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John Lancaster

Safety tips for jerrycan fueling?

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Hi all,

I recently have started to fuel my CTLSi with mogas. Based on advice from this forum, I purchased a Mr. Funnel to filter water and debris, and used it successfully the other day to transfer gas from a five-gallon plastic container. I placed the funnel in the fuel port on top of the wing, then stood on a ladder and held the can as I siphoned the gas into the funnel with an electric pump. I subsequently read that flowing fuel can build up a static charge and cause an explosion. Having lived to tell the tale, I'm wondering what, if anything, I should be doing differently. Or does the funnel ground any static charge by virtue of being in contact with the fuel port? I've also read that metal cans are safer than plastic for some reason. Thanks in advance for any guidance.

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