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The Best Way To Store Fuel?


What is the best way to store fuel, gasoline or kerosene?  I was thinking of burring a 55 gallon drum with the top at ground level, with a hand pump for access.  Do you paint the drum with tar?  What do you suggest on both issues?

Gasoline is probably the hardest fuel to store for any length of time. It has a high vapor pressure (which means it evaporates quickly) and will go stale in a few weeks if not chemically treated. Stored gasoline must be treated with an additive like STA-BIL Fuel Stabilizer (pretty good) or even better… PRI-G (gasoline) or PRI-D (diesel), and protected from moisture if it is to be stored for any length of time. Gasoline has an auto-ignition temperature of 536-degrees Fahrenheit (the minimum temperature required to ignite a gas or vapor in air without a spark or flame being present).

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