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Old 09-12-2012, 02:09 PM
CEGreen CEGreen is offline
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Need help finding a 2.5 Gal Gas Can that isnít junk.

Any suggestions? Iíve looked everywhere!

All everyone sells around here is the Scepter Gas Can with the green lock and the push in to pour design. This may be the worst gas can ever made. It leaks from the collar all of the time (would end up wasting $100ís of gas on the ground each year if I used this) and it is not good for filling up smaller tanks that are on weed eaters and blowersÖbecause it pours out way to fast.

I never thought I would have to order a can off lineÖbut it looks like thatís my only option. What brand of containers do you guys use?

Thanks!
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Old 09-12-2012, 02:32 PM
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I use the No Spill cans. The down side is, they are not vented. The can will balloon up pretty big if it's not vented. I installed a metal valve stem and silicone to seal it which fixed the problem. It never balloon's or leaks. I also have 4 of the small one gallon old style plastic cans with the yellow spout and cap. I also have two of the old 5 gallon cans. The No Spill gets used for mix fuel only.
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Old 09-12-2012, 02:43 PM
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Ebay is where you can find the old school gas cans w/o the emissions devices.

http://www.ebay.com/sch/i.html?_nkw=...+can&_osacat=0
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Old 09-12-2012, 04:35 PM
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Yup eBay. I purchased a four pack of 5 gal cans. A few more than I needed but one day my sons may thank me. Lord knows what the cans will be like 10 years from now.
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Old 09-12-2012, 04:48 PM
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Go to your local motorcycle shop and buy motocross gas cans.
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Old 09-12-2012, 05:16 PM
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I have more of the old vented cans in all the different sizes than I'll ever need, but I've been tempted lately to buy several groups of cans I've seen on CL. One guy has (or maybe had by now) about 10-15 cans in 1, 2, 2.5 and 5 galllon sizes, and all with vents and spouts for about $32 IIRC. I just saw them last week sometime. I've seen several other deals like that lately on CL as well for some reason.
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Old 09-12-2012, 05:56 PM
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Get the eagle cans, they are excellent, do not blow up or shrink, and seal tight for no spills or fumes. Around here you can get them at Lowes for around $40 per 5-gal can, but you get what you pay for....

http://www.eagle-mfg.com/cans.html
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Old 09-12-2012, 06:03 PM
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Ebay is where you can find the old school gas cans w/o the emissions devices.

http://www.ebay.com/sch/i.html?_nkw=...+can&_osacat=0
Or once upon a time in the back of my truck...until someone stole them.
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Old 09-12-2012, 06:04 PM
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Get the eagle cans, they are excellent, do not blow up or shrink, and seal tight for no spills or fumes. Around here you can get them at Lowes for around $40 per 5-gal can, but you get what you pay for....

http://www.eagle-mfg.com/cans.html
This what we use...they are heavy though (our are actually metal safety cans, the type without funnel)
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Old 09-12-2012, 08:00 PM
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I drilled holes in my "safety" cans an use rubber stoppers to plug the whole. They flow just like the old ones.
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