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Gas cans - my solutions

Discussion in 'General Industry Discussions' started by RaulMcCai, May 1, 2013.

  1. OakNut

    OakNut LawnSite Platinum Member
    Messages: 4,104

    How would I know? I don't live on a farm, so...


    Actually, if they weren't legal for sale in PA before, they wouldn't be found in Tractor Supply here either. Apparently the law changed, or they found a way to slip by it somehow.
    It's worth a call though because after shipping you're looking at almost $20 for a stupid spout. At that price I can just get a No-Spill.
    There's a Tractor Supply about a half hour from here, so I'll look into it.
  2. birddseedd

    birddseedd LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,111

    They should be legal. The carb laws do not outlaw the use of the old ones. Just outlaws the manufacturer. The spouts from tractor supply are meant for the repair of the old ones already owned
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  3. LawnMowerMan2003

    LawnMowerMan2003 LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 768

    Hopefully I will not make this mistake again, but I forgot that the can was under pressure and (while the spout was actually still working) tried to put some in my mower without releasing the lid first. There was so much pressure that the gas sprayed out and back up at my face!

    I was very lucky that I did not get gas in my eyes. I think it was because of my hat, but this is a really horrible design. Mine broke anyway, so unless I get that replacement spout thing, I have to take the cap off, but even if they hadn't broken, if I had to loosen the cap to relieve the pressure I might as well just not use the spout anyway.
  4. caseysmowing

    caseysmowing LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,137

    Happen to me one time also. Sprayed from my tailgate all the way over the cab. Been sitting in the bed all day with the sun beating on it. Same can just busted the other day inside my box truck. Now I have the no spill can for handhelds.
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  5. birddseedd

    birddseedd LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,111

    how do no skill cans keep the pressure from building up just like any other sealed can
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  6. OakNut

    OakNut LawnSite Platinum Member
    Messages: 4,104

    Nothing I'm aware of/ They swell and contract with temperature changes - more so when there isn't much gas in the can. (fumes expand/contract)
    That's really the only drawback to these cans.

    Not sure if they "self-vent" at a certain point or not. I sort of doubt it because that would defeat the purpose of the regulations.
  7. whiffyspark

    whiffyspark LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 6,506

    You just push button a little and it vents.
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  8. caseysmowing

    caseysmowing LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,137

    I guess. They are the only good thing to come from all this EPA stuff. If you don't have one for handhelds you need to try one out.
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  9. Hope Landscaping

    Hope Landscaping LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 281

    This is what I have, no funnel issue: http://www.amazon.com/Justrite-AccuFlow-7220120-Galvanized-Capacity/dp/B003FZB3M6
  10. herler

    herler LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 5,139

    Too much trouble and money, I done tried all these cans, even military ones at great cost.... Now I just use a regular blitz can with the standard spout, drill a small vent hole near the back of the handle and stick a screw in that. When I need to refuel I pull the screw out so air can get in, there exists no way to fill faster other than a not-spill-proof racing can.

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