here on your property, I know I am way under, i think its 2500 litres or less. Im rural.

    You know of a good pump Oldtimer?

    Keith82, I will look into Northern Tool prices thanks. They get me on the shipping to Canada , thats the problem with purchasing there.
  5. HayBay

    HayBay LawnSite Senior Member
    from Ontario
    Messages: 846

    This is what I picked up.


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