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Whats up with these strange new gas cans ??

Post in 'The Gear' started by HDRock, Nov 22, 2012.

  1. HDRock

    HDRock Minister of Fire

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    I haven't bought a gas can in quite a few years.
    I started looking for a new 1 gal for chain saw, and started reading about these strange nozzles that don't work.
    Is this the only kind of gas can they make now ??? :mad:

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  2. Ehouse

    Ehouse Minister of Fire

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    A pox on them all. Look for an old style can at garage sales etc.

    Ehouse
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  3. Old Painless

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  4. Boog

    Boog Minister of Fire

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    I know, hate these new plastic ones, have not found a good one yet. The last of my two ancient 30+ year old metal ones finally sprung a leak about a month ago. Bought them at the same time many years ago. Both finally rusted a pin hole leak about 6 months appart this year! Sad times.......
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  6. bogydave

    bogydave Minister of Fire

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    As far as I know, that's the new gas can. (Some California invention & rule & Fed Gov bureaucracy)

    I've yet to use the new spill proof & not spill gas.
    I put an old nozzle on the new one gallon can , & now little or none spilled.

    Most can be modified & made to work better.
    Online search can give you some ideas to make them usable.
    Some other references:
    http://www.hearth.com/talk/threads/went-to-get-a-new-gas-can-for-chainsaw-gas.86478/

    http://www.hearth.com/talk/threads/for-the-love-of-simple-gas-cans.89373/
  7. MasterMech

    MasterMech Guest

    The obligatory No-Spill Jill post.... Everybody's favorite.

    Look for 'em at your local small engine dealer (every Stihl dealer has access to them! ;)), if he doesn't have 'em in stock, they can be ordered from Stens or Rotary (EVERY small engine guy has an account with one or both of them). Also available from Amazon. They're thicker and pour MUCH faster than any other plastic can. Only plastic can that doesn't drive me crazy and much cheaper than a metal Eagle Can. I actually enjoy using mine to fill my small handheld equipment. Plus no gas station can give you crap about filling an "unapproved" container.



    If you're stuck with the junk they sell at most retailers, they can be modified to work far better than they ever did new.
  8. flyingcow

    flyingcow Minister of Fire

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    Just watched the video......WOW, where were the gas cans? :)
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  9. WhitePine

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    The Amazon listing for those cans do not show the view stripes. Anyone know if those are just older models, or are there two versions, view stripe and no view stripe?
  10. Old Painless

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    WOW indeed...those can were mighty impressive, perfect for motorboating.
  11. Backwoods Savage

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    JB Water Weld will fix that fast.
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  12. nate379

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    Those fuel cans suck! My brother has one for his mixed gas, both me and my Dad used it at seperate times and dumped fuel all over the place! I haven't heard my Dad swear so much in a while!
  13. BrotherBart

    BrotherBart Hearth.com LLC Mid-Atlantic Division Staff Member

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    Get a tire valve stem and fix the new can.

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  14. raybonz

    raybonz Minister of Fire

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    I hate the new gas cans and spill more gas than ever now! They also cost much more than the ones they replaced!

    Ray
  15. weatherguy

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    There's a couple nice cans in the video ==c
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  16. weatherguy

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    Have you tried that BB? Looks like the way to go, just wondering if you have to buy that specific can in the video.
  17. BrotherBart

    BrotherBart Hearth.com LLC Mid-Atlantic Division Staff Member

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    Works great. All of mine are Blitz also so I don't know about others but it should work fine with them. The plastic isn't thicker in that one spot like he says. Just a flat spot.
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  18. raybonz

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    I agree those jugs looked just fine to me ;)

    Ray
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  19. weatherguy

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    Ill give it a try, I was going to buy the can the girl with the jugs is selling but they're expensive and this is a cheaper fix and looks like it works great.
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  20. MofoG23

    MofoG23 Feeling the Heat

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    Check out Eagle gas can's. I have (2) 5 gallon and a 1 gallon gas can...without a doubt, these will be the last gas can's I'll have to buy. You'll pay a bit more for these, but if you're like me and would rather just buy something once, its worth a few extra bucks.

    http://www.amazon.com/Eagle-Gas-Can-1-Gallon/dp/B00443GA6W
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  21. BrotherBart

    BrotherBart Hearth.com LLC Mid-Atlantic Division Staff Member

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    I hate the unmodified Blitz cans but a couple of years ago Lowe's was clearing winter stuff out for room for the lawn mowers. They had the blue five gallon Kero cans on clearance for $2.99 each. They are the same as the gas cans except for the color. I bought all they had left and grabbed a can of red spray paint on the way to checkout.
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  22. nate379

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    I have some early 2000s cans that are those "awesome" ventless cans that would drain 5 gals in about an hour it seemed.

    I ended up screwing in a 1/4"x 1" or so lag bolt in that area he puts the valve stem. Thread in the lag bolt, can is sealed. Take it out and it vents. Works just like the prior model cans that had the little unscrewable vent.



    Also you can get race jugs in 5 gal cans for about $25 each
  23. MofoG23

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    Good thing you painted them...I actually witnessed a gas station clerk shut the pumps off on a person who was not using "red" gas can's....
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    BrotherBart Hearth.com LLC Mid-Atlantic Division Staff Member

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    I am all for the rules for colors of cans. In high school mom got mad at me because I didn't jump up and run out to mow the lawn. She went out and filled the mower with kero. It started and ran. Until she turned it off. Don't ask what it took to get that stuff out of it and get it running again. Or what Dad did to my butt when he got home. <>

    Not to mention what happens when somebody pours gasoline in a kero heater and lights it in their house. !!!
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    I was just cursing the new can today! The ones here in Ontario are a total joke!! When you turn the safety collar and press the spout down if there is any pressure it sprays about 3/4' onto whatever making matters far worse then ever!! And the dang things leak like crazy too......give me a good old Wedco can any day over this crap!! Shame on CT for selling this junk!
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