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    Any suggestions on hand or battery-powered pump that will empty a 60-litre drum

    Looking for options to empty a 60-litre drum of 98 or E85 ... in a reasonable time - say 2 or 3 minutes max

    Any idea on options ...

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    I reckon the ~$17 Bunnings pump with the drill-bit attachment wot I bought to empty Mum's pond would get pretty close; dunno if it's innards are designed to cope with petrol, but I'd expect it to last a while at least.
    They quote 22L/min.

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    This a one off thing or for a regular task
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    Any suggestions on hand or battery-powered pump that will empty a 60-litre drum

    Milwaukee 1 battery pump

    Or one of these
    https://www.arnoldsboatshop.com.au/s...gaAlvPEALw_wcB


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    Quote Originally Posted by cub35 View Post
    Milwaukee 1 battery pump

    Or one of these
    https://www.arnoldsboatshop.com.au/s...gaAlvPEALw_wcB


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    Dont know how long that would last with e85
    I own a two and a half litre Commodore

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    What about an old fuel pump?

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    Quote Originally Posted by ALLMTR View Post
    Dont know how long that would last with e85
    I use one to transfer acids like citric and also 50% caustic on site. Sometimes I forget to run it in clean water afterwards. Last about a year so suits me fine


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    Two jiggle symphons?

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    Push air in. Force fuel out.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mike Lowrrryyy View Post
    Push air in. Force fuel out.
    Yeah this, make a hole big enough for hose and a compressor nozzle. Once its got a good flow going no need to keep pressurising let gravity do the rest
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    I agree with Rdyno

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    Have a new in box Alemlube 501(if memory serves) that you can have for $100. Not sure about 60 litres, vaguely recall the standpipe is designed for 50 and 200 litre fuel drums.

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    does the "drum" have an anti-siphon cup in the neck?

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    I'd just use a jiggler as above. I like the air compressor idea, could just cup your hand around the drum opening to make it airtight, and force the contents out via a tube of the desired size.

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    Quote Originally Posted by davel View Post
    What about an old fuel pump?
    This.

    Would cost $40 from Bursons.
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    A hole saw will empty it quick
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    25mm jiggler? - https://hosefactory.com.au/index.php...product_id=231

    the 19mm is rated at like 10l/min
    This is a post i wrote by mistake, which is nice...

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    If you are pushing air in - make sure you don't go more than a couple of PSI or there will be a mess.
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    A quick google shows ok at a test pressures



    of a steel 44 gal of 250kpa

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    Thanks guys, have an option - is for a test day at Winton who sell E85 in 60-litre drums - everywhere else we go we can dispense into 20-litre cans and use a jigger but 60-litres is too heavy to lift above tank inlet height for syphon.

    Found a cost-effective option though

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