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Re: Fixing plastic gas cans. [Re: Dirt] #7357030
09/16/21 11:53 AM
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Originally Posted by Dirt
Originally Posted by swift4me
Great Jerry... now figure out how to fix the 75% of the plastic gas cans I've owned with leaks at the nozzle connection.

We can put a man on the moon, but....

Years ago I broke down and bought one of those fancy Husqvarna gas/bar oil cans. It has probably saved me enough in dripped gas to pay for itself.

Good luck with the pressure test.

Pete


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And each new model pours slower.

P.S. We can't put a man on the moon anymore either. frown

The memes about "Engineers" come to mind


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Re: Fixing plastic gas cans. [Re: Law Dog] #7357035
09/16/21 12:07 PM
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Hi, I'm from the government and here to help.

How the government wrecked the gas can

"It took one quick search. The whole trend began in (wait for it) California. Regulations began in 2000, with the idea of preventing spillage. The notion spread and was picked up by the EPA, which is always looking for new and innovative ways to spread as much human misery as possible.

An ominous regulatory announcement from the EPA came in 2007: “Starting with containers manufactured in 2009… it is expected that the new cans will be built with a simple and inexpensive permeation barrier and new spouts that close automatically.”"


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Re: Fixing plastic gas cans. [Re: Law Dog] #7357068
09/16/21 01:46 PM
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The newer one spill way more then the older one ever did just trying to get them to pour the first drops out.
LOL


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Re: Fixing plastic gas cans. [Re: Dirt] #7357069
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Originally Posted by Dirt
[quote=swift4me]Great Jerry... now figure out how to fix the 75% of the plastic gas cans I've owned with leaks at the nozzle connection.



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And each new model pours slower.

P.S. We can't put a man on the moon anymore either. frown


Dirt I am amazed that some bears have not snacked on some of those cans.

Well Jerry now you know where the full line is on those cans.
Remember that in the heat the gas expands and the pressure could Moby Dick that hole.

Re: Fixing plastic gas cans. [Re: Law Dog] #7357072
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I will need it for the 1 gallon mix can it sat all morning full of water and no leaks I pumped the hydrant into it before that for a pressure test and it checked out good. I looked inside to make sure the hot plastic did not drip a string of plastic into the can and found nothing past the original hole.


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Re: Fixing plastic gas cans. [Re: Law Dog] #7357076
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Y'all need to invest in metal cans!! We don't own a plastic can. I have one of these that dad ran over with the Harlow forklift and we still use it with no issues. The plastic ones just tick you off!

https://www.tractorsupply.com/tsc/product/eagle-type-i-safety-can-5-gal-carb-compliant


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Re: Fixing plastic gas cans. [Re: Law Dog] #7357077
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One thing I found when getting Premium gas is always pump 1/2 gallon into the car then into the tank, I don't trust the hose to inside pump to be free of ethanol gasoline when getting fuel to be mixed.

Re: Fixing plastic gas cans. [Re: Law Dog] #7357085
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I have a swipe card for the local oil company they have designated pumps for the no ethanol gas pumps.


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Re: Fixing plastic gas cans. [Re: Law Dog] #7357116
09/16/21 03:08 PM
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I have a couple of these. The price has gone way up since I bought mine. They were $60 back then. However, these cans are great and pretty much pour like the old cans. Buy once, cry once.

https://www.zoro.com/justrite-5-gal-red-steel-type-ii-safety-can-for-flammables-7250120/i/G2521294/


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Re: Fixing plastic gas cans. [Re: Law Dog] #7357122
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Why do you have ethanol in your gas?


Hi, I'm from the government and here to help.


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Re: Fixing plastic gas cans. [Re: Law Dog] #7357134
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Last night I watched some one on Life below zero patch a 5 gallon plastic bucket by heating a rod till It was red hot then melting the plastic around the split then smearing It around till the split was sealed.


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Re: Fixing plastic gas cans. [Re: Northof50] #7357142
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Originally Posted by Northof50
One thing I found when getting Premium gas is always pump 1/2 gallon into the car then into the tank, I don't trust the hose to inside pump to be free of ethanol gasoline when getting fuel to be mixed.



most of the places here have a separate hose now for 91 no E gas

before they had a separate hose I would go 3 gallons in the truck first to purge the lines then put it in the can

the valves in most pumps are down at the bottom of the unit and that hose is 10-12 feet long with about 8 feet of pipe down below

figure one inch internal diameter for close to 20 feet 754 cubic inches = 3.26 gallons , it may be closer to 3/4 internal diameter but still darn close to 3 gallons that the hose and pipe will hold


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Re: Fixing plastic gas cans. [Re: Law Dog] #7357157
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For those that don't want to spend $60-80 for a metal can or even $25 for a red gas can that doesn't pour, go to the camping section in Walmart and buy the blue plastic water can for $10. Just put gas in it instead of water. None of the new improved valves and what-not that don't pour gas.
I also keep my eyes on the ditches for gas cans that have blown out of the back of pickups. And NAPA generally has common sense output replacement kits for the new-fangled ones.


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Re: Fixing plastic gas cans. [Re: Law Dog] #7357195
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Forget the new red gas cans with spouts that make you say bad words... get the blue or yellow kerosene cans, plain screw on cap and no nonsense, I get the big funnel and pour away.

The red cans crack long before they get a pinhole leak I've found, The quality of the cans has gone down hill considerably....

Re: Fixing plastic gas cans. [Re: Law Dog] #7357211
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And I bet the DEF jugs would work for gas as well.


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Re: Fixing plastic gas cans. [Re: Law Dog] #7357234
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I've repaired them for years using an old soldering iron, It works great on lawn mowers and other small engine plastic gas tanks as well.


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Re: Fixing plastic gas cans. [Re: Law Dog] #7357326
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I looked around and found a 2 gallon one with the newer spot it had a little gas in it I tried to put that little bit in my 4 wheeler spilled more then I saved now I remember why it was so dusty and the old one with a hole was better. LOL


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Re: Fixing plastic gas cans. [Re: Law Dog] #7357343
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Dirt, this style of jug works really good. Technically they aren't gas cans.

Open the breather and woosh.

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Re: Fixing plastic gas cans. [Re: Law Dog] #7357374
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Lots of people moving to those racing jugs.


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