Where are all the good gas cans?

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by sweetland, Dec 28, 2011.

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  1. yardguy28

    yardguy28 LawnSite Platinum Member
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    since 2 of the 3 blitz cans i have, have those spouts i usually have to buy a new set of spouts every year or year and half.

    the plastic always cracks somewhere. but i'm willing to do it because i don't like the push button style.
     
  2. nepatsfan

    nepatsfan LawnSite Gold Member
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    I noticed that too. I commented on the no spill cans after your post. I will say it again though, they are the best of what we have available. I think I have tried just about every new style can and that one is hands down the best.
     
  3. weeze

    weeze LawnSite Fanatic
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    yeah they changed them in 2011 when i bought mine...some sort of CARB or EPA reason for it lol.
     
  4. Ridin' Green

    Ridin' Green LawnSite Fanatic
    Male, from Michigan
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    Pretty much correct.

    It was designed to trap air at the top of the tank leaving a space for the gas to expand without overflowing, and also so that you don't overfill the tank and spill it on the ground(sob, sniff, blah blah).
     
  5. ralph02813

    ralph02813 LawnSite Bronze Member
    Male, from Charlestown, RI
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    Yep produced everything you wanted to know about the basic three types of cans which I thought was great and a lot of hot air errr gas!
     
  6. sweetland

    sweetland LawnSite Bronze Member
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    Hey Ralph,

    02813 is an RI zip code. You in RI??
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  7. ralph02813

    ralph02813 LawnSite Bronze Member
    Male, from Charlestown, RI
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    Yea, I am in charlestown I work in Narragansett, South Kingstown, Charlestown, Westerly and Pawcatuck it makes for a nice 3 day route, east, west and central and two days sto catch up and do special projects with time to build on the first 3 days.
    Just the other end of Paradise from you
     
  8. sweetland

    sweetland LawnSite Bronze Member
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    Glad to see another RI guy on here. Yeah I'm a little ways away from you in my own little paradise but yours is much prettier than mine. Nice loop you have going there.
     
  9. ALEX'S LANDSCAPING

    ALEX'S LANDSCAPING LawnSite Senior Member
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    I just use the HO grade cans from Lowe's or home-depot
    wichever store is cheaper
    but the disadvantage is that I have had to buy 2 5 gallon cans because they keep getting larger than normal so they eventually were to blow up but I prevented that from happening by continiously buying new gas cans
    but for the new mowing season I am on the hunt for better gas cans!
    even if they are $50.00 bucks:hammerhead:
     
  10. GravelyGuy

    GravelyGuy LawnSite Silver Member
    from Indiana
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    The only good cans now are the metal safety cans. The only problem with them is the funnels break. They pour fast!
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