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Old 06-02-2018, 04:45 PM   #1
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Good gas can?


Need to refill my pressure washer with gas. Was looking at this:

https://www.amazon.com/No-Spill-1415...99TWN5DXNM2T6X

Wondering if there is something cheaper that will also do the job. Thanks!
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Old 06-02-2018, 06:04 PM   #2
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Not sure where you live but most auto parts stores have them. Quite often cheaper.
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will check it out. Thanks!
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Old 06-02-2018, 10:11 PM   #4
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Any hardware store, Lowe's, Home Depot, Walmart, Northern Tool, Tractor Supply and hundreds of other places have gas cans.
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Old 06-02-2018, 11:23 PM   #5
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Is the one from Amazon easy to use ? I bought a different one a month ago from auto parts store and it is so loaded with EPA improvements.......I can't open the blasted thing. The auto store guy had a hard time showing me how to open. Of course I forgot 5 minutes later. OK, who sells the "old fashioned" gas can, please ?

I think I have the Briggs & Stratton Smart Fill 1+ gallon gas can....

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Is the one from Amazon easy to use ? I bought a different one a month ago from auto parts store and it is so loaded with EPA improvements.......I can't open the blasted thing. The auto store guy had a hard time showing me how to open. Of course I forgot 5 minutes later. OK, who sells the "old fashioned" gas can, please ?

I think I have the Briggs & Stratton Smart Fill 1+ gallon gas can....

I have a couple of the "No Spill" cans. I like them a lot for the 1-2 gallon cans I use to fill the push mower, trimmers, chain saws, etc. These are about the best I've found for equipment with small tanks, easy to use and you really don't spill most of the time.

You would need a funnel for a job like getting gas into a car and using this type can be a little awkward on large gas cans. A 5 gallon jug is pretty heavy to hold with one hand while you push the button with the other.

I prefer the VP racing fuel jugs for my large gas cans. These are about as close to an old style can as you can get. They are made of heavy plastic, have a screw down vent and use a thick, clear hose with a screw on cap for a spout. I think they work even better than the old cans did. The heavy plastic construction is much stronger and the spout doesn't leak like those plastic accordion style spouts always did.
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Old 06-03-2018, 09:45 AM   #7
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Those new nozzles have to be one of the dumbest ideas the gov. came up with ever!
I got lucky and bought some old style cans at yard sales.
One of my cans is one of these, works fine for me.
https://www.northerntool.com/shop/to...7244_200577244
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The Blitz gas cans are quite common but I have found various shortcomings.

Unless you tighten the spout coupling with tremendous strength it often leaks at the coupling as you pour.

The spout is too short for car use, you can't get all the gas out without a lot of swishing and possible paint scratching.

I had one of those push button spouts, I forgot what brand. The push button assembly was too weak to prevent leakage f the can fell on its side. It was too weak to retard evaporation (read: loss) of gas over time with the can fully and properly upright.
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