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Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by mowinginva, Feb 2, 2008.
What do you guys think of the nospill gas cans? Pros and cons?
we switched the blitz metal cans a few years ago after hearing the DOT banned them from several people, i think they did im not sure.. but we were working at a naval base a few months ago and they wouldn't let anyone on with plastic cans, luckily we had our metal ones but the guys working the gate said 9 out 10 contractors come in with the plastic and they turn them around....
Why can't you bring plastic?
no clue, but they were serious about it, i didn't ask because the guys didn't like talking much and i didn't want to piss them off. we had about 150 hay bales on the trucks and i was scared they were going to make us take them off to look under them so i kept my mouth shut, lol... after being let onto the base i then had to go to the fire marshals office to get his approval and then they put stickers on all of our cans saying they were approved....
I bought one in November 2005. Sometime in the spring of the next year it developed a leak right where the logo box on the side is recessed, right at the top seam. I honestly did not pay much attention to it at the time, I thought something had poked a hole in it.
Since I liked the container so much compared to what else was available locally, I ordered three more. About three months in, all of those developed the same leak in the same place. I went back to the crappy cans.
After checking the NoSpill site last spring I realized they offered a lifetime warranty on them. I had no idea before. I emailed them about the problem and they sent me four replacements about a month later. The first one I put into service got stolen, but I have been using another for about six months. So far, so good.
I give the company an "A" for backing up the product with a warranty.
That's nice to know - I mean the lifetime warranty.
Plastic cans are not DOT approved. Although it is seldom enforced, the plastic cans are illegal to transport. It is also illegal to transport more than 9 gallons of gasoline (outside of a vehicle tank) in portable containers, even if you have the dot approved metal safety cans.
I have Blitz cans. 5 gal, 2gal and two 1gal cans.
The first 1gal can I bought got knocked around a bit and the tip is cracked so it leaks as soon as it is tipped. Gotta replace that one.
The only problem I ran into was trying to use the 5gal to fill up my 21" mower. I almost always overfilled too fast until I got used to it, mainly when the can was full. Didn't take me long to realize I needed to use the 2gal to fill that up.
I borrowed a 36" wb and thats where the 5gal came in handy. Although, it seems like it would get filled faster using a regular gas can and keeping the back hole open for fast flow.
Bottom line, I like the 1gals for my edger, trimmer, etc.
We're thinking we may use one just for our 2 cycle equip. Thanks for the input. Keith just told me that there's a lifetime warranty on them.