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Michford    Posted 11-06-2017 at 22:12:09 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [Email]  
  • Fuel cans
  • I think its time to start the letter writing campaign to get rid of the idiotic "safety" fuel cans and bring back the good old fuel cans that are useable. Write your local representative and lets get the ball rolling.

    Ed Gooding (VA)    Posted 11-11-2017 at 08:45:01 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [Email]  
  • EZ-Pour Hi- Flo spouts
  • I threw away the spouts on all my gas cans and replaced with this. Love em!!

    Michford    Posted 11-12-2017 at 23:03:07 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [Email]  
  • Re: EZ-Pour Hi- Flo spouts
  • Thanks Ed, just picked up a couple at my local Tractor Supply, and found the local Ace Hardware also had them as well as the A3 metal can adapters. Great solution.

    Jack - Iowa    Posted 11-07-2017 at 09:20:22 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [Email]  
  • Re: Fuel cans
  • I recently, accidentally, found out you can remove most of the center crap from those spouts. Makes a fairly decent spout once you do that. Once out you can slip it back in for a cap. Not at the cans so can't tell you just how I did it.

    Jack

    steveVa    Posted 11-13-2017 at 09:18:58 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [No Email]  
  • Re: Fuel cans
  • Thanks for the idea Jack. I just removed the flapper and disabled the twist lock on the one I just bought. Probably a federal offense. Will you guys bail me out?? I paid 10.99 for the can with the useless spout. So I hate paying 12.99 for a replacement spout. I guess it is really 6.50 but you have to buy 2... I guess this makes me cheap...

    Jack - Iowa    Posted 11-13-2017 at 09:35:25 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [Email]  
  • Re: Fuel cans
  • Steve,

    The word is THRIFTY!

    I am also.

    Jack

    steveVa    Posted 11-07-2017 at 00:30:56 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [No Email]  
  • Re: Fuel cans
  • Yes yes yes.
    The new regulations and resulting cans and spouts are totally idiotic.

    I have spilled more gas in the last two years then in the previous 50.

    The boat fuel tanks and feed lines are idiotic too. There is no vent so they swell up and roll over. They also cause so much pressure in the lines that they can blow the lines off of the engine. Horribly dangerous.

    The worse thing is that they make no sense. Why do you need a spout with a flapper valve that does not work?? What is the problem with a simple cap...

    BlasterStumps    Posted 11-07-2017 at 00:12:36 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [Email]  
  • Re: Fuel cans
  • I replaced the spouts on the plastic gas cans with EZ-Pour spout kits. No more issues. The kit contains a vent you install in the top of the can. The spouts are flexible and hold up very well. They work. Got mine from Murdochs.
    Mike

    Island Mike    Posted 11-06-2017 at 23:46:06 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [Email]  
  • Re: Fuel cans
  • The vent is back. So it says on the latest plastic cans.
    I used to use the army type metal cans. But now for the boat they are all plastic, as they do not rust, and they weigh less.
    The other smaller ones I use to get gas with the bike, are also plastic. They have to fit in the saddle bags.

    Island Mike

    Farmer Dan    Posted 11-06-2017 at 23:13:36 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [Email]  
  • Re: Fuel cans
  • I use nothing but old school army surplus jerry can's for gas. Lot better than that plastic crap they make with the spouts that always break.

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