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Bring back the old style gas cans
« on: May 02, 2018, 01:15:03 PM »
Bring back the old style gas cans!

Or at least the old style pour spouts!

Well ... Someone did! :thumbsup:

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The old style gasoline cans with the separate spout and vent worked fine.

You could fill your lawnmower without spilling a drop.

About ten years ago, the EPA mandated the new "environmentally friendly" gas cans.
It is almost impossible to fill your lawnmower using these without spilling gasoline everywhere, including on the hot engine.

I'll bet the new rule came from someone who never even cut their own lawn.
How does spilling gasoline all over help the environment, your safety and your wallet?
Bring back the old style cans!







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Re: Bring back the old style gas cans
« Reply #1 on: May 02, 2018, 01:23:59 PM »
I use something similar to this:



Thing is, because they aren't red, Ca law dictates they can't carry gas, so don't haul them in open site, cover them with tarp.
I'm converting my 500 gallon diesel tank to gas and getting another diesel tank so we won't have to stop at the station for at least a year.
You can get these at any quad shop, or even lawn mower repair.
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Re: Bring back the old style gas cans
« Reply #2 on: May 02, 2018, 02:23:31 PM »
I use something similar to this:



Thing is, because they aren't red, Ca law dictates they can't carry gas, so don't haul them in open site, cover them with tarp.
I'm converting my 500 gallon diesel tank to gas and getting another diesel tank so we won't have to stop at the station for at least a year.
You can get these at any quad shop, or even lawn mower repair.

I like that spout!
Looks like a push button vent type cap?

Wonder if they are available here?
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Re: Bring back the old style gas cans
« Reply #3 on: May 02, 2018, 03:04:40 PM »
This is closer to the one I have, with an added 5 eights" hose attachment and cap, which you can get at the local hardware store in plumbing.
I can't seem to find mine, it's actually 7 gallons.



This is that attachment I was talking about assuming the cap isn't predrilled.
I can dump the entire amount in my Razer in less than 30 seconds.



They're available online, though I bought mine a Placerville Polaris here in the mountains for under $20.
I can't believe the prices I'm seeing, seems like a rip off online.

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Re: Bring back the old style gas cans
« Reply #4 on: May 02, 2018, 03:11:04 PM »
All those plastic cans they show in the first video only last as long as they stay out of the sun, I had some rot in 3 years, while others lasted almost ten.
I noticed a couple of the cans had a secondary lining which was great because as I poured, I saw it split, while others actually drained on their own that didn't have a liner.
I have about 3 Army steel Jerry cans and all of them leak from rust, I just keep them around for mental...errr, Sentimental reasons.
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Re: Bring back the old style gas cans
« Reply #5 on: May 03, 2018, 09:16:38 PM »
All those plastic cans they show in the first video only last as long as they stay out of the sun, I had some rot in 3 years, while others lasted almost ten.
I noticed a couple of the cans had a secondary lining which was great because as I poured, I saw it split, while others actually drained on their own that didn't have a liner.
I have about 3 Army steel Jerry cans and all of them leak from rust, I just keep them around for mental...errr, Sentimental reasons.

I needed about FIVE Gas Cans last Fall.

Cheapest, at $12.89, at Target.

https://www.target.com/p/5-gal-spill-proof-gas-can/-/A-13740862

They suck so bad.

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Re: Bring back the old style gas cans
« Reply #6 on: May 03, 2018, 09:52:28 PM »
I needed about FIVE Gas Cans last Fall.

Cheapest, at $12.89, at Target.

https://www.target.com/p/5-gal-spill-proof-gas-can/-/A-13740862

They suck so bad.
:lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:

Oh God, I had one of those POS, hated it from the first time I used it. My brother asked if I had a can he could borrow, I said yeah, as long as you never return it.
He gave it away too. You spill as much as you pour in, that damn system is horrible, kept slipping off and there's really no way to hold it open on your own.
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