Lifting the hose at the gas pump

Discussion in 'Community Discussion' started by coolwater, Oct 15, 2010.

  1. coolwater macrumors 6502a

    coolwater

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    I see people doing this assuming they are trying to squeeze out extra gasoline left in the hose, but I doubt that it would make any difference since the trigger is in the handle.
     
  2. miles01110 macrumors Core

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    You should do it; it's like being in a "Buy 1000, get 1 free!" club.
     
  3. Mac'nCheese macrumors 68030

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    I thought people did that because there might be a tiny bit left in the spout and they don't want it to drip on their car or their shoes.
     
  4. RaceTripper macrumors 68030

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    The best way to avoid the drip is to rotate the spigot upside down before removing it. Works perfectly for me, and keeps gas off my hard work detailing the car.
     
  5. DewGuy1999 macrumors 68040

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    I don't lift the hose, but I do shake the nozzle before removing it from the car. The Mrs. says it must be a guy thing, because she doesn't do it when pumping gas. :eek:
     
  6. iJohnHenry macrumors P6

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    Yeah, but you don't get "gas" all over the place, right??
     
  7. DewGuy1999 macrumors 68040

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    Correct! :)
     
  8. iJohnHenry macrumors P6

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    God has much to answer for, with respect to gas pumps.
     
  9. Mac'nCheese macrumors 68030

    Mac'nCheese

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    I've been a New jersey resident for the last 15 years so I actually don't pump my own anymore.



    Edit: Gas that is. I'm married so the other thing....
     
  10. iJohnHenry macrumors P6

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    Oh?

    So, you're the exception that proves the rule?

    Well done Sir, well done. :D
     

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