lifting the gas hose to get the last few drops

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  1. theyork

    theyork Well-Known Member

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    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
     
  2. MNCYWX

    MNCYWX Well-Known Member

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

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    You are right, those people are idiots.
     
  4. JP4CY

    JP4CY Well-Known Member

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    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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  5. SpokaneCY

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    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...
     
  6. hiltonisheaven

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    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.
     
  7. NATEizKING

    NATEizKING Well-Known Member

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    I do this, fails me sometimes still
     
  8. oldman

    oldman Well-Known Member

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    I shut the pump off, then pull the trigger. You still get a little gas.
     
  9. Cyclonesince78

    Cyclonesince78 Well-Known Member

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    This.
     
  10. MaccloNe

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    the wife always wants the last few drops.











    of gasoline.
     
  11. Gorm

    Gorm Well-Known Member

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    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...
     
  12. CloneJob

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    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.
     
  13. JP4CY

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    Dude, that's a pint. You might want to rethink that.
     
  14. mtowncyclone13

    mtowncyclone13 Well-Known Member

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    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.
     
  15. JSmoove

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    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.
     
  16. LindenCy

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    Yeah, whether you want the last few drops or not, there will be "dribble" coming out of the hose. (from the gas pump!)
     
  17. Storkenheimer

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    Maybe thats why they have separate hoses for diesel and gasoline.

    I don’t understand the verbal confirmation either. I came to get fuel, not listen to the PA!
     
  18. wxman1

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    I do it for the paint reason.

    There are still places that do the pa thing?
     
  19. cyclonedave25

    cyclonedave25 Well-Known Member

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    This is what I do and I swear, no matter how long I let the gas drip out, whenever I pull the handle away there is always one little drop that always makes its way onto the paint. I mean, I could stand there for 15 minutes without a drop dripping out, but once I pull that handle away there's always 1 drop that finally falls right onto the paint. SMH
     
  20. Tailg8er

    Tailg8er Well-Known Member

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    Exactly what I was thinking. I've overheard it on other people's pumps, but I figured that was just for people who don't prepay/use credit. I just use a card (like most normal people) & literally never get a PA announcement from any gas station.
     

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