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When exactly was it decided that a gas can should take three hands and a prehensile tail to operate all the locks, interlocks, outerlocks, safeties, failsafes and overrides on a modern red plastic gas can while juggling 40 pounds of gas with one hand? It's a first world problem, I've been in places where gas was carried in buckets and glass jugs, but isn't a brass screen spark arrester/gurgle stopper enough? Where can I get a can that opens and pours without an instrument flight rating and PhDs in quantum mechanics and Eastern Philosophies? And 40 beans for just enough plastic to hold 5 gallons?

Lastly, according to the zit-faced kid who has his finger on the pump kill switch it is actually a federal case when I show up at the inconvenience store with empty Mountain Dew 2-liter bottles and a funnel to buy ethanol with some fuel in it.

At least I don't try to carry it in plastic bags.
 
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I bought a 5 gallon for my lawn machines. Oh my, what a PITA to use. Stupid me got tired of the 1 gallon one and having to fill it so bought the 5 gallon. Big mistake and friends have said the exact same thing.

You can buy VP MX jugs on Amazon. I think they are 5 gallon. I use them for carrying spare fuel for my PWC for lake refills so I don’t have to buy gas on the water. They operate old school and extremely simple. You buy separately a lid with a hose on the end and they work extremely well.



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Posts: 11627 | Location: Down South | Registered: January 16, 2010Reply With QuoteReport This Post
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that rock, or from under it?

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I have a couple of the EPA-tarded gas cans and replaced the spouts with ones that actually pour. I used the EZ-Pour brand from Bezos Bazaar and they've worked nicely. You'll have to check to see what works with your type of can.

EZ-Pour spouts @ Amazon




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Old school— Wavian gas cans.
 
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Originally posted by Prefontaine:
I bought a 5 gallon for my lawn machines. Oh my, what a PITA to use. Stupid me got tired of the 1 gallon one and having to fill it so bought the 5 gallon. Big mistake and friends have said the exact same thing.

You can buy VP MX jugs on Amazon. I think they are 5 gallon. I use them for carrying spare fuel for my PWC for lake refills so I don’t have to buy gas on the water. They operate old school and extremely simple. You buy separately a lid with a hose on the end and they work extremely well.


Even those can pinch at certain angles. I’ve seen some bend holder adaptors to help.
 
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Where can I get a can that opens and pours without an instrument flight rating and PhDs in quantum mechanics and Eastern Philosophies?


Eagle brand gas cans. Metal construction, and the spout is way better than the multi-step EPA-compliant non-spill nozzles on plastic cans these days.

https://eagle.justrite.com/saf...cans/type-i?color=13
 
Posts: 29447 | Location: Northwest Arkansas | Registered: January 06, 2008Reply With QuoteReport This Post
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Old school— Wavian gas cans.


This. Without question. Last I looked, Lexington Container Co. still sold (somehow) old fashioned jerry can nozzles to go with them as well.

I have several. I spill less gas than with any of the no-spill garbage I’ve tried.

-Rob




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Buy Wavians from Atlantic British.
www.roverparts.com

Or you can get a commercial can. I personally prefer a JustRite Type II. Quit your cryin’ and start your buyin’. $100 for a JustRite might seem like a lot for a gas can, but you’ll only need to buy one and it will last a lifetime.

https://www.amazon.com/Justrit...2%2Caps%2C220&sr=8-3



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Old school— Wavian gas cans.


I have 5 of them. Great cans.
I also have a couple of rotopax for the 4Runner and motorcycles.


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The amount of fuel spilled because of these EPS mandated containers, far exceed any amount that otherwise would occur with containers we had that worked.




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Has anyone used a battery powered pump like this?

https://www.sportystoolshop.co...l-transfer-pump.html

They look good but not sure if they work as advertised.



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Or you can get a commercial can. I personally prefer a JustRite Type II. Quit your cryin’ and start your buyin’. $100 for a JustRite might seem like a lot for a gas can, but you’ll only need to buy one and it will last a lifetime.

The Justrite type 2s are all I use. They are an investment that lasts. They (and the Wavians also) come in colors, red for gas, yellow for diesel, blue for kerosene, and green for oil.



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Yeah I have exactly ONE of those hippie idiot nozzles. Replaced it with a “water can” nozzle after the first use.
 
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Go jerry!

https://www.jerrycan.com/


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If you have the Red Safety Gas cans the parts are available to convert them to free flowing

1) Gas Can Jug Vent Caps - Link

2)Free Flow spout - Link



 
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Originally posted by Prefontaine:
I bought a 5 gallon for my lawn machines. Oh my, what a PITA to use. Stupid me got tired of the 1 gallon one and having to fill it so bought the 5 gallon. Big mistake and friends have said the exact same thing.

You can buy VP MX jugs on Amazon. I think they are 5 gallon. I use them for carrying spare fuel for my PWC for lake refills so I don’t have to buy gas on the water. They operate old school and extremely simple. You buy separately a lid with a hose on the end and they work extremely well.


Even those can pinch at certain angles. I’ve seen some bend holder adaptors to help.


This^^^.
I've got 6 of the VP 5 gallon cans with the bender.

 
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For long term gas storage, I use Wavians. I’ve stored gas in them for half a decade and the gas was like new (E free + Stabil + Seafoam). For daily use, I use JustRite Type II. For going to the lake and filling the boat, I have ten or so VP racing cans.

I have a lot of gas cans, more than thirty, but zero EPA compliant ones.



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Tractor Supply: $20 gas can.

I bought three of the above and they are not that bad. Still slower than a real gas can, but the spout is stout enough to hold the weight of the full can when tipped upside down. There’s a lip on the mechanism to keeps the valve open when used this way. I used these to fill the Sea-Doo without spillage. You do have make sure you orient the vent portion of the nozzle such that the gas doesn’t pour across it.
 
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I have four of these that have served me well.


EAGLE 5-GAL SAFETY GAS CAN TYPE I
 
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