Jump to content
Sign in to follow this  
starter_kit

Filling station rant

Recommended Posts

Soooo, I stopped for diesel on my way home tonight, and after grabbing the diesel nozzle and smelling the wonderful aroma, I realized that the smell was mostly coming from my hand :x . I am going to estimate that this is probably about 67,831 times now that I have had the pleasure of being covered in diesel fuel after filling my rig. WHY is it so hard for 99.9% of all filling stations to get a decent seal on the connection between the nozzle and the hose?

I work in the farm services industry, everyday I seal hydralic systems, liquid fertilizer systems, anhydrous ammonia systems and so on, and I would say that I enjoy at least a 99% success rate. I just dont understand why it is so difficult for someone at a filling station to comprehend the directions on a roll of pipe tape.

When I went in to pay I asked the future rocket scientist behind the counter why the nozzle is always covered in diesel, his reply was: "Hey man that stuff is oily, and doesn't seal up well", so I said "Well that may be true, but the fuel system on my pickup is filled with that "oily" stuff and it doesn't leak all over everywhere". Then he told me I could call the manager if I wanted to complain.

Am I the only one that has this experience? I know alot of guys carry a glove in the rig to keep from being marinated in diesel when filling, but it just chaps my a$$ that I should have to bring special equipment to fill my rig, especially when it costs me $3.19 a gallon for the privalage.

Maybe since Christmas is right around the corner I should buy a case of pipe tape and deliver it to all of my local filling stations.

:rant: .......and I'm spent.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I know you are in the farm service industry and have to deal with the "EPA" I know here on my farm that they would have a fit about a drop of diesel oil or chemicals if it hit the ground maybe you might look into some of the "EPA" laws about service stations leaking fuel just a thought and it isn't your bad luck I have had it happen to me too nd then you want to wash it off and it still smells when you get in your pickup

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Guest Mopar1973Man

I know the feeling... Another rant is why can't the service station owner/employee's wipe down the pump and not let it look like a mud pie. Geez I'm not to sure if I want to stop there! :shock: Or you find the pump out in the weather and the nozzle is full of water for you to tip into the tank! :shock:

But as for the smell if I get it on my hands I put a dab behind my ears the girlz love it! :lol::lol::lol:

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

To brighten the mood just a little I'm convinced only half of those slimy nozzles are leakers and the others have just been victims of splashback by poorly vented tanks. Of course, I don't have much room to bitch cause the stations on my side of the state line get kinda pissy with you when you try to pump your own fuel.

-Scott

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!

Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.

Sign In Now
Sign in to follow this  



  • Upcoming Events

    No upcoming events found
  • Recently Browsing

    No registered users viewing this page.

×