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Old 11-03-2016, 15:09   #31
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I worked for a fuel company in Everett WA Nelson Petroleum . they sold fuel cans like racing bottles, tall slim, heavy plastic, Large screw on opening with vent that snapped open/close , came with a screw in hose. never leaked. easy to fill and hold, Used if for over 6 yrs with no problem. the hose was over 3 ft, and was made with heavy clear plastic. They were 5 gal's and can empty in less than 10 secs if your fuel line can handle it. and it emptied the entire can.. really great to have.
Sounds good. If they are clear plastic would UV be more of an issue? If not, where would one buy these racing bottles?
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Now that's interesting! May have to try one just to see. Will this SS can hold up in a marine environment? Place your bets!
Read the details -- it is a STEEL can with a SS Nozzle.

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- Made of durable steel with a smooth painted surface "

Tricky tricky. Probably Chinese... the title says it all but in a weird order:

"HomCom 5 Gallon 20L Steel Jerry Can Fuel Storage Tank w/ Nozzle - Stainless Steel"
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The best ones are the ones that do not leak.
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Read the details -- it is a STEEL can with a SS Nozzle.

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- Made of durable steel with a smooth painted surface "

Tricky tricky. Probably Chinese... the title says it all but in a weird order:

"HomCom 5 Gallon 20L Steel Jerry Can Fuel Storage Tank w/ Nozzle - Stainless Steel"
I've asked the question on Amazon. A response on the website indicates the tank is SS, but I understand what you're saying and it's worth clarifying.
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The best ones are the ones that do not leak.
Sage advise, Liam; you have an uncanny way of cutting to the chase
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I've asked the question on Amazon. A response on the website indicates the tank is SS, but I understand what you're saying and it's worth clarifying.
A lot of people think that you're asking about the FINISH not the actual item. It's like when you go to the hardware store to buy brass cup hooks. Used to be brass but now they're steel with a brass plating. They say "brass cup hooks" but they're not. The tiny print somewhere will say BRASS finished CUP HOOKS. Same idea here I think.

That "steel with a smooth painted surface" on Amazon is the "fine print" giveaway. Then you re-read the title and realize they're technically giving you all the right info but it will be intrpreted by most people to mean SS tank even though it says "STEEL tank" and "Nozzle Stainless"

The people at Amazon will probably say it's SS even if it's just the surface painted (or vapor deposition perhaps?) stainless. Big sigh.
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RJS Five Gallon Fuel/Liquid Jugs 20000304 RJS Five Gallon Fuel/Liquid Jugs 20000304 - Free Shipping on Orders Over $99 at Summit Racing
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Maybe a little pricey compared to other plastic fuel containers, but worth it you think?
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A lot of people think that you're asking about the FINISH not the actual item. It's like when you go to the hardware store to buy brass cup hooks. Used to be brass but now they're steel with a brass plating. They say "brass cup hooks" but they're not. The tiny print somewhere will say BRASS finished CUP HOOKS. Same idea here I think.

That "steel with a smooth painted surface" on Amazon is the "fine print" giveaway. Then you re-read the title and realize they're technically giving you all the right info but it will be intrpreted by most people to mean SS tank even though it says "STEEL tank" and "Nozzle Stainless"

The people at Amazon will probably say it's SS even if it's just the surface painted (or vapor deposition perhaps?) stainless. Big sigh.
Ambiguous wording to say the least. What made me wonder is the Q&A that appears on the website:
Question: Is this can made of stainless steel?
Answer: They are stainless steel.
By Aosom Direct on March 7, 2016
The response is posted by the distributor. I'll most likely pass on the product, but I am curious to know what it is.
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Old 12-03-2016, 08:18   #40
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The best can is now made my Midwest ($9.99 each). It has a handle on the side and the top. You can make a board to attach to your stantions with U bolts and then use a router to route slits to thread 1-1/2 inch nylon webbing through and run over the top and around the sides. Use clip type plastic connectors. This will hold your cans in place along the rail.Click image for larger version

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Throw away the spout and get some replacement caps from Amazon. Use the super siphon to transfer fuel. You can transfer 5 gallons with the super siphon in 1 minute, 40 seconds with no mess.


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No-Spill brand fuel cans actually work and they are CARB compliant. I still use a siphon on deck and I have Sumbrella covers on them.

http://www.cabelas.com/product/No-Sp...3910355&rid=20


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The "no spill" spouts on the plastic fuel jugs sold in the USA are an insult to the American public and an indication of the endless power assumed by the EPA.

The best thing you can do with them is throw them in the trash.. Rig up something with a piece of hose. You can buy vents on eBay. You just drill a hole and pop them in.
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The best can is now made my Midwest ($9.99 each). It has a handle on the side and the top. You can make a board to attach to your stantions with U bolts and then use a router to route slits to thread 1-1/2 inch nylon webbing through and run over the top and around the sides. Use clip type plastic connectors. This will hold your cans in place along the rail.Attachment 120531Attachment 120532

Throw away the spout and get some replacement caps from Amazon. Use the super siphon to transfer fuel. You can transfer 5 gallons with the super siphon in 1 minute, 40 seconds with no mess.


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Very nice! I'll take one of your boards as well. Is this your source? Midwest Can 5 Gal. Diesel Container - Mills Fleet Farm
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Yes, that's the source for the cans. On my trip two,years ago, I couldn't find good yellow ones when I needed them so I bought red ones that I put some yellow tape around. The Midwest is the best I've found, but I have since bought caps from Amazon that fit the cans and I just keep a single spout on board in case I might need one. I had 5 cans on the rail from Kentucky Lake to SW Florida and return, about 2,800 miles and they worked great. In 4 to 6 foot waves off shore, they didn't move an inch.Click image for larger version

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This also shows the end of the board and how I attached it. You can see the difference in how the Blitz and Midwest cans with two handles are much better secured.


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My experience is that you need a cover to block uv. The Florida sun can delaminate many cheap plastic cans in a few years. I also agree that the Federally mandated spouts are really bad. Far better to buy an after market solid cap and use a siphon for refueling. Then you will not need 3 hands.
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