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Old 03-09-2008
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With regard to cutting the tank out.

Obviously you want to make sure that the tank has no more gas fumes.

After pumping, I would recommend filling the tank again with water about 3/4 full, let it settle for an hour or so. Since gasoline is less dense than water it should "float" on top. Re drain the tank with your hand pump, but be sure to pump out from the top. Skimming the pump along the surface. Does that make sense?

Rinse and repeat.

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