What the hell happened to gas cans?

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  1. getbent

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    I still have my old cans... I got them from my grandfather's stash when I was a kid, had them while my dad was alive, they still work beautifully and my son will inherit them and continue to use them...

    why did you guys toss your old ones? You've been gassing stuff for a long time... where is your old one?
     
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    Using a separate funnel is the perfect solution. The 'one size fits all' variety of something rarely is designed to work properly with anything. We're always looking for convenience when trying to get around the way things are designed to fit the rules. Getting rid of the rust is good too. To me it's kind of like bike helmets - you can legislate safety all you want but you can't legislate common sense.
     
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    You can buy non ethanol gas in one gallon steel cans, I get it for @ $15 a gallon from ACE W/ a $5 off coupon and you get to keep the can which makes fun side guitars etc ( use a old broom handle for the neck). after you get a few. Stuff seems to start easier run better on NE and a gallon pretty much gets the old Hahn thru a whole cutting season.. If you sell the guitars or give them as gifts the gas is pretty much free..
     
  4. charlie chitlin

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    15?!
    I go to the little local airport for 100 octane low-lead for 6.
     
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    My biggest complaint is you can’t easily see how much gas is in the plastic ones. Even the one I have with a stripe down the back that is supposed to let you see what is in it.
     
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    There are ways to bypass the safety spigot. To keep my generators running I keep 12 gallons of fuel with a stabilizer in the cans at the ready.
    I like trying to pour fuel into my chainsaw or weed eater with these cans so much I have a clear measuring cup that holds 2 cups and a funnel to top off the tanks as necessary. Less muss & fuss & fuel spills
     
  8. schmee

    schmee Poster Extraordinaire

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    Yes, buy a proper spout on Ebay etc.
    I had one of the new cans, I spilled more fuel trying to use that can than any I've ever had.
     
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    nothing. You are just too young and adaptable to fit in here!
     
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    do they still sell funnels in America?
    [​IMG]
     
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    More plastic for the baby seals to choke on.
     
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    I have funnels but I'm not sure what people think they do if you've got a cranky safety spout... you still have to reach down and pull on the collar on the spout to get gas to flow and then it still sits there and burps a ton of fuel and then stops, etc.. easy to overwhelm the funnel and spill everywhere anywhere.

    Still this thread makes me wonder why in 10 years I haven't ordered replacements that actually work online.
     
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    Yer in Texas, we don't do things wrong!
     
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    I do this to the old metal ones. DSCF3781 (2).JPG
     
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    You've got to be kidding. You deleted my post because I used the word govt. What a joke.
     
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    Stop it.
     
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    Interesting peripheral topics.

    • Blitz sued out of business by firebugs
    • Plastic tanks damaged by new spouts.
    • Jiggle Siphon solves pouring problem
    • Racing Fluid Containers replace gas cans.
    I use the Jiggle Siphon to fill my Kubota tractor.
    I set the container on the hood, and let 'er rip without having to hold it.

    The racing fluid containers are used by most of my off-road friends.
    Durable, Easy to Use, Moderate Cost.
     
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    Well I get $50 for the diddly bows I make from the cans so NBD.
    Due to security concerns most of the small airports in this area were closed after 9/11, the GR did inthe remainder. it’s probably 80 miles RT to the nearest one. If I drive 3 hours I can buy it from a quickie mart chain, at regular price, thus stocking up on the jugs in case the ACE pulls the plug. it’s gonna’ be like runnin’ ‘ shine w/ a leaky exhaust..
     
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    Mine was deleted also because it had something to do with politics.

    So I'll just say that it was CARB compliance that killed gas cans, but make sure that you understand that there was NO Politics involved.
     
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