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Right Touch
06-19-2009, 08:33 PM
Everyone uses mix! Why dont the gas can manufacturers make a special color for mix so we dont have to label the cans ourselves or risk burning two cycle engines because our employees cant tell when the gas is blue its mix! Common freakin sense on both ends! Someone tell me how to get in touch with a manufacturer and i will make it happen!

Stillwater
06-19-2009, 08:47 PM
Everyone uses mix! Why dont the gas can manufacturers make a special color for mix so we dont have to label the cans ourselves or risk burning two cycle engines because our employees cant tell when the gas is blue its mix! Common freakin sense on both ends! Someone tell me how to get in touch with a manufacturer and i will make it happen!

they dont have a color for mix gas becouse mixed gas is gas it belongs in a red can.

Take a sharpie and write the word MIX on your mix can....
Take a can of spray paint and paint a stripe down the center of the mix can...
paint the handel black.....
use a different style can or size for the mix......

Lbilawncare
06-19-2009, 10:23 PM
I see where you are coming from, Stillwater hit the nail on the head. I use a paint pen. Our two-cycle cans are no-spill, reg gas cans are reg cans.

EagleLandscape
06-19-2009, 10:40 PM
we spray paint everything from our 5 gallon gas cans to out 15 gallon gas / 15 gallon mixed tanks on the flatbeds.

stop your whining and get with the program.

birdman0494
06-19-2009, 11:20 PM
i did something that you might want to try at a time I was running a a t261 and a le 261 and they were both red and my standard 2 1.2 gallon was red so i left it alone, My grandfather bought that touch up paint can for ur z810a which if you guys dont know they are green lol and the g15 which is a pos. So i took the touch up paint and graffiited the straight mix green and ive never did the wrong one in my opinion the mid associates colors better.

topsites
06-19-2009, 11:55 PM
I understand but how many more colors, if you think my blue can has kerosene in it think again :p
Same for the red, some do have gas in them, but not all do, and I have a yellow one I NEVER use for diesel.

Then I use a 2.5 gallon can for mix, everything else is not.

Why, because who the hell woke up and made this rule anyhow, I'm buying the dang can and I'll put what I want in it LOL

greendoctor
06-20-2009, 02:18 AM
That rule is to satisfy the bureaucrats such as DOT, OSHA, etc. People who do not work for a living and take great joy in intruding such that your work is hindered.

greendoctor
06-20-2009, 02:26 AM
One more thing, in a fire, gas, diesel or kerosene burns the same. The color thing is supposedly a fire safety issue. Personally, I never had a problem telling between 2-cycle gas and regular. Most fuel tanks on 2-cycle equipment are clear. Regular gas is kind of pale yellow. The 2-cycle oils I use are either green or red and mixed at 50:1. The other thing I do is use a white paint marker to write "mixed" gas on the can in several places. My gas cans are a different size as well. Regular is in a 5 gallon, 2-cycle goes in a 1 gallon. I rather have a fresh mix in the machines rather than an oil one from last week.

SKYNYRD
06-20-2009, 04:17 AM
i wrapped the handle of our mix can in black duct tape:cool2:

Right Touch
06-20-2009, 06:53 AM
we spray paint everything from our 5 gallon gas cans to out 15 gallon gas / 15 gallon mixed tanks on the flatbeds.

stop your whining and get with the program.

seriously? stop my whining. its a valid question. we should be required to paint gas cans. they should make something different.

SKYNYRD
06-20-2009, 06:57 AM
seriously? stop my whining. its a valid question. we should be required to paint gas cans. they should make something different.

not sure why i didn't think of this earlier but, why don't you try contacting Blitz via their website since they produce the largest volume of cans? they must know why one isn't made in a specific color for mix gas:)

Cuttinitclose
06-20-2009, 09:59 AM
I emailed them we will see what they say.

SKYNYRD
06-20-2009, 02:45 PM
I emailed them we will see what they say.

here's to hopin u get a quick response:cool2:

bam
06-21-2009, 10:51 AM
they do paint the metal safety cans.

And have green for oil. so for your purpose buy a green can.

SKYNYRD
06-21-2009, 10:53 AM
they do paint the metal safety cans.

And have green for oil. so for your purpose buy a green can.

metal cans are illegal in ny and many other states now

kaferhaus
06-21-2009, 11:21 AM
Another solution is search of a problem to solve.... spray paint the dang can or use a permanent marker like everyone else does. A "special" can is going to cost more money due to the low volume of production.... MOST folks would rather hit the can with a dab of paint than pay more money for one that was simply a different color.

93Chevy
06-21-2009, 11:37 AM
If the 2.5 gallon cans are the same price, but different colors, why not buy a different color for mix gas?

Writing in marker works for me, and it works for most of you.

If there's a demand, there should be a different color can made for no more money.

If there is not enough demand, then keep on using markers and spray paint.

Frontier-Lawn
06-21-2009, 11:48 AM
what about the metal stamped tags for cans?

grass_cuttin_fool
06-21-2009, 11:54 AM
A year or so ago....a company was making a tag like a key chain that went on fuel cans to label what was in them...also I think they were made to go on equipment so the operator would know what went in each tank....but like the others ....just use a marker and label it

lawnman_scott
06-21-2009, 12:55 PM
I dont carry gas, the mower carries enough that it will be emply when I go through 7.5 gallons of mixed gas. Works out pretty good, but cant you just take the guy by the hand say this is gas, this is mixed? Done. Are your employees that dubm that they dont get that?I would feel nervous letting them operate a blower if they cant figure that out.

nosparkplugs
06-21-2009, 01:35 PM
Yellow is for diesel, Red for gas, blue for kerosene. ever have someone put gas in the Yellow, diesel in the red, and Mix in the Blue:dizzy::cry:.


So I make sure my guys know Yellow is for diesel, Red is for Gas, We carry no blue tanks since these are for Kerosene. I then take a Sharpie, and write ALL OVER the Red 5 gal Blitz gas cans 2-Stroke Mix Only!!! the Sharpie is permanent when the can is brand spankin new.

Good luck on the gas can color debate guys

cgaengineer
06-21-2009, 01:46 PM
I just put the mixed gas in 2 liter coke bottles.:rolleyes:

nosparkplugs
06-21-2009, 02:15 PM
:nono: 2 liter bottles are urinals on my rig


I just put the mixed gas in 2 liter coke bottles.:rolleyes:

Stillwater
06-21-2009, 02:29 PM
seriously? stop my whining. its a valid question. we should be required to paint gas cans. they should make something different.

Sorry and in all seriousness it really is not a valid question,it is actually kind of silly... like I said before mix gas has a color, the color is *RED* because mixed gas is GAS. You think the government should mandate a color just for mixed gas? Mixed with what and what color? when you mix oil in gas it does not stop being gas it is still gas. It sounds like you NEED/WANT the government to show you what your mix is, Seriously and using your own words if you need the government to require you to paint gas cans to identify YOUR mix gas from gas then you shoulden't have access to gas in the first place, or knifes or forks or anything with whirling blades like lawn mowers or line trimmers, oh hell anything sharp. I don't understand why you require the government to show you what your mix gas is what is stopping you from marking your own cans right this second that a new Nanny state government law will change? Not just you but anyone requiring the government to hold your hand while pointing out your mixed gas can for you with a special color should stay away from anything flammable with moving or rotating parts

93Chevy
06-21-2009, 03:40 PM
Sorry and in all seriousness it really is not a valid question,it is actually kind of silly... like I said before mix gas has a color, the color is *RED* because mixed gas is GAS. You think the government should mandate a color just for mixed gas? Mixed with what and what color? when you mix oil in gas it does not stop being gas it is still gas. It sounds like you NEED/WANT the government to show you what your mix is, Seriously and using your own words if you need the government to require you to paint gas cans to identify YOUR mix gas from gas then you shoulden't have access to gas in the first place, or knifes or forks or anything with whirling blades like lawn mowers or line trimmers, oh hell anything sharp. I don't understand why you require the government to show you what your mix gas is what is stopping you from marking your own cans right this second that a new Nanny state government law will change? Not just you but anyone requiring the government to hold your hand while pointing out your mixed gas can for you with a special color should stay away from anything flammable with moving or rotating parts


Why dont the gas can manufacturers make a special color for mix

Why the attitude? You think he's stupid because he's raising a question that you never thought of because you're too good for more than one color of gas can? What would look more professional, 2 different color cans or a dirty old can with marker/spray paint all over it?

And he never said anything about the government. Gas can manufactures. If there's a demand, then the gas can companies should make a different color gas can for mixed. It's not like it's difficult for them. They already have the freakin molds.

And I'm not saying that there SHOULD be another color, I'm perfectly content with red cans for everything. But don't raise an attitude for a valid question.

And, within the context of the quote we should be required to paint gas cans. they should make something different., it looks like it should be "we shouldn't" would fit better. Otherwise, the second statement would contradict the first. And his entire question would fall apart. There's no sense in posting that GAS CAN MANUFACTURES should make different color cans if we, at the same time, should be required to paint them. It's all in the context clues.

If I'm wrong, then I'll concede and apologize and go away.:usflag:

cgaengineer
06-21-2009, 04:29 PM
:nono: 2 liter bottles are urinals on my rig

I recycle them after using them as urinals for gas cans.:laugh:

Stillwater
06-21-2009, 04:58 PM
Why the attitude? You think he's stupid because he's raising a question that you never thought of because you're too good for more than one color of gas can? What would look more professional, 2 different color cans or a dirty old can with marker/spray paint all over it?

And he never said anything about the government. Gas can manufactures. If there's a demand, then the gas can companies should make a different color gas can for mixed. It's not like it's difficult for them. They already have the freakin molds.

And I'm not saying that there SHOULD be another color, I'm perfectly content with red cans for everything. But don't raise an attitude for a valid question.

And, within the context of the quote , it looks like it should be "we shouldn't" would fit better. Otherwise, the second statement would contradict the first. And his entire question would fall apart. There's no sense in posting that GAS CAN MANUFACTURES should make different color cans if we, at the same time, should be required to paint them. It's all in the context clues.

If I'm wrong, then I'll concede and apologize and go away.:usflag:



Your mistaking my sarcasm for an attitude- try not to be so sensitive and defensive it is not necessary.

Container manufactures can't just arbitrarily make a different color can for fuel. It is not the container manufactures that determine the colors and standards for combustible liquid it is the government that sets that standard. Dude this is about mix gas, mix gas belongs in a red can because it is gas and that is a federal law. You talk about being professional? storing mixed-gas in a container other than a red container manafactured for the purpose of storing gas is unlawful what is professional about that? that being said...Their is no reason to apologize concede or go away.

SKYNYRD
06-21-2009, 05:23 PM
how come we're taught all growing up that there's no such thing as a stupid question then we become adults and tell other people their questions are stupid:confused:

Stillwater
06-21-2009, 06:12 PM
how come we're taught all growing up that there's no such thing as a stupid question then we become adults and tell other people their questions are stupid:confused:


I re-read my posts on this thred and I never used the word stupid, not once. I used the word silly. their is no reason to be confused who said the question was stupid?

SKYNYRD
06-21-2009, 06:16 PM
I re-read my posts on this thred and I never used the word stupid, not once. I used the word silly. their is no reason to be confused who said the question was stupid?

i wasn't refering to you stilwater, i was making a generalized statement. there are a lot of threads on this forum where people get laughed at and ridiculed for asking questions. just because one of us understands or thinks we understand something doesn't mean everyone does.

nosparkplugs
06-21-2009, 06:39 PM
Yes their are no stupid questions, I just got back from Autozone, their was a gentleman whom needed help with an electrical system issue on an olds 98, the Autozone sales associate was trying to explain to him how to use Google to find a parts dealer, he though Google was a porn website, and really was confused, this older man had the checkout line to the back of the store on a sunday afternoon.

93Chevy
06-21-2009, 07:15 PM
Your mistaking my sarcasm for an attitude- try not to be so sensitive and defensive it is not necessary.

Container manufactures can't just arbitrarily make a different color can for fuel. It is not the container manufactures that determine the colors and standards for combustible liquid it is the government that sets that standard. Dude this is about mix gas, mix gas belongs in a red can because it is gas and that is a federal law. You talk about being professional? storing mixed-gas in a container other than a red container manafactured for the purpose of storing gas is unlawful what is professional about that? that being said...Their is no reason to apologize concede or go away.

Maybe I mistook your post for something it wasn't and sorry if that is the case.:usflag:

You're also right about the federal law.

In my opinion, it would be easier to have a different colored can, say green, for mixed gas. Yes, I know I can write on it and whatnot, but I like the look of a clean gas can. If federal nanny laws weren't an issue, if we were free to decide what effing color we wanted our gas cans, then they'd be like pens. Just buy whatever dagon color you wanted.

jkilov
06-21-2009, 07:15 PM
The correct color for a mix gas can is transparent.

You can get them at a stihl dealer, never had a misfueling happen since.

Stillwater
06-21-2009, 09:15 PM
my favorite color is clear

CrystalCreek
06-21-2009, 09:50 PM
The correct color for a mix gas can is transparent.

You can get them at a stihl dealer, never had a misfueling happen since.

Please provide a part #. I checked their website and found nothing. Thanks for the help.

mowerbrad
06-21-2009, 10:10 PM
how come we're taught all growing up that there's no such thing as a stupid question then we become adults and tell other people their questions are stupid:confused:

There is no such thing as a stupid question, just stupid people.:laugh:

SKYNYRD
06-22-2009, 10:36 AM
There is no such thing as a stupid question, just stupid people.:laugh:

much better:laugh::laugh:

Cuttinitclose
06-22-2009, 02:29 PM
REPLY FROM BLITZ:
Thank you for showing an interest in the Blitz USA gas containers.

We have the 1+gal which means 1gal gasoline plus 4oz oil Mix, and the
2+gal which is 2gal gasoline plus 8oz Oil Mix. These cans are designed
for lawn and garden equipment.

If you need a gasoline/oil mix the best way to go is the 1+Gallon can
used in conjunction with the Blitz USA Flexible Tube makes it very easy
to fuel the string trimmers, etc. It is useful to move the selector
switch to the pour position prior to inserting the end of the flex tube
in the fuel tank.

If I can be of further assistance please let me know.

Best Regards,
Connie
Consumer Service
877-922-5489

beegreenlandcare
06-22-2009, 11:08 PM
That really kind of sounds like a "lame" answer. Not to mention abit sarcastic. ... it is useful to open the valve to fuel before inserting into your equipment ???? What the heck is that?:dizzy:
I'd be thanking them for ALL their assistance.

IRRITECH
06-22-2009, 11:54 PM
I understand but how many more colors, if you think my blue can has kerosene in it think again :p
Same for the red, some do have gas in them, but not all do, and I have a yellow one I NEVER use for diesel.

Then I use a 2.5 gallon can for mix, everything else is not.

Why, because who the hell woke up and made this rule anyhow, I'm buying the dang can and I'll put what I want in it LOL


:clapping::clapping:

Blue for mix, red for regular. It's my freakin can.

jkilov
06-28-2009, 05:35 PM
Please provide a part #. I checked their website and found nothing. Thanks for the help.
The cans came with a sticker that probably bore the pt. numbers. That's gone now so I'm clueless.

It's a transparent can with a large green cap, has no vent. In the catalog, it appears in the fuel section (as a motomix container).

Your dealer should stock them. My only complaint is they don't last that long.

grass_cuttin_fool
06-29-2009, 04:49 PM
The cans came with a sticker that probably bore the pt. numbers. That's gone now so I'm clueless.

It's a transparent can with a large green cap, has no vent. In the catalog, it appears in the fuel section (as a motomix container).

Your dealer should stock them. My only complaint is they don't last that long.

oddly enuff....the past weekend I was at the local hardware store and I found a clear colored eagle 2.5 gallon can.....1st Ive ever seen and I bought it....got to be a left over though.....it has the lil stopper in the nozzle and a real vent on the back of the can

ewilly
07-11-2009, 10:14 PM
I've been using the new EnviroFlow spouts for Blitz cans - you can even put them on the older style plastic Blitz cans that came with the black spout (much like kero/diesel comes with still). These may only be CARB regulated states that get these, btw. I did HATE them at first, now they are pretty damn nice for 1+ and 2+ gallon cans, as you do spill less. 5 gallon cans though - all bets are off! Spill a ton more on those cans with those :hammerhead:

The new cans, as well as the ability to purchase the replacement clear tubes that stick on the spout, come with these nifty reversible tags. One side says "Gasoline" on a white background, red text. The other side is green, says MIX and has a spot to write oil brand/ratio etc. They DO tear kinda easy, if you aren't careful taking the spout off to refill. You can glance at your cans, and realize what is in what red can.

Here are the things I am talking about:

http://www.blitzusa.com/products/fuel/Containment/eftandt.html

http://www.blitzusa.com/products/fuel/Accessories/AccessoryCard.html

1993lx172
07-12-2009, 01:31 AM
The answer to this debate is simple, all 1 gal and 2gal cans are mix, and five gallon cans are straight gas. It's common sense, when you go to refill a trimmer you don't grab a five gallon, you reach for the smaller can. Like wise when you go to refill a mower you don't go for the smaller can.

SKYNYRD
07-12-2009, 02:08 PM
The answer to this debate is simple, all 1 gal and 2gal cans are mix, and five gallon cans are straight gas. It's common sense, when you go to refill a trimmer you don't grab a five gallon, you reach for the smaller can. Like wise when you go to refill a mower you don't go for the smaller can.

if you have a bad back you grab the small cans for everything

1993lx172
07-12-2009, 06:03 PM
if you have a bad back you grab the small cans for everything

I didn't think of that, you bring up a very good point.

In that case then labeling your cans in your best bet, I would advise taking a visible color like white, yellow or what ever, and painting a stripe on your mix cans. Stripe = mix, no stripe = straight gas.

93Chevy
07-12-2009, 06:04 PM
I didn't think of that, you bring up a very good point.

In that case then labeling your cans in your best bet, I would advise taking a visible color like white, yellow or what ever, and painting a stripe on your mix cans. Stripe = mix, no stripe = straight gas.

Or make a straight stripe for straight gas and a curvy stripe for mixed gas:laugh: