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2-Cycle Fuel Containers

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by Titans Fan, Mar 5, 2006.

  1. Titans Fan

    Titans Fan LawnSite Member
    Posts: 96

    Does anyone use a resturant tea or coffee dispenser for their 2-cycle mix?

    Someone posted that they did on here, but I was wondering how the spout held up.

  2. befnme

    befnme LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,413

    i dont think it would be all to safe. what if the spout got hit ? all the fuel would hit the ground . i use a 2 gallon can for 2 cycle.
  3. mkwl

    mkwl LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,701

    I wouldn't do that, I use a 2.5 gallon gas can for my 50:1 mix.
  4. Richard Martin

    Richard Martin LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 14,700

    I mix 5 gallons up in a can and then fill a 1 gallon can from that.
  5. grass_cuttin_fool

    grass_cuttin_fool LawnSite Gold Member
    Posts: 3,503

    alot of plastics (milk jugs and such) are not made to handle gas and they actual melt and then the plastic gets in the gas and stops up the jets in the carb.

  6. impactlandscaping

    impactlandscaping LawnSite Silver Member
    Posts: 2,332

    Here's what we use: www.no-spill.com

    On a site, you can stand a can on end on a tailgate or trailer fender, and refuel with one hand. I am guessing this is what you were trying to convey with the coffee carafe idea?
  7. Kohls Landscaping Co

    Kohls Landscaping Co LawnSite Member
    Posts: 188

    My uncle owns a tree company and uses laundry detergent bottles to hold/pour bar oil for his chainsaws. It has worked out well for him.

    Isn't there a law that you can only transport gasoline in approved containers??

  8. Grassmechanic

    Grassmechanic LawnSite Silver Member
    Posts: 2,697

    Whattttt???? you gotta be kidding! I've never heard anyone doing that. All he has to do is buy the bar oil in gallon jugs and poke a SMALL pencil sized hole in the foil over the opening. Never spill a drop. :dizzy:
  9. Kohls Landscaping Co

    Kohls Landscaping Co LawnSite Member
    Posts: 188

    He buys his bar oil in bulk (5+ gallons at a time). It's a lot cheaper for him.


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