Bad Gas Can Design

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Re: Bad Gas Can Design

Postby fishboat » Tue Jul 06, 2021 8:29 pm

I own two of the cans discussed here. Trying to help you guys out..rather than following up on what I suggested, it appears having something to rant about has more value. No $10 purchase needs to be made. The spout doesn't have to be stored inside the gas can(I agree..that's a pita, but it isn't necessary) and letting the vapor out of a heat-bloated can doesn't blow gas droplets everywhere..I just released the pressure from a can a few minutes ago..no mess..no drama..pretty uneventful.

The adjustment takes less than 2 minutes, takes virtually no tools(a dental pick or small screwdriver), it's free...look it up...or rant away..whichever makes you feel better.
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Re: Bad Gas Can Design

Postby western traveler » Tue Jul 06, 2021 9:10 pm

Or a guy could just post the link.

[youtube] https://youtu.be/62c-3mPN9rs[/youtube]
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Re: Bad Gas Can Design

Postby Tom&Shelly » Tue Jul 06, 2021 10:12 pm

fishboat wrote:I own two of the cans discussed here. Trying to help you guys out..rather than following up on what I suggested, it appears having something to rant about has more value. No $10 purchase needs to be made.


So, how much did you pay for those gas cans? And, which government agency do you work for?

I found returning my can and getting my $28 back made more sense than modifying it. If I just wanted the nozzle for this defective product, they were $10 at the ACE hardware store.

Anyway, the purpose of posting was to warn folks. Seriously. If you're happy paying about twice what you oughta be, and then modifying the product to defeat the "safety" features, that's fine by you.

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Re: Bad Gas Can Design

Postby fishboat » Wed Jul 07, 2021 5:05 am

So much drama.

https://www.menards.com/main/tools/automotive/automotive-tools-shop-equipment/midwest-can-2-gallon-gas-can/2310/p-1444439611361.htm

Life is short..being angry all the time is really a waste of energy and time..bye..be happy.
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Re: Bad Gas Can Design

Postby Tom&Shelly » Wed Jul 07, 2021 6:08 am

Hey, whatever man

https://www.acehardware.com/departments/lawn-and-garden/outdoor-power-equipment/gas-cans/7797590

Meanwhile, here's a Canadian company's water can, sold by Amazon (but also way too expensive for what it is)

https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B000MTI0GA?pf_rd_r=KG3SMVE8H4HYSHDD4BAE&pf_rd_p=5ae2c7f8-e0c6-4f35-9071-dc3240e894a8&pd_rd_r=1651fd7b-9e78-4469-ae3a-af71adf50c0f&pd_rd_w=yTU6G&pd_rd_wg=SMIh5&ref_=pd_gw_unk

The picture looks vaguely familiar

https://www.canadiantire.ca/en/pdp/scepter-4wd-vented-gas-can-20-l-0283056p.html#srp

Gee, I wonder if Americans, who aren't allowed to buy Canadian gas cans, might buy Canadian water cans and mis-use them... :thinking:

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Re: Bad Gas Can Design

Postby QueticoBill » Wed Jul 07, 2021 1:52 pm

So I live across the St Lawrence from Kingston. When the border opens, do you think the US border agents will confiscate it?
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Re: Bad Gas Can Design

Postby rjgimp » Wed Jul 07, 2021 4:07 pm

western traveler wrote:Or a guy could just post the link.

[youtube] https://youtu.be/62c-3mPN9rs[/youtube]


Yep. Would have been a nice gesture at least. :roll:
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Re: Bad Gas Can Design

Postby MtnDon » Wed Jul 07, 2021 4:17 pm

Gee, I wonder if Americans, who aren't allowed to buy Canadian gas cans, might buy Canadian water cans and mis-use them... :thinking:


Who is going to stop the purchase?

I believe the 2009 rule banned the manufacture in the US of the old-style can and the sale of them in the US. But I have never read that I have to turn in any non-conforming cans no matter when or where purchased.
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Re: Bad Gas Can Design

Postby Modstock » Sun Nov 14, 2021 10:05 pm

Those new cans are a joke, almost making it a two person job.
I was able to find brand new (old style) military cans a few years ago in 2.5 gallon size.
It helps to have a smaller size to put on the roofrack and to hold up while pouring. Holding a heavy 5 gal jug for awhile sucks.

A bunch of jeepers here snatched them up while they were available.

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Re: Bad Gas Can Design

Postby western traveler » Sun Nov 21, 2021 11:45 am

So while on this topic I thought I would toss this out.
A buddy and I were deep in the backcountry late last year. The closest gas station was many miles away so we hauled about 60 gallons of fuel into our base camp. When it came time to fuel I was about to lift a 6 gallon jug when he stopped me and brought out a 12v electric fuel pump with hoses. Plugged it into his dash power outlet and we filled our tanks.
When I got back I hit the local Napa store and built one for about $60. I use alligator clips and now able to fuel the truck, tractor (no longer have to stand on the 3 point hitch), boat, Jeep etc without lifting a big can and no more spills.
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Re: Bad Gas Can Design

Postby MickinOz » Sun Nov 21, 2021 5:21 pm

Geez, your Gummint sure did a number on you blokes, eh?
I had a quick look. We can still buy the basic fuel can with spout and breather.
Heck, we can even by the original 1930's style steel jerry can with clamp on spout.
They don't have WD (War Department) stamped on them like mine do, but otherwise look pretty darn close.

Give it ten years, every thing will be electric, then we won't have this problem. :roll:
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