Fuel transfer Jerry to tank - pump?

Submitted: Wednesday, Jun 19, 2013 at 12:17
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Hi fellow travellers, wondering if anyone has the magic solution for transferring fuel (diesel) from a jerry can to the vehicle fuel tank - leaving the can on the ground 'cos a bloke is getting beyond waving it around shoulder high to tip into a funnel anymore.

Tried the usual suspects (ARB Covs, Malz, BCF, Auto1) for a 12volt transfer pump, without success.

Any suggestions on product or supplier or how you handle it, would be most helpful.

Thanks & regards - Phil
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Reply By: garrycol - Wednesday, Jun 19, 2013 at 12:38

Wednesday, Jun 19, 2013 at 12:38
Done to death on here - consensus is the Tanami Pump. Driven off your air cpompressor.

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Follow Up By: Member - Phil 'n Jill (WA) - Wednesday, Jun 19, 2013 at 12:49

Wednesday, Jun 19, 2013 at 12:49
Thanks Garry - will research it under 'Tanami'.

I hadn't considered anything driven by the air compressor, just assumed you hook a pump unit to the 12v system directly.

Mechanics aren't my strongest suit and it is well known on this site that anything 12v is 'black magic' :O))

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Follow Up By: member - mazcan - Wednesday, Jun 19, 2013 at 12:55

Wednesday, Jun 19, 2013 at 12:55
hi phil
I notice tanami have storage bags for theirs don't know if its incuded in price but in my honest opinion you would be better off making up a pvc tube with screw on cap to store and carry it in as it then wont get squashed or bent on rough going tracks
I make up my own tubes to protect any vunerable items like fluro lights etc all the bits are available from bunno's stores
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Reply By: member - mazcan - Wednesday, Jun 19, 2013 at 12:47

Wednesday, Jun 19, 2013 at 12:47
hi phil
tanami air pump is what you need
simple to use and only needs 2-5psi
if you look at this site
www.tanamipump.com.au
or if you google tanami pumps the site will come up with several types of fuel transfer systems
let your imagination flow on google
I made my own tanami type air pump for 60/200ltr drums and it works a treat just change to a shorter pipe for 60 ltr its not a duplicate copy of tanami made differently but uses air don't have any metal or plastic jerry's so didn't bother to make one for jerries
unfortunately I don't have oxy/acetylene bottles now couldn't justify ongoing rental costs
but i miss not been able to make things like I use too
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Reply By: Member -Dodger - Wednesday, Jun 19, 2013 at 15:56

Wednesday, Jun 19, 2013 at 15:56
I purchased this little Gem and it is good for both Diesel and Petrol.


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Beut Little pump.

I have been using it intermittently for around 6 months and have found it great to use and so far have not had to replace the 2 "D" sized batteries.
It would not be much use on a 200ltr drum but is great for topping upthe generator chain saw and the Mower.
I used to have a handle on life, but it broke.

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Follow Up By: Member - Phil 'n Jill (WA) - Thursday, Jun 20, 2013 at 09:18

Thursday, Jun 20, 2013 at 09:18
Thanks Dodg - almost missed this little gem - certainly fits the budget. Will research your link.

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Reply By: murranji - Wednesday, Jun 19, 2013 at 16:46

Wednesday, Jun 19, 2013 at 16:46
AllI use is a syphon hose ie a plastic hose with a brass item on one end which contains a marble which becomes a one way valve..Call it a jiggler if you like.Available at any outdoor shop I have seen. Can has to be above height of vehicle inlet.Insert brass and jiggle like a tea bag..Will empty 20 litres in a minute..Too simple ?? Too cheap ??
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Follow Up By: Axle - Wednesday, Jun 19, 2013 at 18:55

Wednesday, Jun 19, 2013 at 18:55
They are a good idea!, and 1min is not to long for the missus to hold the 20l drum above the inlet.....lol.



Cheers Axle.
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Follow Up By: garrycol - Wednesday, Jun 19, 2013 at 18:56

Wednesday, Jun 19, 2013 at 18:56
But has to be higher than the tank and OP wants the jerry on the ground.
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Reply By: wr450tractor - Wednesday, Jun 19, 2013 at 17:01

Wednesday, Jun 19, 2013 at 17:01
Phil 'n Jill

I have a small inline or submersible 12 volt pump for diesel.
Brand rule
Model no iL280P
www.rule-industries.com
Works a treat, small and easy, picked it up from Autocraft (6234 1044) in Hobart may be a bit far for you to come. www.autocraft.au.com

Cheers George
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Reply By: AlbyNSW - Wednesday, Jun 19, 2013 at 17:52

Wednesday, Jun 19, 2013 at 17:52
Have a look at boat chandlers. Whitworths is one that has an online store as well but they sell a 12 volt diesel transfer pump that may be what your looking for
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Reply By: Ross M - Wednesday, Jun 19, 2013 at 18:13

Wednesday, Jun 19, 2013 at 18:13
For versatility I use a Commodore EFI fuel pump with and 8mm dia steel pipe to reach into jerry cans. It has a filter on the outlet and delivers via a hose to any fuel tank. No need to move the jerry cans.
The pump can also be used as an emergency pump if the intank pump ( as most have now) fails. Just connect before the OE filter and all goes again. Great backup in the outback for me or for others. Can't do that with an air pressure or jiggler unit, they are handy but they don't have insurance/vesatility built it.

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Reply By: Member - Wamuranman - Wednesday, Jun 19, 2013 at 18:21

Wednesday, Jun 19, 2013 at 18:21
If you are in the Scarborough area this one looks like a good buy:

http://www.gumtree.com.au/s-ad/scarborough/miscellaneous-goods/tanami-pro-jerry-can-transfer-pump/1019046128


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Reply By: Sand Man (SA) - Wednesday, Jun 19, 2013 at 18:33

Wednesday, Jun 19, 2013 at 18:33
Phil,

Allow me to redirect you to the Tanami Pump. They really are the ducks guts.
The small amount of air pressure required (max 4 psi) can be also supplied by a spare tyre, or a cheap hand or foot pump.

Positive air pressure displaces the fuel and a safety valve eliminates over pressurizing the container.

I leave the jerry's in their mounting spot on the A-frame of the camper and have a longish fuel grade plastic hose to reach the filler on the vehicle.
No mess. no smelly (diesel in my case) fuel splashing on your shoes and hands.
Takes a couple of minutes to transfer 20 litres of fuel and no heavy lifting required at all.

I have owned mine for about 7 years or so and used it on numerous occasions.
I also made up a PVC pipe with push on end caps to contain the pump and protect it from damage or contamination.

Phil. It will be one of the best investments you can take to make your life easier.

Bill


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Reply By: Wayne's 60 - Wednesday, Jun 19, 2013 at 19:09

Wednesday, Jun 19, 2013 at 19:09
Hi Phil,

A Tanami Pup is the answer and you can make your own, like we did :-)

Cheers,
Wayne & Sally.
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Reply By: Member - Phil 'n Jill (WA) - Wednesday, Jun 19, 2013 at 19:26

Wednesday, Jun 19, 2013 at 19:26
G'day all - don't seem to be having any luck sending 'follow up's - either I am all thumbs today, or my system is just giving the the 'chits' again.

Have had two goes at responding to Mazcan - once just after he posted & I don't see that, and just lost another attempt.

I just returned from t'other side of the river after a futile attempt to collect my next van, which had a hiccup still to be fixed.

Seems the general feeling is the 'Tanami' is the go at this stage, and there is at least one member has found a bargain on good old Gumtree I may investigate - after I catch up with all the other suggestions....

I did research the Tanami after the early responses and found some useful feedback in the archived threads. I also established that they are available at Opposite Lock.

Thanks to all for your informative feedback, I shall wade through them as soon as I get my chores done.

Cheers everyone

Regards - Phil
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Reply By: Skulldug - Wednesday, Jun 19, 2013 at 20:06

Wednesday, Jun 19, 2013 at 20:06
Don't you just hold the Jerry up nice anh high and ask Jerry to suck on a garden hose until the fuell starts running? All it costs is a beer for Jerry to rinse his mouth.

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Follow Up By: member - mazcan - Thursday, Jun 20, 2013 at 12:01

Thursday, Jun 20, 2013 at 12:01
hi skulldog
lifting the jerry can---- is what op phil is trying to avoid if you read his original post
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