How to make a "spill proof" gas can usable

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  1. Fixnfly

    Fixnfly Been here awhile

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  2. troidus

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    So he uses a valve that's not fuel rated for his air supply. Brilliant! And storing 15x5 gallons of flammables under a shelf, that's brilliant, too.

    I have one of those cans with the safety trigger. I've not had any trouble with it. I don't understand the complaints. Now the one I had that had a valve that was triggered by catching a nozzle protrusion on the edge of the filler opening and pushing, *that* was an abomination.
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  3. Unstable Rider

    Unstable Rider Moto Fotografist

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    I have one of the metal six gallon snowmobile-gas cans from the 1970's I think. It's perfect. Requires no "manual" to operate, take a cap off, open a vent, pour, and either repeat or reverse the process. No funky little plastic doo dads.

    I would not part with that can for nuttin.

    Or some old underwear I have from back then too. Progress is futile! :wave


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  4. Fixnfly

    Fixnfly Been here awhile

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    From my experiences...
    warm weather- gas can blows out like a big red basketball. Not good for the integrity of the can
    cold weather- gas can "implodes" like a crushed beer can. Not good for the integrity of the can
    short nozzle is useless, go ahead and try to put gas into a car without dumping it down the side.
    The vent switch breaks very easily
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  5. troidus

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    They all do that, unless they're open to atmosphere.
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  6. Contevita

    Contevita Cigar Adventurer

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    I have one of these and it works fine.
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  7. 9Dave

    9Dave Bazinga!

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    Those new style spouts can be a PITA - but using an tire valve stem on a gas can?

    What could possibly go wrong with that? :dunno


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  8. 100mpg

    100mpg Self Imposed Exile

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    Well, I have some new can and do not have a problem pouring gas. But who knows...

    Have you read some of the comments? I am not sure if this is a goof or not...it should be. :lol3 is this an inmate?
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  9. 100mpg

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    :evil You put put an air line on it and make a flame thrower.
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  10. mrphotoman

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    You can do it like the video (the hard way) or just take off the spout, push down the valve so it is exposed, take a pair of snips and cut off the one way valve. 15 seconds and it is "fixed".
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  11. Fixnfly

    Fixnfly Been here awhile

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    I guessing the schrader valve is removed. As long as it's fuel resistant and has a cap, I don't see a problem with it.
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  12. Fixnfly

    Fixnfly Been here awhile

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    What about a vent?
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    Under $20 locally, no need to drill in a vent or a silly "no spill" spout:

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  14. Fixnfly

    Fixnfly Been here awhile

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    Nice! ^^^

    You could sell lot's of those down here
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  17. Fixnfly

    Fixnfly Been here awhile

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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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  18. stainlesscycle

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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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  19. Dave in Wi

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    Those containers are not legal in the US to use for purchasing or transporting g gasoline I'll bet.
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  20. MiteyF

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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 :D
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