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Old 12-31-2012, 01:47 AM   #16
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Its terrible that people got burned. It is a very painful injury. BUT, GASOLINE can hold GASOLINE not only FLAMMABLE, it is also COMBUSTIBLE! GASOLINE is very DANGEROUS.
The company actually got sued because the guy used the can full of GASOLINE to pour on a FIRE?
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Old 12-31-2012, 03:58 AM   #17
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No amount of gas can engineering can prevent stupid. Fuck it, let's just ban them too.
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Old 12-31-2012, 04:12 AM   #18
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those new cans suck. they are way less safe than every other design of gas can.the spounts all leak obnoxiously. i pick up the vintage square metal 5 gallon jerry cans at flea markets/garage sales for $5-$10 each. they're good for storage, but not so good for transferring fuel into a tank. regular race jugs for pouring, but my favorite for pouring by far is the http://www.kartpartsdepot.com/product_p/sm-gmfj3.htm g-man 3 gallon.. fast, and fool proof. gonna order me one of these http://www.kartpartsdepot.com/product_p/sm-gmfj.htm - i do wish the cap had safety wire attached to them so you don't lose them.
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Old 12-31-2012, 06:15 AM   #19
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those new cans suck. they are way less safe than every other design of gas can.the spounts all leak obnoxiously. i pick up the vintage square metal 5 gallon jerry cans at flea markets/garage sales for $5-$10 each. they're good for storage, but not so good for transferring fuel into a tank. regular race jugs for pouring, but my favorite for pouring by far is the http://www.kartpartsdepot.com/product_p/sm-gmfj3.htm g-man 3 gallon.. fast, and fool proof. gonna order me one of these http://www.kartpartsdepot.com/product_p/sm-gmfj.htm - i do wish the cap had safety wire attached to them so you don't lose them.
Those containers are not legal in the US to use for purchasing or transporting g gasoline I'll bet.
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Old 12-31-2012, 05:52 PM   #20
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If you're in California, you HAVE to have those shitty new style self-venting cans, which of course, don't actually vent. They fucking suck.

I'll take my 5 gallon NATO style can thanks
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Old 12-31-2012, 06:06 PM   #21
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Those containers are not legal in the US to use for purchasing or transporting g gasoline I'll bet.

when the gasoline police come, let me know.
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Old 12-31-2012, 06:08 PM   #22
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when the gasoline police come, let me know.
If you try to cross into CA with one in your truck/car/etc, they will make you throw it away or leave it behind.
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Old 12-31-2012, 06:14 PM   #23
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Fuck those things, at minimum get these from Tuff Jug:



Works kinda like a dry brake quick fill.
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Old 12-31-2012, 09:04 PM   #24
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Under $20 locally, no need to drill in a vent or a silly "no spill" spout:

Can you tell me where these are available?
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Old 12-31-2012, 09:08 PM   #25
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I've got a few of the newer ones that have that weird twist/valve things in the middle of the nozzle and they SUCK ASS. One ended up getting jammed in the closed position and essentially rendered the can useless. I ended up breaking the valve on it so the can would be usable. I also ended up just buying a funnel to keep on my rig so that if I have to fill it on the road, I can just dump the gas into the funnel without using the emission nozzle thing.
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Old 12-31-2012, 09:31 PM   #26
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I agree the newer fuel cans are a pain to use and I think I spill almost a cup of fuel every time I use one. If you try to use one of them to fill a bike, generator, chainsaw, law mower, or anything that requires paying close attention to how close one is getting to the top of a small tank you're going to be disappointed.


Does anyone know what the real impetus was for the redesign? Are they SUPPOSED to reduce the flow rate or is it an attempt to reduce venting off-gases? They improve safety HOW? Less chance of the vapors being ignited?

Folks in these parts are hoarding their old cans with the vent caps on the back.
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Old 12-31-2012, 10:21 PM   #27
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Its terrible that people got burned. It is a very painful injury. BUT, GASOLINE can hold GASOLINE not only FLAMMABLE, it is also COMBUSTIBLE! GASOLINE is very DANGEROUS.
The company actually got sued because the guy used the can full of GASOLINE to pour on a FIRE?
I remember this going on. Miami, OK isn't a big town, losing Blitz screwed the town's entire economy, at the worst time. But those lawyers won't be going hungry will they? What do they care?

And as others have pointed out, the newer cans are terrible. I've had good luck putting motorcycle-style schrader valves in them to act as vents. Take the core out, seal around the little nut with RTV, and put a metal valve cap with gasket on it. Safety wire optional.
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Old 01-01-2013, 03:03 AM   #28
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These replace the cap

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/MOTOCROSS-...item2576548ad2

they have a vent (thats the small pipe sticking up) that goes into the cap via the nozzle.

The nozzle has a valve that allows you to turn the can upside down and nothing leaks, then as you press the nozzle into the fuel tank the valve opens and fuel runs out nice and quickly with no glugging.

Spills a bit when you pull it off the tank if it's full to the brim, but not much.

I guess these are illegal in California too :)
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Old 01-01-2013, 07:12 AM   #29
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We used to carry chainsaw and lawnmower gas in a one gallon glass jug (empty vinegar jug). I guess we got lucky.
I converted my new diesel jug with a utility knife and added a vent hole with a #14 sheet metal screw I can take out with my fingers. I can't hold a full five gallons head high for the ten minutes of burping and trickling when filling up my tractor.
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Old 01-01-2013, 04:04 PM   #30
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