Move that Fuel Mountain Girl, or Boy


Post by WildSnow.com blogger | June 12, 2019      
Cordless liquid transfer pump.

Cordless liquid transfer pump. This is not meager. If you’re working in the one to ten gallon range, it is plenty fast, a gallon every 45 seconds.

Today, something for all you mountain living DIYers out there. Need to dry out your snowmobile fuel tank before the summer mothball? Move your stash of winter rated gasoline into your truck so it doesn’t sit all summer? Fill your stash of chainsaw gas from a bigger container without spillage? Transfer water for a river trip?

Lisa told me she’d been using something like this at her airport job. Thought I’d order the Amazonian version and give it a shot. Works as good as my favorite hat.

Add an extension made from silicon all-temperature tubing for those weirder transfers. Below see a few Ama-links, (we do receive a small commission so thanks for the support). The worm tubing is incredibly useful if you live in a cold climate, as it remains flexible to subterranean temperatures. We use a chunk at our highland cabin for filling water jugs from our storage tank freezeless valve, and I keep another chunk around for emergency fuel siphoning. Pump takes two AA batteries, I got satisfactory life, over an hour with a set of lithiums, measured volume midway through the test run was a gallon every 45 seconds. So you could conceivably move 80 gallons of fluid with a set of batteries — and alkalines will be ok. The motor got warm to the touch during my torture test, but didn’t struggle. Keep a spare pair of AAs with you so you don’t get caught with half the job sloshing in the can. Shorter stints of pumping are probably better.

Silicon tubing extension fits perfectly.

Silicon tubing extension fits perfectly. Moisten joint and firmly seat, holds by friction, mine has yet to let go under exit pressure, a wire tie could be added for insurance.

TERAPUMP TRHA01 Operated Liquid Transfer Pump-2AA Battery, 2.25 GPM

PRECUT 1/2″ ID Silicone Tubing – 6 ft



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2 Responses to “Move that Fuel Mountain Girl, or Boy”

  1. sc June 12th, 2019 11:11 am

    This just might be the solution to drain out my snow blower end of season…instead of the dreadful idle burn off…Thanks Lou!

  2. Lou Dawson 2 June 12th, 2019 1:24 pm

    SC, it works, you can’t suck out every last bit of fuel, but you can get most of it, then a short session of idle burn-off will get the rest. Let me know how it goes. Lou





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