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post #1 of 5 Old 11-29-2019, 02:05 PM Thread Starter
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Hose that wont be affected by diesel

My next door neighbor just converted to geothermal and I have the opportunity to harvest about 100 gals of heating fuel from his fuel oil tank.

I have a pump, but I need about 100 of hose to transfer from his tank to mine. The hose will be throwaway, so Im looking for something cheap, but it needs to be something that wont be affected by the diesel.

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post #2 of 5 Old 11-29-2019, 02:08 PM
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I would use cheap garden hose.
30 minutes exposure to diesel will be very okay.
(people that use a length of garden hose to siphon gas and diesel
from one container to another will tell you it is ok).

in my last shop, I had an old Quaker kerosene heater with a big
tank outside the shop. I had to buy K1 kerosene 30 miles away
in a 50 gal. drum and pump it into the big tank.
I used the same piece of garden hose for over 5 years.


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Yeah, diesel isn't very reactive to rubber compared to gasoline. You're going to spend a good bit for 100' of hose regardless of the type. I would suggest a 5 gallon fuel can and make a bunch of trips, but if that's not viable just try and find some cheap 3/8" fuel line hose and pump it from the source through the hose to your tank. You might want to put a hose barb on the end of the hose that goes to his tank for weight and maybe add a strainer to it in case there's trash that will damage your pump.
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Harbor freight for a cheap hose would be my first choice then Home Depot. You're not going to have the diesel in the hose for that long. If you have a pump, connect a filter on the output side. Rig up a FL-784 in line. (F-250 6.9 L). The filters are cheap and you'll dispose with the hose.
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Redneck credit card- six feet of garden hose and a gallon milk jug.
Any hose should work for a temporary job. Quickstep, you have hit the jackpot. 100 gallons for free!
Adding- one new building at our city high school has geothermal heating. Now they are having sinkholes appearing on the campus.

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