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Old fuel barrel
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Mike    Posted 03-09-2001 at 19:50:24       [Reply]  [Send Email]
Hello- Came across this forum a last week and have found lots of information already.

Here is my question- I have an old elevated fuel barrel that I would like to use. I installed a new filter on it, and put a few gallons of gasoline in, yet the gas still comes out a rusty reddish color. Is there any way to clean the rust out, or would I be better off not using it?
The people we bought our farm from left it here, and I'm not sure how long its been since it was used.

Thanks, Mike

IHank    Posted 03-09-2001 at 22:21:30       [Reply]  [Send Email]
Mike- Sounds like you got a fuel tank that has sat empty for some time, moisture condensation is eating thru the bottom, and you're seeing the results as rusty crud in the filter.

Suggest try having the local fuel distributor come and take it away. Many of them things belong to the fuel distributor. Otherwise, you might have a fire hazard from leaks/seeps and a big disposal headache on your hands in a short time...

Good luck, IHank

coal train    Posted 03-10-2001 at 15:02:24       [Reply]  [No Email]
You know what if it isn't rust it might be off road fuel die. Might check it out Not trying to be a smart elick. I was nearly fined last year when they inspected my truck tank and they saw red die around the filler cap but I stated I donot do that, yea rite they said then they finally run a test and found I wasn't lieing it was dextron transmission fluid I use as a fuel adative for extra lubrication.

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