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    lifting the gas hose to get the last few drops

    at the pump. am i stupid for thinking the people who do this are stupid? the gas shuts off at the handle and not the top of the gas line right? so if the trigger isn't pulled, no gas is coming out. or am i the idiot here? i've never tested it but the whole thing seems ridiculous regardless



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    Re: lifting the gas hose to get the last few drops

    The valve to shut off the flow is in the handle. Lifting the hose does absolutely nothing.


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    Re: lifting the gas hose to get the last few drops

    Quote Originally Posted by theyork View Post
    at the pump. am i stupid for thinking the people who do this are stupid? the gas shuts off at the handle and not the top of the gas line right? so if the trigger isn't pulled, no gas is coming out. or am i the idiot here? i've never tested it but the whole thing seems ridiculous regardless
    You are right, those people are idiots.


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    Re: lifting the gas hose to get the last few drops

    You can move this to in state rivals forum and ask. An Iowa fan pumps my gas for me, he should know the answer.



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    Re: lifting the gas hose to get the last few drops

    When I rode a moped (1979-ish), we could often get a tank from the residuals in the system. Whether it was from the hose or the last squirt no clue...



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    Re: lifting the gas hose to get the last few drops

    Quote Originally Posted by theyork View Post
    at the pump. am i stupid for thinking the people who do this are stupid? the gas shuts off at the handle and not the top of the gas line right? so if the trigger isn't pulled, no gas is coming out. or am i the idiot here? i've never tested it but the whole thing seems ridiculous regardless
    I lift the handle after it stops but not to get the last few drops. I do it so those last few drops don't dribble onto my car's paint or onto my shoes. Gasoline is a pretty decent paint thinner so I don't like to get it on the car.



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    Re: lifting the gas hose to get the last few drops

    Quote Originally Posted by hiltonisheaven View Post
    I lift the handle after it stops but not to get the last few drops. I do it so those last few drops don't dribble onto my car's paint or onto my shoes. Gasoline is a pretty decent paint thinner so I don't like to get it on the car.
    I do this, fails me sometimes still



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    Re: lifting the gas hose to get the last few drops

    I shut the pump off, then pull the trigger. You still get a little gas.


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    Re: lifting the gas hose to get the last few drops

    Quote Originally Posted by hiltonisheaven View Post
    I lift the handle after it stops but not to get the last few drops. I do it so those last few drops don't dribble onto my car's paint or onto my shoes. Gasoline is a pretty decent paint thinner so I don't like to get it on the car.
    This.



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    Re: lifting the gas hose to get the last few drops

    the wife always wants the last few drops.











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    Re: lifting the gas hose to get the last few drops

    Worked at a gas station back a few years back and decided to try this one day.

    After the pump clicked off, we pressed the pump lever (where the hose sits when not being used) back to the down position, which shuts off the price. We then set the hose on the ground and pressed the lever on the nozzle. Some gas did come out, but nothing I would write home about.

    Some pump designs would make this impossible, but it is possible on some pumps. Not worth it at all though...


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    Re: lifting the gas hose to get the last few drops

    I'm one of the idiots that does it. Because I'm also one of the idiot that likes to run down to the fumes. I figure if I can fit another 1/8 gallon in there... that may be the 3 miles I need to roll into the gas station.



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    Re: lifting the gas hose to get the last few drops

    Quote Originally Posted by CloneJob View Post
    I'm one of the idiots that does it. Because I'm also one of the idiot that likes to run down to the fumes. I figure if I can fit another 1/8 gallon in there... that may be the 3 miles I need to roll into the gas station.
    Dude, that's a pint. You might want to rethink that.



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    Re: lifting the gas hose to get the last few drops

    If the gas shutoff is in the handle then gas is in the tube all the time. If someone order gas A and the next person orders Gas B from the same hose wouldn't there be gas A still in the hose and into the next person's car?

    Also, anyone else NEVER wait for the verbal "pump 4 is on" to start the gas? I wonder why they do that.


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    Re: lifting the gas hose to get the last few drops

    Quote Originally Posted by JP4CY View Post
    Dude, that's a pint. You might want to rethink that.
    He might also want to think about how a new fuel pump will fit in the budget. Now and again fumes driving isn't bad but constant low tank driving can have bad effects.



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