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grump


Joined: Jan 14, 2008
Points: 58

Where can I get a normal gas can?
Original Message   Dec 2, 2012 8:30 pm
One with a vent? Without it the gas doesn't come out! Well, it dribbles out. So the same folks who gave us only toilets that don't flush and light bulbs that won't light, now don't want us to pour gas? I don't get it. Haven't messed with the new carbs yet. Are they capable of workhorsing an engine like the old fashioned ones? I thought the vent was a safety thing for pressure.
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longboat


Joined: Feb 11, 2009
Points: 100

Re: Where can I get a normal gas can?
Reply #1   Dec 3, 2012 8:21 am
Look for off-road/racing gas cans.   They are expensive, but supposedly well worth it.  Probably illegal to use them, but it sure beats spilling gas all over the place and ruining the environment.

Other option is to drill a hole in the top back of the gas can and keep a screw in there when not using it, but still doesn't solve the problem of these goofy spouts that leak gas.

They should get better with time, just like the toilets have over the last 5-10 years.  Buy a toilet with a three-inch valve and you should never have to flush more than once.  Don't buy the sub-$100 toilet on sale at your local big box - I've never seen them flush well!  Off-topic, but Toto makes great toilets, and the American Standard Cadet 3 isn't a bad option, either.

mkd55


Location: wisconsin
Joined: Dec 16, 2005
Points: 153

Re: Where can I get a normal gas can?
Reply #2   Dec 3, 2012 11:02 am
here is a name brand safety can that comes in many styles and sizes. many years ago i got the 5 gal one for a safety award where i worked. it's mfg'd by justrite!   http://www.justritemfg.com/containes.tpl              http://www.amazon.com/Justrite-10801-Gallon-Steel-Safety/dp/B0009X8E8I
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GtWtNorth


Location: Montreal area, QC, Canada
Joined: Nov 16, 2008
Points: 260

Re: Where can I get a normal gas can?
Reply #3   Dec 3, 2012 11:44 am
There were some previous discussions that might help you.

http://www.abbysguide.com/ope/discussions/63758-A-1.html

http://www.abbysguide.com/ope/discussions/51545-A-1.html
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Dr_Woof


Don't blow into the wind, and don't eat yellow snow. WOOF!

Location: Saskatchewan
Joined: Dec 13, 2010
Points: 253

Re: Where can I get a normal gas can?
Reply #4   Dec 3, 2012 1:18 pm
It is difficult to see how some of these el cheapo cans get regulatory approval.  The ones that have a small black cap that screw down over a domed hole to provide a vent while pouring are, in my opinion, dangerous.  I have seen many where the black cap gets cracked and holed where it meets the sharp dome under it as it is screwed down.  Store that can near an ignition source and you got a recipe for......a garage fire.  And I haven't seen one yet that doesn't leak gas around the supposedly sealed spout where it meets the lip of the can - no matter how tight you make it..

mobiledynamics


Joined: Oct 1, 2011
Points: 73

Re: Where can I get a normal gas can?
Reply #5   Dec 3, 2012 3:03 pm
Type II cans pour just fine.

If plastic , just drill a hole, make your own vent with a plug you can remove.
FullThrottle


Joined: Feb 11, 2011
Points: 17

Re: Where can I get a normal gas can?
Reply #6   Dec 6, 2012 4:58 pm
If you go to e bay search up member elisgeneralstore2012. Click on item's for sale he has vent caps. 1/8 pilot hole  then 1/2 wood bit hold the cap over the hole hit with a hammer and snap it in place 1 minute job. Plastic can only of coarse. Will turn that piece of junk can into something that works. Will dump fuel in and sound like a jet motor. I think it may work even better than the old cans if your going for a full dump as you now have two vents well 1  and  1/2 anyways
mobiledynamics


Joined: Oct 1, 2011
Points: 73

Re: Where can I get a normal gas can?
Reply #7   Dec 6, 2012 5:18 pm
Any Schrader valve purchased locally as well....easy as pie.
Just be careful of the EPA Police knocking on your door
Bill_H


Location: Maine
Joined: Jan 12, 2008
Points: 354

Re: Where can I get a normal gas can?
Reply #8   Dec 6, 2012 11:20 pm
mobiledynamics wrote:
Just be careful of the EPA Police knocking on your door


Don't even joke about that ... it's way too likely to happen. Dammit.

Who the hell let all the morning people run things?
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