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Old 03-17-2012, 11:11 PM   #1
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I have one of those no-spill 5 gallon red gas can containers in my garage. Whenever it gets warm gas tends to leak out of the black plastic cap. I don't understand....?

I tried loosening the cap up to let some air out, but that doesn't seem to help.

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Old 03-18-2012, 12:57 AM   #2
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Gas expands when it gets hot.

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lower the level of gas in the can. when it expands, it needs to be below ANY opening.
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lower the level of gas in the can. when it expands, it needs to be below ANY opening.
It's on the floor currently.
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lower the level of gas in the can. when it expands, it needs to be below ANY opening.
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It's on the floor currently.
He means....don't fill it up so full....
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Gas expands when it gets hot.
What's the best way to avoid it spilling in my case?
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What's the best way to avoid it spilling in my case?

to avoid, simply do not fill so full.

if you notice, when empty and filling, five gallons does not bring it up to the level of the cap.

the manufacturer has allowed fr the expansion by giving extra rom in the can for expansion. I suspect when you fill it, there are more than five gallons in the can.
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to avoid, simply do not fill so full.

if you notice, when empty and filling, five gallons does not bring it up to the level of the cap.

the manufacturer has allowed fr the expansion by giving extra rom in the can for expansion. I suspect when you fill it, there are more than five gallons in the can.
I used it a few times so there is less than 5 gallons inside.
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I used it a few times so there is less than 5 gallons inside.
Ayuh,... Whatever,... Put only 4 gallons in it then....

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Throw the can away, 'n buy a Better 1, that don't leak, 'n don't over-fill it...
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I'm got tires of the piece of crap plastic cans and purchased 2 5 gallon steel Eagle gas cans. A local hardward store had them on sale for $34.99. Not cheap but at least they don't leak and they're American made.
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I assume this thread is a joke and we have all been pranked.
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I wonder if the gas is being forced up through the no spill vent tube or even the retracted fill spout in which case it would not matter how full it is if its being forced up from the bottom with heat expansion. I say replace the can.
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I wonder if the gas is being forced up through the no spill vent tube or even the retracted fill spout in which case it would not matter how full it is if its being forced up from the bottom with heat expansion. I say replace the can.
It's coming out from the black cap. Should I get a metal one?
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Is this what you have?

http://www.cpsc.gov/cpscpub/prerel/prhtml10/10102.html

It has been recalled which means you should get a refund.

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