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johnkoza

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Message Posted: Sep 10, 2012 6:26:01 PM

I always wondered if shaking the hose after the pump shuts off will coax a few more drops of gas out of the low point in the hose. Any opinions?
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contiki
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Message Posted: Apr 6, 2014 7:01:27 AM

No...........
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tiny1oh
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Message Posted: Apr 6, 2014 5:58:40 AM

sometimes
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estroh
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Message Posted: Apr 6, 2014 12:06:47 AM

Nope unless I need to use the "can"
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RadarIN
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Message Posted: Apr 5, 2014 6:57:22 AM

no
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mawtaow
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Message Posted: Apr 5, 2014 6:55:46 AM

yes
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Maxer105
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Message Posted: Apr 5, 2014 6:38:18 AM

No, can't pump your own gas in NJ.
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cv
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Message Posted: Apr 5, 2014 6:33:40 AM

Yeah, but it seems to do little good.
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Seekingone
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Message Posted: Apr 5, 2014 5:20:00 AM

yes
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Grizzly1505
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Message Posted: Apr 5, 2014 5:04:50 AM

@lablib
how much you think you would short the next guy if that is even the case??
your statement is plain ridiculous.....
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wbacon
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Message Posted: Apr 5, 2014 5:02:11 AM

no
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Lablib
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Message Posted: Apr 5, 2014 3:40:19 AM

If you stop the pump and then squeeze the handle and shake the hose you can get a little more gas. However you are stealing gas that you did not pay for and shorting the next guy to use that pump. And who do you think hears about it from the guy getting shorted? That is right the poor attendant behind the checkout. Stop it, it just plain rude.
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Godozo
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Message Posted: Apr 4, 2014 9:51:59 PM

No reason to. Most of the pumps out there are set up to allow only a few drops after shutting off.
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Maxer105
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Message Posted: Apr 4, 2014 5:51:03 AM

no
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Glasman
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Message Posted: Apr 4, 2014 5:18:52 AM

"you can shake it-you can beat it- you can bang it- but you gotta put it a way before the last drop will fall !
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dfp609
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Message Posted: Apr 4, 2014 5:05:00 AM

Not unless I am putting the gas into a can.
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estroh
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Message Posted: Mar 30, 2014 12:13:08 AM

Nope unless I need to use the "can"
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DAWGnh
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Message Posted: Mar 28, 2014 7:55:13 AM

no
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tcalve
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Message Posted: Mar 25, 2014 5:09:32 PM

I try to empty the hose a best as possible so that gas doesnt drip on the car, my shoes, cloths.
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Message Posted: Feb 16, 2014 12:35:59 AM

Nope
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dassfg
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Message Posted: Feb 14, 2014 8:25:19 AM

Lift the bend and empty the hose as you take the nossel out. Keeps gas from dripping on your fender and ruining the paint.
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Floridaman2013
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Message Posted: Feb 14, 2014 8:16:39 AM

Not most of the time.
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OilerFan
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Message Posted: Feb 14, 2014 7:58:58 AM

just like in the bathroom.
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ScottAdams5
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Message Posted: Feb 14, 2014 7:56:54 AM

I paid for it, why not?
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Hemond
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Message Posted: Feb 14, 2014 7:36:43 AM

I don't believe spilled gas will eat paint. First the engineers probably test this very scenario. Dribbling gas on test painted car fenders.

Second I recently debadged my car, removing all the dealer stickers and factory emblems. I used one of the nastiest chemicals available to do this. Plus rubbing the stickons with a cotton rag. I was uneasy doing this, expecting the paint to come off. Or at least discolor.

Nope, not even the clear coat was affected.
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Travelocity
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Message Posted: Feb 13, 2014 11:56:17 PM

I do and it's not to get every drop but to avoid getting it on the paint-remember gas will eat the paint and clear coat over time.
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antonbubba
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Message Posted: Feb 13, 2014 11:54:42 PM

no
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Message Posted: Feb 13, 2014 9:53:10 PM

no
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Message Posted: Feb 13, 2014 5:23:47 PM

No
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Message Posted: Feb 13, 2014 12:32:01 AM

Nope
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Thumper52
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Message Posted: Feb 12, 2014 4:58:59 AM

Yes, but it's to stop from spilling gas down the side of the car.
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Message Posted: Feb 7, 2014 12:06:52 AM

nope
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WES03
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Message Posted: Feb 2, 2014 9:46:57 AM

No but I do let it set for a second or two before removing.
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Message Posted: Feb 2, 2014 4:30:14 AM

N
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EvPv
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Message Posted: Feb 2, 2014 4:23:22 AM

Not even worth 1ยข for multiple drops.
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SmoknFord
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Message Posted: Feb 2, 2014 3:31:39 AM

I shake the nozzle a bit to make sure it doesn't drip when I take it out.
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Bus936
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Message Posted: Feb 2, 2014 12:11:14 AM

This is asinine, NO!
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Jake92876
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Message Posted: Feb 1, 2014 10:09:34 PM

Sometimes. Depends on how motivated or bored I am.
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Bowlerman10
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Message Posted: Feb 1, 2014 8:00:31 PM

Let it drain to the last drop
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blaman
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Message Posted: Feb 1, 2014 10:21:42 AM

Yes
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The_Waysiders
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Message Posted: Feb 1, 2014 9:38:28 AM

Yes. Every drop counts.
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Message Posted: Feb 1, 2014 8:49:34 AM

Yes
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Message Posted: Feb 1, 2014 6:29:25 AM

yes
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Message Posted: Jan 31, 2014 11:43:02 PM

Yes
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Kinglemuel
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Message Posted: Jan 31, 2014 8:23:18 PM

Not sure about the low point in the hose, but tapping the nozzle does seem to cause a bit more to come out. It used to annoy me when my dad did this when I was growing up, but now I do it. Go figure?!?
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BartandLisa
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Message Posted: Jan 31, 2014 5:34:15 PM

No
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Message Posted: Jan 15, 2014 6:07:26 AM

yes
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jimmy123NE
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Message Posted: Jan 15, 2014 6:01:42 AM

Yes to reduce the chances of a spill and fire.
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Thumper52
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Message Posted: Jan 15, 2014 5:50:53 AM

Yes, to stop spillage and making a mess down the side of the car
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Michael306
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Message Posted: Jan 13, 2014 11:50:26 PM

No
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Message Posted: Jan 13, 2014 11:08:09 PM

yes
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