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Richard G.
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PostPosted: Thu Oct 04, 2012 4:16 pm    Post subject: Wife bought a gas can Reply to specific post Reply with quote

I asked my wife to buy me a gas can at "walmart" as she came home today and then stop and put $12 of gas in it for the 51 VAC Case. One of my old cans got stolen last year I need at least 2 cans.
The junk she found at "walmart' was almost impossible to use on the VAC.
It takes at least 3 hands to use it.
When are we ever going to get back to the days of practical things to use on the farm.
Richard, sick of the idiots telling us what is best for us
 
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PostPosted: Thu Oct 04, 2012 4:30 pm    Post subject: Re: Wife bought a gas can Reply to specific post Reply with quote

Looked at one the other day, couldn't even figure out how to use it. Thanks California!
 
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PostPosted: Thu Oct 04, 2012 4:32 pm    Post subject: Re: Wife bought a gas can Reply to specific post Reply with quote

Gotta agree with you - some of these new gas cans are impossible to use, you have to have some sort of advanced mechanical degree to work the spout. Hope my old gas cans last as long as I do....
 
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PostPosted: Thu Oct 04, 2012 4:35 pm    Post subject: Re: Wife bought a gas can Reply to specific post Reply with quote

They have made the "safety" devices so unusable that everyone defeats them.
Obviously much safer that way. Shocked
If they set where there's any heat, since the vent is closed unless pouring, they
will suck the sides in and collapse so you may want to leave the lid loose.
 
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PostPosted: Thu Oct 04, 2012 4:36 pm    Post subject: Re: Wife bought a gas can Reply to specific post Reply with quote


I couldn't leave my wife having to refuel the generator if power went out while I was away, using those new style cans that take 20 minutes to pour five gallons. I got out my 35 year old Eagle can with the spring handle and attached funnel. dumps in about thirty seconds. Then I got a second one. I can't afford those $15.00 plastic ones that last two years.
 
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PostPosted: Thu Oct 04, 2012 4:36 pm    Post subject: Re: Wife bought a gas can Reply to specific post Reply with quote

We aren't.In it's quest to protect us from ourselves.....our 'wonderful'government is forceing everything to be"idiot proof".the "idiot population"is the fastest growing segment of country,especially the 'policy makers'.
 
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PostPosted: Thu Oct 04, 2012 4:40 pm    Post subject: Re: Wife bought a gas can Reply to specific post Reply with quote

Not the best solution, but a drill with a tiny bit makes a great air hole.
 
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PostPosted: Thu Oct 04, 2012 5:02 pm    Post subject: Re: Wife bought a gas can Reply to specific post Reply with quote

Talk to your farmer neighbors and have them save you some 2.5 gal herbicide containers. Save the box too so you have 5 gals that can't tip over.
 
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PostPosted: Thu Oct 04, 2012 5:17 pm    Post subject: Re: Wife bought a gas can Reply to specific post Reply with quote

The new ones we have in Maryland, the spout fills up with spiders. End up just taking the spout off and using a funnel from the 1950s for my grandfathers McCormick.
Heard also of one of these plastic cans bursting, no venting.
Also they wont let you gas up those other 5 gallon containers here.
 
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PostPosted: Thu Oct 04, 2012 5:24 pm    Post subject: Re: Wife bought a gas can Reply to specific post Reply with quote

You'd have been better off to send her to a yard sale or flea market to get a good one.
 
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PostPosted: Thu Oct 04, 2012 5:28 pm    Post subject: Re: Wife bought a gas can Reply to specific post Reply with quote

GordoSD has the correct answer. I have several of them. Diesel winter additive came in mine. I use nothing else.
 
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PostPosted: Thu Oct 04, 2012 5:29 pm    Post subject: Re: Wife bought a gas can Reply to specific post Reply with quote

best vent addition that i've seen is a valve stem from a tire without the core. remove the cap to vent and reinstall to make it tight.
drill the hole and string the stem in with a thin peice of wire.
 
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PostPosted: Thu Oct 04, 2012 6:09 pm    Post subject: Re: Wife bought a gas can Reply to specific post Reply with quote

!Get on Jegs wesite and order their fuel jugs. Oh they can not call them that anymore. They are square or round and have a vent cap. I buy the round five gallon. The two gallon are square. I have been using them for years the farm. Only way I have been able to avoid the junk. My two cents worth!
 
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PostPosted: Thu Oct 04, 2012 6:37 pm    Post subject: Re: Wife bought a gas can Reply to specific post Reply with quote

Take the spout off one of your older can and use it
Walt
 
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PostPosted: Thu Oct 04, 2012 6:53 pm    Post subject: Re: Wife bought a gas can Reply to specific post Reply with quote

Fleet Farm still sells Jerry cans for 30 dollars. They will out last any walmart can out there I bet!
 
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