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Old 18-06-2011, 08:22   #16
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Re: Eco Friendly fuel cans

david m--i believe that the pos stuff wasnt tested thoroughly enough--was made law by iggurunt lawmakers without scientific or practical knowledge making spozedly environmentally friendly bs regulations for the "betterment" of us all--oh well--good thing we sail away to buy in other areas..LOL

geez, atoll--you have manual dexterity!!!!! wish i did//LOL
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Old 27-06-2011, 20:06   #17
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Re: Eco Friendly fuel cans

I finally figured out that the new style nozzles are intended to be left permanently on the jerry can. Unlike the old style nozzles, they are not meant to be stored inverted inside the container.

I don't like to store my containers with a nozzle sticking up, so I remove it completely and close the canister with an old style cap.
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Old 29-06-2011, 19:35   #18
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Re: Eco Friendly fuel cans

I never spill a drop with the new style spouts, because I don't use them. I have a "Wonder Pump", available at a number of outlets for about $7. I figure the entire purpose of the new eco friendly design was to actually dicourage the use of the containers. I use the new style spout for it's only useful purpose and that is a cap, though I must admit I prefer the old style with a vent cap.
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Old 29-06-2011, 19:54   #19
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Re: Eco Friendly fuel cans

Just curious, are you all using a jerry can like the one here?



We've used this one for a little over two years, and after I (sheepishly) realized you stick the nozzle into the diesel inlet and THEN press the little release on the side I haven't spilled a drop since. We typically add a 5 gallon can a week in the winter for our hydronic heat (liveaboards).

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Old 29-06-2011, 20:04   #20
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Re: Eco Friendly fuel cans

Geopowers, That was last year's eco-friendly container, the new ones are much worse. They have a spigot with a spring loaded valve that you have to move to allow the fuel to gurgle down the spout and air to gurgle back up since there is no vent.
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Old 29-06-2011, 20:10   #21
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Re: Eco Friendly fuel cans

I bought the race jugs from Jegs or summitt Heavy wall plastic , large mouth and a proper vent Costly but very good quality round or square
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Re: Eco Friendly fuel cans

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i never pour from any fuel container,allways use a tube
insert tube into container and filler hole, then cover top of container to be emptyied with a rag and blow into it between thumb and forefinger untill fluid flows down the tube,creating a siphon.

allmost never spill a drop,tilt can to get the last of the fuel out,and pull tube thru the rag when empty so no drips.

I like this, I'll give it a try before I spend more money on plastic jugs
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Old 05-07-2011, 13:28   #23
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Re: Eco Friendly fuel cans

I use a "shaker siphon":

(google it, there seem to be several brands and I forget which one I have). No more diesel-breath!
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