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Which gas can would you use for the winter?
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Any of the three on the right I suppose and the one on the left if the metal inside isn't rusty but it's not as good as the others.


I love my blitz cans (one with the pull out spout) but before taking the top cap off to pull the spout out you should either loosen the bottom black cap or pop the vent open first. If you open the top cap then if the can has some pressure, gasoline can come up the spout and make a mess of the can and garage and you. Have had it happen a few times when I forget to release the pressure the other ways first. Another yuck part is the spout is in the gasoline so if you don't have gloves then you have to wrap a rag around it or paper towel as it will be all wet as you pull it out. Also I've had little droplets of gas fly upwards as I'm pulling the spout tight to seat it.


The other two plastic ones look to have vent caps (hate cali crap sealed "safety" cans as they are anything but safe and make using them a biiiiig pain) and caps to keep the spouts clean.


Metal can doesn't look to have a cap for the spout so dust and dirt can get in that and then into your gas tank and then plug the small orifices in the carb.


Also you might as well grab some Sta-bil and put an ounce in the can of choice before filling at the gas station. That way the blower always has sta-bil treated gas in the system. Doesn't hurt anything and it's cheaper and easier than cleaning the carb or having to shovel if it won't start!


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I have 2 metal cans from way back, one is 5 gallon, and 3 plastic 5 gallon, as well as 2 1/2 and one gallon cans. I put all the 5 gallon on my trailer when I go to fill them. LOL .. costs a fortune …

Metal are my favorite hands down, as I do not like all the safety nozzles on the plastic ones.

All my gas for equipment is bought in 5 gallon cans, and immediately get Stabil, and 1/2 the rate of Seafoam.
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Any one that doesn't have a stupid post-2009 "Always Spills" spout. I've retrofitted all my cans with older-style spouts purchased used...
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I'll be switching to the yellow spout can for the winter. It has the easiest cap to open. I have been using the 2nd from the right for years and got tired of smelling like gas bc I hava to take the spout out of the can especially in the winter. I add marvel mystery oil to every gas can. I like the metal can but like was said it has no cap. Meaning I would need to switch from the cap to spout every time, which sucks.
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What do u guy think of these cans?
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@Malisha,

We used them on the Railroad .. they suck, plain and simple. …. IMHO ….
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We used them on the Railroad .. they suck, plain and simple. …. IMHO …. [IMG class=inlineimg]/forum/images/smilies/smile.gif[/IMG]
No wayyyyy. Why?
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@mailisha

One thing I will say about those cans, the did take abuse travelling in the back of the pickups, with tools and what not always whacking them.

They were just a pain, with the flap, the extra handle, yadda, yadda... All this safety crap has ruined a lot of stuff in my opinion, but because of all the people that don't know how to use a regular gas can, the government felt it necessary to enforce it on everyone. just sayin … IMHO
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No wayyyyy. Why?

I've used them as well, don't like them either! Heavy and always seems to leak gas from somewhere and kind of a pita to use in general.
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