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Old 04-23-2007, 08:38 PM
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I am looking for a good funnel to pour gas through. The spout on every jug I have ever found absolutely sucks, so that option is out completely. I ordered what looked to be a good piece from summit racing, even described as a fuel funnel, only problem is that it won't fit into a fuel tank, I guess they figure you just know that it is strictly made for use with a race fuel cell? Anywho, what I want is something that will go into a standard size opening, flow fast, and has a large diameter.
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Old 04-23-2007, 08:47 PM
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i just use a regular plastic funnel i got at the hardware store.....i agree with you about the spouts...they usually suck so i take em off and just pour out of the can....dont know how your boat is configured but i took a piece of heavy cardboard about 10 by 20 inches and cut a hole in it....catches the inevitable drops that splash ........sounds hokey but ive used the same piece for 3 years......good luck
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Old 04-24-2007, 07:59 AM
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I saw a few months back a funnel that was being promoed on Ship Shape or something along those lines which claims their funnel not only acts like a funnel but it also separates water from the gas (if there is any)!

You could always just cut the bottom off of an old Javex jug and save your money.
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Old 04-24-2007, 02:27 PM
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a cut off jug or small funnel isn't any better than what I have now, slow arse flow. I want something that will take the fuel as fast as I can pour it in, like what you see at the drag stip. I found a nice unit from summit racing, that even has a strainer screen (60 micron), but it won't come close to fitting into the fill on my boat. Perhaps a reducer made from pvc would work?
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Be careful using products and materials which are not rated for gasoline. You could end up with the last discount of your life...
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Old 04-24-2007, 04:24 PM
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I use a West Marine brand filter/funnel for filling my diesel tank. They make these in different capacities. Mine is only rated at 5 gpm, but then it is a 100 micron filter and water separator. I generally hate to spend big bucks on WM stuff, but this is an excellent product. It is conductive and rated for use with gasoline. I highly recommend it.

Racor makes a similar product.
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Old 04-25-2007, 02:19 AM
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Kamper - 4/24/2007 3:48 AM

Be careful using products and materials which are not rated for gasoline. You could end up with the last discount of your life...
I would agree with that statement if one was storing their gas in it, but to splash some gas through it I couldn't see a problem with it, unless it was a coke bottle or milk jug......how about a 1 gallon oil jug, that's a good size mouth.
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Old 04-25-2007, 07:30 AM
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Be careful using products and materials which are not rated for gasoline. You could end up with the last discount of your life...
I would agree with that statement if one was storing their gas in it, but to splash some gas through it I couldn't see a problem with it, unless it was a coke bottle or milk jug......how about a 1 gallon oil jug, that's a good size mouth.
a quick google search turned up a EPA published report or 4, it appears that PVC is considered to be "resistant" to gasoline. In all studies it showed that in short term exposure situations, it had basically no effect on either the PVC or the gasoline.......
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Old 04-25-2007, 08:18 AM
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Dang Auto.. How much fuel you burn with a 115 & 18' boat?
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Old 04-25-2007, 08:35 AM
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I bought the small Racor funnel with the 149 micron screen, to keep water out of the gas. Its too small. Trying to fill with a normal fuel nozzle it's too much pressure and fuel just splashes all over the boat. NFG. It WOULD be okay if you were taking your time pouring from a can. BUT if you want one to use with marinas, etc. get one big enough to contain all the fuel splash under pressure from the nozzle.

Oh, yeah, you can pour a cup of water into the filter and not a drop gets through.
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Old 04-25-2007, 10:56 AM
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Dang Auto.. How much fuel you burn with a 115 & 18' boat?
not too much, but 20 or 30 gallons in a weekend isn't unheard of. I recently got it back from getting bottom paint, so it spends it's days in the water, and there is no way I am paying close to a dollar above pump price unnecessarily. I have 4 of jegs 5 gallon gas jugs that pour very quickly, and make transporting 20 gallons to the boat just a matter of taking them to the dock, only problem is that I haven't found a jug yet that doesn't leak like crazy when you try to pour fuel out of it. The spout for the jegs cans are good and pretty fast, but they begin to leak after they are used a few times.

I figured out some time ago that the funnel route is the way to go after using it on farm equipment, it just makes things faster and cleaner, both of which I like.

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and the funnel I got from summit racing that I guess I am going to adapt to fit. The filter mesh is 60 microns, and the filter is 14" on each side, the top lip curles over to creat a spash ring which appears to be very well thought out. The nice thing about the PVC adaptor is that it will also allow me to cap it off so that I can keep in the dock box without getting dust inside the clean end of it, I figured on using an old pillow case or gym bag to keep it in to keep dust and other crap that likes to collect on funnels off.

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Be careful ......
... but to splash some gas through it I couldn't see a problem with it, unless it was a coke bottle or milk jug....
Yeah, that's pretty much the material I would warn against. It doesnt matter how long it would be used. Just a little bit of static would ruin your day. From the sounds of it, you know what I mean though.

Good luck!
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Now I have to ask, if a boat has an on board fuel cell and a water separator (eg. Racor) what's the sense in having a funnel that separates the water from the gas? Wouldn't that water separator in the funnel only act as a restrictor to the flow rate to the funnel? I could see using the separator in the funnel if one was filling a gas tank on a system that does not have a water separator....am I missing something here?

But I have to say Trey, I like that funnel you posted!
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Old 04-25-2007, 10:43 PM
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I put together an adapter this evening, had to reduce it down to 3/4 pvc. I am absolutely amazed at the flow rate that this setup will allow. You can literally pour gas as quickly as you would like, and it will flow right through it.
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Old 04-26-2007, 10:28 AM
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I'll have to keep that in the back of my mind.
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Old 04-26-2007, 10:49 AM
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Garrett, down here a lot of the fuel has water in it from the beginning. Everything you can keep out of the tank helps keep the time between dumping filters maximized. I have an inline filter and a Racor on our boat, and still want to filter the gas at the source. Sometimes its just not convenient to stop everything to dump a filter.
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