Bought a new 2 gallon gas can as my old government designed can had a
cut, leaky seal. New can looks same as the old can but they added child
type safety cap to spout where you have to squeeze and twist. Took a
pair of pliers for me to open. Fortunately I found what tabs to cut off
to defeat it in the future. These cans spill more gas than the old ones.
Damn the EPA.
What brand did you buy?
Did you complain to their customer support representative?
In my past phone conversations with Pat Moyer at the now-defunct Blitz
(918-540-1515 & 877-922-5489, pmoyer at blitzusa com), I was told they
were given stringent requirements that the gasoline stay *in* the can.
Point is: There was no requirement to let the gas *out*.
In more recent conversations with CARB (800-242-4450), and specifically
with Angus at 916-445-4686, I was told that all states must meet the CARB
requirements for the gasoline to stay *in*, and only six companies have
met those requirements.
But again, there is no similar requirement that the gasoline come *out*.
I've come to conclude that the real issue is for us (yes, you, me, Oren,
DD_BobK, Trader4, Attila, SMS, Stormin, Nestork, GFretwell, Ed Paw, Daring
Dufas, Dan E, Kurt U, etc.) to request that there be a spec for usability.
Yes, it's "our" fault that there is no spec for usability!
(Actually, it's their fault; but it's our fault for letting them get away
I don't know whom to write, but, if you guys do ... please publish the
contact information of whom to call or write or email to request that
there be a similar spec for the gas to come *out* of the can gracefully.
Bless OSHA, for they have provided an escape clause.
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)
On Wed, 05 Jun 2013 14:11:42 -0500, Moe DeLoughan wrote:
Nice can ... but ... expensive:
* List Price: $122.78
* Price: $63.98 & FREE Shipping
I need about 10 5-gallon gasoline cans.
How do you think that round can stacks up against the
Nato-style Jerry cans such as these?
BTW, these $55 Amazon Nato-like cans "say" they're CARB compliant.
(Amazon.com product link shortened)
Does that mean they stink?
If you're not here in the Peoples Republic of Calif, there's no reason
to try to find CARB or AQMD approved cans. They are only concerned
with hydrocarbons in the local air. The weather conditions here are
ideal for creating smog and gas fumes are the number one ingredient. I
still think these type of new cans is not the way to go. I got an
electric mower several years ago and couldn't be happier and if I need
gasoline, I just siphon it from the gas tank into any old jug I have
laying around. Always good to have a nice pair of jugs around, eh?
reason to try to find CARB or AQMD approved cans. They are only
concerned with hydrocarbons in the local air. The weather conditions
here are ideal for creating smog and gas fumes are the number one
ingredient. I still think these type of new cans is not the way to go.
I got an electric mower several years ago and couldn't be happier and
if I need gasoline, I just siphon it from the gas tank into any old jug
I have laying around. Always good to have a nice pair of jugs around,
Right or wrong, there are all kinds of rules and laws that are (or
should be) universally ignored and can't be enforced....
1. You can't give the mailman an unstamped greeting card unless you
hand it to him.
2. The mailman can't drop a thank you note on your doorstep without a
stamp on it.
3. You technically can't park in a metered space without paying, even
if there is time still left on the meter in most big cities.
4. You can't chew gum anywhere in Singapore.
5. You can't yell at anyone - that's technically assault or abuse.
6. You can't make a video on public property without a permit.
However, you can collect things for old time sake....
google: collectible gas can
They elected me spokesman! :)
PS: Actually No. They didn't elect me. So I was just speaking for
myself, on the Pacific Coast. Sorry for the mis-identification.
It just burns me up that I can't burn wood, for example, on
those spare-the-air days; yet it's as windy as the top of Mount
Everest for me on some of those days because I face the ocean
winds. They make no correction for location sometimes.
So, sorry for being overly expansive on my comments.
I'll bow out on the topic.
Don't bow out, Danny. Your posts are some of the best!
If you're west of LA, there's not much smog. The wind during the day
is mostly from the west and carries the HC from the refineries and NO
from freeway. About 2-3pm, anywhere east of LA is smoggy. Not nearly
as bad as in the 60's and 70's, but still can be bad.
If the above isn't sold in your state, this one probably is:
Same product, just molded in a different color.
I have an old 2.5 gallon plastic gas can that originally had
a flexible rubber spout. Over time, the seal on the inside
of the spout wore down, and the thing leaked when I tried to
pour with it. The "water spout" above fixed the problem.
They're available at Tractor Supply (no financial interest,
other than that I bought one there). They come with 2 caps,
one _might_ fit the can you currently have.
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