EPA Mandated Gas Can Spouts

Discussion in 'Homeowner Assistance Forum' started by roger1, Jun 5, 2007.

  1. roger1

    roger1 LawnSite Member
    Messages: 32

    Sound off if you hate the new gas cans. I think they suck!

    I bought a couple of them and Lowes and hated them so much I returned them.

    I went to ACE and found some round 5 gallon metal cans that were old stock without the new style spouts and grabbed them as fast as I could.
  2. BSDeality

    BSDeality LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,849

    I have them, I don't see what the big deal is. I have no problem using them, but everyone else seems to be baffled by them.
  3. JTF40

    JTF40 LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 875

    Ditto !!!!!!!!!!!!:usflag:
  4. deere615

    deere615 LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 5,676

    I hate them
  5. fritowrdo

    fritowrdo LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 8,067

    They do not allow the gas to come out as fast as the ones with the vents. I like them for my two stroke stuff with small gas tanks but do not for my main mower.
  6. BSDeality

    BSDeality LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,849

    my Z has twin 7gal tanks, so I fill mine up at the station directly and only use the can in emergencies or to fill up smaller stuff.
  7. Mr. Vern

    Mr. Vern LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 632

    It's simple, you just drill the nozzle out and poke a hole in the top near the back and they work like they are supposed to!

    I have my wife trained to buy any old style cans she sees when garage saleing
  8. roger1

    roger1 LawnSite Member
    Messages: 32

    I guess I wouldn't mind the new cans if I filled at the station too.

    I can't do that.

    I do not like the new cans and I hate to be forced to buy something I don't like.
  9. topsites

    topsites LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 21,653

    I see it as the inevitable result of a sue-happy nation, because where the imagination is the limit in a lawsuit, forced safety is the result, and I dislike the entire process.
  10. roger1

    roger1 LawnSite Member
    Messages: 32

    Forced safety was the intent, but not the result.

    The first time my wife tried to fill the mower with one of these new cans, she spilled gas all over.

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