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Old 06-07-2019, 10:08 PM
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Are any new gas cans worth a damn?


Since this isnít the pit, Iíll just ask for recommendations for gas cans. Iíve tried the ones that have a slide on the side that you have to hook onto whatever youíre filling and it allows the gas to flow (in theory) and Iím not a fan.

If you have a gas can that you like, and a link, please share.
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Old 06-07-2019, 10:10 PM
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These are great:

http://www.nospill.com/

I bought one at Tractor Supply Company but they sell them other places as well as Amazon.
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Old 06-07-2019, 10:31 PM
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These are great:

http://www.nospill.com/

I bought one at Tractor Supply Company but they sell them other places as well as Amazon.

I really like these cans. I use them for diesel for my tractor, I use a little harbor freight hand clamp to hold the button down. I used to always spill a bunch of fuel when I used the old cans. Much less spillage now.
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Old 06-08-2019, 08:03 AM
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The no spill cans are great! Easy to use and almost impossible to spill when filling something.
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Old 06-08-2019, 08:27 AM
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I use any gas can and one of these replacement spouts.

Available at your local hardware or big box home store.
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Old 06-08-2019, 10:46 AM
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These are great:

http://www.nospill.com/
I have one of those, as well. Works brilliantly, and unlike the three or so other "next generation" gas cans I've had, it's easy to use.
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Old 06-08-2019, 08:08 PM
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I love my surecan:
https://www.amazon.com/SureCan-Rotat...SIN=B014VAGRIS
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Old 06-08-2019, 08:33 PM
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I have one of the Sure Cans as well. Not a bad design, but I have managed to shoot gas on my face by not making sure the pressure in the can has been vented.
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Old 06-08-2019, 08:59 PM
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These are great:

http://www.nospill.com/

I bought one at Tractor Supply Company but they sell them other places as well as Amazon.
Yes, These! Pricey but well worth the money, IMHO.
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Old 06-08-2019, 09:43 PM
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These are great:

http://www.nospill.com/

I bought one at Tractor Supply Company but they sell them other places as well as Amazon.
I have one of these, too. I was happy with the simpler old ones, but this one is easy to use and works fine. It was pricey, but the cheaper one was obviously going to be a pita to actually use. I got it at the local hardware store.
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Old 06-10-2019, 01:11 PM
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I use any gas can and one of these replacement spouts.

Available at your local hardware or big box home store.
That is my view as well. Never had a problem with old cans, had plenty of problems w/ new ones (unsure what brands). I'm firmly in the camp of, "It wasn't broke, so I'm not interested in fixing it.
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That is my view as well. Never had a problem with old cans, had plenty of problems w/ new ones (unsure what brands). I'm firmly in the camp of, "It wasn't broke, so I'm not interested in fixing it.
Ditto. I had a 6 gallon can for my boat that had one of those stupid safety spouts. It took forever to pour six gallons into the tank. Replacement spout and add a vent hole and ...voila! A quick transfer of fuel and save nearly $1/gallon over the marina fuel.
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Old 06-11-2019, 01:58 PM
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Ditto. I had a 6 gallon can for my boat that had one of those stupid safety spouts. It took forever to pour six gallons into the tank. Replacement spout and add a vent hole and ...voila! A quick transfer of fuel and save nearly $1/gallon over the marina fuel.
Iíve tried that but I must have purchased metric cans or something because the caps havenít fit well.
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Old 06-11-2019, 02:07 PM
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Eagle Safety Can.

Don't get a cheap version with a plastic funnel for a spout. Mine has a metal actuator arm, try to find one of those.

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Eagle Safety Can.

Don't get a cheap version with a plastic funnel for a spout. Mine has a metal actuator arm, try to find one of those.
Plastic doesn't rust. My metal one did. I still have my plastic one bought 15 years ago (without all that nonsense on it), still all original except for the vent cap which I lost. I hope to get another 15 out of it, but yes it stays out of the sun.
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Old 06-11-2019, 03:10 PM
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I bought one of the new cans, and never liked it.

We go to a family property up in MI. In one outbuilding there was a pile of old plastic gas cans of all shapes/size. Probably 30 of them. Picked out a nice 1G, and I'm good to go.
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Plastic doesn't rust. My metal one did. I still have my plastic one bought 15 years ago (without all that nonsense on it), still all original except for the vent cap which I lost. I hope to get another 15 out of it, but yes it stays out of the sun.
I've had my can at least 10 years now and it's not rusting.
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Old 06-11-2019, 05:58 PM
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Ditto. I had a 6 gallon can for my boat that had one of those stupid safety spouts. It took forever to pour six gallons into the tank. Replacement spout and add a vent hole and ...voila! A quick transfer of fuel and save nearly $1/gallon over the marina fuel.
The one I have pours as fast as the old one. Other than being pricey, it's a very nice, and completely functional gas can.
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Plastic doesn't rust. My metal one did. I still have my plastic one bought 15 years ago (without all that nonsense on it), still all original except for the vent cap which I lost. I hope to get another 15 out of it, but yes it stays out of the sun.
I've never had a metal can rust on me. Just basic care is all that's needed. The oldest one I have must be over 30 years old.

The parts that go are always the spout and vent plugs, for me.
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Old 06-13-2019, 01:36 PM
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I suspect plastic in the sun will suffer eventually. Not that you should have gas cans in the sun. Metal in a damp environment will suffer eventually.
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Old 06-13-2019, 07:09 PM
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Eagle Safety Can.

Don't get a cheap version with a plastic funnel for a spout. Mine has a metal actuator arm, try to find one of those.
Here is a larger selection Eagle Manufacturing Safety Cans


They used to be made in Wellsburg WV. I lived next door to the owners and they are still close family friends. As a kid I used to watch them test the cans by exploding them....what a trip for an 11-12 yr old boy! When exploding they don't produce shrapnel....they turn into what appears to be metal netting.
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Pit thread: I hate these new "green" gas cans.

I finally broke down and bought two, steel, safety cans. Expensive, but worth every penny.
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