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Discussion in 'The Okie Corral' started by SC Tiger, Apr 20, 2020.
The originals didn't need instructions.
And here lies the issue. You have to read and understand instructions for a freaking gas can. Anyone else see the stupidity with this?
I’m not saying anything negative about your comment ron. I’m just talking about how simple things can’t be left alone.
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The same common sense you used to operate the older metal cans can be applied with success to the new containers. You didn't need instructions with the old cans because you watched your old man perfect his unique technique that prevented spills...thumb on spout, crack the second lid but only after the flow started. I learned to cuss watching my dad do this.
I know for a fact that you can figure this can out without instructions. When your tank is almost full, just lift the can up and put it away. Easy.
Rust is a big problem. Also, the plastic deteriorates over time in the plastic ones. I keep a new one for equipment and an older one for junk gas for brush fires and other uses.
I like the looks of that Mr. Gasket jug. I may go that route as well.
It's so nice to be a little older and have plenty of the old style gas cans. Haven't had to mess with these kind of NEW style cans.
I picked up a couple of the summit racing “type” cans from Rural King and I am not impressed. The jugs are fine, but the hose that comes with them are too cheaply made and kink when I try to use them.
Does anyone have both types and can tell me the diameter of the good ones, ie the summit racing types?
I am considering giving my cheap ones away and buying a couple of good ones from summit.
In the mean time I’m using a funnel.
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Always fun when the safety gizmos come apart and rattle down into your tank.
I buy cheap cans, lop the noz off close to the cap and attatch about a foot of 1" tubing to the stump. The longer tubing gets the can farther from whatever it is you're filling and allows you to tip/rotate the can for the best angle.
I’ve got two of these style from my racing days. Back when they were solid plastic. They work. I also have 8-10 Blitz cans. Picked one up for $0.50 at a garage sale recently. I’ve told my kids when I die to treat them like solid gold. I hope they fight over them in my memory for old times sake.
Yep, I bought a new one and put some gas in it and got back home to fill up the mower....nothing, fidgeted with the spout and its safety, and finally like kahrcarrier did I unscrewed the lid and just carefully poured it into the mower the old fashioned way.
Damn things definitely child proof, old man proof too!
There is no invention so brilliant that government regulation can't screw it up!
The jerk that invented them never tried to fill an old tractor. I spill more with the new ones than I did with the old ones.
Heck even on my pickup truck I can't get all the gas out of one and into my truck.
Typical government mandate, made to screw something good up.
As my dad used to say - if it ain't broke, don't fix it
I remember the first time I dealt with one of those new fangled gas cans. Probably spent all of ten seconds to figure out how it worked and was good to go from there.
Honestly, if you aren't mechanically inclined enough to figure out a gas can, you probably have no business trying to use whatever you were planning to fill up.
Wait until your SO gets home or hire someone who knows about small engines before you get hurt.
I have done that as well. Pro-tip to prevent kinks: Slide a piece of garden hose over the area that kinks.
it's a liberal idea. save everyone from themselves.
Mine are older or ‘respouted’, been a peeve of mine. I’m hope the EPA relaxes rules before Trump leaves. He’d easily wrap up the ‘gassing man’ vote.
They might work for small engines.? New ones are terrible for farm equipment and vehicles.
I picked up 2 wavians 5 gallon jerry cans last year. Work perfectly I can fill them up and put them in the back seat if I want zero fumes they dont leak. You can replace the spill proof nozzle with a old school flex nozzle if you want.
There expensive but they will last a lifetime. .0300" galvanized steel and powder coated so they ain't going to rust.
I DO! I DO! I DO!
I have the can in the OP . I just drilled out the restriction . Done deal .