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Re: Plastic Gas Cans

Post by Named'em Tamed'em » Sun Dec 15, 2019 10:46 am

Drill a small hole in rear of handle a stick a golf tee in it. Pull tee to pour gas.


Get over it! It could have been alot worse.

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Re: Plastic Gas Cans

Post by hurleyjd » Sun Dec 15, 2019 11:28 am

haase wrote:
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For our business we have to use osha's approved gas cans which are a metal cans with a yellow plastic cone on top and a pull back handle, have used them for a long time, used plastic cans at home and they are a pain, bought the metal ones for around here, they will out last the plastic ones by years.
I bought one of these at Atwoods. Will have to have a funnel for most use. The little yellow plastic is useless for me. I had the can on the ground full of gas and forgot about it and cut to close with the trailer. Dented it but did not lose any gas.

I would like to have one of these.

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Re: Plastic Gas Cans

Post by haase » Sun Dec 15, 2019 11:52 am

Looks like a good pump, the yellow funnels can be a pain sometimes in certain fills, usually take them off then actually use them as a funnel.

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Re: Plastic Gas Cans

Post by Bestoutwest » Sun Dec 15, 2019 11:57 am

Thanks for all the replies. This is pretty frustrating b/c they're such a pain to use. Add in the awful spout and they're almost pointless.
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Re: Plastic Gas Cans

Post by HDRider » Sun Dec 15, 2019 5:07 pm

Brute 23 wrote:
Sat Dec 14, 2019 9:07 pm
These are the way to go. They stack and store nicely too.

I also have a few of the metal ones also and they work good to. It's nice to have the funnel on them.

https://www.walmart.com/ip/VP-Racing-5- ... gLEALw_wcB
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Re: Plastic Gas Cans

Post by Brute 23 » Sun Dec 15, 2019 6:59 pm

HDRider wrote:
Sun Dec 15, 2019 5:07 pm
Brute 23 wrote:
Sat Dec 14, 2019 9:07 pm
These are the way to go. They stack and store nicely too.

I also have a few of the metal ones also and they work good to. It's nice to have the funnel on them.

https://www.walmart.com/ip/VP-Racing-5- ... gLEALw_wcB
These are the only ones I will buy.
I bought some to take when I go hunting or fishing because they travel really well.

I have one of the metall ones also though that rides on my truck and they are a little easier to handle and pour. They are pricey though.
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Re: Plastic Gas Cans

Post by kenny thomas » Sun Dec 15, 2019 7:35 pm

They are so smart at work that they bought probably 100 plastic cans and they are stamped "NOT FOR TRANSPORTING FUEL" Storage only
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Post by haase » Sun Dec 15, 2019 7:52 pm

Kenny, you have to thank the epa for that one, probably over a million dollars in study going into that one, and were talking about a worthless plastic gas can, and that's their answer. Just a bunch of dopes, why would you expect anything different from them?

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Re: Plastic Gas Cans

Post by kenny thomas » Sun Dec 15, 2019 8:25 pm

haase wrote:
Sun Dec 15, 2019 7:52 pm
Kenny, you have to thank the epa for that one, probably over a million dollars in study going into that one, and were talking about a worthless plastic gas can, and that's their answer. Just a bunch of dopes, why would you expect anything different from them?
And our safety officer at the headquarters level said to use them anyway. I been waiting for one to give problems but of course they have done fine.
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Re: Plastic Gas Cans

Post by Rmc » Sun Dec 15, 2019 9:30 pm

If you were to use the cans for water.They make a replacement spout for water that will fit in the place of the non vented spout. But it is to be only used for water and not fuel.

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Re: Plastic Gas Cans

Post by TexasBred » Mon Dec 16, 2019 10:48 am

sstterry wrote:
Sat Dec 14, 2019 4:50 pm
Use either a drill with a very small bit or a medium nail would work. I put it in the back of the handle, that way it doesn't leak.
But, they make vent caps that can be inserted that can be used to avoid the vacuum lock.

https://smile.amazon.com/JSP-Manufactur ... 707&sr=8-4

Edit: Kenny beat me to it.
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Re: Plastic Gas Cans

Post by JW IN VA » Mon Dec 16, 2019 10:32 pm

haase wrote:
Sun Dec 15, 2019 7:52 pm
Kenny, you have to thank the epa for that one, probably over a million dollars in study going into that one, and were talking about a worthless plastic gas can, and that's their answer. Just a bunch of dopes, why would you expect anything different from them?
But it was a government decision.It has to be right.Like the one agency that decided on the 10mm caliber for their agents then found their smaller statured agents couldn't handle the recoil so they downloaded the round.Wound up with essentially a 40 S and W in a large frame weapon when the 40 would have worked in a mid frame.But,it was the right decision.Or so I read.
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Re: Plastic Gas Cans

Post by M.Magis » Tue Dec 17, 2019 12:46 pm

Rural King sells these "fluid containers", this one is white but they also have red, blue, and yellow. $20 and will empty 5 gallons of fuel in no time. Can also find them on Amazon, called "racing jugs" or similar. TSC has something similar for "water", but the spout isn't nearly as good as this one.

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Re: Plastic Gas Cans

Post by haase » Tue Dec 17, 2019 5:41 pm

I know JW, don't want to question them government agencies, there so smart, the plastic gas can, they nailed it there, typical of anything else they do.🤭

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Re: Plastic Gas Cans

Post by Brute 23 » Tue Dec 17, 2019 6:20 pm

M.Magis wrote:
Tue Dec 17, 2019 12:46 pm
Rural King sells these "fluid containers", this one is white but they also have red, blue, and yellow. $20 and will empty 5 gallons of fuel in no time. Can also find them on Amazon, called "racing jugs" or similar. TSC has something similar for "water", but the spout isn't nearly as good as this one.

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They will actually fit 6 gallons no problem. :) Buy you a couple PVC kc nipples though to replace the ones that come with the cans. They break pretty easy.
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