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Best Currently Available Gas Can

With new safety features these days gas cans are a pain, especially when you are wearing gloves.

What are you using and love?
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I buy the No Spill brand ones. Only 1 button to push for the gas to come out. Available online as well as the nearby brick and mortar stores for about the same price.


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Those new cans are a big PITA! I purchased one to use with my weed wacker, I had to run a drill bit through the cap to get a decent fuel flow. But there is help as I later learned. Check out Ebay! Guys have made a business selling replacement nozzles along with adaptable vents that can be added to the container.

Another example of Doo Good-ers making life tough for everybody. The company that promoted this environmental crap caused another company that made decent, safe gas containers out of business putting their workers out of work.

Another example of Doo Good-ers in Massachusetts and maybe other states has to do with self service gas stations. BAck when they became dominant here, the State’s legislators passed laws prohibiting devices that allowed one to pump fuel without having to hand hold the fuel hose‘s nozzle. Their excuse was “someone might turn on the pump and allow fuel to flow onto the ground.’’

Just within the last year or so they got smart. Changed the law commanding gas stations to restore the handle latch so patrons need NOT hold the fuel hose when pumping fuel.
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Best Currently Available Gas Can

As mentioned, the very best is the “no spill” brand.

http://www.nospill.com

Ironically, corporate office and manufacturing facility is 10 minutes from my house.
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No spill is very good, if you want something cool with racing vibe to it look at VP racing 5 gallon cans, they are allowed to have a vent and you can get a long spout that makes it easier to fill smaller cans with it. I am lucky to have 3 old gas cans with vents that I will never part with.
Now, dear EPA, just tell me what problem has been solved by your infernal leaking, breaking spout piece of junk cans!
Whatever you do, DON'T buy the Septre cans from Canada, I bought a bunch of them before Hurricane Sandy and the spouts are just terrible. Break, leak, etc.

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I hate the new designs as well. You can buy no fuss spouts and conversions at Menards, Tractor Supply, and Rural King. I will not use the new design without the conversion.

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+1 for “No Spill” brand.
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my best cans are military surplus 5 gallon jerry cans made for jeeps, won't give them up till they rust apart.

whose brain fart is the new cans and spouts ?? how about we look at the number one state of crazy law makers , California!! the others are simply copy cats
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my best cans are military surplus 5 gallon jerry cans made for jeeps, won't give them up till they rust apart.

whose brain fart is the new cans and spouts ?? how about we look at the number one state of crazy law makers , California!! the others are simply copy cats
Yeah, apparantly my bottle of water causes cancer in California. So, I'll be sure to not go there.
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Maybe it's me and my old hands but trying to use one of the new style and keep the end pushed in so it flows is difficult plus I thought the other thing it was supposed to do was keep from overflowing. I overflow more with the new style than I ever did with the old ones, especially on the big 5-6 gallon cans. Can't rest them on the tanks fill lip as the weight inevitably makes it slip and fall into the opening.

I end up removing that spout entirely and using a battery operated fuel transfer pump. They are under $15. Easier to use on the riding mowers but able to balance on a snowblower engine when they're cool to top off the tank.


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