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post #1 of (permalink) Old 03-23-2004, 05:18 PM Thread Starter
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filling plastic jerry can?

I know about the putting the can on the ground when filling it, but I have a curiosity "why?" (as my daughter would say) question.

Wouldn't a plastic gas can be more prone to generating satic electricity than a metal can, thus making it less safe?

and secondly, is the vehicles gas tank grounded. I know my electric fuel pump is, but what about the tank. Of course the tank is not sliding around on a bed liner generating static electricity so that is possibly the answer.

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Wouldn't a plastic gas can be more prone to generating satic electricity than a metal can, thus making it less safe?

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As long as it is on the ground, it has no static electricity.

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and secondly, is the vehicles gas tank grounded.

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Usually it is held with metal straps to the frame.
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As long as it is on the ground, it has no static electricity.

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NOT WHAT I'VE READ! Plastic is an insulator. It can build up static on one end no matter how well the other end is grounded. That's why one just should never use a plastic container for gasoline. Period.

Sliding around on a plastic bedliner is probably the worst case scenario. A steel can on a plastic bedliner can build up static and is unsafe until it's grounded.
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Sliding around on a plastic bedliner is probably the worst case scenario. A steel can on a plastic bedliner can build up static and is unsafe until it's grounded.

I think what you might have ment is that if a steel can on a plastic bedliner build's up static then it is explosive when it's grounded.

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Re: filling plastic jerry can?

That was my question when I saw the plastic jerry cans. I have a metal one that I usew with the jeep, and the plastic one (free) stays at the cabin for the generator. No sliding around in the garage. I just wonder why the plastic is even an option.

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Re: filling plastic jerry can?

Thanks Leve,
I had it set up in zone alarm but I didn't scroll over to the private header section, which was red Xed.
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