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Old 07-22-2003, 05:46 PM   #1
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pop bottle as my fuel jug?

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I have alot of different mixes of fuel. and was wondering if i could use pop bottles for little fual jugs. i did alot of research and fount out that they use them alot as tanks but couldnt find anywhere that its acceptable as jugs, however if they can be used as tanks im sure it would work for a jug. BTW, the aspect im concerned about is the element of fuel eating away at the plastic and screwing up my motors. im using only nitro fuel. no gas or deisel.

anyone know about this?
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Old 07-22-2003, 07:58 PM   #2
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The plastic pop bottles are 100% fuel safe. I have used them also for tanks. I dont know if the plastic (polypropylene?) will allow the nitro to "leave" the fuel any more so than a regular polyethylene fuel jug. Probably not.

One think though, since most of our fuel is coloured pink, green, red, etc PLEASE PLEASE carefully store and label the bottles to prevent some kid from taking a swig of the "pop". It would be deadly!

Remove the label and mark as poisonous...

That being said, I bet you can get lots of empty fuel jugs of off guys at the local club...
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Old 07-22-2003, 08:12 PM   #3
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thanks for the assurance. the reason why i want them for the just, is because i have a spout that fits perfectly into fuel line that screws on a pop bottle type thread (came off a nalgene lab bottle), making it very ideal for my 1/2a zise planes.

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