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Seafoam cans for gas cans?

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by TaylorLandscapingLLC, May 8, 2013.

  1. TaylorLandscapingLLC

    TaylorLandscapingLLC LawnSite Member
    Messages: 101

    Ive been looking around and i see that echo and stihl have their own premixed gas in 32oz metal cans for sale at various places. If im not mistaken the cap is plastic and the container itself is steel. I was curious if it is possible to copy what stihl and echo are doing and just premix and pour some into the seafoam containers? I know it probably sounds a little iffy but i was just wondering if i might be able to contain premixed gasoline in the cans and use them as quick refills on the job instead of pulling out the big red can O' gas to refill my handhelds. thanks!
  2. vaacutabove

    vaacutabove LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,011

    If its not labeled to hold fuel it illegal if anything buy a mix can and refill it
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  3. TaylorLandscapingLLC

    TaylorLandscapingLLC LawnSite Member
    Messages: 101

    Didnt think of that. Thanks for the idea.
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  4. whiffyspark

    whiffyspark LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 6,293

    Large company I worked for tied Gatorade bottles to trimmers
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  5. Catmann

    Catmann LawnSite Member
    Messages: 93

    Eagle makes small cans if you want a legal, but small one to carry around.

    EAGLE Safety Cans
    Model Capacity Approval Diameter Height Weight
    UI-2-S* 1 qt. UL, ULC, FM 5.25" 8.00" 1.96 lbs.
    UI-4-S* 2 qt. UL, ULC, FM 6.75" 8.75" 2.59 lbs.
    UI-10-S 1 gal. UL, ULC, FM 9.00" 10.00" 3.31 lbs.
    UI-10-FS* 1 gal. UL, ULC, FM 9.00" 10.00" 3.52 lbs.
  6. Paul's Green Thumb

    Paul's Green Thumb LawnSite Member
    Messages: 130

    Just be sure that you use the right one, and not the OTHER Gatorade bottle! Lol
  7. TaylorLandscapingLLC

    TaylorLandscapingLLC LawnSite Member
    Messages: 101

    haha. yeah i want to be legal first and foremost. I just noticed that the cap mechanism looked identical on both the sea foam and stihl bottles. they were both steel and both contained flammables used in fuels or were fuels themselves. I guess theres probably a digit or 2 missing on the side of sea foam cans that would technically make it legal or illegal in which case i will probably not try it. Im not sure what it should say on the can to make it legit. I guess ill probably just go get the 32oz can of stihl fuel, use it then mix my own for quick refills. not that it would really be substantially quicker or easier than a 1 gallon gas can, but i dont have to fool with these new no spill spouts when trying to fill up my tools. ill top off the 32oz can and if i need it on a job, i can easily refill without fumbling and jacking around.
  8. GrassGuerilla

    GrassGuerilla LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,440

    Careful, when you smell the way tru-fuel or moto-mix burns you might be hooked. Your trimmer will smell like a hotrod running race gas.
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  9. OakNut

    OakNut LawnSite Platinum Member
    Messages: 4,104

    Seriously? You can't fill a trimmer with one of these?


    I know I sound like I'm being an a$$, but that makes no sense to me.
    I've been using a 1 1/4 gal No Spill can for my mix fuel for a few years now.
    Easy peasy lemon squeezy.

    I do carry 2 cans of that pre-mixed stuff in the truck "just in case". I don't think I've ever run out of mix in the can though without having enough in the plain gas can to mix up another batch.
  10. TaylorLandscapingLLC

    TaylorLandscapingLLC LawnSite Member
    Messages: 101

    so far the cans ive come across in walmart, and home depot and lowes all have weird mechanisms that look more complicate than their worth. not to mention because of the "no spill" junk, their prices have sky rocketed to like $17 for a 1 gallon can here at my lowes. my question was not whether or not im smart enough to use these new cans, or whether they are actually as bad as others have made them out to be. my question was whether sea foam bottles were approved for fuel storage. do you actually know the answer or are you just looking for people to beat down at 1 in the am?

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