Gas Can Lids - Driving me to insanity -Can I buy Bulk??

Discussion in 'Mechanic and Repair' started by keepoffthegrass, Feb 22, 2012.

  1. keepoffthegrass

    keepoffthegrass LawnSite Member
    from Ontario
    Messages: 212

    Anyone that has employees know what im talking about.

    Even with bulk tanks on site, we still have a fleet of about 14 jerry cans.

    We use the WEDCO style cans pictured below. We get them for $9.99 for 5g and $6.99 for 2.5g ones.

    My employees manage to loose the sealing piece, break the spout, break the caps and break the bleeder caps and loos those too. EVERY DAY! MULTIPLE! :hammerhead:

    Ranting and bitching and educating does not work. :nono:

    The replacement from the depot cost $5.99 which is over half the cost of the complete can. :dizzy:

    Anyone know if these lids,caps and spouts can be bought in bulk? My research showed nothing so far.

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  2. Fireguy97

    Fireguy97 LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 394

    I used to give my guys a bonus when they didn't loose the caps and screw up like that. If they are that irrisponsible with things like that, what are they doing with the things that I don't see. Their bonus was that they got to keep their jobs.

    I keep a stack of McDonalds application forms on my dashboard.

    $1.29 at Home Hardware.

  3. Restrorob

    Restrorob LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 11,029

    I like Fireguy97's response..... :clapping:

    I tell the guys after a couple times of screw-ups, if it happens again I'm passing the collection plate around and it's coming out of THEIR pocket. That normally solves repeated issues.....
  4. fixer67

    fixer67 LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,098

    In the US you can not get the old pour spout type any more. All they sell now thanks to the EPA is a spring loaded spout that takes 3 hands to use.

    They do not allow the can to breathe so it will not vent gas fumes. Thanks to the EPA it is hard to buy a good gas can in the US now.
  5. Moose's Mowing

    Moose's Mowing LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 452

    I HATE those CARB spouts....or whatever they call them. They make me feel stupid when I use them.....damn it.

    maybe some of you Canadians could buy a few boxes of the spouts, mark them up 500% and ship them to us Yankees in the States. I'd buy them if I could find them

  6. PROCUT1

    PROCUT1 LawnSite Platinum Member
    from TN
    Messages: 4,891

    The funny thing with the new cans. All i ever see guys doing (myself included) is spilling gas all over the dam place with them. Trying to hold back the spring and fill a weedwhacker tiny gas tank.

    We spill 10 times the gas now than we ever did before.

    Stupid cans.
  7. Restrorob

    Restrorob LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 11,029

    Just wait till you have to pull your vehicle into a special enclosure to gas up then have to wait till all the fumes are vacuumed out before exiting.... :dizzy:
  8. jvanvliet

    jvanvliet LawnSite Gold Member
    Messages: 3,944

    I'm with Fireguy and you; charge them for lost or broken equipment (excludes wear and tear).
  9. Pressedun

    Pressedun LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 44,983

  10. mwwyne

    mwwyne LawnSite Member
    Messages: 4

    heres a site that sells non carb spouts

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