posted on Jun, 14 2013 @ 11:41 PM
Centrifugal pumps can pull water from up to 15ft below surface. specific gravity of petrol is not that far off. pulling up to 12 easily. flooded
suction of course.
watch the first episode of Survivors the remake series (BBC) for why NOT to use an electric pump.
rope is also a way, albeit messy. Any absorbant material that is earth fiber based. In an emergency, one can use a shirt and belt to retrieve fuel.
Tie shirt to end of belt and lower, pull up wring out, repeat.
when i was a pump engineer, was on job in Imperial Valley Ca, and this fool was putting a 240v submersible into a refueler trailer to get the jp5
out. I RAN!! and called him from down the road and said ill be back when that pump is out of the tank. I ahd just shook hands with the guy and was
walking across the lot with him to the trailer and was about 20ft away when he told me. I literally looked at him and bailed, the look on his face was
EPIC confusion, the look on mine had to be end of life fear!!..lol
when getting fuel from a vehicle that IS NOT yours, dont be STUPID and syphon. go underneath the vehicle and tap the tank to see how full, then use a
punch and make a hole, or knife tip and 'drill' a hole. benefits:
1. you WILL get the fuel
2. better to hid when UNDER a vehicle than hunched on the side in plain view
3. added benefit of immobilizing a potential foe
4. no hose needed! NO CHOKING ON FUEL.
5. or disconnect/cut a fuel line