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Reasonably good 5 gallon gas can #4510946
09/08/17 03:03 PM
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Southern NY
MoneyJohn Offline OP
MoneyJohn  Offline OP
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Southern NY
I am looking for a 5-gallon gas can. Does anyone have a recommendation? There are loads on Walmart or Amazon but none have the best reviews. I am going to use this can almost every week, hence I want something that won't start leaking in just a couple of uses.

Thanks in advance.


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Re: Reasonably good 5 gallon gas can [Re: MoneyJohn] #4510955
09/08/17 03:11 PM
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Colorado
Kuato Offline
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Colorado
You want metal or plastic? What's "reasonable" to you?

Google is your friend here.

https://www.google.com/search?q=heavy+du...me&ie=UTF-8


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Re: Reasonably good 5 gallon gas can [Re: MoneyJohn] #4510964
09/08/17 03:19 PM
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NE Ohio
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NE Ohio
Recommend Eagle brand steel safety can. Mine is over 25 years old and works perfectly.


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Re: Reasonably good 5 gallon gas can [Re: MoneyJohn] #4510965
09/08/17 03:20 PM
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Chicago, IL
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I have good luck with the NATO style cans. I splurged on one of the pricier ones like this: https://www.amazon.com/Wavian-USA-JC0020...ywords=nato+can

You can get cheaper steel cans, but they may not be as good. 5 gallons of gas and a steel can does get pretty heavy though. I got the non EPA regulated spouts, I read that they pour a little better.

Re: Reasonably good 5 gallon gas can [Re: MoneyJohn] #4510978
09/08/17 03:30 PM
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Atlanta
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Atlanta
Didnít we JUST do this?


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Re: Reasonably good 5 gallon gas can [Re: MoneyJohn] #4510979
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Texas
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Check VP racing fuel cans. Solid product but a little more expensive than the cheapo blow molded junk you find in the big box stores. I got mine off of amazon.


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Re: Reasonably good 5 gallon gas can [Re: MoneyJohn] #4510989
09/08/17 03:47 PM
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NC
BigD1 Offline
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I have owned a No-Spill 2.5 gallon for years now, and it's the best that I have ever owned. Five gallon would be expensive.


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Re: Reasonably good 5 gallon gas can [Re: MoneyJohn] #4511002
09/08/17 04:04 PM
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Minnesota
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Minnesota
I was at Brainerd International raceway last weekend and almost everyone was toting a VP racing jug.
I'm cheap and mostly siphon gas to its destination so I use whatever I've found at garage sales. Had a double take as gas went up 18 cents this AM? Hope it goes down by end of the month when I plan on starting to travel about 6k miles at 10 mpg



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Re: Reasonably good 5 gallon gas can [Re: EdwardC] #4511008
09/08/17 04:10 PM
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America
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America
Originally Posted By: EdwardC
I have good luck with the NATO style cans. I splurged on one of the pricier ones like this: https://www.amazon.com/Wavian-USA-JC0020...ywords=nato+can

You can get cheaper steel cans, but they may not be as good. 5 gallons of gas and a steel can does get pretty heavy though. I got the non EPA regulated spouts, I read that they pour a little better.


Yeah, those Nazi era German designed 20l gas cans are probably the best you can buy. Very popular across the entire world.

Re: Reasonably good 5 gallon gas can [Re: MoneyJohn] #4511016
09/08/17 04:24 PM
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Deplorable in apple valley, ca
Chris142 Offline
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Deplorable in apple valley, ca
The best is an old vented one from a yard sale.


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Re: Reasonably good 5 gallon gas can [Re: MoneyJohn] #4511025
09/08/17 04:43 PM
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NE,Ohio
Rand Offline
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No spill are good. Much thicker than regular cheapo plastic cans and they work great.
https://www.tractorsupply.com/tsc/product/no-spill-inc-5-gal-gas-can-carb-compliant

Genuine nato cans are great but $$$ the chinese ones can be pretty sucky.


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Re: Reasonably good 5 gallon gas can [Re: DuckRyder] #4511065
09/08/17 05:59 PM
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Waco, TX
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Originally Posted By: DuckRyder
Didnít we JUST do this?


YES!! Yesterday!

https://bobistheoilguy.com/forums/ubbthreads.php/topics/4509594/


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Re: Reasonably good 5 gallon gas can [Re: MoneyJohn] #4511086
09/08/17 06:23 PM
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Wisconsin
emmett442 Offline
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Wisconsin
Safety cans (Just rite, Eagle) are hands down the best option out there. But, you pay for it.

I have a 2.5 gal for regular nd a 1 gal for premix. I think both cams cost me $80


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Re: Reasonably good 5 gallon gas can [Re: MoneyJohn] #4511095
09/08/17 06:38 PM
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West Michigan
buck91 Offline
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West Michigan
For the price, the 5ga plastic things from Costco are decent. Still has the EPA mandated spill-ensuring spout, but there are ways to solve that issue.


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Re: Reasonably good 5 gallon gas can [Re: MoneyJohn] #4511122
09/08/17 07:27 PM
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Maryland
walterjay Offline
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Maryland
No Spill from Tractor Supply. I have five of them. I think that they hit the sweet spot for function and price.

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