Was going to say/suggest same thing. Fortunately, still have a sizable
collection that will outlast me...
Where to look would be highly dependent on where OP is located, I'd
think. Major city/urban area would be tougher I'd think than rural
given few city-folk deal in bulk oil products.
Speaking of which, I've not tried it as the form factor isn't quite as
convenient but the current 5-gal plastic pails w/ the pour spout used
for motor/hydraulic/etc. oil would certainly hold gasoline as well.
Most of those the spouts pour reasonably well if not perfectly. Those
should be relatively easy to find one of -- if nothing else by 5-gal of
whatever motor oil one uses and transfer it to something else... :)
This might be a good idea, if I understand you correctly.
I buy a oil-changing can with a pour spout, and then I fill the abominable
CARB gas can with gas.
When I need to pour out the five gallons, I remove the abominable CARB
spout, and just pour the 5 gallons of gasoline into the clean oil-changing
Then, I can pour from the oil-changing tub into the on-road vehicle or
wherever I need it at that moment without having to deal with the
abominable CARB spout.
Is that what you were suggesting? ('cuz it's a great idea!).
Well, I was suggesting using the 5-gal oil can just like one would use
an old-style metal or plastic can w/o the intermediate step. W/ a wide
spout, it'll probably pour well enough; if not, the funnel that (I think
it was OP) would certainly be enough.
Being on farm w/ fairly sizable acreage around the house, besides the
actual farm equipment (and since some of the tractors/combines/etc have
as large as 250 gal tanks on them) I don't have much of anything that is
very small to deal with. :)
I do have a pair of 2-1/2 gal plastic containers (probably anyway 30 yr
old :) ) w/ a 8" or so spout. One holds the 2-cycle mix for trimmer and
chainsaw, etc., and the other is convenient for the small lawn
tractor/trim mower/hand tiller/etc. Other than that, everything is
filled from a bulk tank for either gas or diesel. I have 100 gal diesel
and 40 gal gasoline transfer tanks w/ transfer pumps permanently in the
4x4 for field refueling and I refill a couple of the 5-gal old metal
cans and leave them in the shop to refill the smaller ones from from it.
Equit comes and fills the bulk tanks at beck and call and if the 4x4
is sitting there when they come, they fill it, too. Unfortunately, they
have always sent the invoices at the end of the month. :(
So, sorta', but not quite I think... :)
Which seems large except consumption at load is 12-15 gal/hr so during
peak harvest it may mean refilling that puppy almost completely daily...
Of course to compensate, cover a lot of acres in a day as compared to
years ago w/ a little 14- or 18-ft header at half the ground speed as well.
There was a spell when they did not work well at all, but engineering has
overcome those problems. There are plenty of 1.6 gallon toilets that work
perfectly. I like my low flow shower too, but many do suck.
We have one of the flush and pray models. My friend has one of the
pressure tank models that will geld you if you flush it while you
sit on it. When I travel, I carry my own shower head and tools to
change them out at hotel/motels.
Ours still do, we have the good old-fashioned kind. For that matter I
have a basement full of incandescent light bulbs socked away and will
continue to use them after the "ban" on their sale goes into effect.
I refuse to let the federal scumbags dictate to me what kind of toilet I
use, what kind of shower I wash with, or what kind of light bulbs are
installed in my house. Screw 'em.
(Change "invalid" to "com" for email. Google Groups killfiled due to spam.)
I would like to point out that the best-flushing toilets I ever saw are
1.6 gallon ones. There are some good ones out there.
As opposed to earlier 1.6 gallon/flush toilets so lousy as to possibly
support an argument that these 1.6 gallon toilets were made in an attempt
to sabotage government regulations on toilets.
Meanwhile, I am aware of lightbulb applications where CFLs are not
suitable. Thankfully, the upcoming incandescent ban has a set of
loopholes wide enough to reroute the Mississippi River through. Sadly,
this even permits selling incandescents that can be used where "standard"
ones are, but have even lower energy efficiecy than "standard" ones have.
(Such as "traffic signal" and "rough service" / vibration service".)
- Don Klipstein ( email@example.com)
On Sat, 12 Jun 2010 06:17:36 +0000 (UTC), Brent wrote:
My husband Bill does this whenever he's forced to buy the EPA-mandated gas
1. He cuts off the child-proof small tab that makes removing the cap to
refill so difficult. Unscrewing the cap still takes FORCE so no "child" is
going to be able to remove it anyway (did the EPA ever raise kids? That tab
is overkill!). A gas cap is screwed on so tightly I have trouble removing
it. I can't imagine a "child" removing it. Any child that has that kind of
strength also can defeat the child-proof tab!
2. He pops out the plastic-spring-loaded switch that prevents you from
pressing down twice. Now you can pour gas, let up on the handle to let it
settle, press down again to pour. With that lock-tab in place, you have to
spill the gas before you can see where the gas level is in the tank you're
filling or you have to put the can down, switch hands, re-press that
switch, and pour anew.
He hasn't drilled a vent hole yet, which would be the next step. I would
worry about multiple use with just a wood screw as some have mentioned.
What kind of vent can be drilled that will keep gas in but will be able to
be used many times without stripping?
And, what was wrong with the old vent & easy pour mechanism anyway?
On Sun, 13 Jun 2010 16:06:39 +0000 (UTC), "D. Ohl"
My gas can has a vent in the nozzle. When the nozzle get submerged it stops,
sorta. I've found that if I stick the nozzle an inch-and-a-half down in the
tank it cuts off pretty close to full. Other than the silly plastic
child-proof tab it has no other safety features on it. The thing I *don't*
like is that there is no good way to seal the can, other than putting the
plastic disc between the nozzle and the can, which means disassembling the
thing twice for each use.
I HATE my 5-gallon can. Even if I only put 4 gallons in it (now my
standard practice), the angles of the nozzle make it impossible to get
it down in the fill hole on my mower without a stream going across the
top of the mower first. These idiots need to look at some old cans, or
even a long-neck watering can, for some ideas on how to make a can you
can actually pour from. Even a little turn-down at the end of the nozzle
would help. Wonder if anybody makes a angled filler neck/funnel that
screws on to a lawnmower gas tank, and has a bigger larger lid, so you
could just leave it in place all the time? My can would work fine for
refueling a pickup truck.
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