Safely filling gas cans in pick up bed.

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by Joel B., Sep 8, 2003.

  1. Joel B.

    Joel B. LawnSite Senior Member
    from MN
    Messages: 458

    I know this isn't exactly lawn care but hopefully the safety issue will let this post stay here.

    I have a Line-X brand spray on bed liner. Can I safely fill plastic gas cans while they are still in my pick up bed or do I have to take them out?


    Joel B.
  2. ffemt1271

    ffemt1271 LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,285

    take them out, what causes problems is static electricity. doesent matter if there is a bed liner or not
  3. Red Dwarf

    Red Dwarf LawnSite Member
    Messages: 99

    Yep, much safer to put them on the ground when you are filling them.

    Also, never a bad idea to touch whatever you are filling to help ground it, including your gas cap/cover on your trucks.
  4. Randy Scott

    Randy Scott LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,915

    Honestly, why take the chance?
  5. proenterprises

    proenterprises LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,296

    dun be lazy or im gonna drive u crazy:cool:
  6. rotgg

    rotgg LawnSite Member
    Messages: 127

    take them out and put them on the ground guy was killed last year filling them in the back of his truck
  7. BSDeality

    BSDeality LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,849

    don't slide them on the liner! static electricity is bad, mmk?
  8. Navig8r

    Navig8r LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 477

  9. galagers

    galagers LawnSite Member
    Messages: 35

    We had a gentleman come by the fire station I work at trying to give away a bed liner because he learned the hard way. He figgured one of us would be smart enough to know better. As was said earlier do not slide the cans after filled without closing the caps as it will cause sparks. He told us that he had filled the one and started on his next and as he slid the first out of the way it lit like a candle. He told us its a good way to check your pace maker. So always make sure the lids are closed and the vents also. thought it might help.
  10. Rustic Goat

    Rustic Goat LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,194

    NO !

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