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Re: [Spridgets] Range extender (aka SU Needle...)

To: spridgets <spridgets@autox.team.net>
Subject: Re: [Spridgets] Range extender (aka SU Needle...)
From: "Dave G." <dmg@bossig.com>
Date: Fri, 11 Apr 2008 14:52:04 -0700
To the best of my knowledge...
The Feds get into the act for Marine gas tanks in that they are supposed to 
be explosion proof. 
There is even a requirement that they meet the 2.5 minute fire test 
specified in 33 CFR 183.580. Polyethyene fuel tanks used in Marine 
service also must meet this standard.
They usually have have a fuel shut off or anti-siphon valve and are 
mechanically vented.. The one I had also had a gas gauge with the pump 
fittings already plumbed in...

The USCG BSC79 (April 1997) report on marine fuel tank inspections and 
failures has much more detail if anyone is interested

Regular steel tanks - a la Walmart, Home Depot, etc. - are just spill proof 
and usually do *not* have a safety ventilation system

If nothing else, use the (Wehrmacht designed) army 5 gallon Jerry Can.

For about 2 years, I was the Safety Officer for my CAP suqdron. Regular 
Safety briefings were expected from me....  ;-((

On 11 Apr 2008 at 14:22, Ed Lindley wrote:
>> Educate us, the difference twixt a "marine"? and "non-marine" (other
>> than non=red plastic construction) is?

Dave G.   KK7SS
'65 MK III Sprite in Richland, WA
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