Need some input on pump options for my Used Engine Oil.

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  1. Lonesome7.3

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    I have been looking at pneumatic diaphragm pumps for moving my dirty oil. I have found some on eBay that are pretty affordable. I am wondering is a $250 pump is going to work. That being said, I was looking at an electric sewage pump the other day at Harbor Freight. Plugging the pump into an electrical outlet would be so much more convenient. Would a sewage pump handle the harsh petroleum products in my dirty oil drums? If not, is there an electric alternative that can?

    I really prefer not to buy two pumps. Is there a way to use one pump for both? Maybe purging the dirty oil before pumping clean into my truck? Any input is appreciated.
     
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    i would not use the same pump for both

    there is an air venturi system that uses low pressure air to push the oil out

    what about a barrel rack and filler can?
     
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    The venturi system sounds interesting. I would really like a 12V pump. But I am not opposed to air. What do you mean by barrel rack and filler can?
     
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    I meant 110, not 12V. I would really like to just plug into an outlet in the shop.
     
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    I would get one made for transfer of oils if not it may mess up the pump not made for it.
     
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    I gatcha. That will not work. The system is gravity fed. Pouring oil in the high up dirty tank is a pain and messing. I have to pump it from the barrels.
     

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