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Old 09-13-2015, 07:49 AM
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Originally Posted by oldjeep View Post
Not if you get a large diameter one, we empty a 5 gallon in about 5 minutes.
Five minutes will seem like an eternity when compared to 30 seconds. Even moreso if one is emptying four, five, six or more five gallon containers.
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Old 09-13-2015, 08:00 AM
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Originally Posted by alloyboy View Post
Five minutes will seem like an eternity when compared to 30 seconds. Even moreso if one is emptying four, five, six or more five gallon containers.
We only put in a can at a time - ski boat. If I was trying to load 25 gallons of fuel very often I'd come up with a brighter solution than 5 gallon cans.
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Old 09-13-2015, 08:35 AM
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AB is right, 5 minutes is an eternity when you are just standing there watching. I timed mine aftter another discussion here and 30 seconds is about right for a vented Blitz can, just pouring it out of the top with no spout. The newer unvented can is a bit slower (40 or so)
I have some other square cans with a bigger cap and they go a tad faster.
That big Rural King funnel takes it as fast as you can pour it.
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Old 09-13-2015, 08:42 AM
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VP Racing dump cans for the win. I have four of these things & will never go back to an Eagle can again.
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Old 09-13-2015, 11:12 AM
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I've had my race cans since 1998 still going strong. Makes pouring so much easier/cleaner.
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Old 09-13-2015, 12:45 PM
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Once again the lawyers ruin a good thing and a great American company that went under due to lawsuits and the cost of liability. Supposedly the cans were faulty WHEN USING GASOLINE TO START A FIRE. Insane.

http://www.ibtimes.com/blitz-usa-shu...ometown-734478
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Old 09-13-2015, 01:25 PM
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Originally Posted by reelassets View Post
Once again the lawyers ruin a good thing and a great American company that went under due to lawsuits and the cost of liability. Supposedly the cans were faulty WHEN USING GASOLINE TO START A FIRE. Insane.

http://www.ibtimes.com/blitz-usa-shu...ometown-734478
American greed at its best
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Old 09-13-2015, 01:55 PM
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just drill a hole and plug it with a golf tee...this isn't rocket science....
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Old 09-14-2015, 11:38 AM
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Everything you ever needed to know about modifying a new can container.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0lcnwdIYEfI
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Old 09-14-2015, 11:54 AM
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I put 30 Gallons in at a time using 5 gal containers. Used to take forever,,, now I have something like this.

http://www.northerntool.com/shop/too...FcMXHwodnSIAPA

Works great and no spills at all.
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Old 09-14-2015, 12:34 PM
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Originally Posted by DVR View Post
Many prior threads.
I can make a new one flow like an old one with a drill, razor knife and vent cap from ebay in minutes. The only thing that remains is the flow valve in the spout but it's easy to disable the safety feature. Razor knife cuts all the little nubs off and the tabs you press to get past them, drill makes 1/2in hole for vent and a rubber mallet knocks the vent in place.
I don't think anyone can meet federal regs and make them (portable cans) any easier to use.
I've did all my cans since an old thread here on THT spelled it out, get all you want vents

http://www.ebay.com/itm/20-Yellow-Fu...item3cdb47b02c
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Old 09-14-2015, 01:33 PM
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Look for Scribner 2000 Fuel Jug. I bought mine at
http://autoplicity.com/2519990-scrib...tility-jug-red

You have to buy the fill hose separate, but you can swap caps around and use just one hose on all the jugs. Empties 5 gal in about 15-20 seconds.

$18.68 ea
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Old 09-14-2015, 01:50 PM
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Originally Posted by gtpvettte View Post
I put 30 Gallons in at a time using 5 gal containers. Used to take forever,,, now I have something like this.

http://www.northerntool.com/shop/too...FcMXHwodnSIAPA

Works great and no spills at all.
With a 1" hose, that sounds like the plan. Buying one, thanks. My boys are constantly using fuel cans and they are a joke. Last time I tried one I think I spilled more than I got in the stupid car.
I don't see where the spill proof comes from. I just assumed I did something wrong... On a stupid gallon can... Sigh.
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Old 09-14-2015, 01:56 PM
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I got lucky and saw some old 5 gallon tanks at a garage sale. I about wrecked my car trying to turn around before someone beat me to the cans. I got four with all the caps and first thing I did was attach the caps with spider wire to the spout.

For the boat I found one of those 20 gallon carts like new for $40. I wonder why it took me so long to buy one of these gas carts.
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Old 09-14-2015, 02:08 PM
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Originally Posted by zigzag View Post
I've did all my cans since an old thread here on THT spelled it out, get all you want vents

http://www.ebay.com/itm/20-Yellow-Fu...item3cdb47b02c

I keep a bag of them in my shop.
I do what the above youtube video shows using the ebay link vent cap instead of the valve stem they use in the video.
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