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I find that I spill more in a day trying to operate the newly-regulated nozzles than I could have in a year using only a screw-cap. And that's before they either break, or have to be removed in order to get the gas to flow.
I'm going to drill holes hoping to get it to work. If it does not I will pour into a funnel until the gas is used. Once used, I'm going to throw my empty can on a government property in protest.

There needs to be a noticeable protest over these ridiculous gas can regs.
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Here. http://www.ar15.com/forums/t_10_17/6...AN_ORACLE.html

This is the bible of fuel can and work around threads. I hate to cross post to another forum, and I don't post on arfcom, I do check them out sometimes. The hive there has a wealth of knowledge. Fuel can thread? Check.
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I bought 6 new 5 gallon walmart cans.
After battling the new type spouts i decided enuff.
Ripped that yellow leaking piece of crap out n tossed it.
Sence they dont supply a cap inside the screw on cam i had to make a disk from a plastic tote to fit that.
Then that locking cap thing i cut off with wire cutters.
Of course cans have no vent...
So drilled a small hole top of handle n whittled a stick to fit that leaving a flat side on that so it will vent in heat.
Now i have a working ca
I use a shacker siphon to put the gas from the 5 gallon into any smaller cans. Or a funnel.
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I had to go to the "warehouse" for work on Thursday. Lots of interesting stuff on pallet racks in the big building. Happened to pass by a section that held about 100 military Scepter fuel cans. All brand spanking new.
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The "new" cans are absolute crap.

They require 3 hands to operate, and will flip a small engine with the downward pressure required to keep them open.

And they leak.

The old 80's style red ones are the best. The type with yellow caps & hard spouts.

I keep an eye out for them at garage sales and in large garbage piles (people simply throw them out to curb).

I have several stored empty for when mine fail.

But many of mine have been used, without breaking, daily, from an open trailer, in the Florida sun.
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a guy i know here used to do estate sales, and he hoarded every old style gas can he could find. i still have my old red plastic can that i used for the lawn mower in the 90s, i use it for my rider mower now. works fine. i also have a newer style can, the garbage ones. all i use it for is storage, and dump it into the old style smaller can for actual use.
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Anyone buying used cans or new junk should look into VP fuels racing jugs. There $95 for 4 on amazon. They have a 3/4in npt hole on the cap and they have O ring seals.

I own 4 at the moment and will be buying more.
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I own lots of the new gas cans, and I despise them.

When I need to pour gas from one of them, I just remove the stupid cap and the stupid spout and pour directly from the can into a funnel. I have quite a big collection of different styles of funnels.

If not for the fact that I've invested a lot of money in the stupid "regular" gas cans, I'd be buying the VP racing jugs. Unfortunately, I didn't find out about them until I'd already purchased a bunch of the ridiculous regular cans.

(I've posted this info before on SBoards, maybe even in this thread, but I'm posting it again, here, because this thread has just been resurrected.)
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Mexico is a great source for things you can't buy here. CBP are looking for dope and illegal immigrants not gas cans and other things.
They got the good rat poison down there
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Spill proof, my ass! I hold a vendetta against the gummit for the gas cans in production today. Its right up there with the CFL bulbs, in terms of stupidity

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I own lots of the new gas cans, and I despise them.

When I need to pour gas from one of them, I just remove the stupid cap and the stupid spout and pour directly from the can into a funnel. I have quite a big collection of different styles of funnels.

If not for the fact that I've invested a lot of money in the stupid "regular" gas cans, I'd be buying the VP racing jugs. Unfortunately, I didn't find out about them until I'd already purchased a bunch of the ridiculous regular cans.

(I've posted this info before on SBoards, maybe even in this thread, but I'm posting it again, here, because this thread has just been resurrected.)
Removing the spout and using a funnel does work but you still spill alot, prob more than with the EPA spout. The new cans are just not designed to pour with out a spout.

The VP ones you can actualy use a funnel with. There neck is designed correctly for this. With these cans 3/4 full and a wide 3in fuel tank opening i usualy dont even use a spout.
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I like the gas cans that have two handles and a spout. I install a vent, and they work great. When the cap detaches, I pry out the vent and install a new one. I also cut the tags off mattresses, sleeping bags and pillows.

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i like a lot of use brought nato metal jerry cans and the spouts for them either work well or **** fuel every where. the best option i found was back to basics of a small funnel for smalll engines and flex funnel if required

but if i an going to transfer a whole 20litres in one go, a simple hose and syphon works best
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Removing the spout and using a funnel does work but you still spill alot, prob more than with the EPA spout.
I've been removing the spout and using a funnel for so long that I've gotten pretty good at it. I don't really spill very much gas. However, a bit of gas does dribble down the front of the gas can every time I pour. I haven't figured out a way to prevent that.
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Plus one on the VP or racing style fuel jugs but I don't mess with plastic cans anymore myself.

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Plus one on the VP or racing style fuel jugs but I don't mess with plastic cans anymore myself.

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Id buy military Specter plastic cans over the steel ones any day. No worries of rust or dents.
I still have a couple steel jerry cans I have yet to throw away as Ive replaced them with Scepters.
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I get replacement spouts at Tractor Supply. They come with a vent that you can install in the plastic can by drilling a small hole and popping it in.
It makes your gas can just like the old style.


https://www.tractorsupply.com/tsc/pr...lacement-spout

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I get replacement spouts at Tractor Supply. They come with a vent that you can install in the plastic can by drilling a small hole and popping it in.
It makes your gas can just like the old style.
https://www.tractorsupply.com/tsc/pr...lacement-spout
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I highly recommend them. Around the farm, I have to have lots of cans for gas, diesel, and chainsaw/trimmer gas mixture, and I've put EZ Pour spouts on every last stinkin' one of them. They sure speed up the fueling process, and they spill less than those "gubmint approved" pieces of k-rap. I can dump five gallons of non-ethanol gas into my Exmark mower in just a few seconds, without spilling a drop.
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Yep, federally regulated to suck gas cans. Just think some bureaucrat got paid big money to make them suck...
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We are adding gas to the supply at the property. Menards has a nice plastic can at my price point. It's American made by Midwest Can. It's about $12 bucks. It is heavy and has a tight fitting lid.

I am buying one every other month to stay in budget and filling it the next month. By the end of 2019 we will have about 45 gallons on hand at the property. I typically use a super siphon to rotate. We also have a couple EZ spouts to use for the lawnmower and ATV. The goal is to have 100 or so gallons at the cabin for the strategic fuel supply. Meanwhile at home, we rotate gas every month and have about 100 gallons on hand.
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