On May 21, 11:14 am, firstname.lastname@example.org wrote:
anyone try a briggs and stratton gas tank lid? oce I accidently
swapped a gas can lid with my engine lid, the threads were the same.
I only found the problem when the engine quit, since gas cap lids have
but after seeing gas cans very big from pressure a vented one appears
a good idea. my cans live in the shed.
Well, the *theory* was that Hopkins bought all the molds from the
now-defunct Blitz company *except* the gas-can molds, but, the
(bad) roll of the dice was that the caps *might* fit.
Clearly they're not even close. :(
I'm still waiting for my replacement caps from the other order.
I would *never* have expected a container that was used to hold a
toxic and dangerous chemical to be the same as one used for potable
water. Pipe and fittings for flammable gas and liquids are
intentionally made so they can't be confused.
If they're intended for gasoline containers, I'd give them a *much*
better chance of fitting. If they're meant for other liquids, not so
Home made scofflaws making gasoline can spouts. What is this world
coming to. On so many levels.
Christopher A. Young
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Now that there are do-it-yourself manufaturing of plastic parts
machines readily available, maybe someone will come up with a design
for a cap with the needed thread dimensions and make it available on
the internet. If they can illegally make crappy-firing guns that way,
they should be able to make a gas can cap, legal or otherwise..
I have a secret plan to own what may be illegal!
I was told by the Plastics Group of Willowbrook, Illinois today, that
*nobody* bought the gasoline can molds from the now defunct Blitz USA of
Miami Oklahoma; but, at the same time, we are aware that Hopkins
Manufacturing Corp. of Emporia, Kansas paid $14.6 million for everything
*but* the gas can molds.
That means, if we're lucky, that the Hopkins Manufacturing *water* jugs
might use the *same cap* as the Blitz USA gasoline cans!
To find out if that's true, I ordered a set of water jug caps from
Hopkins Manufacturing today.
Cross your fingers and maybe they'll fit!
You do not want FDM parts for a gasoline container. I don't recall the
gasoline resistance of PC or ABS off the top of my head but FDM by it's
very nature will have to be thick to prevent fluid and vapor from
passing through it. Also it will cost more than simply buying a new
plastic gas container.
And the FDM gun is just nonsense. People with skills and specialized
equipment could always make their own firearms.
indeed. you have afghans in caves making the real deal with little more
than primitive tools and crappy materials - it's simply absurd to try
and demonize a set of technical skills. unless you're a political
sociopath, but that's another debate.
Because criminals always care about paperwork laws. LOL.
The homemade gun has been around since there have been guns. It has
never been a problem of any significance. Why? Because someone with the
marketable skills required to make a firearm does not need to be a
criminal, is unlikely to be one, and criminals can get manufactured
firearms with less effort and cost.
Yup. Most people won't spend a year or more writing a novel when you
just buy one for a few bucks.
In most places in the U.S. I can legally traffic in guns, buying and
selling with criminals, crazy folks, and terrorists.
It's all legal. No need to make a gun.
I have purchased those but they are useless on the new and improved cans
which have a different thread size.
Their web site prominently notes that:
"EZ-POUR REPLACEMENT SPOUT KIT IS DESIGNED AND SOLD AS REPLACEMENT PARTS
SPECIFICALLY FOR PORTABLE FUEL CONTAINERS MANUFACTURED BEFORE JANUARY 2009"
This could be due to one of two possible reasons:
1. It could be legalese (as previously stated), or,
2. It might actually be the wrong threads.
I'll try calling Blitz again to see if they changed their threads:
Blitz U.S.A., Inc., 404 26th Ave. NW, Miami, OK 74354
Unfortunately, the Blitz USA hotline is out of commission:
24-hour Consumer Service Hotline at 877-922-5489
So is the Blitz local telephone number:
I'm going to have to order a few caps just to see if they fit.
I may also buy the water jug caps, to see if they fit.
If anyone has *already* tested the cap, it would be nice to
see if they fit.
Maybe someone can test them side-by-side in the store?
(I'll check out my local stores to see if they have both
the water jugs and the gasoline jugs to test.)
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