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Here is a test for you GLPers. Take a empty milk gallon to the gas station and pump one gallon into it.

 
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Re: Here is a test for you GLPers. Take a empty milk gallon to the gas station and pump one gallon into it.
You are actually buying about a liter of gas for the price listed

$3.59 a "Gallon"

its actually $3.59 a liter

I've ran chain saws, lawn mowers, leaf blowers, weed eaters etc etc


and filled up dozens of portable tanks...

this has been occuring for a while now... sucks too...

not only did they raise the price of gas... the reduced the quantity you get
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I always suspected that, I also suspect some gas might be watered down
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Re: Here is a test for you GLPers. Take a empty milk gallon to the gas station and pump one gallon into it.
We have a big yard. My husband just has one fairly small red gas jug
He takes a gallon jug with him, too.

Some stations it won't even fill to 3/4!!!

Burns his shorts to get gas now
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You DO realize that if you could PROVE that, you'd make a fortune putting together a MASSIVE class action law suit.

But... you can't... and you won't.

Want to put this to rest?

Weigh a KNOWN gallon of gas, against a gallon obtained at the gas station that burns your husbands shorts.
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Re: Here is a test for you GLPers. Take a empty milk gallon to the gas station and pump one gallon into it.
Milk jug plastic cannot handle gasoline without 'melting'.

So yes, this was a test for you GLPers. How many of you are soaked in flammable fluid now?
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I've put gasoline in milk jugs.They don't melt.Think before you speak.
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So have I

more than once.

I know several gas stations that keep em in the back for people who ran out of gas.

and need something to carry it back to their vehicle in
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My truck holds exactly 17 gallons. When I top it off it is exactly that each time. Just saying. Unless my tank is actually 14 gallons or something. Seems like a tough scam to pull with all the old vehicles. People would notice any difference over the years and bust their county auditor. I for one pay close attention to what I pay for
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Re: Here is a test for you GLPers. Take a empty milk gallon to the gas station and pump one gallon into it.
You are actually buying about a liter of gas for the price listed

$3.59 a "Gallon"

its actually $3.59 a liter

I've ran chain saws, lawn mowers, leaf blowers, weed eaters etc etc


and filled up dozens of portable tanks...

this has been occuring for a while now... sucks too...

not only did they raise the price of gas... the reduced the quantity you get
 Quoting: Dr. Acula


^this^


Why, because imo, we are about of of reserves. And no one wants to sell us any oil. look into our oil reserves. It's less then you think.
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One gallon of gas filled my entire 10 gallon hat! Haberdasher doom!
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Re: Here is a test for you GLPers. Take a empty milk gallon to the gas station and pump one gallon into it.
gas cans are made of certain kinds of plastic that won't react. While preparing a bonfire this past fall, I used a red plastic cup to pour some gas into to pitch it up the woodpile.....the plastic cup held firm for a few seconds then violently melted....gas going all over me. Would a milk jug melt or actually hold the gas?
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The milk jug likely stretched - just one slight stretch can make a huge difference in the capacity. Plus, milk jugs probably hold more than a gallon to begin with.

But, I feel your pain - took one of the red cups and poured in some wood hardener which I was going to paint on a spot on the door frame which had a bit of wood rot. I ended up with wood hardener all over my front bricks after about one minute (the amount of time it took to eat through the plastic). I had to put the pressure washer on high just to wash it off the bricks! LOL!
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Re: Here is a test for you GLPers. Take a empty milk gallon to the gas station and pump one gallon into it.
Did this last week at 5 different gas stations and guess what?

It only filled the 1 "gallon" of gas only filled up 3/4ths of the gallon milk jug.

We are being cheated not only by unexplainable soaring gas prices, but we aren't even getting what we are supposedly paying for.

Fucking bullshit.


Don't believe it? Try it yourselves...
 Quoting: pissed off at the pump 1296389


Assume you pressed the on gallon button on the pump and let it it do all the work.

Next time (make sure you bring a witness with you and a cellphone with a camera.), fill your container manually until it reaches the one gallon mark on the container. Photograph it empty first. Once you are satisfied your bottle now holds a gallon of petrol photograph it again and photograph the reading on the pump and the station's displayed price for a gallon of petrol.

Go to the service station manager for explantion why you are being overcharged which you only pumped a gallon.Before going to the manager use you phone to email/text copies of the pictures to a trusted friend.

If the store manager won't budge you have the evidence you need to go to the cops or the media.
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Well milk doesn't go all the way to the top of the jug either.. May I suggest using a regular gas can after making a 1 gallon fill line in it?
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This^^^

At least you'll be using an approved container. Use a gas can, and fill it yourself with 1 gallon, so you know where it should come to, then go test the gas station pumps.
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Re: Here is a test for you GLPers. Take a empty milk gallon to the gas station and pump one gallon into it.
I've heard there are some tricks they pull with some pumps, like dispensing 5 gallons in the correct quantity, but if you pump say 3 gallons it is sometimes less than advertised. I'm sure most stations don't do it, but there are probably some that pull shenanigans. I think 5 gallons is what the Bureau of Weights And Measures uses to spot check.

If you have doubts file a complaint with your local Bureau of Weights and Measures, it's usually under the Department of Agriculture. There is one for each state so find your state branch and file a complaint.
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Re: Here is a test for you GLPers. Take a empty milk gallon to the gas station and pump one gallon into it.
you want a test no one can deny...

Take a 10 gallon gas can...

and using gallon milk jugs filled with water see how many it takes until the 10 gallon jug is full.

Write it down.

(Its 10 btw lol)

If its a newer gas can... it wont hold 10 milk jugs worth of water...

Find an old can to do this test with...

but see what your results are...

then turn the gas can upside down... and let it sit for a week... you dont want water in that jug...

after a week make sure it is dry...

water in can = water in gas = bad

then head to the pumps and fill it up...

how does it compare to the milk jug test?

I bet it holds at least 15 gallons... as per the pump display.

I've seen a 10 gallon can hold 18...

I've seen a 2.5 gallon can gold 8-10 gallons.

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Re: Here is a test for you GLPers. Take a empty milk gallon to the gas station and pump one gallon into it.
Did this last week at 5 different gas stations and guess what?

It only filled the 1 "gallon" of gas only filled up 3/4ths of the gallon milk jug.

We are being cheated not only by unexplainable soaring gas prices, but we aren't even getting what we are supposedly paying for.

Fucking bullshit.


Don't believe it? Try it yourselves...
 Quoting: pissed off at the pump 1296389


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Re: Here is a test for you GLPers. Take a empty milk gallon to the gas station and pump one gallon into it.
temperature matters too
volumes are generally corrected to 15 degrees Celsius.

If gas temp less than 15 and assume it is metered properly, you will get more gas.

If greater than 15 you get less.

In Canada there is a regulator that tests for octane and quantity. If a pump meters wrong big fine. Octane too.
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To receive more gas, fill up in the coolest part of the day.
You will get more volume.
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and you always leave gas behind that your paying for, in the pump handle and hose!
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That's true. And you don't get what the last guy left because it's "re-set" before you fill.

Give it a squeeze before you put your credit card in, see what you get. Nothing.
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Re: Here is a test for you GLPers. Take a empty milk gallon to the gas station and pump one gallon into it.
temperature matters too
volumes are generally corrected to 15 degrees Celsius.

If gas temp less than 15 and assume it is metered properly, you will get more gas.

If greater than 15 you get less.

In Canada there is a regulator that tests for octane and quantity. If a pump meters wrong big fine. Octane too.
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To receive more gas, fill up in the coolest part of the day.
You will get more volume.
 Quoting: Terrebonne




Fatter gas.
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This could kind screw up mixed gas situations. When I mix gas for 2 strokes, I rely on the pump meter and mix my oil accordingly.

If this were true then I may be also using too much pre-mix because I'm mixing it too rich. I guess it's better than being too lean...sort of.
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Re: Here is a test for you GLPers. Take a empty milk gallon to the gas station and pump one gallon into it.
Did it with a 5gallon tank the other day. Guess what, it was 5 gallons.
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shill

1rof1
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my car has a 12 gallon tank. When its empty it fills to 12 gallons. Are car manufacturers complicit by giving false fuel tank capacity figures or is OP actually ironically FULL of shit.
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um when is your gas tank completely empty ... lol... do you push it into the gas station?
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before 1950 every municipality used to have a
"Dept. of Weights and Measures", and the guy would
spend the day randomly going around town and
checking the accuracy of stuff like that (the fine
for failure was stiff :)
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Re: Here is a test for you GLPers. Take a empty milk gallon to the gas station and pump one gallon into it.
That's a really good point, how do we know that anything that we are sold is a full gallon?

Time to start verifying everything.
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how do we know that OP isn't being sold 1.5 gallon jugs of milk marked as 1 gallon?
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That's a really good point, how do we know that anything that we are sold is a full gallon?

Time to start verifying everything.
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Pretty much.

Go to the grocery store, pick up a Yoplait yogurt container, and turn it over.

Same low price, new smaller size!
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ha yes I noticed this too. They also love to say "less calories" well duh, it's a smaller container. same price.
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Re: Here is a test for you GLPers. Take a empty milk gallon to the gas station and pump one gallon into it.
My truck holds exactly 17 gallons. When I top it off it is exactly that each time. Just saying. Unless my tank is actually 14 gallons or something. Seems like a tough scam to pull with all the old vehicles. People would notice any difference over the years and bust their county auditor. I for one pay close attention to what I pay for
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You are using your common sense. Obviously, if you have a 20 (or whatever) gallon tank and you're are getting shorted 1/4, people would start bitching up a storm if they pumped 25 gallons into the tank.

I think most states test the pumps annually. They are allowed to be slightly out of whack - like 3 oz per 5 gallons. If a consumer complains, the state agencies come out and check the pumps. In general, when testing the pumps, there are several percent of pumps not quite accurate - but those tend to be in the customers' favor as often as the customers' getting screwed - and the volume inaccuracies are rarely very significant. Still, if people question the accuracy of certain pumps, turn them in for testing.
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I have to call:


bsflag


...at least around here. I use 5 gal cans all the time and run 5 gals into them and it runs them right up to the fill mark.
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 851753


I have the blue plastic kerosene cans that hold 5 gallons and each time I fill they are accurate.
Not saying a few stations might not try to cheat and most likely does happen once in awhile but I really doubt its common.
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Most states have agencies that go around and test the quantity and put the certifying sticker on the pump usually once a year. Also I've kept gas in a milk container for at least a year and it didn't melt. Get a measuring cup and measure out a true pint with water and put eight pints in your one gallon gas container and mark the one gallon level with a marker. Most container leave extra room for expansion.
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Yes this is a known problem in the UK. Here, garages are given random spot checks by trading standards. One garage near me was closed down because apparently the guy had been diluting the diesel with water!!!thankfully such incidents are rare but the garages fixing the pumps is something I suspect is a lot more prevalent.
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Who would be stupid enough to put gas in a plastic jug or a coke bottle??

You're a fucking idiot of you try this...

Putin
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Re: Here is a test for you GLPers. Take a empty milk gallon to the gas station and pump one gallon into it.
and you always leave gas behind that your paying for, in the pump handle and hose!
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So, you pickup the fuel from the person before you, and the person after you picks up your reminants. Equal washout. Next...
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Nope. Once you put the pump handle back down it drains. It always takes a moment to feed back up through the hose and into your tank. If it didn't, when you squeezed the handle at the pump it would come out right away. We are paying for gas we're not getting but how much? Probably not much.
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they melt when exposed to gasoline dummy
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Did not agree to pay for the vapors...the other .25




Disgusting


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Re: Here is a test for you GLPers. Take a empty milk gallon to the gas station and pump one gallon into it.
I always suspected that, I also suspect some gas might be watered down
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lol... its not water, its the ethanol.

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