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crudeuser

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Message Posted: Jun 29, 2011 2:55:30 PM

Did you ever wonder where that little sticker on the pump certifying the accuracy of the pump comes from? Twice I've watched the certification process at a gas station. There's a utility truck with oddly-shaped steel vats to hold fuel dispensed from the pump and confirm the pump's accuracy.

It was interesting to watch the process. I did wonder what they do with the gas because I doubt the truck could consume it quickly enough.
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luvmyrv
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Message Posted: Jan 25, 2015 5:25:57 PM

Federal government does here regularly and there is a sticker on the pump indicating when they last did it.
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OilerFan
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Message Posted: Jan 25, 2015 4:16:54 PM

it supposedly happens, but I've never seen it.
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Boyrr
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Message Posted: Jan 25, 2015 9:42:31 AM

nope, never wondered
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jdmd6613
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Message Posted: Jan 25, 2015 9:23:21 AM

NO
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carinthuist
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Message Posted: Jan 23, 2015 3:02:16 PM

once before
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JohnCur
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Message Posted: Jan 23, 2015 12:46:06 PM

No
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Hemond
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Message Posted: Jan 23, 2015 11:18:17 AM

My city has a Department of Weights and Measures. As one of their duties, city employees visit every gas station and test the delivery of every gas pump.
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Mininana
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Message Posted: Jan 23, 2015 10:23:45 AM

hmmm... now that you mention it, no... I remember an old "Gasoline Alley" cartoon (that date mininana, or what?) in which little Joel used to carry around a quart bottle to test the accuracy of pumps... all who remember "Gasoline Alley," please nod, if you can...
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ShortyT2014
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Message Posted: Jan 23, 2015 8:56:53 AM

Here, it is the responsibility of the pump owner to do the inspection.
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hoopitup2000
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Message Posted: Jan 23, 2015 6:31:59 AM

No, not sure how often they are checked?
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forestghost07
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Message Posted: Jul 7, 2013 11:23:26 AM

no but I'd sure like to see, and know it's being done
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WEDDY
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Message Posted: Jul 6, 2013 10:28:26 AM

no
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PassmyGas
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Message Posted: Jul 6, 2013 10:21:28 AM

no
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Mikeyl
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Message Posted: Jul 5, 2013 6:34:44 PM

Yup. They check at least once each year and when complaints are received by the public.
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d_clark
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Message Posted: Jul 5, 2013 6:04:13 PM

no
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nurdco
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Message Posted: Jul 5, 2013 4:25:08 PM

NJ when you complain to state revenue
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davisadm
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Message Posted: Jul 5, 2013 11:14:53 AM

I see the stickers all the time, but never seen the testing process.
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speedy700
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Message Posted: Jul 5, 2013 9:13:19 AM

Yea, I saw it done years ago when I worked at a gas station.
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OceanArcher
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Message Posted: Jul 5, 2013 7:49:54 AM

Saw it done only once that I can remember ...
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OilerFan
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Message Posted: Jul 5, 2013 7:26:43 AM

I've never seen it but I see their stamps on the pumps.
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ugly46
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Message Posted: Jul 4, 2013 9:23:06 AM

Yes
I have even seen them close a pump down because it shorted the buyer.
I have seen the station close a pump down because it gave you to much.
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rick_evans
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Message Posted: Jul 3, 2013 5:10:54 PM

Once, yes.
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Sipusa
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Message Posted: Jul 3, 2013 11:51:14 AM

Nope
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sagnat
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Message Posted: Jul 3, 2013 10:46:30 AM

I've seen the County regulator checking pumps on several occasions. Where I buy fuel the certification stickers are always current.
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lwood655
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Message Posted: Jul 3, 2013 9:36:30 AM

yes
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the1roadhog
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Message Posted: Jul 3, 2013 8:37:54 AM

I don't usually include that on my list of things to do.
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WES03
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Message Posted: Jul 3, 2013 7:04:50 AM

Yes..recently in fact.
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giwan
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Message Posted: Jul 2, 2013 9:07:04 PM

Like to see it
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blckwolf
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Message Posted: Jul 2, 2013 8:40:20 PM

Don't think I have.
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JunGleJimBo
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Message Posted: Jul 2, 2013 4:27:03 PM

Yeah, from time to time.

Jim
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slaydog103
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Message Posted: Jul 2, 2013 3:43:06 PM

I've seen it once. It was a pickup truck with a couple of metal tubs with a glass piece to view the amount with a measuring stick or device labeled on it. I was checking it out to see how it was working. Guy didn't want to explain since he was working.
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GLM4205
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Message Posted: Jul 2, 2013 5:57:38 AM

No
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dgsteven
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Message Posted: Jul 2, 2013 3:16:32 AM

no
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avman63
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Message Posted: Jul 6, 2012 7:45:44 PM

Yes I have seen them test the pumps.
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Jmac2008
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Message Posted: Mar 11, 2012 11:20:26 AM

no
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WEDDY
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Message Posted: Mar 11, 2012 11:19:56 AM

No
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n8pu
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Message Posted: Mar 11, 2012 5:39:45 AM

Never have been at the right place at the correct time to watch that process.
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pinbuster2005
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Message Posted: Mar 11, 2012 1:47:10 AM

Yes many times I've seen the department of weights and measures at gas stations checking the pumps for accuracy. How often they do it depends on how old the pumps are. The older the pumps the more often they do it.
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emtrob2012
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Message Posted: Mar 11, 2012 12:06:15 AM

im sure they do...but I never did
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cheap2010skate
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Message Posted: Mar 10, 2012 7:50:40 PM

no
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leadfootbunny
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Message Posted: Mar 10, 2012 10:00:43 AM

yes
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kxy4fw
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Message Posted: Mar 10, 2012 9:00:19 AM

No.
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TriniB
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Message Posted: Mar 10, 2012 6:54:17 AM

No, but interesting.
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jonjon57
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Message Posted: Mar 10, 2012 12:36:38 AM

No
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jonjon57
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Message Posted: Mar 9, 2012 7:22:18 AM

No
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SHEILATF
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Message Posted: Feb 29, 2012 11:59:01 PM

NO, but I've also never seen an elevator being checked, but I always see their certificates
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SHEILATF
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Message Posted: Feb 29, 2012 11:57:58 PM

NOPE
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Z12
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Message Posted: Feb 29, 2012 8:41:56 PM

Have not
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thehondaowner
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Message Posted: Feb 28, 2012 10:48:20 AM

No.
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10261970
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Message Posted: Feb 27, 2012 2:31:19 PM

No.
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jay93LA
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Message Posted: Feb 27, 2012 8:16:52 AM

state
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