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which fuel hand pump is best?

seeing the oil changing pump thread reminded of this question. many hand pumps are not rated for gas/diesel. I want a small hand pump to transfer fuel from jerry jugs to fuel tanks to avoid spilling. The one I bought worked fine the first time and crappy since.
So what is the best small fuel transfer hand pump?
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I would think that for diesel a simple drill-powered pump (just an enclosed impeller with a shaft that goes on the chuck) would do.

Gas, I'm not so sure. I tend to use one or two gallon jugs so I can keep them still, and I also use plastic funnels with straight sides to avoid spillage and static.

I know there are bulkhead mountable, rotary or lever-powered metal ones, and if I can find the URL for some I liked, I'll post it. I believe they are used to send fuel between tanks to enable cleaning or to bypass the regular filters.
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Don't want anything electric and don't want anything bulkhead mounted.
I'm trying to move gas from a 5 gallon jerry jug to my dingy outboard tank. When the 5 gallon jug is full it is a bit of a trick on a rocking boat to avoid spillage. I just want a small hand pump I can move a few gallons of gas. The one i bought did the trick the first time but won't hold a vacuum now.
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I know it's out there. I have never used one so I have no opion.

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Looks interesting. They advetise that it works with only a limited number of manufacturers gas cans. I e-mailed them to see if it works with the one I have which was not listed on their website. Stay tuned...
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gas, rubber impellers and electricity dont mix.
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I do all my gas with a 2 or 2.5 gallon jug, I find the 5 gallon to be a PITA on the boat

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Heard back from flongo. Their video explicitly states which other brands of gas cans their product works with but the e-mail I received said it only works with their gas can. So I guess you can't trust their web advertising.


I don't want a half dozen small gas cans. I have two 6 gallon gas cans that ride nicely on the rail along with two 5 gallon diesel cans.
I have a 3 gallon fuel tank in the dink. I want an easy way to transfer gas from the big jugs to the dink.
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I've used a five foot piece of clear hose slid over the jerry can spout and then the other end into the fill to transfer fuel to the main tank. You could do something similar and add a shut off valve at the end of the hose.

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I've used a five foot piece of clear hose slid over the jerry can spout and then the other end into the fill to transfer fuel to the main tank. You could do something similar and add a shut off valve at the end of the hose.
OK, not too bad, creative...but I like the idea of leaving my 6 gallon jerry jug lashed to the rail. Lifting it also means untieing it too! And I keep it pretty well lashed down
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