Unless you are a doomsday prepper or getting the fuel is a real PITA I would not consider doing this. Way to many risks for very little reward.
In fact, one of the factors for setting up the fuel storage is
emergency preparedness. A solar power system is another factor, as is a manual deep-well water pump.
We want the diesel generator available to supply power when the grid is down and the solar system can't meet the power demand.
We've decided to keep only one tank, so we'll be storing a maximum of 250-300 gallons.
I called the local fuel distributor, and he doesn't see any problem filling a plastic tank with PVC fittings. He'll check further and call me back.
Question: Can/should I store just 100-150 gallons of fuel for normal tractor/generator use, and add more only if it looks like society is about to collapse? I know about adding anti-microbe solution.
We'd like to have some
backup fuel. No sense in having the tractor and generator if there won't be any fuel for 'em after a couple of months.
Question: The Yanmar diesel generator is new, so there shouldn't be any problem with low-sulfur fuel. However, the oil distributor mentioned high-sulfur fuel. Which should I get?
Thanks again for the insights.