what the hell

 apparently if you fill up your dingy tank (today ) , you have to remove it from the dingy if your pushing into your 60s as i am it can be a struggle geting it in and out  , what is wrong with just filling it in your dingy , in my opinion no  different to filling your car or a  big boats  fuel tank  or are i missing somthing 


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 Can't say I've heard of that

Wed, 2021-11-10 15:47

 Can't say I've heard of that Pete, are they making you put it on the ground? I know you can fill small cans etc while holding them due to static electricty.

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yes

Wed, 2021-11-10 16:11

 has to go on the ground apparently

 

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 That was meant to say can't

Wed, 2021-11-10 16:37

 That was meant to say can't hold them while filling. 

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Agree Pete

Wed, 2021-11-10 16:03

that is ridiculous.

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all good

Wed, 2021-11-10 16:20

 going to use a diferent servo 

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Been that way for years

Wed, 2021-11-10 16:35

Was only reading the rules (again) this morning filling up. "All containers being filled must be on the ground" (Earthed)?... also.. "You are not allowed to get back  in your vehicle whilst re-fuelling" WTF?

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Yeah been that way for years.

Wed, 2021-11-10 16:35

Yeah been that way for years. Any portable tanks must go on the ground.  

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On ground..

Wed, 2021-11-10 18:25

Yep static ... always filled my 20l

On the deck . Lifting it is a problem

then maybe take a mate with the strength

too lift it if you can't or leave it for another

day .  

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 I got told that by one

Wed, 2021-11-10 18:27

 I got told that by one person at my local woolies many years ago and have never had it said again.

go to a different servo and wait for that peanut to move on.

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Wed, 2021-11-10 20:12

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 Been that way for several

Wed, 2021-11-10 19:13

 Been that way for several years, I used to just yell at them that the fuel tank can't be removed and then they turn the pump on. A full fuel tank is a pain to put back in the dingy and guaranteed to lose skin off the knuckles.

 

what pisses me off more is my local servo asking me to remove my beanie or jumper hood at 3am when I'm waiting at the servo door to pay for $200 in diesel for the Prado and $150 of fuel in the boat.  Same bloody worker every time, like mate you know my boat, you see me come here every weekend at the same bloody time to fill up my car and boat and you want me to take my beanie off when it's cold as shit in the middle of winter? If I wanted to steal from them I wouldn't be waving cash trying to pay for the $350 in fuel and diesel.

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They know about you

Wed, 2021-11-10 19:37

You have admitted to being a fuckwit with Dhufish stocks. Are you a slow learner?

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Ease up champ, simply giving

Thu, 2021-11-11 18:14

Ease up champ, simply giving the old fella a way to get around the servo rules.

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They know about me? make sure

Thu, 2021-11-11 18:30

They know about me? 

make sure you tell them about 9 dhuies caught and released whilst fishing for king George whiting at 6 different spots on Saturday I am sure they would love to know more about non illegal shit to waste their time looking in to.

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Geez vic ..

Wed, 2021-11-10 19:28

Your job must pay well vic ?
not like my $15 top up !
but I do know what you do

maybe I should quit my catholic

school pay and come join you ?
cheers pirate  

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 Just need to find a servo

Wed, 2021-11-10 19:30

 Just need to find a servo where someone cares less about their job and will just turn the bowser on. 
I only really used to have issues filling 44's on the back of a ute. Sometimes it can take a couple of servos before you find a good one. 

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 Oh. And welcome back Pete.

Wed, 2021-11-10 19:31

 Oh. And welcome back Pete. I've missed you around here lately. How's those demons. 

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i give it a good yeah but fkn

Wed, 2021-11-10 21:09

 Nah! fuel line connected to the engine then its a part of the boat. reading from a script i would say! ticking another box.

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Has been like it for years

Thu, 2021-11-11 05:37

But most people had steel tanks when it all started. Now days it’s plastic .

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Just find an earth

Thu, 2021-11-11 06:49

 You should be able to just bring a cable with clips along and clip it from anywhere on the boat/trailer to one of the earth stakes or tap at the servo, thats what we do at sea rescue when filling the 10+ jerry cans in the back of the truck, just remember to unclip before driving off :P

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Fathom...Oooch :).. Great

Thu, 2021-11-11 17:32

Fathom...Oooch :)..

Great info BigJ...like most stuff close to a fuel source, earth it and its sorted.

Give it a go Pete, good to see you still getting out having a great!!

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Always

Thu, 2021-11-11 20:27

 Its always been that way due to static

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high-density polyethylene

Thu, 2021-11-11 21:48

 I have an abundance of new 20l fuel containers and I have started filling 2 of them on cheap fuel day at Ampol to get me through the fortnite.I do not take them out the trailer and have yet to have an issue but would argue the fact that there is no static.Now I am 60 I fight the grumpy old man in me every morning but at least I can wear socks and sandals and it is O.K. to do this in public.Good to see you back pete

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Ha ha

Sun, 2021-11-14 09:17

 Always said I'd never be the dork that wears socks with sandals, diabetes  changed all that though 

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Thongs

Sun, 2021-11-14 10:20

 Nip around to the shop at 7 30 in the mornings during winter with explorer socks and thongs on, get a few wierd looks but care factor zero

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No thongs anymore

Sun, 2021-11-14 10:33

 JOHN,JUST SCUFFS!

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Welcome back peter mac

Thu, 2021-11-11 21:51

. Give them hell:):)

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Was never asked to remove my

Fri, 2021-11-12 06:43

Was never asked to remove my fuel tank when I had my old tinny. 

 

The 44 gallon one we've been done with a number of times. Apparently nothing portable over 20L is permissable to be filled at servos, you're meant to go to a fuel supplier to fill 44's. 

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 Had to it a few times,

Fri, 2021-11-12 19:23

 Had to it a few times, probably new employees who have just read the rulebook or sour know it alls that need to be heard.

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More adventures

Sun, 2021-11-14 06:48

 Of the sock?

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has anyone ever known a fuel

Sun, 2021-11-14 06:49

has anyone ever known a fuel tank to explode by not following the ''put it on the ground rule'' ?

i never take mine out of the tinny when fueling it up ,,

mower tins yes ,,as there only 5-10 litres ,,

cant say i have ever seen or heard of a bowser explosion/fire from this ?

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Clause 7.6.3 of AS1940

Tue, 2021-11-16 12:35

Clause 7.6.3 of AS1940 identifies the requirements for filling of containers with flammable liquids at service station fuel dispensers as follows:

7.6.3 Filling of containers at dispensers

Flammable liquids shall not be filled from a service station’s fuel dispenser into a container unless-

The capacity of the container is not greater than 25L; and
The container complies with AS/NZS 2906 or equivalent Standard, or is reasonably leakproof, metal, and has a tight-fitting closure; or
The container is an approved fuel tank for a boat.
Any container shall be on the ground whilst being filled, and not in a car boot or the back of a utility vehicle.
Approved portable fuel tanks for boats may be filled in situ.