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Old Yesterday, 07:18 PM
 
Location: Lee County, NC
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Was this actually diesel? Diesel, for most intents and purposes isn't explosive at all. Many diesel vehicles might not get shut off at all for days or weeks at a time during the coldest part of the winter. I'm pretty sure most truck stops don't have an issue with this.
I worked at a tree farm when I was younger and we used to leave diesel trucks and tractors running all the time as we fueled them. No issues whatsoever.

We also didn't walk away and leave them unattended though...
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Old Yesterday, 07:32 PM
 
Location: Aurora Denveralis
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Pretty sure there was a long, long, contentious thread on this topic within about 6 months. With a contingent that strenuously argued the danger was completely blown out of proportion.

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I worked at a tree farm when I was younger and we used to leave diesel trucks and tractors running all the time as we fueled them. No issues whatsoever.
Diesel is far less prone to vapor ignition than gasoline.
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Old Yesterday, 07:52 PM
 
Location: NYC
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I've seen someone vaping while driving the whole cabin was filled with white mist. How the hell could he see.
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Old Yesterday, 08:07 PM
 
Location: Metro Detroit Michigan
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I worked at a tree farm when I was younger and we used to leave diesel trucks and tractors running all the time as we fueled them. No issues whatsoever.

We also didn't walk away and leave them unattended though...
Many Semi trucks always stay running 24/7 in colder climates my brother never shut his rig off Diesel gells up when cold. I used to have to spray either starting fluid into the intake of the company trucks they were Ford L7000 Diesel to start after sitting all night in cold weather these trucks did not have block heaters. It took forever to get them going. So we just let them run all the time after that. Never shut off when getting fuel either, i alyfilled up my cars plenty of times with car still running with gas when it was cold out and had my kids in the car, never had a problem and i still do it today and sit in my vehicle while running when the temperature is in the single digits never a problem.
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Old Yesterday, 09:12 PM
 
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Just a few months ago an inattentive customer and a faulty nozzle caused a very dangerous incident at the same service station. The customer locked the nozzle open and walked away while it was filling. The nozzle didnít click off when the tank was full. It just kept pumping fuel. Fire trucks and hazmat had to be called out and the station was closed until all the nozzles were tested and replaced. If the customer at that time had left the vehicle running then this would have resulted in a massive fire.
So the station did, in fact, have at least one faulty nozzle that did not properly shut down when the filler tube was filled. Perhaps more than one was found to be faulty in the testing, is that correct?
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Old Yesterday, 09:23 PM
 
Location: trapped in the body of a dying animal
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Anybody here ever try to light gasoline with a cigarette? Or a bullet? Even a tracer round?

Like a lot of things, it works much better on teevee.

Not that you should smoke while filling up. Just saying it's not as big a deal as a lot of people think.
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Old Yesterday, 10:25 PM
 
Location: Montgomery County, PA
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How is running the engine a hazard? I am sure I have done it a lot when it is 5 below but I have never walked away.
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Old Yesterday, 10:29 PM
 
Location: Aurora Denveralis
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...and thread history repeats itself.
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Old Today, 06:30 AM
 
Location: Watervliet, NY
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Anybody here ever try to light gasoline with a cigarette? Or a bullet? Even a tracer round?

Like a lot of things, it works much better on teevee.

Not that you should smoke while filling up. Just saying it's not as big a deal as a lot of people think.
That's because it's the vapor that is flammable.
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Old Today, 06:42 AM
 
Location: NH
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Filling my tank with the engine running has never even crossed my mind. You are also not supposed to use your cell phone while filling either, again, not a concern for me. My biggest concern at the pump is when someone uses the pump as a parking spot to go into the store while there are cars waiting to fill up.
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