Finally ordered some vent caps

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing Equipment' started by Merkava_4, Mar 13, 2019.

  1. Merkava_4

    Merkava_4 LawnSite Bronze Member
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    These things are about $5 for 5 off of eBay. My NO-SPILL plastic gas can has told me that it has officially retired. Too much expansion and contraction has finally split open the plastic in two locations. It leaked out almost all of its 2.5 gallons of 91 octane mixed with that very expensive STIHL synthetic 2-cycle oil. That was a painful sight.

    These NO-SPILL gas cans are expensive! My next one is going to be vented!
  2. Koehn's Lawn Service

    Koehn's Lawn Service LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 821

    Yes good grief I can remember when I was buying the good old fashion plastic 5 gallon cans for 5 or 6 bucks to many years to even think back
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  3. redmax fan

    redmax fan LawnSite Bronze Member
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    i slowly drive by every garage sale looking for old gas cans
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  4. Ridin' Green

    Ridin' Green LawnSite Fanatic
    Male, from Michigan
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    I have a ton of the old style 1, 1.5, 2, 2.5 and 5 gal cans. Not sure how I ended up with all of them, but I have a bunch. Now they are worth their weight in gold. My neighbor is always buying stuff to try and bought a bunch of these vents from fleabay. he gave me about 10 of them, so now I can also vent the cans I have that are either non vented, or vented through the pour spout.
  5. Valk

    Valk LawnSite Gold Member
    Messages: 3,212

    Are the yellow pop-off Blitz spout tops still available anywhere? Can't say I've ever looked for them at the hardware store, so thought I'd ask...
  6. Matthews Lawn Care

    Matthews Lawn Care LawnSite Silver Member
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    I picked one of these up a couple years ago. I haven’t found a 5 gallon one yet, not sure if they make one that big or not but I don’t have any complaints about the 2.5 gallon for filling handhelds.
  7. Valk

    Valk LawnSite Gold Member
    Messages: 3,212

    Kinda pricey? I'm still Blitzing...while I can.
  8. Turf Tracer

    Turf Tracer LawnSite Platinum Member
    Messages: 4,729

    You can still get proper vented gas cans on eBay. Pair them with/ez pour spouts and it’s like the Good Old Dayz

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  9. Matthews Lawn Care

    Matthews Lawn Care LawnSite Silver Member
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    Yeah kinda. I was done with these new safety crap cans. This one solved my headache.
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  10. North Idaho Dream

    North Idaho Dream LawnSite Platinum Member
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    We still have all of our Blitz nozzles too. Hate the new safety ones....
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