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roger1
06-05-2007, 02:47 PM
Sound off if you hate the new gas cans. I think they suck!

I bought a couple of them and Lowes and hated them so much I returned them.

I went to ACE and found some round 5 gallon metal cans that were old stock without the new style spouts and grabbed them as fast as I could.

BSDeality
06-05-2007, 03:34 PM
I have them, I don't see what the big deal is. I have no problem using them, but everyone else seems to be baffled by them.

JTF40
06-05-2007, 05:13 PM
I have them, I don't see what the big deal is. I have no problem using them, but everyone else seems to be baffled by them.

Ditto !!!!!!!!!!!!:usflag:

deere615
06-05-2007, 06:43 PM
I hate them

fritowrdo
06-05-2007, 10:25 PM
They do not allow the gas to come out as fast as the ones with the vents. I like them for my two stroke stuff with small gas tanks but do not for my main mower.

BSDeality
06-06-2007, 12:37 AM
They do not allow the gas to come out as fast as the ones with the vents. I like them for my two stroke stuff with small gas tanks but do not for my main mower.my Z has twin 7gal tanks, so I fill mine up at the station directly and only use the can in emergencies or to fill up smaller stuff.

Mr. Vern
06-06-2007, 01:13 PM
It's simple, you just drill the nozzle out and poke a hole in the top near the back and they work like they are supposed to!

I have my wife trained to buy any old style cans she sees when garage saleing

roger1
06-23-2007, 09:32 AM
my Z has twin 7gal tanks, so I fill mine up at the station directly and only use the can in emergencies or to fill up smaller stuff.

I guess I wouldn't mind the new cans if I filled at the station too.

I can't do that.

I do not like the new cans and I hate to be forced to buy something I don't like.

topsites
06-28-2007, 10:24 AM
I see it as the inevitable result of a sue-happy nation, because where the imagination is the limit in a lawsuit, forced safety is the result, and I dislike the entire process.

roger1
06-28-2007, 10:50 AM
forced safety is the result.

Forced safety was the intent, but not the result.

The first time my wife tried to fill the mower with one of these new cans, she spilled gas all over.

roger1
01-10-2008, 10:52 AM
Since this is still a pet peeve of mine, I thought I would bump this topic back to the top so I can see if more people share my pain.

PROCUT1
01-10-2008, 11:07 AM
I spill more gas with the new cans than I ever did with the old ones.

Jay Ray
01-10-2008, 02:41 PM
If they are really concerned about safety why don't they mandate a bigger gas cap on 21's? It is hard to see when you are approaching full and it results in some spilling and waste.

cranesrule
01-10-2008, 03:21 PM
I also hate the new cans. If a person is too stupid to safely pour gas, then they're sure as hell too stupid to be operating the equipment they're putting it into. :dizzy:

jkingrph
01-10-2008, 07:00 PM
I use the Justrite metal "safety cans" with a flexible metal spout. They have a handle which opens a valve allowing gas to flow out the nozzel, and it flows fast, at the same time it opens a vent so there is no "pumping" . They are costly, somewhere around $70 per can , Goggle justrite safety cans or look at justritemfg.com for a better description than I can give.

I store about 30 gal of gas for a large portable generator in an enclosed shed during the winter and when I purchased cans it was safety over cost, considering I have about $20,000 worth of generator and lawn equipment alone there, not considering some woodworking tools ect.

I have five gal, 2.5 and 1 gal cans in same configuration, and have to admitt the 1 gal is very tricky to use fillin small 2 cycle equipment.

deere615
01-10-2008, 08:40 PM
If they are really concerned about safety why don't they mandate a bigger gas cap on 21's? It is hard to see when you are approaching full and it results in some spilling and waste.

I actually think honda just made bigger gas caps on their 21 inch tanks, don't know about any other brands? Its still hard to slow the new cans down, it is so much easier with the old ones!

topsites
01-13-2008, 01:12 AM
Forced safety was the intent, but not the result.

The first time my wife tried to fill the mower with one of these new cans, she spilled gas all over.

True, true...

See now the difference between education and regulation, and why I dislike regulation.

Meadowbrook
01-14-2008, 02:12 PM
my Z has twin 7gal tanks, so I fill mine up at the station directly and only use the can in emergencies or to fill up smaller stuff.



Ditto......

Paul Corsetti
01-29-2008, 10:16 PM
someone had a new product to sell and pitched it to the correct person and made a killing, they do suck and dont pour in a timely manor, and just as you get a trimmer about full it burps and pours on the ground, and with out a vent in the summer they blow up like a balloon, hence the word vent!!!

rob7233
02-10-2008, 07:03 AM
What I have now are the WEDCO Brand but also have the Briggs and Stratton.

I just didn't want to add a fuel can aggravation to my day, so this is what I found........

http://www.theplasticsgroup.net/

http://www.theplasticsgroup.net/pdf/us/briggssheet.pdf

http://www.usahardware.com/inet/shop/item/04250/icn/20-394502/wedco/w220.htm

Lugnut
02-11-2008, 10:13 PM
I spill the most gas with safety cans. They work fine with mowers but since they require 2 hand operation you're out of hands to hold onto a weedwacker when you're filling it. On more than one occasion the weedwacker's rolled over spilling gas and making a nice mess. Only good thing is I never fill it over grass. As for the new plastic cans, I think they suck too, and I drilled and tapped a hole in it and put a bolt in it to keep the water out and the gas in.

tamadrummer
02-11-2008, 10:33 PM
What I have now are the WEDCO Brand but also have the Briggs and Stratton.

I just didn't want to add a fuel can aggravation to my day, so this is what I found........

http://www.theplasticsgroup.net/

http://www.theplasticsgroup.net/pdf/us/briggssheet.pdf

http://www.usahardware.com/inet/shop/item/04250/icn/20-394502/wedco/w220.htm


These are the best cans left on the market. IMO of course. I just picked up 2 more 5 gallon cans and will slowly get more as time permits. They are banned in 14 states already and soon enough, they will be banned everywhere.

If they want gas on the ground, make me use BLITZ cans, I may as well just pour the first gallon on the ground and then I can get the rest in with good control.

deere615
02-12-2008, 08:46 PM
If they want gas on the ground, make me use BLITZ cans, I may as well just pour the first gallon on the ground and then I can get the rest in with good control.

Well said...

steve45
02-16-2008, 12:09 AM
When I fill up my Scag, with the big gas caps, I take off the entire hose assembly from the gas can and just pour directly from the can to the tank. I rest the can on the lip of the tank to prevent static buildup.

If you hate the new cans, wait 'til they ban incandescent light bulbs and FORCE you to use compact flourescents. Wait 'til you have to go to a government assigned doctor...

2 clowns mowing
02-16-2008, 07:33 AM
i lucked out, i saw 4-5 gallon old style at a columbus dealer asked how many they had 24 so i bought them all. for $11.18 each and yes i hate the new ones. and no i'am keeping these

Markf
02-16-2008, 07:49 AM
I wasn't aware that the new design of cans was for safety. I thought it was to contain the gas vapors within the can went not in use. Hence, the reason for no vent spout or the fill spout that self seals. My two cents.
Mark

deere615
02-16-2008, 08:34 PM
i lucked out, i saw 4-5 gallon old style at a columbus dealer asked how many they had 24 so i bought them all. for $11.18 each and yes i hate the new ones. and no i'am keeping these

WOW 24 you got lucky, thats a lifetime supply!

wimpy
02-20-2008, 12:36 AM
This is what I use http://www.nospill.com/CARBcans.htm