That looked like a good conversion in the video.
The only problem is that Blitz is out of business, and I
haven't seen anyone selling a gas can with that type of
spout any longer.
So unless you can find a discontinued Blitz can with that
spout assembly, the video is useless for currently-sold cans...
I have an old 2.5 gallon can with a rounded top, vent
opening, and rubber hose pour spout. The gasket inside the
spout has shrunk over the years, so the spout would leak
I found an EZ-pour spout ($10 at Tractor Supply) to be a
perfect replacement. If the kit designed for "gas" (black
spout) isn't sold in your state, the kit for H20 works just
It was a loong time ago, but I am sure I read that those bottles are
likely to generate static electricity discharge when used with gasoline
-- different kind of plastic from that used for gas cans.
There's a YouTube video with a clever solution. I'll try to describe it with
only words. You'll need:
1. A tire air intake valve stem (old or used is OK)
2. A 1/2" drill bit
3. A length of fairly strong wire, smaller than a coat-hanger, but not much.
1. Toward the opposite end from the gas tank spout, drill a 1/2" hole.
2. Remove the valve from the valve stem
3. Thread the wire from the spout thru the new hole
4. Thread the other end of the wire thru the valve stem, and then thru the
5. By tugging (hard) on the wire you should, eventually, manage to thread
the valve stem through the 1/2" hole previously drilled.
6. Clip off the wire and remove it via the spout hole.
You can now use the valve-stem cap to open and close your new vent hole.
Outdoors, windy day. The fumes won't reach the distance to the drill
Watch for Youtubes "honey, hold my beer and watch" about exploding gas
Christopher A. Young
Learn more about Jesus
On 5/11/2013 8:26 AM, HeyBub wrote:
First, before doing step 1, you might want to pray that the drill motor
sparks don't ignite the fumes from the gas can.
Or watch the Mythbusters attempts to even get a gas tank to "explode"
- almost impossible to do.
Vapors brning coming out of the can? Yes. Can's exloding? No.
I have been involved in two stupid episodes of such things.
!4YOA using a lantern to fill a gas can, vapors ignited and set my
pants on fire. Can jusst sate ther and burned itself empty.
Using diesel to "encourage" a brush pile to burn. Big "whoosh" when
I added some and a flickering flame from the spout of he can. Slapped
my glove over the flame and discovered I had the gas can instead of
the diesel can.
The problem with 'explodign cans" is that the internal "air" is too
rich to ignite.
Personally, I think Rand Paul represents the lunatic fringe... but when
I heard him going on about the toilet valves he gained a little
If somebody is getting their water from the Ogalalla (or however you
spell it...) aquifer, that's one thing. Every drop that comes out of
the spigot is *gone*.
But in our area, water comes from rivers. Big, dirty rivers. The
more water I "waste" the more I dilute the sewage stream and the easier
it is to process that stuff before it goes back into the same river.
Wasted energy... maybe. Wasted water, no way.
You can MAKE water by burning hydrogen.
Every other drop of water is USED water, meaning it has already passed thru
something that made use of it for biological purposes.
Just think, every time you take a sip of designer water, you may be imbibing
a molecule that once passed through the body of Julius Caesar.
I hope you told him you were a mole, to the twenty third power?
Did you hand him the salt shaker, and encouraged him to use salt,
instead of chlorine?
Christopher A. Young
Learn more about Jesus
On 5/11/2013 2:54 PM, firstname.lastname@example.org wrote:
Not quite but I did not say anything either. When I hear something so
stupid, I don't try to teach them chemistry as obviously they have zero
back ground knowledge. It was at a big table at a three day conference
in Toronto on Canadian chemical regulations and the only day government
officials came in for lunch with us.
All in all, at the time, a long time ago, I found Canadian regulations
easier to work with than those in the US.
Before you do, consider:
1. Both the Dems and GOP encourage the idea. It gets the lunatic fringe out
of their respective parties so the normal politicians can get on with their
2. The last 3rd party candidate that made a difference was Teddy Roosevelt
running on the "Bull Moose" party in 1912, a century ago. The votes he got
came almost entirely from the Republicans and their nominee, Robert Howard
Taft, thereby guaranteeing the election of Woodrow Wilson. And we know how
that turned out.
Want to change the government? Pick the major party that's CLOSEST to your
inclinations and work from within.
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