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2oldman

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Posted: 03/17/20 09:25am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

JimK-NY wrote:

Using gloves is not very practical. You would need to take them off and dispose of them properly for every use
Yeah, that's the idea. I'm talking about disposable kind, in case that isn't clear.

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down home wrote:

Fuel pump handles, perhaps are the worse for spreading germs and viruses ,maybe with door handles of businesses being first.
Someone who has just finished shoveling out the barn or milking parlor, or has a cold or flu or a virus most usually does/may not wash their hands or use a sanitizer of disinfectant wipe before pumping fuel, or entering a store.
We carry the little packages of disinfectant wipes but don't always think to wipe our hands...and the pump handle with them. We are changing that if we can find more wipes. I always use disposable nitrile gloves to pump diesel as 99% of the tiem they are oily with leaking diesel and you can wash all day and not get the diesel out of your hands except by wiping on the upholstery it seems sometimes.
Maybe I need to sue them to pump gas too and even open doors of gas station.
But for certain wee will wipe the pump handles with disinfectant wipes.
Would be good if fuel stops haad them next to the pumps.


Where is the data support your claim about fuel pump handles?

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2oldman wrote:

JimK-NY wrote:

Using gloves is not very practical. You would need to take them off and dispose of them properly for every use
Yeah, that's the idea.


I've got big leather gloves for the diesel pumps, that could get expensive. Nah.........I'll just keep using sanitizer.


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Not allowed to pump gas in Oregon. Only time I'm glad. All I have to worry about is the debit card hand off. They can keep the receipt.

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I use the paper towels almost always available at gas stations to protect my hands and fingers. The pump handle and the buttons on the card input are my concern.


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wgriswold wrote:

I use the paper towels almost always available at gas stations to protect my hands and fingers. The pump handle and the buttons on the card input are my concern.


YEP^^^^^

Grab a couple of paper towels to use for pump nozzle handle cause diesel is oily and the pump handles get messy.
Been doing it that way since 2006 when I bought this truck.


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Been doing it the same way for years.....

I use MY gloves to dispense fuel, I then remove gloves and continue to drive... I MAY start to use sanitizer now until this blows over. But I may not, depends on the situation I guess.


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I keep the diesel gloves under the seat of the truck. I can't imagine wasting disposable gloves every time I fueled up. The gloves are pretty nasty from diesel fuel, but it's on the rubber gloves and not my hands.

I get a charge out of these people wearing disposable gloves out in public. There was a gal in the grocery store with a pair on while doing her shopping. In the few minutes I noticed her, she scratched her nose twice, and touched her lips once. People are just plain stoopid. Another gal at WalMart had a pair on while she worked the cash register, she handled everything with the same pair of gloves, and I just thought "They aren't an invisible force field, dummy".

It just makes you despair if anything really devastating ever occurred.


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I grab the pump handle bare handed then pick my nose after I lick the melted ice cream off my hand from the cone that I bought at the gas station deli.

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