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200L Drum Pump (manual or 12V?)

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I am making a switch from Aspen to Stihl’s offering as I am fed up of having empty 5L cans knocking about my shed, and I can get a very good deal on a big old drum of Motomix.
 

I have a 200L drum coming next week, and I now need a way to get said fuel out of said drum and into my combi can. 

 

I could probably get away with a manual pump, as I’ll only ever be decanting 5L at a time. But I am a big fan of mechanising as much as possible, so I’m open to getting a 12V or mains powered pump also.

 

Anybody got any recommendations/top tips for what’s out there?
 

Have been toying with the idea of getting a similar sized drum of bar oil too. Clearly I’ll not go through that quite as quickly and I can imagine it’s a bit of a bugger to pump especially in the cold! So I might stick to 20L drums for now.

 

Cheers.

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MMMMMmmmmmmmm highly volatile petrol and a 12/240 volt sparky motor rather you than me, I’m told  5 litres of petrol goes up like a kilo of dynamite perhaps you could confirm this equation !! 200 litres / 5 = 40 x 2.2 ( kilo to lbs) = 88 lbs bomb 

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7 minutes ago, IronMike said:

I am making a switch from Aspen to Stihl’s offering as I am fed up of having empty 5L cans knocking about my shed, and I can get a very good deal on a big old drum of Motomix.
 

I have a 200L drum coming next week, and I now need a way to get said fuel out of said drum and into my combi can. 

 

I could probably get away with a manual pump, as I’ll only ever be decanting 5L at a time. But I am a big fan of mechanising as much as possible, so I’m open to getting a 12V or mains powered pump also.

 

Anybody got any recommendations/top tips for what’s out there?
 

Have been toying with the idea of getting a similar sized drum of bar oil too. Clearly I’ll not go through that quite as quickly and I can imagine it’s a bit of a bugger to pump especially in the cold! So I might stick to 20L drums for now.

 

Cheers.

Cant help re the pump but I buy Aspen in the 20 litre cans and just use one of those syphon hose things - cheap and takes a minute or so.

 

Out of interest what was the saving switching to Stihl versus just getting an Aspen drum delivered?

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For what you need it would be a hand pump for me.

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Would not use pump, would opt for a barrel stand and fit tap so it can be sealed tight. 

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I use an American hand pump Mike, not cheap but brilliant, wish I’d got one years ago, wouldn’t use leccy pump due to possibility of sparks/ fumes, chain oil just stick to 20lt drums, I have had 200lt drums and they always seem to be so thick and snotty there almost unporable in winter and I end up letting them down with diesel.

 

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Check with your building insurer too with a 200l drum on site, should the worst happen that’s a big old fireball!

Lifted stand and a tap gets my vote, minimal moving parts, no sparks etc etc

You know you can get Aspen in 200 drums too?

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