12 Volt Marine Utility Transfer Pump - New in Box
Originally intended to be used as a bilge or water pump for boats, most of these are sold to pump waste vegetable oil (WVO) to be converted to diesel fuel.
I've had several questions about whether this pump is safe for use with WVO. The instructions for the pump say "Do not attempt to use this product to pump flammable, explosive, or corrosive liquids." WVO and diesel are classified as "combustible" which is different than "flammable." The difference is that flammables, like gasoline, will vaporize and catch fire at much lower temperatures than combustibles. There is no danger putting vegetable oil in a pan over a gas flame but you would never do that with gasoline. Combustibles are things like diesel fuel, heating oil and cooking oil which will only burn if heated to high temperatures first. Diesel has a flash point greater than 100°F and cooking oil has a flash point greater than 200°F compared to gasoline which has a flash point less than 73°F. Definitions of flammable and combustible are below.
The manufacturer doesn't describe this pump as one to be used with WVO but many do-it-yourself diesel users are using it. Each person has to decide for themself whether to use this pump for WVO or diesel. It MUST NOT be used for gasoline.
- Manufacturer: Pacific Hydrostar
- Pumps 300 gallons per hour at 50 PSI
- 35 ft. max. lift
- Stainless steel pump housing
- 19" 18 AWG cord
- Mounting bracket included
- 12V motor
- 100 watts
- 3/8"-18 NPT female ID with 3/4" male OD
- Overall dimensions: 5-3/4" L x 2-1/2" diameter
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Colorado Sales Tax of 2.9% is due for orders shipping to a Colorado address.
Class IA - Flash Point less than 73°F; Boiling Point less than 100°F (examples: Diethyl Ether, Ethylene Oxide, some light crude oils.)
Class IB - Flash Point less than 73°F; Boiling Point equal to or greater than 100°F (examples: Motor and Aviation Gasolines, Toluene, Lacquers, Lacquer Thinner)
Class IC - Flash Point equal to or greater than 73°F, but less than 100°F (examples: Xylene, some paints, some solvent-based cements)
Class II - Flash Point equal to or greater than 100°F, but less than 140°F (examples: Diesel Fuel, Paint Thinner)
Class IIIA - Flash Point equal to or greater than 140°F, but less than 200°F (examples: Home Heating Oil)
Class IIIB - Flash Point equal to or greater than 200°F (examples: Cooking Oils, Lubricating Oils, Motor Oil)