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Re: Gas cans

Postby Gator809 » Mon Oct 24, 2011 7:34 am

If your looking for the old style gas cans, look on Ebay. They tend to show up every so often. Even brand new metal nato cans show up, along with the new scepter mfc show up, new and used.

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Re: Gas cans

Postby Peter Person » Tue Oct 25, 2011 4:46 pm

Here's another option from RotopaX;
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http://www.rotopax.com/Conventional-Spout-Set.html

I've got three (3) of the Rubbermaid containers and the vent cap is broken on two of them. Nozzle/hose is still good.

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Re: Gas cans

Postby Don McCombs » Tue Oct 25, 2011 6:27 pm

Thanks, Peter. I saved that one. :D
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Re: Gas cans

Postby Bus Driver » Wed Oct 26, 2011 6:57 am

I looked at the online info about the Rotopax spout for older cans. Among those that Rotopax lists, I have some of those. Of mine, the threads on the cans are different and I do not see how the pictured Rotopax nut, black plastic, can be used with all of them. The existing spouts, or what is left of them, will not interchange on mine. Even the diameter of the spout opening threads is different on some of mine. Either Rotopax is not telling us the whole story or my understanding is flawed.
Looking at the used cans on eBay, those that match mine obviously already have some age on them and failure may not be so very far in the future. Plus the price with shipping added is rather high. I may resort to an antifreeze container without spout for my 2-cycle mix.
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Re: Gas cans

Postby Bus Driver » Fri Oct 28, 2011 6:59 pm

Help is where you find it and often it is a surprise. Looking on the Freecycle for my area, I saw three gas cans offered. Old gas in them and needing disposal. Only 5 miles to meet the donor. I now have them. While there are sure to be those who disagree, for old gas that still flows freely, I add it sparingly to the fuel tank on my Diesel tractor. Never a problem for me from that. Years ago, Volkswagen advised adding up to 30% gasoline to the fuel for their Diesels in cold weather. I limit mine to 10%. So disposal is environmentally as friendly as it gets. And saves a bit of fuel money.
And all three cans have spouts!
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Re: Gas cans

Postby Peter Person » Fri Oct 28, 2011 8:16 pm

I inquired with RotoPax about just getting the screw on vent caps for the rectangular plastic Rubbermaid Gas Cans since the spigot/nozzle is fine.
They are available for $2 each plus $2 shipping per order. I ordered (4) caps. I'll report back once I get them.
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Re: Gas cans

Postby Rudi » Sun Oct 30, 2011 2:45 pm

BD:

Bus Driver wrote:While there are sure to be those who disagree, for old gas that still flows freely, I add it sparingly to the fuel tank on my Diesel tractor. Never a problem for me from that. Years ago, Volkswagen advised adding up to 30% gasoline to the fuel for their Diesels in cold weather. I limit mine to 10%. So disposal is environmentally as friendly as it gets. And saves a bit of fuel money.


We regularly added old gas to the diesel for the TD7/8 and the JD-644D/E's that I was running. Dad also added old gas to his diesel mix usually in the winter to help it flow better for his Massey 1040. I may continue with that practice the next diesel I get access to (hopefully it will be mine) :D

An excellent way to dispose of old gas :!:
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Re: Gas cans

Postby Bus Driver » Mon Oct 31, 2011 4:50 pm

Today I looked at the cans closely. Two them had water, not gasoline. One did have gasoline and the filter funnel was used to add that to the can for topping off the tractor. One of the Blitz cans has the vent twisted off. The original probably had a small cap that screwed on to close the vent. No threaded portion remains.
Another can is Chilton P10. Manufacturer's name is on the bottom of the can. It has a bigger opening than any of the other cans. Threads are very different and larger. As best I can tell, Chilton gas can business was acquired by Blitz, probably before the EPA designed the gas cans.
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Re: Gas cans

Postby Buzzard Wing » Mon Oct 31, 2011 5:57 pm

Spouts are pretty pricey these days, seems like you can get a cheap can for the price of the spouts. That's why I got the no spill one.... it was a wise decision in my opinion. Seems like even the best gas cans can dribble and that one doesn't.

You can tell we had a lot of snow last winter, the furry tailed rats got a hold of my 5 gallon one... Worked it over big time. Must have been some hungry to eat imported plastic :lol:
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Re: Gas cans

Postby Bus Driver » Mon Oct 31, 2011 7:14 pm

Mice ate the end off the spout on an unopened Esso Handy Oil can in the shop.
http://www.ebay.com/itm/Esso-Handy-Oil- ... 0339151335
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Re: Gas cans

Postby danovercash » Tue Nov 01, 2011 8:41 am

Found a yellow rubber spout out in the garage, Hard as a brick, can't even get the stopper out of it, oh well... Still have two working round metal Brookins/Eagle cans.
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Re: Gas cans

Postby Bus Driver » Mon Jul 30, 2012 8:02 am

This is the news on Blitz.

http://plasticsnews.com/headlines2.html?id=25695

My Blitz Enviro-Flo can spout does not work reliably. When it finally breaks, the rest will be unusable, I suppose. This style was discontinued some time ago.

http://www.glensoutdoors.com/Blitz-Envi ... _a_7c81033
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Re: Gas cans

Postby John *.?-!.* cub owner » Mon Jul 30, 2012 9:49 am

I have a few of the Blitz spouts and really like them, and the only problems I have had is that if you drop the can on concrete the spouts frequently do not survive if it hits first. For filling bigger tanks I use one of these.
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http://www.amazon.com/Sierra-Tools-JB56 ... s=gas+pump

They are rated to handle gasoline, and cost $10 from Amazon.com. I would give a little more for a sturdier one, because either the switch or the hose one or the other usually fails within a year or two. However, having 2 artificial hips and a bad back it sure beats having to hold a 5 gallon can up in the air while you fill a tank.

Just discovered this pump on Amazon. I think I will try it the next time I order one.
http://www.amazon.com/TERAPUMP-TRHD03-O ... s=gas+pump
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Re: Gas cans

Postby Denny Clayton » Mon Jul 30, 2012 10:16 am

I just use the gray one in the background over the Cub's shoulder. I also have a couple of 20-30 year old plastic cans for 2 cycle and if I have to carry any. Even have some old metal cans in reserve, if needed.

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