I recall awhile back there was a thread about these so called ""safety
gas cans". I had to buy one of these aggravating cans, and they are
horrible at least. I put 4 gallons in a 5 gallon can, for my farm
tractor, and it took me 22 minutes to pour these 4 gallons in the
tractor. Whoever designed these cans should be SHOT! (Yea, I know it's
mandated by the idiot government).....
I should nmention that on a farm tractor, I am holding the can over my
head, and I was doing this in very cold weather. (((AND CUSSING)))!
Aside from removing the spout and using a funnel, is there some way to
modify these cans? The old flexible metal spouts from the old gas cans
do not fit the threads on these new cans).
On 3/26/2015 3:46 PM, firstname.lastname@example.org wrote:
Last year having displaced the extension needed to get the gas in my
car, I removed the cans spout, elevated the can above the gas tank and
siphoned the gas in.
These cans were designed to prevent spills if the can tips over but we
all know you spill more gas when it blurps from the unvented can in
I've often said that when the government official who mandated these
cans dies and goes to hell that he should have to spend eternity using
On 3/26/2015 2:46 PM, email@example.com wrote:
Do not shop for a 'gas can'. Instead, you want to purchase an
'OSHA-approved metal safety container'. They're exempt from the EPA
and CARB regs. Yeah, you'll pay more, but you'll get a quality can
that actually pours like it should.
(Amazon.com product link shortened)
I found the one I have confusing at first, but now works fine.
But I'm not doing any farming.
I read that there are no regulations on metal gas cans.
They're probably more expensive, but a metal can might
make more sense on a farm.
On Thu, 26 Mar 2015 13:46:06 -0600, firstname.lastname@example.org wrote:
The funnel is the way to go. Rural King sells a nice one for about $5.
You can dump 5 gallons in about 30 seconds if it is a vented can, more
like 45 seconds with the new unvented can.
I scour the garage sales for old cans ;-)
It's probably wretched excess, but I have gone over to these things:
The pouring ergonomics aren't great: they need a handle or some purchase
on the bottom for tilting while pouring.
But the rest is really good: durability, pouring, sealing...
Just beware of look-alike imitations that lack things like the
For a spout, I got these: http://tinyurl.com/okk5lbh
They work, but I wish I had gotten at least one of these:
I too, being as frustrated as all of you, finally purchased from
Amazon a battery powered gas pump for about $15. It is a wand type
device that you stick into the can with the cap off, the top has a
flexible hose that you stick into the receptical (car, power
equipment, etc) and flip the power switch. I usually pump 5 gallons
in <4 minutes. It will even auto stop if it senses the recepticle is
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