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#3207438 - 12/05/13 02:55 PM Time to buy new gas cans again?
edwardh1 Offline


Registered: 01/17/03
Posts: 1797
Loc: Coastal South Carolina
they say they are unsafe.
maybe if there is a redesign they will fix the poor spout design???!@#$%^&*()

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#3207465 - 12/05/13 03:15 PM Re: Time to buy new gas cans again? [Re: edwardh1]
wallyuwl Offline


Registered: 06/02/09
Posts: 1487
Loc: Lexington, KY
If the ones you have work and are not broken, why would you replace them? All these regulations on gas cans are ridiculous. My dad still has metal ones from the 60s that just have a regular screw on cap and they work just fine.

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#3207557 - 12/05/13 04:34 PM Re: Time to buy new gas cans again? [Re: wallyuwl]
pbm Offline


Registered: 04/19/04
Posts: 5588
Loc: New York
Originally Posted By: wallyuwl
If the ones you have work and are not broken, why would you replace them? All these regulations on gas cans are ridiculous. My dad still has metal ones from the 60s that just have a regular screw on cap and they work just fine.


All the gas cans available today are a 'solution in search of a problem'....

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#3207571 - 12/05/13 04:44 PM Re: Time to buy new gas cans again? [Re: edwardh1]
flanso Offline


Registered: 12/26/06
Posts: 332
Loc: Houston, TX
Justrite Manufacturing makes gas safety can that are, in my opinion, the very best.

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#3207658 - 12/05/13 05:45 PM Re: Time to buy new gas cans again? [Re: pbm]
Klutch9 Offline


Registered: 01/07/09
Posts: 2008
Loc: Rochester, MI, US, World
Originally Posted By: pbm
Originally Posted By: wallyuwl
If the ones you have work and are not broken, why would you replace them? All these regulations on gas cans are ridiculous. My dad still has metal ones from the 60s that just have a regular screw on cap and they work just fine.


All the gas cans available today are a 'solution in search of a problem'....


Precisely. Every time I use one of those 'new' cans, I end up spilling gas. Granted, I don't use them often, so maybe I'm just not used to them. But I rarely, if ever, spilled a drop of fuel with the traditional style cans. Just saying...
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#3207691 - 12/05/13 06:14 PM Re: Time to buy new gas cans again? [Re: Klutch9]
barlowc Offline


Registered: 03/16/09
Posts: 2047
Loc: Southeast Michigan
Yeah, I saw a segment about this on the Today show the other morning. They were showing that when tilted, a spark could ignite the vapors and cause it to explode. They were saying some wire/mesh arrestor could prevent it.
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#3207699 - 12/05/13 06:23 PM Re: Time to buy new gas cans again? [Re: flanso]
Donald Offline


Registered: 03/21/04
Posts: 14741
Loc: Upstate NY
Originally Posted By: flanso
Justrite Manufacturing makes gas safety can that are, in my opinion, the very best.


Typically the safety gas cans are required in some locations. At Lowes we had to use them for "store use" gas. But they spilled more and or one needed a funnel. While a funnel works great, all the gas that evaporates caused pollution which I think they are trying to avoid.
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#3207986 - 12/05/13 10:23 PM Re: Time to buy new gas cans again? [Re: flanso]
doitmyself Offline


Registered: 06/03/02
Posts: 4958
Loc: MI
Originally Posted By: flanso
Justrite Manufacturing makes gas safety can that are, in my opinion, the very best.


My workplace requires metal safety cans. This Justrite model works excellent with the pour spout:



With our Grainger discount the 2 gal model was about $50 crzy crzy crzy

This site has them for about $60 crzy crzy crzy crzy crzy crzy crzy http://www.industrialproducts.com/2-Gallon-Type-II-AccuFlow-Red-Safety-Gas-5-8-Hose-p/7220120.htm

Should last a lifetime, but.........

Unfortunately, I do not think they are U.S. made. Other brands (Eagle?) might be, but the design of the Justrite is superb.

The Blitz Co. ridiculous lawsuit maybe prompted all the foolishness?????????

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#3210522 - 12/08/13 03:03 PM Re: Time to buy new gas cans again? [Re: edwardh1]
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Registered: 09/30/09
Posts: 530
Loc: Michigan

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#3210874 - 12/08/13 10:01 PM Re: Time to buy new gas cans again? [Re: doitmyself]
Jordan_FX4 Offline


Registered: 07/05/11
Posts: 92
Loc: Southern IL
Justrite safety cans and fire cabinets are most definitely 100% U.S. made right here in central IL. I worked at their factory as a summer job while I was in community college, their based in my hometown.
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#3211530 - 12/09/13 05:39 PM Re: Time to buy new gas cans again? [Re: edwardh1]
KenO Offline


Registered: 10/29/07
Posts: 1300
Loc: Auburn, GA
I bought a spout when I was up in Montreal a few years back thats crewed into my regular gas can. It was flexible, yellow, and had a cap on it. I've never seen them available in the US.
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#3211613 - 12/09/13 07:08 PM Re: Time to buy new gas cans again? [Re: Jordan_FX4]
doitmyself Offline


Registered: 06/03/02
Posts: 4958
Loc: MI
Originally Posted By: Jordan_FX4
Justrite safety cans and fire cabinets are most definitely 100% U.S. made right here in central IL. I worked at their factory as a summer job while I was in community college, their based in my hometown.


I hope that you are more right than WW Grainger, who indicates that the Type II cans are made in China: http://www.grainger.com/product/3NKT7?cm_sp=HIO-_-HIDP-_-RR_VTV70300505&cm_vc=IDPRRZ13

EDIT: China mfg. is confirmed at Northern Tool: http://answers.northerntool.com/answers/...filiationaStaff

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#3212685 - 12/10/13 06:29 PM Re: Time to buy new gas cans again? [Re: doitmyself]
Jordan_FX4 Offline


Registered: 07/05/11
Posts: 92
Loc: Southern IL
My mistake,I didn't realize that some of Justrite's products are made overseas, their factory in Illinois makes the fire cabinets and several types of fuel cans. They had a large area dedicated to making 5 gallon cans that looked similar to the Type II's but apparently they're not all made here.
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#3212817 - 12/10/13 08:25 PM Re: Time to buy new gas cans again? [Re: KenO]
JHZR2 Offline



Registered: 12/14/02
Posts: 35449
Loc: New Jersey
Originally Posted By: KenO
I bought a spout when I was up in Montreal a few years back thats crewed into my regular gas can. It was flexible, yellow, and had a cap on it. I've never seen them available in the US.


Yes Ive done this too!

I like the more rigid, more diffusion-proof new EPA plastic gas cans, but those stupid o-ring sealed fancy spouts cause more spillage then I had ever lost before.

Of course they also build pressure, which means that folks that keep their gas cans in the sun might actually lose less, and dump less evaporated hydrocarbons to the atmosphere. But mine are always kept in a cool and dark place, so Ive never had an issue with evaporation.

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#3214010 - 12/11/13 11:30 PM Re: Time to buy new gas cans again? [Re: edwardh1]
Rand Offline


Registered: 08/20/03
Posts: 8586
Loc: Barberton,Ohio
the new kinds are very fragile.. I've broken 4 now.

and resplacement nozzle is about 1$ cheaper than a whole new can.
in that picture the one that is REALLY terrible... the left one with the green locking ring






Edited by Rand (12/11/13 11:31 PM)
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