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Gas floats on water right?

I know diesel sits on top of water, can't recall if regular ole gas does.
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Re: Gas floats on water right?

Correct.
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Re: Gas floats on water right?

Word, thanks
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Re: Gas floats on water right?

Don't you remember any of the DC stuff they teach in the Navy about fire supression?


Of course, it's been a while so I don't recall if they actually went over that stuff or not.
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Re: Gas floats on water right?

They don't go over it, only thing they go over that's remotely close is not to use an electric submersible dewatering pump on flammable liquids.
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Re: Gas floats on water right?

Well, at least they mentioned that one.
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Squids!
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Re: Gas floats on water right?

Specific gravity of fresh water is 1.0, gasoline is approximately 0.73, so it is lighter than water and will therefore rise to the surface.

To put it another way: 10 gallons of water = 100 pounds, 10 gallons of gas = approximately 73 pounds.
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Re: Gas floats on water right?

Dump some of each in your bathtub and then throw a match Scientific experiment
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Re: Gas floats on water right?

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Specific gravity of fresh water is 1.0, gasoline is approximately 0.73, so it is lighter than water and will therefore rise to the surface.

To put it another way: 10 gallons of water = 100 pounds, 10 gallons of gas = approximately 73 pounds.
That formula doesn't work with some of the ummmm esoteric race gas. Just for yucks take a look at Power Mist Pro Nitro +. One gallon weighs in at 9 pounds. I just checked my pocket reference and water actually weighs 8.333 pounds per gallon (231 CI).

edit: Just realized you may be referring to Imperial gallons . . .
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Re: Gas floats on water right?

Okay, how come a simple question turned into an physics/chemical conversation?

I do like the bathtubm, experiment.


Be right back and let ya know how it turns out.
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... gas. ...Nitro...

Must obey the sheep dog
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Re: Gas floats on water right?

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It is defined as racing gasoline (with a specific gravity of 1.16). You need some serious fuel pressure and larger diameter hoses to run it, but the results are worth the extra effort .
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but the results are worth the extra effort .

Yes, yes they are.
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Re: Gas floats on water right?

Hey Mattress, I wanna hear why you ask...



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