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Old 10-07-2008, 03:49 PM
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Gas can spouts

What can I do to get rid of that stupid new spout on new gas cans.The thing is spring loaded or some thing and really annoying to use, its supposed to keep the fumes in or something but just seems to make a mess. It cant just be replaced with an old spout do to no venting. Anyone have an idea?

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These are pretty neat. Made from billet aluminum. Seals to container with an o-ring. Flexible hose for hard to reach areas. Clear hose makes for good visibilty when pouring. They sell for $20.00.
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some of the old vented spouts work. you can still buy them some places
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I am not familiar with the type you speak of .

Can you post a picture?




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No kidding, after hurricane Rita our plant site was letting each employee get 10 gallons of gas per day to run generators and get to and from work. For those that had no gas cans the plant supplied them. They were these safety cans with that stupid spring loaded spout. After the first day most if not all were returned. One guy almost burned his house down refilling his generator and dumped gas all over the hot generator (not running). The plant wound up with several hundred of these useless cans and they could literally not give them away.

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Unfortunately the doo doo gooders forced a law to be passed so now we can no longer vent gas fumes into the atmosphere. So now we are only allowed to dump gas all over whatever we are filling with the potential of starting a fire, they also have taken the $3.99 2.5 gallon gas can and increased the price to $9.99.
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Come on! You guys are Hot Rodders...you ought to be able to come up with SOMEthing to replace those stupid spouts...
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Down here Car Quest has Plastic cans with the vent in them.

As far as the ventless POS's I got a piece of clear hose that fits over the spout about 1.5 feet long so I can control the flow ...when I squeeze the hell out of the can.


I still don't have a clue about this spring thang.



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I drilled a hole in 1 of my ventless cans, and stuck 1 of the dust caps that come in master cylinders in the hole.. pull the edge out and it will vent.. west marine has the spouts without the spring loaded thing. can't get them if your in CA tho..

but heres the spouts, which will fit the new standard smaller opening. http://www.westmarine.com/1/1/18821-...spout-kit.html
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also.. there are ventless spring loaded spouts that I do like.. they have a very wide " catch " rather than the single small jaw catch. that always lets go.. just press down and pour.
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I just bought one of these infernal contraptions at Sears.

In the lawn and garden section, there were two large empty shelves - where the old-style cans were all bought out - and two full shelves full of these silly PITAs.
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I got sick of the crap plastic cans and got a couple of Wedco steel jerry cans. They're not cheap, and you have to pry the top loose once the safety latch has been released, but they're made of real steel and they don't leak. You have to buy the spout separately and tie it to the can with rope, but it pours great, and quality is outstanding. They also make a screw-top version that's CARB-compliant, and it looks like it might be easier to get the top loose on that one. Pics are at http://www.hummerhub.com/Wedco_Jerrycans.html , but that's not where I got mine.
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My son is into WWII German Sidecars by BMW and he has several original "Jerry" cans that are really neat, about the best I have seen. The lid, which has a "neoprene" gasket is levered onto the spout and will not leak, regardless of how the can is oriented. The filler spout is similar to the lid, except it has a hole in it and tube welded to it. The same lever is used to lock it in place and again, no leaking. The can is self venting so you can empty it rapidly and cleanly. We used these to fill my generator while building our work shop and never had a spill or leak over two months of almost daily servicing of the generator.

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JC Whitney sells original style Jerry cans in the Jeep section...

my grandfather has an original US military jerry can from his days in the service.. still has the chalky paint marker that says " Rescue ". he doesn't use it tho
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Kinda pricey but I thought it was pretty nifty.

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