ECN Electrical Forum - Discussion Forums for Electricians, Inspectors and Related Professionals
ECN Shout Chat
ShoutChat Box
Recent Posts
What does your work place look like?
by NORCAL - 11/29/20 04:38 PM
Where is Everyone?
by gfretwell - 11/27/20 06:18 PM
Happy Thanksgiving
by gfretwell - 11/26/20 08:52 PM
Insulated Tools: A Waste of Money?
by HotLine1 - 11/26/20 12:28 PM
Ground fault remover :-)
by NORCAL - 11/26/20 08:13 AM
New in the Gallery:
Facebook follies, bad wiring
FPE in Germany pt.2
Who's Online Now
1 registered members (Scott35), 21 guests, and 15 spiders.
Key: Admin, Global Mod, Mod
Previous Thread
Next Thread
Print Thread
Rate Thread
fuel pump confusion #33865 01/28/04 09:25 PM
Joined: Jan 2004
Posts: 171
Merlin Offline OP
I was recently called to the home of a friend/customer. He has a (farm fuel) tank w/ an electric pump. Every time he touches the hose while pumping fuel it shocks him. Only while fuel is running through the hose. The unit is properly grounded and wired correctly. He also replaced the pump, still no resolution. Is this static or what? That is my only answer.

Work Gear for Electricians and the Trades
Re: fuel pump confusion #33866 01/28/04 11:37 PM
Joined: Apr 2001
Posts: 507
golf junkie Offline
Hi Merlin,

The only time I've seen this it was a bad ground. I know that's not much help to you, but hope you can solve this. Sparks and gasoline just don't go well together.

It does sound like static charge to me. Is it a proper fuel hose?


Re: fuel pump confusion #33867 01/29/04 12:01 AM
Joined: Mar 2001
Posts: 333
stamcon Offline
Merlin, the hose should have a static drain wire in it.


Re: fuel pump confusion #33868 01/29/04 05:36 PM
Joined: Jan 2004
Posts: 105
chi spark Offline
Steve is correct,it is static from fluid flow. If it is a listed fuel delivery hose, there should be a drain for grounding. We used to have this problem when people would use co2 cans from soda fountain to blow out coils and drains. They would get a mighty shock, but still keep working-Ouch!-10 seconds later-Ouch! like a hot potato game

Re: fuel pump confusion #33869 02/11/04 08:22 PM
Joined: Jan 2004
Posts: 171
Merlin Offline OP
Thanks to all that responded. We found it to be static. He replaced the fuel delivery hose with a static wire hose and has had no problems since.

Thanks: Merlin


2020 National Electrical Code
2020 National Electrical
Code (NEC)

* * * * * * *

2020 Master Electrician Exam Preparation Combos
2020 NEC Electrician
Exam Prep Combos:
Master / Journeyman


Member Spotlight
Brick, NJ USA
Posts: 7,218
Joined: April 2002
Show All Member Profiles 
Top Posters(30 Days)
Trumpy 9
Popular Topics(Views)
272,099 Are you busy
205,995 Re: Forum
194,028 Need opinion
Powered by UBB.threads™ PHP Forum Software 7.7.3