Metal jerry cans

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  1. seamaster

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    Those aren't going to let you fill a vehicle. You'll need the type 2 spouts!

    That would work for filling a lawn mower, generator, chainsaw, etc., but not a vehicle.
     
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    Everyone should carry the appropriate funnel
    in your car, and at home have an extra one.

    This is one of my favorite funnels, I cut them
    off so they go just enough past the little trap
    door to hold it open, makes the hole bigger
    and dumps faster.

    https://www.amazon.com/Plews-75-068...rd_wg=Bl23a&psc=1&refRID=S98FWJGB4FZBX4V8VSAZ

    https://www.walmart.com/ip/Wilmar-W4034-Funnel-18/25353629

    https://www.amazon.com/Heavy-Duty-1...rd_wg=Bl23a&psc=1&refRID=S98FWJGB4FZBX4V8VSAZ

    If you have a girly car this is a must funnel,

    https://www.amazon.com/Urination-Ca...=2025&creative=165953&creativeASIN=B01M5964W4


    Ain't no way I'm paying even fifty dollars for
    a gas can, these are only forty dollars, I may
    buy some of these but we have some good
    plastic ones that have been good for more than
    twelve years.

    https://www.uline.com/Product/ProductDetailRootItem?modelnumber=H-1850

    Thank you Quake for the link.
     

  3. FireForged

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    Wavian USA offers good nato style cans. They are not cheap
     
  4. Anomander

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    Ohio Prep & Supply had a 20l deal a while back, not available now but I got a can and spout for $53.20 shipped.
    I keep in the back of my jeep near the spare tire. I keep some Stabil nearby as well. The only time I smell gas is right after I use it and refill it. It has survived a hot nola summer easily.
     
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    The type 1 JUSTRITE gas can spouts DO work for filling up vehicles. We use them at our dealership and I've never had a problem with any model vehicle filling up.
    I, personally, have the Briggs & Stratton brand 5gal jerry cans and they have worked good for me. They have them at our FleetFarm stores for $35/ea. and every so often, I pick up another one when I go in. I replace their spouts with caps and just use a funnel when filling.
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    Yeah, those just right cans have the handle just right... to slop gas all over ya when you grab it out of the pickup. They like to glug and splash all over what you're filling too.

    Its the legit safety can though!
     
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  8. Victor Dubya

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    I have 7 for gasoline and a dozen or so for diesel. And also a dozen or so with larger openings for water. Nato type. I got these from Sportsman's Guide years ago when they were reasonably priced and didn't have the Mickey Mouse plastic spout setup. It's hard to find good used military ones nowadays. Of course, I haven't been looking too hard as I don't need any more. They are the cat's meow.
    And I have a funnel that works for vehicle refueling.
     
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    Don't know what to say - we may have unusual vehicles. They've worked fine for us for several years now, from pickup trucks to tractors to my wife's jeep to the riding mower.

    Very good point; you have to be conscious of orientation when you're picking it up on an angle. I've done exactly as you say when getting used to them initially. If you make sure the spout is toward you (which does seem wrong) when lifting, that problem goes away.

    If I had a vehicle with the jerry/nato style racks, I'd probably use the nato cans and be grateful for them. But we don't, and went to the justrites out of disgust with the hideous 'safety' spouts on common plastic cans sold in stores nowadays.
     
  11. seamaster

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    You're not kidding. Those things are ridiculous!
     
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    The plastic racing jugs from Summit or Jegs will work in a pinch as well. Screw the new nozzles!!
     
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    I'm sure y'all are using them for storing non-potable water.
     
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    Well, non-potable liquids of one kind or another... ;)
     
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    You guys should consider a jiggle siphon. I have 2 and they're awesome
     
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  16. seamaster

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    I just looked that up and it's awesome!

    EDIT: I just ordered a 2-pack. How did I not know about this before???
     
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    Have (just one) and agree. They're handy.
     
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    I said the same thing when someone introduced them to me years ago. They are simple, easy to use, and highly reliable. When filling your car, it works best if you can elevate the can to around the full port of the car. Once the siphon develops a vacuum after a few jiggles, you just sit and watch the fuel flow. It's that easy.
     
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    Here are mine. They are all USGI cans with the screw in bung hole caps. The good thing is that any accessory that fits 55 gallon drum holes fit these. I picked these all up at garage sales over the years and never paid more than a $5 or $10 for them. Many had to be cleaned inside to get rid of rust. All but two in the photo are from the 1970s as marked on the bottom. The one with the white cap is from 94 and on is from 87. I bought it last summer, it didn't have a cap with it but had the small spout on top. I put a a plastic cap on it. Just checking them when I pulled them out it looks like all including the spouts need new gaskets. The yellow one was red but someone painted it yellow for diesel.

    I should note that all of these have USMC and the date on the bottom. USMC stands for US Metal Container (company) not US Marine Corps. Since these were all painted red originally these are all civilian not military cans.

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