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Old 01-07-2020, 07:13 AM
 
Location: Grand Rapids, Michigan
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I was stopped at a light yesterday, and on the other side of the intersection is a gas station. At one of the pumps I saw a lady with one hand on the pump handle and the other with the gas hose held as far above her head as her little arms would allow. I sat there and thought to my self what pile of misinformation have you been taught, and how much of her life has she been believing it?
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Old 01-07-2020, 08:31 AM
 
Location: Grosse Ile Michigan
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Back in the 1970s or early 1980s it was a common practice to lift the hose when you finished to dump the last bit of gasoline out of the hose into your tank since you paid for that gasoline (at least you did if the person before you dumped the hose.

Seems kind of silly looking back since you are probably talking about $.03 worth of gasoline, but nearly everyone used to do it.
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Old 01-07-2020, 09:02 AM
 
Location: S-E Michigan
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You paid for that tiny bit of gasoline trapped in the hose, so you may as well get it in your tank. But on the other hand, there is gas remaining in the hose when you start pumping that the previous customer paid for, so you aren't being cheated by not lifting the hose when finishing.
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Old 01-07-2020, 09:40 AM
 
Location: Sylmar, a part of Los Angeles
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I lift the hose
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Old 01-07-2020, 10:01 AM
 
Location: OH>IL>CO>CT
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I don't see how this works with the pump handle/nozzle that shuts itself off when tank is full.
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Old 01-07-2020, 10:19 AM
 
Location: Grand Rapids, Michigan
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you might be able to shake a little out at the handle, but once that valve is closed nothing is getting out of the hose
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Old 01-08-2020, 11:09 AM
 
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you might be able to shake a little out at the handle, but once that valve is closed nothing is getting out of the hose
9 out 10 urologists agree with this....

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Old 01-08-2020, 12:07 PM
 
Location: Grand Rapids, Michigan
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9 out 10 urologists agree with this....

If you shake it more than twice.....
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Old 01-08-2020, 12:59 PM
 
Location: Virginia
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This is the first I've ever heard of doing this. I've never noticed anybody holding the hose up like that.
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Old 01-08-2020, 01:50 PM
 
Location: NYC
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The overflow will most likely leak out so it's a wash.
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