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No-Spill Gasoline Container Problems #4526343
09/26/17 02:52 AM
09/26/17 02:52 AM
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Clovis, CA
Merkava_4 Offline OP
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The container has no vent; so - when the temperature is warm during the day, the gasoline vapors push the plastic walls outward which is fine. The trouble is, when the temperature drops, the plastic walls get sucked in, crushing the container and putting a terrible strain on the plastic. The next day when the sun comes out, the container "re-inflates." I could loosen the cap to let it vent, but then I'll have some gasoline with very expensive synthetic 2-cycle oil getting evaporated. Is there a solution other than keeping the container inside the house where the temperatures are more stable ?



Re: No-Spill Gasoline Container Problems [Re: Merkava_4] #4526344
09/26/17 02:55 AM
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Do you have a shed? I wouldn't store gas in my home.

Re: No-Spill Gasoline Container Problems [Re: Farmer] #4526347
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No shed - just a garage with a very active water heater that has an open flame.

Re: No-Spill Gasoline Container Problems [Re: Merkava_4] #4526351
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Buy a dog house and put it in there.


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Re: No-Spill Gasoline Container Problems [Re: Merkava_4] #4526394
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Lexington, NC
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MerK; I'd suggest u vent it slightly..it won't loose enuf to be noticeable. Sit it as far away from water heater as possible. Try it for few days and see how it goes.


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Re: No-Spill Gasoline Container Problems [Re: Merkava_4] #4526413
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Central Coast California
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I live near you and had no issues with my no-spills even during the 115F heat we had this summer. I've only seen them expand and contract if they are in the direct sun and in the bed of my black truck. Even just setting a scrap of plywood over them has kept mine stable if I had to leave them outside. Are you having these issues in direct sun or just from a temperature change?


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Re: No-Spill Gasoline Container Problems [Re: Merkava_4] #4526447
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USA
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It's tough plastic. It can withstand the flexing. Shading the can from direct sunlight will help.

Unburned gasoline vapor released into the air is a major cause of smog. This is the reason for sealed cans.

Re: No-Spill Gasoline Container Problems [Re: Merkava_4] #4526449
09/26/17 07:57 AM
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only safety metal cans in house or attached garage.


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Re: No-Spill Gasoline Container Problems [Re: Merkava_4] #4526455
09/26/17 08:07 AM
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Houston, Texas
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Interesting. I thought it was only the blitz cans that did that.


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Re: No-Spill Gasoline Container Problems [Re: Merkava_4] #4526588
09/26/17 10:29 AM
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I bought an aftermarket vent which takes care of the problem. you do have to drill. Amazon has them.

Re: No-Spill Gasoline Container Problems [Re: RedOakRanch] #4526598
09/26/17 10:45 AM
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Clovis, CA
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Originally Posted By: RedOakRanch
Are you having these issues in direct sun or just from a temperature change?


Just from the temperature change - but I'll sit the container in a spot the night before where I know it'll get direct sunlight the next morning so that it'll expand and re-inflate.

Re: No-Spill Gasoline Container Problems [Re: Merkava_4] #4526651
09/26/17 11:33 AM
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Central Coast California
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Maybe you got a soft batch, mine do well in 50-115f with only a very slight change in shape(1/4" or so).


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Re: No-Spill Gasoline Container Problems [Re: Merkava_4] #4526668
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Texas
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I will no longer buy plastic gas containers now that they have all the goofball "safety" valving. Here's my new go-to type of fuel can. These have safety valves, but they WORK and actually let you pour gas in equipment without spilling it everywhere:

https://www.amazon.com/dp/B01FKIW76G/ref=biss_dp_sa1


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Re: No-Spill Gasoline Container Problems [Re: Merkava_4] #4526687
09/26/17 12:20 PM
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Waco, TX
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Same problem in Texas.

I have added a very tiny vent to all of mine.
Otherwise, the plastic flexes too much and cracks.


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(Re:VOA)"it's nearly impossible to actually know the particular additives that are in there at what concentrations."
Re: No-Spill Gasoline Container Problems [Re: HerrStig] #4526717
09/26/17 01:02 PM
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Clovis, CA
Merkava_4 Offline OP
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Originally Posted By: HerrStig
I bought an aftermarket vent which takes care of the problem. you do have to drill. Amazon has them.


Do you leave the vent open all the time ? You're not worried about moisture getting in ?

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