I found numerous references in government sites (CA and VA, for
instance) mandating red for gasoline, yellow for diesel and blue for
kerosene. Can't find the federal standard but you can bet your bippy
it's there someplace.
Reason? To make it very clear what's in the container of course. All
you have to worry about is the guy who puts gasoline in the kerosene
container or diesel in the gasoline containter<g>
A neighbor didn't care about can colors. When she lit her kerosene
heater, it became obvious that she'd filled it with gasoline. She
escaped injury, but the mobile home she was fixing to rent, was destroyed.
And they have them down at the local True Value. Let's see - the can is
now over $30. God I hate experts.
On 09/11/2014 11:50 AM, firstname.lastname@example.org wrote:
I used to use the True Value here, but it's gone since Lowe's opened.
The other old hardware store is gone too. I did find those spouts at
BTW, I have one old gas can and 4 of the early new cans. On those the
plastic body is the same except for the vent hole not being drilled.
The EZ Pour spouts and caps (yellow caps) fit both.
104 days until the winter celebration (Thursday December 25, 2014
12:00:00 AM for 1 day).
Couple days ago, I received 5 of these: http://tinyurl.com/llec2lf
They seem to work - with the caution that you need to use a conventional
high-speed drill bit and not a spade bit. Get a hunk of similar
polyethylene and try the drill you are going to use first.
I am not sure where the spark comes from, It is a plastic can, in
contact with a plastic funnel, going into a plastic gas tank. Even if
there was some static electricity, there is no gap for it to jump
I can see an issue if the filler is on the side of the vehicle like a
gar but my boat tank fills from the top with a 1.5" filler neck and I
use a 10" funnel with an exit hole that is about 1" ID
It goes right in.
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