Was a beautiful day out working in the yard today until I went to fill up the little 64, 110RF with one of those spill proof gas cans. It had built up pressure and when I went to pull back on the safety cap it blew out and into my face. Watch out for those plastic cans that have the spill proof nozzles on them as they will build more pressure unlike other styles of gas cans. slkpk
1964 JD RF110 Restored
2004 Ingersoll 318LGT @ the church doing the Lord's work
2007 JD 2305
It's too late to worry about it now!
I think I spill more gas with these wonderful little spill proof cans than I ever did with the plain old fashioned ones.
Isn't that the truth .
I had one sitting out in the sun but is was only about 10° out and that can was at least 1½ in size from the pressure build up. Just for giggles I left it out overnight and in sucked the sides in a good 2". Once I did open it "there she blows" was the cry. Thanks big brother for watching out for me...
P.S. Went by a yard sale over the weekend and the guy had at least 20 old cans for sale, wife was with me and we were late to her mom's house so needless to say I couldn't stop, on our return trip a few hours later they were all gone.
But don't you folks feel so much safer using these cans? Really, it is all about safety. Safe-Teeeeee! We can't have anyone (except Slkpk) getting hurt using gas cans. (He probably wasn't observing ALL of the correct proceedures for safely operating an approved high tech fuel container. Shame!)
I shake all over with dark malevolent fear when I refuel using my old spring top Eagle cans and I have to sit on the tractor seat for hours to feel better.
here is my fix for the stupid cans.....just a simple, less than a dollar fix from any napa store. Its a brass radiator petcock drain. I smugged that illegal combi can back from canada when I worked the olympics. It hard a hard, old style spout, just no vet..an 85 cent valve, the time it took to size the right drill bit was all it took. I've done this to all my gas cans, I still have a few old gots kicking around that I hoard!
I also used those plastic storage jugs(hold three gallons perfect) from harbor freight sand blasting media. I'm saving the environment one plastic jug at a time! They also fit great on my service truck for diesel fuel storage, 15w-40, hyd oil, etc
Kubota G1900 Hst Diesel, 54" deck and 52" B2750 Hyd plow
Satoh Beaver S370D 4x4, 2 cyl mitsu diesel, FEL built from scratch by ME
Woods 60" RB, 54" finish mower, 48" BB, Farmhand carry all
2003 SVT cobra 474/495 RWHP/RWTQ
1966 Mustang coupe- "project jackstand"
1986 GT Vert, stroker motor, big blower and big HP
2008 Silverado LTZ CC
Well first I hope that you didn't get any gas in your eyes Slkpk!
I have one of the new ones I like that has a spout that stays closed until you push the can down against it. Then it pours into whatever you're filling without any problem. Then they came up with these new ones that have a release you have to hold all the time definitely a pain! I still have a couple of old ones and they're staying!
Location: Half-way between Cleveland and Akron Ohio
Re: Spill Proof Gas cans
All this was supposedly done to be good for the environment - no vapor loss. One lawsuit about the cans due to pressure splash because somebody lost their sight or got chem burns in their mouth/throat might be all it takes to revoke their required use - if the EPA can even be brought to the courts. Imagine a kid unwittingly tripping the spout on one of those cans, might not have been so lucky. They would then probably require that all gasoline be dispensed from an approved pump. I can see it now, long lines of push mowers and lawn tractors at the gas station every Saturday morning. And it gets better - the state will have a special licensing fee for tractors to be operated on the streets just so we can fill up. Question is, will they offer vanity plates?
I don't mind the new style no-spill spouts, but I have noticed two "inconveniences". One, since the neck of the spout has an upward angle rain water can fill the neck. You could pour water into your gas tank if you didn't notice this. Second, they seem to take a long time to pour. Filling a four gallon gas tank can get tedious.
Hey guys I picked up one of these today at the local farm store http://ezpourspout.com/wp/ I bought the high flow version as it was all they had at the store but I will keep an out for the standard version for my smaller cans. It includes all pieces necessary for your pre-ban cans including the vent cap. If the vent on your can is not large enough for the new cap you just have to enlarge it with a 1/2" drill bit (if you catch my drift). All in all I think it was 10 bucks well spent.