Gas cans - my solutions

Discussion in 'General Industry Discussions' started by RaulMcCai, May 1, 2013.

  1. CL&T

    CL&T LawnSite Senior Member
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    Anytime I come across one of these gas can threads I have to post this video. I can't imagine why you guys are banging your heads against the wall looking for old junk. CARB compliant or not these (and others like them) work a hell of a lot better than the old stuff and aren't very expensive either.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_detailpage&v=6UHHuVGtFGI
     
  2. andyslawncare

    andyslawncare LawnSite Senior Member
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    around here, state patrol will tip your cans upside down and ticket you if it leaks without pushing a lever or button--hence the new cans will generally pass a DOT inspection. The cans with the push button are really good. Black top levers are horrible. DOT will also do the same checks sometimes for sprayers and chemical containers.
     
  3. CL&T

    CL&T LawnSite Senior Member
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    I can attest to the fact that those cans don't leak because with mix I always shake and turn them upside down a couple of times to make sure nothing has settled out before filling something from them. I did have one that began to leak from where it screwed onto the can after a few years. New spouts are easily available at minimal cost.
     
  4. alexschultz1

    alexschultz1 LawnSite Bronze Member
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    Dot approved safety cans are worth their weight in gold. Best $80 I've ever spent lol. They fill up SOOO much faster , never spill, and are easier to hold.
     
  5. skew

    skew LawnSite Member
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    I have to agree the "No Spill" cans are the best of any old and new cans I have used. The only issue I have with them is they are not in any chain or box stores and have to be ordered online. But I guess if they were in those stores they would be built just as crappy as the others because then they would have price points to meet. I bought a 5 gal one about a month ago and I am going to phase out all of my other cans to these as money permits.
     
  6. andyslawncare

    andyslawncare LawnSite Senior Member
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    Saving the cost of a DOT ticket is completely worth finding the proper nozzle for your cans.
     
  7. PlantscapeSolutions

    PlantscapeSolutions LawnSite Silver Member
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    Your in the stone age is your not aware of No Spill Gas cans. I second the No Spill. You will not find them at mass merchandisers. The last batch I bought came from Amazon. Even with shipping it was a better deal then I could get locally. The best local place to get them was Horizon Irrigation which has many locations across the south. http://www.nospill.com/
     
  8. snnoopy

    snnoopy LawnSite Member
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    I ordered a bunch of cans from Canada last year. You can still get them with the old spout there. Also, ACE hardware sells a spout, but you have to have a can that it will fit...good luck with that. The cost of the spout was as much as the can from Canada, lol....yard sales is also a good idea. Another trick is to keep an eye out for what your neighbors have. Offer them money for their gas can. It works, trust me. They don't mind fiddling with this new CRAP once/week but I want to be able to hold my equipment in one hand and pour with the other, and fast! :)
     
  9. snnoopy

    snnoopy LawnSite Member
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    Never heard of such a thing. What state is this?
     
  10. herler

    herler LawnSite Fanatic
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    The hell with the no spill, get me the blonde, on that note f the video too.
     

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