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ZTR_Diesel
09-14-2009, 07:35 PM
Probably been brought up before...but has anyone been using these contraptions as of yet? It's all you can buy now...and in addition to be a lot more complex to work with, they are also expensive...$9 for a lousy one-gallon can!

CARB is the name of the newest and most powerful legislative govermental cult devised California Air Resources Board. And since when did California become Washington DC?

underPSI
09-14-2009, 07:52 PM
CARB has been around for decades. I haven't seen the new CARB-approved fuel cans that you speak of and not sure why they would have anything to do with fuel cans except some type of vapor-recovery system on them which would only save you money.

modedicebox
09-14-2009, 07:56 PM
I have a few, they suck! I love all the pressure that builds up in them and then you pull the valve back and it sprays vapors and sometimes gas all over. Great job on that one...
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ZTR_Diesel
09-14-2009, 08:51 PM
I have a few, they suck! I love all the pressure that builds up in them and then you pull the valve back and it sprays vapors and sometimes gas all over. Great job on that one...
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Exactly my point. In addition to the devices that have been added to the cans to make them "spill-proof" and the associated cost and hassle with use, it's actually important for a gasoline-filled vessle to "breathe" with temperature changes. Removing the venting possibility from the vessle increases the chance of a mishap, or exothermic reaction from sudden release of pressure on a hot day. Couple that with someone unaware of the danger and thier personal additions (such as smoking while working with a gas can :hammerhead:) and that exothermic reaction is just about guaranteed!

Here is what these cans look like:
http://doitbest.com/Gas+Cans-Blitz+USA-model-81005-doitbest-sku-578397.dib

topsites
09-14-2009, 08:54 PM
THIS is one of the BEST examples WHY I am very much against government legislation that can affect our Industry.
It's not that I have a problem with being controlled or being told what to do, it's not even a problem with authority per se,
but it's this exact type of senseless horse manure heaping load of garbage I have a problem with.

Now if that's considered having a problem with authority, then I guess I do have a problem with it.

and then you pull the valve back and it sprays vapors and sometimes gas all over.
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Am I correct in assuming that this is how it saves us fuel?

lilweeds
09-14-2009, 10:19 PM
The spill free cans aren't bad, but they still aren't as nice as the old styles. Someone on here has a mod to make them work better.