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Old 07-13-2014, 12:06 PM
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I t might be helpful to add that I have been using the No-Spill cans in Texas for probably about six years. In 2009 we had 60 days over 100F. In 2011 we had 90 days over 100F and many of them here 106F type days. We have never had even a single issue with a can rupturing under pressure. The amount of pressure in the cans probably does not exceed 10 PSI. It's not like you have some 100 psi pressure cooker your dealing with.

The big gas can company Blitz who used to sell all the mass merchandiser cans went bankrupt because they didn't put a 5 cent screen in their gas cans to prevent a blow up from ignited fumes being sucked back into cans that were nearly empty under certain conditions. Gas cans are high liability so smart companies do a lot of testing before they start to market new products.
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Old 07-13-2014, 12:39 PM
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Random tip:

I was having trouble re-capping my two newer No-Spill cans - they just didn't want to thread on easily. I came "this close" to throwing the one can away because it would literally take 5 minutes to get it screwed back on at times.

I put a few drops of silicone spray on the threads and now they spin right on/off with ease. The difference is amazing.
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Old 07-13-2014, 01:01 PM
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Random tip:

I was having trouble re-capping my two newer No-Spill cans - they just didn't want to thread on easily. I came "this close" to throwing the one can away because it would literally take 5 minutes to get it screwed back on at times.

I put a few drops of silicone spray on the threads and now they spin right on/off with ease. The difference is amazing.
I noticed the newer cans have a tighter thread tolerance. The first thing I do to the spouts on new cans is break off the tab that locks the cap in place. It's probably a CARB or liability thing but they seem to make the tab in such a way to make it purposely easy to rip it off. If you leaves the tab on it's a pain to take the cap off or put it on.
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Old 08-04-2014, 12:01 PM
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i found a cheap(ish) fix for the cheapo blitz cans, although i'm sure it would work for any. i bought a brass 1/4 barbed hose fitting with male threads. got a brass 1/4 cap to thread on it. it's low profile keeps it from getting snagged, and i just unscrew the cap a bit to let the air flow. i may try drilling a small hole on the cap to get air moving a bit better.
i just got tired of pulling out a screw or nail that would still leak. i tried the valve stem idea but the stem kept getting snagged on stuff.
hope this helps!
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Old 08-04-2014, 05:42 PM
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I Don't get it. What is so bad about pouring gas from a jerry can?
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Old 08-04-2014, 06:17 PM
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slow and messy
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wait why do you prefer Scag? I thought you owned a Bobcat that mowed the first American Colonies
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Old 08-05-2014, 11:57 AM
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has anyone ever tried one of the flow and go 14 gallon transfer tanks. heres a link to one of the ones on amazon

http://www.amazon.com/DuraMax-Fluid-...ywords=gas+can
Those things are terrible. They claim 2 gallons per minute while in gravity feed mode, but no way. Maybe 1 gallon per minute.
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Old 08-05-2014, 12:01 PM
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hook up a compressor to it :P
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