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vent caps on gas cans????

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by JML, Jun 12, 2003.

  1. JML

    JML LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 415

    hey what do you guys do when you lose the yellow vent cap on the gas cans. my brain surgeons lost just about everyone of them so we can't fill the containers up all the way otherwise half of it spills out. Does anyone know if they could be bought or has anyone come up with a better solution. thanks
  2. The Green Way

    The Green Way Banned
    Messages: 45

  3. JML

    JML LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 415

    Its not the spout end its the other end with the small hole and the yellow cap...
  4. Flex-Deck

    Flex-Deck LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,845

    Stick a golf tee in it - Golf tees work for a lot of things - even holes in tires for the day -May have to get the tire fixed eventually buy they keep the air in for a while
  5. lawncare3

    lawncare3 LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,981

    I don't use them. They make the gas cans get bloated.
  6. Hud

    Hud LawnSite Member
    Messages: 63

    I've seen replacement kits in Home Depot type places. You might try HD or Lowes. Came in a plastic bag with a new spout, cap, and vent. Haven't looked for them in awhile. Usually found them hanging on the columns of the merchandise racks in the gas can, outdoor power equipment area. 3 or 4 dollars?
  7. Navig8r

    Navig8r LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 477

    The new cans I just got at Wal-Mart have no seperate vent...... the can vents via a small "straw" within the filler tube (They are a little slower pouring than other cans)..... then they have a snap on cap...... only problem was snap on caps didn't vent at all when closed..... a little sun and you'd have a big, fat, can o' vapors!.... I pierced a TINY hole in the center of this cap..... really cannot leak unless the can is tipped cmpletely over, and even then very little air could get in, so leak would have to be pretty slow....... it does allow the can to breathe sufficiently to prevent the over-expansion.

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