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Old 25-10-2014, 08:48   #76
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Old 25-10-2014, 08:56   #77
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Re: Horrible "non spill" gas cans

I wanted to update this thread as I discover that the old style are indeed still available here(Canada).

Not all, but some Walmarts are carrying the old style.

So anyone living close to the border could pop up and pick one up.

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Old 17-12-2014, 23:53   #78
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Re: Horrible "non spill" gas cans

fell over this on my travels

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I bought some of those on Ebay for my water cans, I needed the small vent caps. Dunno if they will hold up to gasoline and/or diesel.
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Looks like an interesting design, the only problem I see is that when you have a full 5 gallon can of fuel its nice to be able to rest its weight on the spout cap if the boat is rocking and rolling and you are trying to brace yourself, that spout looks like you would have to be supporting full load.

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Re: Horrible "non spill" gas cans

+1 on the NoSpil can. Available at Amazon. It doesn't pour quite as fast as the old kind but the spout doesn't leak. There's a spring loaded button opposite the spout to control the fuel flow (same hand that is holding the handle). The spout swivels from a stored position for use - so the can stores more compactly than the old kind.


Amazon.com: No-Spill 1405 2-1/2-Gallon Poly Gas Can (CARB Compliant): Patio, Lawn & Garden
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Re: Horrible "non spill" gas cans

For sure, these CARB compliant cans are dangerous. Refilling some diesel with one of these, a part on the spout fell off into the tank. A real headache to remove it. And the cans are almost impossible to use without spilling. Whoever designed these is criminally negligent in my opinion. I wonder when the class action suit will be filed?
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For sure, these CARB compliant cans are dangerous. Refilling some diesel with one of these, a part on the spout fell off into the tank. A real headache to remove it. And the cans are almost impossible to use without spilling. Whoever designed these is criminally negligent in my opinion. I wonder when the class action suit will be filed?
I didn't think of the "criminally negligent" aspect of this but I like it. I am super pissed about part of the spout in my fuel tank. I would have to remove the engine to take the tank out.
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Re: Horrible "non spill" gas cans

I'm not reading through this whole thread, but will tell you what we did. Bought plain old caps on fleabay. I think less than $10 delivered for a handful. Drilled small holes in the handle, that have ss screws in them for a vent. Works perfectly.
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Re: Horrible "non spill" gas cans

I use the No-Spill gas cans too and find them to be easy and safe.


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The EPA rules do not apply to fuel cans of 1 quart or less in size. Interesting


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I take the spout off and pour from the opening into a funnel. I bet some congressman made a fortune in kickbacks greeting these ridiculousness containers approved.
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I take the spout off and pour from the opening into a funnel. I bet some congressman made a fortune in kickbacks greeting these ridiculousness containers approved.
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Congress had nothing to do with it. Pure executive branch action, the Environmental Protection Agency. Congress can only stop regs from going effective but its not an easy process and almost never employed.
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I finally picked up one of these cans and figured I would give a review for anyone interested. I found them in stock at a local Cabela's and bought one this weekend. The short review compared to the epa gas cans is I love the Vp racing cans and definitely recommend them.

I put 5 gallons of diesel in the can and attached the fill hose. The pros are I was able to put the fill hose into the diesel fill port on board and then proceed to fill with out spilling one drop of diesel. The fill hose is long enough to aid in inserting it before pouring but not so long that it becomes cumbersome.

I loosened the vent cap and from start to finish all 5 gallons were poured in 1 minute and 10 seconds. Again without spilling a drop of diesel. I did notice towards the end that there was a sucking noise from the vent cap and when I removed it completely the diesel flowed even faster so you can probably pour all 5 gallons in under a minute with the vent cap removed.

The only down sides are once the fill hose is attached to the can it really does not become practical to remove it each time, so you are stuck with the hose always sticking out. Not a huge deal but something small to consider.

Also if you are not careful the cap that seals the fill hose is small and very easy to misplace or drop over board. I am not sure if you can buy the fill hose caps seperately but if you loose the small cap there is no way to close the gas can.

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