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Old 02-26-2006, 04:55 PM
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Fuel Tags

Several years ago I purchased some fuel tags from a local hardware store. They no longer stock the items, and I would love to find them again. They are metal tags that can be attached to cans, mowers, trimmers, blowers which say "Fuel", "Mix" or "Diesel".

It sounds pretty silly, but it helps keep the employees from making stupid mistakes.

Where can we find these?
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Old 02-26-2006, 05:05 PM
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Trimmer trap sell these,we have a local hardware store that has the brass round tags we buy these and engrave them at the shop.
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Old 02-26-2006, 05:25 PM
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Couldn't you just put some masking tape on whatever you want to label and write whatever you wanted to on the tape? Sounds cheaper... Just an idea.
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Old 02-26-2006, 06:15 PM
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i just write on the cans with a sharpie
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Old 02-26-2006, 07:15 PM
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I use the Red cans for Gasoline. The yellow ones get diesel, The blue ones get kerosen in the winter, and I buy a couple 2.5 gallon red cans and spray paint them white and these get the 50:1 mixed 2 stroke fuel. Keeps everything organized!
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Old 02-26-2006, 10:21 PM
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I use the handy dandy sharpie marker......
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Old 02-26-2006, 10:47 PM
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I went to the office supply store and bought a package of tags with a string through a hole in the tag. The tags are heavy manila with a reinforced hole.

I'm small, do all the maintenance work myself. So, any mistake made will be MY mistake! I merely write on the tag the mix ratio with a Sharpie. I don't have many cans, but a couple of different mixes. If the tag gets ratty after a half season, I merely replace it (box came with 100 tags--I'll expire before I use them all).

I tried tape, but it won't stick well. I don't want to permamently mark the can because I may wish to change how I use the cans. The label, with string tied on the handle, makes the changes easier. I don't make changes during the season -- too easy to wrongly assume by shape of the can!
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Old 02-26-2006, 11:18 PM
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OSHA likes to see approved containers in different colors for different fuel types.

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Old 02-27-2006, 12:18 AM
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f uck a bunch of osha
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Old 02-27-2006, 12:50 AM
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I just use different size and color cans for each different fuel. diesel goes in the blue 5 gallon can, regular gas in the red 5 gallon, mixed in the 2.5 and 1 gallon red ones.
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