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Environmentally friendly gas can rant #5438934 05/26/20 12:58 AM
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Designed for safety and to eliminate hydrocarbon evaporation pollution, you go and try to fill your lawnmower while depressing the black lock and pushing the spout down then when you manage to do it gas sprays on the lawnmower, on the garage floor, and on your hands and feet.😠😠😠😠

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Re: Environmentally friendly gas can rant [Re: IMSA_Racing_Fan] #5438936 05/26/20 01:17 AM
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Have you tried placing the black part against the fill hole of the mower and letting the weight of the can and fuel hold it open?

Re: Environmentally friendly gas can rant [Re: IMSA_Racing_Fan] #5438937 05/26/20 01:19 AM
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Re: Environmentally friendly gas can rant [Re: IMSA_Racing_Fan] #5438945 05/26/20 02:25 AM
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I agree these new gas cans are a pain to say the least...I found two good old metal cans at a yard sale ...pitched the new plastic eco friendly ones

Re: Environmentally friendly gas can rant [Re: IMSA_Racing_Fan] #5438948 05/26/20 02:35 AM
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Yeah, most annoying and unsafe thing ever perpetuated in the name of environmentalism. If you happen to forget to vent it before using on a hot day, prepare to get a gasoline shower. I'm actually surprised there haven't been so many accidents that they were pulled from the market. First time my mower and I got sprayed it scared the 0W-8 out of me. My son found these for his work when they were running a lot of pressure washers and generators. Expensive at $49.00 but worth every single penny. [Linked Image]

Re: Environmentally friendly gas can rant [Re: IMSA_Racing_Fan] #5438955 05/26/20 03:12 AM
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I forgot to mention the childproof medicine bottle cap latch.😠

Re: Environmentally friendly gas can rant [Re: IMSA_Racing_Fan] #5438978 05/26/20 04:47 AM
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The new one I have works better than any of the older style cans I have. You can actually meter the gas to a trickle with the button on the handle. If you are lazy just stick the spout in the fill hole, push the button for full blast and it shuts itself off when the tank is full and back pressures the spout. Of course the3 gallon can cost $50+.....you cheapskates need to step up to the 21st century.

Re: Environmentally friendly gas can rant [Re: IMSA_Racing_Fan] #5438979 05/26/20 04:56 AM
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Re: Environmentally friendly gas can rant [Re: MParr] #5439009 05/26/20 06:09 AM
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Originally Posted by MParr


Totally agree, have two of them and they are worth every penny.


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Re: Environmentally friendly gas can rant [Re: clinebarger] #5439019 05/26/20 06:20 AM
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Yeah … our farm & ranch has those VP’s for $29 … the look alike they sell at Buc-ees seems just as good … think my mix of those two is 5 now … twice I bought the can and then filled with E0

Re: Environmentally friendly gas can rant [Re: IMSA_Racing_Fan] #5439025 05/26/20 06:28 AM
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I'm starting to like 'em. My needs are pretty slight though, and NH isn't quite as hot as the rest of the country. But a sealed gas container ought to spoil the gas more slowly than one that can outgas more easily.

I have an older ventless single gallon one (with no "push to flow" thing on the spout) which works ok. The bigger 5 gallon one I just fill halfway most of the time as 5 gallons is too much weight for me to aim easily into a small mower. When it's not full of gas I can either hit the fill on the tank and keep it open, or at times I've held the release open. [And of course, as it wears it's gotten sticky so sometimes it just gets stuck open.]

Years ago I "fixed" some ventless diesel containers by zipping in a couple of 3/8's lags to make impromptu vents. Worked well. I don't need to do that to my gas tanks, but I'll point that out in case anyone else wants to fix theirs.


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Re: Environmentally friendly gas can rant [Re: supton] #5439035 05/26/20 06:37 AM
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The big mouth cans seal great … but it takes intermediate steps … I keep a gallon pitcher and a couple funnels in a clear plastic bag … that yellow funnel on the red can would have to come off where I store gas (dusty shed) …
I’m happy with that … good volume sealed and finesse when topping up the tanks …

Re: Environmentally friendly gas can rant [Re: IMSA_Racing_Fan] #5439055 05/26/20 07:09 AM
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The red metal safety cans are actually very easy to use to pour gas into OPE. They are the only gas can that should be stored in an attached garage.


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Re: Environmentally friendly gas can rant [Re: IMSA_Racing_Fan] #5439059 05/26/20 07:13 AM
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Those supposed safety cans are nothing but a virtue signaling menace. All mine are 🤗VENTED with none of that expensive nonsensical wizardry. The most I ever paid for a can was $12 and a couple of mine are 20 YO and still going strong. You don’t even need a course on how to use them either.

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I have one of these:

https://www.ruralking.com/5-gallon-...BqMDR6QIVjInICh1qnQJLEAQYAiABEgLNW_D_BwE

But I don't use it for gas. However, if I did, it would work great!


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