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Old 09-29-2019, 07:37 AM
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I know there's been a bunch of discussion about the new, nightmarish, EPA-mandated cans, so I won't go into that...What I can't find is any intel on spouts. I see a bunch on Amazon, including "kits" that allow addition of a vent, but I can't figure out what fits what. I do know that the spout on my old 5-gallon gas can will not thread on the new can, so how do you know which spouts fit?
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Don't know, but I just pour from jug with a funnel cause I have no patience...Then I intentionally dribble a little gas on the ground.

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Here ya gooooooo...........This shows how...

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Every time I use a California gas can I make sure to spill some fuel on the ground in demonstration of how utterly stupid the government is.
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Glad to know I'm not the only one..
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Old 09-29-2019, 07:51 AM
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If you arenít pouring a ton of gas, get a ďno spillĒ brand can and call it a day.

if you are handling any volume of fuel get VP racing cans and you life will be better off.
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Old 09-29-2019, 07:52 AM
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Looks like some of them come with 2 different threaded caps for the different types.
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Buy either military fuel cans or the kind that motocross riders use.
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Glad to know I'm not the only one..
Not by a long shot. My granddad bought some new gas cans this summer and we haven't "fixed" them yet. Anyway 5 of them sitting on the dock trying to fill up the sea doos for him and I bet you we spilled a 1/2 gallon of gas into the lake because the pieces of crap just don't work.

Whoever came up with this idea should be shot.
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Thank God I still have a half dozen cans from 20 years ago
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I got fed up with them and use race fuel jugs instead
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Thanks gang...I'm going to give it a shot with the version that has two size caps. I'm spilling gas all over the place with these new cans.
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I used these. They come with 2 bases so fit more than one thread style. Worst case, send em back. Amazon has free returns on most stuff
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Other that pouring slow I donít spill a drop of fuel. Donít understand all the confusion using them. For larger volume fills I do grab my old style can. The larger cans I use have the spout that also acts as the valve and is simply pushed in to open. Not a fan of the ones where the valve is a separate mechanism you have to unlock and depress with one hand
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Other that pouring slow I donít spill a drop of fuel. Donít understand all the confusion using them. For larger volume fills I do grab my old style can.
most all of the 1-2 gallon new ones are able to be used. The ones that suck are the 5 gallon variety where you have to put pressure on the end of the spout to open the flow. When full of gas, thatís not an easy thing to do, especially considering the plastic they are made out of is junk. That would never work for my boat. For it I have 10 5 gallon VP race cans one trip to the fuel station lasts me a couple of weeks.
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most all of the 1-2 gallon new ones are able to be used. The ones that suck are the 5 gallon variety where you have to put pressure on the end of the spout to open the flow. When full of gas, thatís not an easy thing to do, especially considering the plastic they are made out of is junk. That would never work for my boat. For it I have 10 5 gallon VP race cans one trip to the fuel station lasts me a couple of weeks.
That's what he had...and it wasn't even the type where you press on the end to open flow. That actually works fairly well when filling up my dirt bikes.

His had some contraption where you had to push the nozzle AWAY from you. So kind of like wrasslin with a finnicky QD fitting. Ya gotta pull it apart by pushing it together

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most all of the 1-2 gallon new ones are able to be used. The ones that suck are the 5 gallon variety where you have to put pressure on the end of the spout to open the flow. When full of gas, thatís not an easy thing to do, especially considering the plastic they are made out of is junk. That would never work for my boat. For it I have 10 5 gallon VP race cans one trip to the fuel station lasts me a couple of weeks.
Boy you could buy a lot of hassle free gas at the marina pumps for 4 - $500 worth of VP cans and you wouldn't have to lug them nor store them.
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Military 5s are the way to go, but avoid the junky kind. Quality welded rolled seams is what you need.
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VP is a better choice.
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if your not in a hurry these work great
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