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Forum topic by unisaw posted 02-09-2013 04:17 PM 777 views 0 times favorited 4 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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02-09-2013 04:17 PM

In preparation for the storm that hit the Northeast I was prepping my new generator and bought three new plastic gas cans. I haven’t bought one in years and was shocked at the new spouts and how poorly they function. By poor I mean that:

1) they leak when you pour gas
2) the spouts are poorly designed in terms of air exchange
3) I thought I would break my fingers trying to operate the “child-proof” caps. You crank them down to stop the spills and then can’t back them off the Lock.

So – I plan on removing the lock with a saw and I will look for some way to install a plastic plug with a hole for air exchange. Anyone else tamper with these without going to jail?

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#1 posted 02-09-2013 04:34 PM

I hear ya! And just TRY to find one with a short plastic (or God forbid RUBBER) tube so you can actually POUR the gas into the hole you’rr aiming for.

Yep. That’s our government protecting us from ourselves :-(

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#2 posted 02-09-2013 04:43 PM

A complete waste of resources.

+1 for Unisaw, & Joe

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#3 posted 02-09-2013 10:22 PM

I know the kind you are talking about, I had some and got rid of them because I got tired of fighting with the cap,

This is the kind I have now -

Uses a hook on the side to open the gas flow, snaps shut when I release the pressure. Spill proof and largely child and idiot proof.

-- "It ain't what you don't know that gets you into trouble. It's what you know for sure that just ain't so." - Mark Twain

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#4 posted 02-09-2013 11:41 PM

I’ve got about 8 of those. Not bad but we always have tons of extra gas and end up pouring it into my truck. That turns into a pain in the ass and you always end up stinking like gas!

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