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Old 09-02-2007, 09:47   #1
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where to get Jerry cans?

I'm in need of some jerry cans to store GAS onboard my boat and I hate to pay westmarine prices, so does anyone have any recomendations on where to find good cheap gas cans?

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Old 09-02-2007, 10:23   #2
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Well, there is GOOD, and CHEAP. I'll presume that you want less expensive, but good Gas Storage containers. Try Walmart.

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Be careful of the new gas cans they have out now. They have a "no spill" nozzle in many states that will spill gas everywhere and drive you crazy. These nozzles are spring loaded, designed to stay in place (with the nozzle adding 6" to the height of the gas can), and must be hooked on something and pressed very hard to get the gas flowing while pouring. I have spilt countless cups of gasoline all over the ground, my boat and the water (which made me feel like puking I'm so against that). I wrote a letter to the manufacturer about the design and while they were nice, they said some states forced them to use this design.

Anyway, watch out for these new "spill proof" nozzles. You'll have gasoline everywhere when trying to use them.
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Old 24-02-2007, 09:04   #4
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Home Depot sells the red metal jerry cans. They hold 5 gallons and run you about $35. You can also try military supply or army surplus stores, as the US military still uses the strong plastic ones. These would be my reccomendation because they are tough as hell, last forever, and will float, even full of fuel, and of course plastic won't rust.
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Old 24-02-2007, 23:27   #5
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good cheap
I did not think that that was possible. You may want to protect your cans from UV by covering them. Some people have even make covers for them.
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Old 25-02-2007, 15:26   #6
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As the others have said, shop around a bit. Ag supply stores sometimes have good prices. = farm stuff.
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Old 26-02-2007, 18:12   #7
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Fuel Cans

I recently bought one from a hardware chain in Australia called Bunnings; my company has an account with them and we get a discount.

The one I bought was all plastic, and stamped as being manufactured in accordance and to meet Australian Standard ......

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