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Posted: 2/14/2017 5:15:00 PM EDT
Is there any good reason why I can not use plastic gas tank for hauling diesel?
I need to haul about 40 gallons of diesel to remote area to fuel up a generator and all I have are those red plastic gas tank from Walmart.
This will be just one time use kind of thing so I don't want to spend a lot of money to buy "diesel" tanks.
Link Posted: 2/14/2017 5:16:42 PM EDT
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can of yellow spraypaint?
Link Posted: 2/14/2017 5:18:41 PM EDT
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I've used them for years.
I just mark the sides with a black sharpie to keep them separated from the ones for gas.
Link Posted: 2/14/2017 5:19:11 PM EDT
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It's fine, but make sure you don't cross contaminate the fuel.
Link Posted: 2/14/2017 5:20:47 PM EDT
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Does color matter?
Is there a law requiring use of yellow color can to transport diesel?
Link Posted: 2/14/2017 5:24:18 PM EDT
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I've used them for years.
I just mark the sides with a black sharpie to keep them separated from the ones for gas.
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Same here. I use the motorcycle jugs to get away from all that EPA shit.  Take a large Sharpie and write "diesel" on the side so someone not familiar doesn't dump it in a gas motor.
Link Posted: 2/14/2017 5:25:09 PM EDT
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Does color matter?
Is there a law requiring use of yellow color can to transport diesel?
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Doubt it, just that is an acceptable container. Ie not a milk jug. Or a glass bottle ala mexico. 

CA is prob different. 
Link Posted: 2/14/2017 5:25:25 PM EDT
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This. Pre ban too. FBHO.
Link Posted: 2/14/2017 5:28:32 PM EDT
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Okay, this is not CA, it's middle FL where redneck projects are way of life.
I have about 6 plastic red tanks that are empty and dry so I'll just use them and then let them drain and dry out before I use them for gas in future.
It's going to be used for diesel just this one time.
Link Posted: 2/14/2017 5:40:39 PM EDT
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you seriously have to ask if you can use your own cans for diesel? seriously? If I wanted to transport it in balloons I would just do it. I swear you guys all miss your parents telling you what to do.
Link Posted: 2/14/2017 5:45:57 PM EDT
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Just make sure there is no gasoline, at all, left in the cans. If it was me, I'd probably be super paranoid and put 1/2 gallon of diesel in one of the cans, use it to rinse out the interior, then transfer to the next can, rinsing out all of the cans, then just burn off the 1/2 gallon somewhere.
Link Posted: 2/14/2017 5:54:56 PM EDT
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Just make sure there is no gasoline, at all, left in the cans. If it was me, I'd probably be super paranoid and put 1/2 gallon of diesel in one of the cans, use it to rinse out the interior, then transfer to the next can, rinsing out all of the cans, then just burn off the 1/2 gallon somewhere.
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That's not a bad idea. I'll do that just to be safe.
Link Posted: 2/14/2017 5:55:25 PM EDT
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you seriously have to ask if you can use your own cans for diesel? seriously? If I wanted to transport it in balloons I would just do it. I swear you guys all miss your parents telling you what to do.
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Elactly
Link Posted: 2/14/2017 7:57:17 PM EDT
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Just make sure there is no gasoline, at all, left in the cans. If it was me, I'd probably be super paranoid and put 1/2 gallon of diesel in one of the cans, use it to rinse out the interior, then transfer to the next can, rinsing out all of the cans, then just burn off the 1/2 gallon somewhere.
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A little bit of gas in diesel is not a big deal.

It is a common trick to cut diesel up to 10% with gas to prevent gelling during cold times,
if kerosene or other anti-gel additives are not available.

Now, a little diesel in gas, in a gas engine, is another story entirely.
It drops the octane rating A LOT, and will destroy an engine rapidly, via pre-ignition knock.
1% will KILL a gas engine in minutes.

IMHO YMMV
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